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    Default Buying shoes online from overseas store

    I'm after some running shoes and don't want to pay the inflated prices from retail stores here in NZ. I've tried a store on Amazon but they don't ship here.
    Anyone use or recommend an oversea's online store that will ship to NZ?

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Buying shoes online from overseas store

    I just last week did this.

    I hardly ever buy shoes, my sneakers are nearing the end after 33 years so had a look around.
    Finally after ages, found something I liked but alas no NZ store, no NZ shipping either. I did try, there is a store on Trademe that has some of their stuff but they wouldn't get these ones in for me.

    So I bought direct (manufacturer Vans). No idea if they ship actually from their place but who cares.

    Used Ship2U, who I used once before for an item I got on Amazon.
    Shipping was $24.50NZ.

    http://ship2u.co.nz/sub/m9.php

    I checked progress this morning, it's on it's way...last time it took about a week from the time Ship2U got it in their warehouse.
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    Default Re: Buying shoes online from overseas store

    I've bought shoes from Amazon as well and used NZ Posts Youshop. https://www.nzpost.co.nz/tools/youshop
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    Default Re: Buying shoes online from overseas store

    I bought my first pair of shoes from shoe clinic after a fitting. $230.

    The subsequent last two pairs ice bought have been the same brand and model (just varying number number for each year or mizuno wave 15 then 16 then 17) from runningwarehouse.com the shoes you can pick up for $60 usd. But the shipping is about $50usd.

    This still works out half the price.

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    Default Re: Buying shoes online from overseas store

    I have bought from Cabelas, but do they sell the shoes you want?Very good and quick.

    http://www.cabelas.com/catalog/brows..._SEQ_103897980
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    Default Re: Buying shoes online from overseas store

    Thanks for your replies - I'll let you know how I get on.

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    Default Re: Buying shoes online from overseas store

    Quote Originally Posted by tims View Post
    I'll let you know how I get on.
    Please do. I just bought some stuff from Amazon for the first time, which they wouldn't send here, so used NZ Post's YouShop. The parcel hasn't arrived yet, but the experience so far, from both Amazon and YouShop has been excellent. I didn't know about Ship2u (thanx PcTec) so I didn't have anything to compare costs with, but my overall price was really good and saved me a lot vs buying locally.
    Bugger the cancer. I'm suffering from terminal inertia.

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    Default Re: Buying shoes online from overseas store

    Quote Originally Posted by pctek View Post
    .....my sneakers are nearing the end after 33 years so had a look around.
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    Will new shoes/sneakers ever last that long anymore ?

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    Default Re: Buying shoes online from overseas store

    Quote Originally Posted by 1101 View Post
    Will new shoes/sneakers ever last that long anymore ?
    Wondered if anyone would notice that....sadly I doubt it, no matter what brand.
    These are Skellerup - bought from Para Rubber.
    They had a beating - they were my horse riding shoes for years, then had them many years still after that.

    Not quite dead...but nearly.
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    Default Re: Buying shoes online from overseas store

    What we should be doing is sending local retail stores a copy of our purchase invoices or paypal documents etc to show them the prices that they are charging are over the top and to show them the business they are missing out on because of their greed.
    So what colour is your Adkaf?
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