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3 minutes ago, BRICK DOM said:

I just ate the j89 cost at 52.40. guess I could've saved $20-30 if I tried to find a lower code but it was $1057 anyway so what's the difference.

30% is pretty intense though, I'd put in the effort to bring that down.

digging through trying to find one that works for the cp2

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Just now, Kamikaze said:

digging through trying to find one that works for the cp2

Harder to navigate around synthetic jackets. I've had to pay 27.7% every time. 

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On 3/24/2017 at 11:52 AM, Voyager said:

If we're doing the release-prep posts now might as well get this one out of the way. US duties cheat codes.

If you order a jacket valuing over $800 from Acronym and you live in the USA, you'll be paying painfully high duties.
  
HOW TO LOWER YOUR DUTIES IF YOU LIVE IN THE USA

UPS Brokerage accounting department 866-493-7140
Give them your tracking number and tell them that you have a package due to arrive and it isn't classified as specifically as it should be. And as a result of its vague classification, the duties are set way too high. This is actually true.
They might be able to change the classification right then and there, but sometimes they will tell you that you need to speak to the agent in charge of your package and they will give you the number for that office. If they don't just call the Dallas office. They usually have their shit together there.
UPS Shipping and logistics Dallas office 972-304-6978
If you give them your tracking number they should direct you to an agent in charge of your package. Explain to them your situation. They will probably give you a classification that Acronym specified (6203.33.xxxx) which has a duty rate of 27% which is insanely high. Tell them that the classification is not necessarily incorrect, but it's just not specific enough. Give your agent the following classification numbers:
6201.99.8010 - for Cotton (Stotz)
6201.99.8020 - for Wool (LP - that would be a pleasant surprise)
6201.99.8030 - for synthetics (SS, WS or GT)
This changes your rate to something like 4% and saves you hundreds of dollars.

Once your agent confirms the rate change...
UPS bill pay - 803-502-2525. Call these people and pay your lowered duties.

Much thanks again to CARLOOA for tracking down those classification numbers.

@Kamikaze will this still work?

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I’ll have to try tomorrow since theyre closed for the day. I will go with the 8030 code and hope for the best. 

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Do we ever see small restocks on mothership items?

i missed out on the CP2 and have my fingers crossed I’ll see one again in my size. 

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13 hours ago, msoldano said:

Thank you bro! Yeah I've seen that page. So it's just a regular laptop with some air pouch branding? Very interesting 

the asus rog zephyrus g14 is supposed to a very good laptop with a neat gimmick called anime matrix™ display giving the ability to have simple animations on a diagonal portion of the enclosure but with the acronym spit and polish it will come with the whole back of the enclosure with this ability and no doubt some exclusive acrnm animations, all for a premium ... €2699 

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4 hours ago, BruceLeroy said:

Do we ever see small restocks on mothership items?

i missed out on the CP2 and have my fingers crossed I’ll see one again in my size. 

hate to piss on your chips I highly doubt it but hope I’m wrong. 

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4 hours ago, BruceLeroy said:

Do we ever see small restocks on mothership items?

chances are close to zero. restock only occurs for returns. 

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2 hours ago, iamundying said:

chances are close to zero. restock only occurs for returns. 

And this will not happen because people will resell it on Grailed or eBay with the common margin to finance further purchases.

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6 hours ago, xc-mtb said:

And this will not happen because people will resell it on Grailed or eBay with the common margin to finance further purchases.

Much appreciated. I assumed this was the case with both "resale" and mothersite restocks. Fingers crossed for this or the CP4 in my near future.

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I sold my cp2 for a 1/4 of the new price having only been worn once ! 

Oh hindsite my evil friend.  

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On 9/15/2020 at 11:48 PM, eidolarr said:

In recent memory (past few years) items have either dropped online only, or online + stockist simultaneously. you might have to start watching grailed...

Is it me or do the detached pockets on the J83 look like goretex pro, while the rest of the jacket is windstopper?

I think you are correct. The front pockets on both sides on the J83 seem to be goretex (especially if you see the inside). For me the best jacket/insulater of this release, but a big price.
Any stockists that you are aware of for this piece as I would like to see how it fits? Thanks and cheers!

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On 9/14/2020 at 8:40 PM, iamundying said:

adding that aux-zip sure isn't cheap

i get it, its 400-500$ more than 5 years ago. but was it worth the money spent then? at almost $800? I get that its expensive, but so is $800 or for many $80 bucks on a hoodie is outrageous. For those who have had one in the past? was it "worth" it? to me the J48-SS looks awesome. I personally prefer raf or white for this layer but its dope.

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restocks do happen. case in point: J1A-GT 2.2, P30A-DS, this has happened a few times over the last 2 years

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52 minutes ago, saskey said:

I think you are correct. The front pockets on both sides on the J83 seem to be goretex (especially if you see the inside). For me the best jacket/insulater of this release, but a big price.
Any stockists that you are aware of for this piece as I would like to see how it fits? Thanks and cheers!

Yeah they're GTX Pro, answered here:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CFKahL8laI7/

 

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45 minutes ago, moneytalks said:

restocks do happen. case in point: J1A-GT 2.2, P30A-DS, this has happened a few times over the last 2 years

Same for the LA6B-AD, but i figure we’ll have to wait IF they ever restock the J89 .. but never say never. Would also love to see iterations of it in different materials. 

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Is the J46U-WS a jacket you can size down in, or would it be best to stick with my normal ACR jacket size? I've gotten some people saying I can size down and I should stay TTS, so I figured I'd ask here for more opinions. 

I wear an L in all the ACR jackets I've owned thus far, and when it gets cold out I generally like layering a hoodie, or some other type of midlayer piece underneath. 

Would I still be able to layer like that with an M? Or should I just hold out for an L?

I'm 5'10", 220lbs (And dropping) and I have a 44 inch chest. I can easily layer a hoodie or something lighter underneath my J1A 2.2, and my GT-J34, but my J47R is much slimmer, so I can really only get away with a T-shirt, long sleeve, or lightweight fleece like the Delta LT. 

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I would say if you want to layer underneath, hold tight for a large. I own a medium and only wear with a thin jumper/top.

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15 hours ago, IzunaK said:

Is the J46U-WS a jacket you can size down in, or would it be best to stick with my normal ACR jacket size? I've gotten some people saying I can size down and I should stay TTS, so I figured I'd ask here for more opinions. 

I wear an L in all the ACR jackets I've owned thus far, and when it gets cold out I generally like layering a hoodie, or some other type of midlayer piece underneath. 

Would I still be able to layer like that with an M? Or should I just hold out for an L?

I'm 5'10", 220lbs (And dropping) and I have a 44 inch chest. I can easily layer a hoodie or something lighter underneath my J1A 2.2, and my GT-J34, but my J47R is much slimmer, so I can really only get away with a T-shirt, long sleeve, or lightweight fleece like the Delta LT. 

Pretty sure I replied to you on Facebook suggesting to stay TTS. If that's your Height/Weight, I'd definitely suggest staying TTS. I float between 180-190 and while I could technically fit into a Medium, I don't think the look would be what I'd want. Large allows me to wear it with a single layer shirt and have it fit a bit (but not ridiculously) looser, but if I wear multiple layers or a sweater beneath, I'd definitely want to stay in the Large. 

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So if I remember right in an interview last year papa Hugh mentioned a tech collab, and a new Nike collab in the works. With the asus release,  that could signal some new Nike stuff soon?

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Just initial thoughts on the j89. Very cozy. I can’t seem to get the bottom hem of the flaps to stay in kimono mode, I’m guessing cause of the material. Also it seems to fit a little larger especially towards the hem. Again maybe it’s cause the flaps are causing it flare out a bit. Overall it’s a lovely piece. 

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That is not worth more than a 16" Macbook Pro no matter how many inflatable Acronym balloons you pack it with.

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Sorry for not being able to post more back when, right after I posted the box shot was told to not share any more at the time. If you have any questions or anything please let me know. Also it seems the integration with the TheBrain is pretty deep, there is a dedicated button on the keyboard and the Brain that is included with the laptop continues the ARG that was behind it. 

Oh also
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is it considered narcissism if you put your face on your product (marketing is understandable because you're selling credentials)? Like 30 years from now you will have digital ghost Errolson staring you down

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guys I can't

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4 minutes ago, Orientalq said:

is it considered narcissism if you put your face on your product (marketing is understandable because you're selling credentials)? Like 30 years from now you will have digital ghost Errolson staring you down

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guys I can't

Bold of you to assume these won't be in the recycling center 2 years from now, when the the tech inside it is no longer the top of the line, given we're on the brink of a new generation for everything.

AMD announcing new high end CPUs soon, nvidia series 30 cards coming to laptops most likely within the next 8 months.

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4 minutes ago, nathan_ said:

Bold of you to assume these won't be in the recycling center 2 years from now, when the the tech inside it is no longer the top of the line, given we're on the brink of a new generation for everything.

AMD announcing new high end CPUs soon, nvidia series 30 cards coming to laptops most likely within the next 8 months.

IMO if E really wanted to bring function to the table, parts should be replaceable and modular for futureproofing (I know this is a stupid pipedream that is unfeasible logistically for however much money was put into this) much like TecSys but instead, we get people at the cafe staring at you for your (subjectively) dope bald dude laptop. Don't get me wrong keycaps are cool but for anyone who types normally, these "details" are next to useless. I'm curious as to how much of the work belonged to Rudnick and how much to E... I'm guessing R did most of the execution and E the ideas?

But hey they're sold out on bodega so grats to rudnick and hugh, the hype worked (unless stock was super low to begin with)

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