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hi:

I wanted to alert forum members to what seems to be some misrepresentation in an ebay auction for a pair of Alden 684's.

this seller is listing a pair of Alden 684's as worn one time:



however, there are deep creases, black scuffs and fading on the side of the shoe--as well as a lack of the deep aubergine/eggplant tone you'd associate with Alden new #8 shoes. Also, the bottoms are painted black with no visible Alden logos.

The auction stands now over $200, and if any forum members are bidding wanted to raise these concerns (I have no interest in this auction personally: I am not bidding on this auction and don't know the seller).

Perhaps a more knowledgeable poster than I can answer what is going on with these shoes. Perhaps they were factory refurbished and worn once.
 

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I agree there are some egregrious misrepresentations on ebay. However, given the whole storefront look of the listing, the new box, the description of the item as new and the small print mention of "only worn once" an uneducated buyer might well assume these were brand new store returns, rather than heavily worn, resoled possibly remanufactured shoes. I know I got excited--for a second. I also know Rebel222 sells NOS shoes as well as completely disclosed used ones. I'd always prefer to buy from someone in this forum. Just wanted to let any unsuspecting buyers know.
 

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Auction stands now at $360 with 4 hours to go--almost the cost of a pair of new seconds. Clearly at least 2 bidders believe this to be an essentially new shoe--as used versions of this in this size have gone for $62 to $170 in the last month. SHame.
 
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