Post # 1
I dropped off my Shoes to be dyed about 2 1/2 weeks ago.
The man that owns and works at the shoe place is an elder man in his 80’s.
He was very nice and Im sure he’s great at his craft, but now Im uneasy.
I dont think it should take 2 1/2 weeks to dye shoes, and last time I called he said he’s still working on it and to call him back.
I kinda want to say if he cant do it, I would like to get my shoes back.
I want to be stern but not mean, I dont like disrespect Elderly people.
Can you ladies tell me how else I can handle this?
Post # 3
Do you think you could drop in to the shop and see if any progress has been made? Maybe that will give him the little push to finish them.
Post # 4
So he never originally told you how long it would take? You should have established that when dropping them off. How did you know when to call and follow up?
If you want your shoes back, just show up and ask for them back. They’re your shoes. Just beware, because a lot of dry cleaners at least move clothes off site to work on them for alterations, etc. so he might not have them. If he hasn’t started working on them, he can’t charge you unless he’s already ordered the dye or something.
Post # 5
@moderndaisy: He told me it would take 2 weeks, and when I called him at the 2 week mark, he said he’s still working on it, has to order another dye.
Post # 6
I would give him a call and say “I have changed my mind on coloring them, I am just going to leave them as is, I am coming by at X time to get them.” Then, if they’re done, he will say uh oh already done and if not you can just get them back! No biggie.
Post # 7
Well I called and still not ready, He said he cant find the Dye he needs.
So there goes 2 1/2 weeks gone to waste 😐
If any ladies know places in NYC or NJ that dye shoes, let me know!