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I think I'm almost as excited as Vinny to see what he gets.  After making so many useless suggestions, I feel rather invested emotionally. :lol:

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^ I know how you feel, I'm the same.
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I was rather fond of this Zodiac silver dot diver before I lost it in a nightclub:

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I love this one. What model is it? @Jazzmenco

Edit. I know it's the Terrascope, as is written on the dial, but I can not find a brown dial version online.

 

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I was rather fond of this Zodiac silver dot diver before I lost it in a nightclub:
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Ah, those nights. That is a bummer though, it looks really good. //sadface

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The models come and go, but www.ashford.com tend to stock quite a selection on discount, and have a different one or two on special offer every week.  Keep an eye out and I'm sure a brown one will come up.

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Boom!

 

Still wrestling over these myself.  That green one is cool, but I really like the bracelets too.

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Hamilton jazzmaster with another one of Jazzmenco's patented UGLY SHIRTS!

 

The straight laced. button down. striped shirt conservatives are cringing right now! OMG :facepalm:

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My point is that the store is selling things at almost twice the price of it's competitors. The OP has a gift card or store credit. My suggestions to the OP were options to get what he wanted, a particular watch at a fair price or turning the gift card or credit into cash. If the store is reasonable they should either price match or refund the credit for cash. If the store is unreasonable, then the OP might want to view my suggestions on dealing with companies that one views as unfair.

As an authorized dealer, Jared sells watches at prices set, or at least strongly encouraged, by manufacturers. Ashford, Jomashop, and many others are "grey market" ie, not authorized, so they can advertise a lower price. That said, if you are not a jerk to CS (and even if you are), ADs will very often haggle on price, especially if they have it in inventory.

What do you get for the higher price from an AD? A manufacturer's warranty, potential perks from the AD (e.g., free polishing or battery changes), and often a higher resale price. Some also feel there is a risk of receiving returns, demos, or "factory second" or having CS problems when buying from the internet (YMMV). A quick note about grey market warranties, because that is probably the biggest issue. In essence, they offer their own. They will often give you the manufacturer's warranty card but it is generally unstamped, thus it is worthless.

Regarding the claim of "price gouging" voiced earlier, I compared prices for the Hamilton H68551153 at Jared $495 (AD), Macy's $495 (AD), and Jomashop $309 (grey market). Macy's often has sales and, although I don't have experience with Jared, ADs will often haggle for a better price and sometimes add perks (not to mention manufacturer's warranty). Whether the higher price is worth it is up to you.

So, OP, another option is to speak with a few different salesfolk at multiple Jareds to work out a deal. If you can't find a model you like, buy the best deal you can then sell it NIB on eBay, emphasizing the manufacturer's warranty. It is a gamble, but you might even break even.
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As they say "fair trade is no robbery".

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Originally Posted by HanEyeAm View Post

As an authorized dealer, Jared sells watches at prices set, or at least strongly encouraged, by manufacturers. Ashford, Jomashop, and many others are "grey market" ie, not authorized, so they can advertise a lower price. That said, if you are not a jerk to CS (and even if you are), ADs will very often haggle on price, especially if they have it in inventory.

What do you get for the higher price from an AD? A manufacturer's warranty, potential perks from the AD (e.g., free polishing or battery changes), and often a higher resale price. Some also feel there is a risk of receiving returns, demos, or "factory second" or having CS problems when buying from the internet (YMMV). A quick note about grey market warranties, because that is probably the biggest issue. In essence, they offer their own. They will often give you the manufacturer's warranty card but it is generally unstamped, thus it is worthless.

Regarding the claim of "price gouging" voiced earlier, I compared prices for the Hamilton H68551153 at Jared $495 (AD), Macy's $495 (AD), and Jomashop $309 (grey market). Macy's often has sales and, although I don't have experience with Jared, ADs will often haggle for a better price and sometimes add perks (not to mention manufacturer's warranty). Whether the higher price is worth it is up to you.

So, OP, another option is to speak with a few different salesfolk at multiple Jareds to work out a deal. If you can't find a model you like, buy the best deal you can then sell it NIB on eBay, emphasizing the manufacturer's warranty. It is a gamble, but you might even break even.[/quote

OK I was polite & let this go but Jared is a rip off & you should NEVER buy from them. Your saying that's just my opinion

http://beyond4cs.com/reviews/jared-jewelers/

http://jared.pissedconsumer.com/

https://www.weddingwire.com/reviews/jared-galleria-of-jewelry-westminster/d3b8d431f25977d8.html

https://www.trustpilot.com/review/www.jared.com


http://secretringshopper.com/jared-review.html


Now if you want to shop there after reading the above reviews- as Trump says "WE LOVE THE UNEDUCATED"

best of luck
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what do you guys think about Minus-8 watches? I ran across them on a design blog I follow. Pretty bold designs, but I don't hate it at all. Mostly Japanese auto movements, mostly sub $500

 

http://minus8watch.com/

 

the blog post Im referring to:

 

http://design-milk.com/behind-scenes-minus-8-layer-watch/?utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=webfeeds

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