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post #5521 of 6363

Cool design for sure.  But too cool for me. :)

post #5522 of 6363
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post
 

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:

 

Wait no longer! My wife left for New Zealand today and won't be here when I actually receive the watch, so she divulged its identity before she left:

 

 

 

 

Your suggestions directly led to my finding this watch, so you can take pride that your enabler status has been reinforced. She liked the idea that I can track her time while she's traveling, and the blue face she thought was nicer looking than the black faces. I'll try to take some pics upon receipt.

 

This is great for me, because I really like this watch, and it leaves me room to agonize over a black faced watch some time in the future.

post #5523 of 6363
I think she made a good pick, congratulations my man!
post #5524 of 6363
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Originally Posted by Godot View Post
 

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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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

 

 

They may be a horrible place to buy an engagement ring. Maybe they have horrible customer service and slash your tires while you are getting your overpriced cubic zirconia cleaned. I have no opinion on whether to buy from Jared or not.

 

I was responding to your statements such as: "If two stores are selling the same product and one is selling at at twice the price, I have every right to point this out to those who might be interested in said object."

 

It may seem that way to someone who does not understand that Jared, as an authorized dealer, is not selling the same product as "the guy down the street" who is selling a grey market item for cheaper. Take your pick on whatever your opinion and values hold, but they are NOT the same product.

post #5525 of 6363
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Originally Posted by flvinny521 View Post

 

This is great for me, because I really like this watch, and it leaves me room to agonize over a black faced watch some time in the future.

 

And then every other 'cool' watch you see.

post #5526 of 6363
Like we said, win win. Congrats on the new watch.
post #5527 of 6363

Thank you, gents. It ended up being a bit out of "Poor Man's" price range, even from a grey market dealer.

post #5528 of 6363
Yeah, you would have gotten there with the black faced version, but oh well. Great watch all the same. Make sure to show it off in the TWAT forum with wrist shots etc. once you've gotten it into your hot little hands wink.gif
post #5529 of 6363

@flvinny521 Congrats on the lovely (about to be?) acquisition!

 

From Friday morning:

post #5530 of 6363
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Originally Posted by joshmick View Post

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

I really like some of the designs, particularly the square. But they don't say how big the case is for that model (at least not on their mobile website), unfortunately.
post #5531 of 6363
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Originally Posted by HanEyeAm View Post



I was responding to your statements such as: "If two stores are selling the same product and one is selling at at twice the price, I have every right to point this out to those who might be interested in said object."

It may seem that way to someone who does not understand that Jared, as an authorized dealer, is not selling the same product as "the guy down the street" who is selling a grey market item for cheaper. Take your pick on whatever your opinion and values hold, but they are NOT the same product.

A grey market item & an authorized dealer item of product X are the same. The only difference is the authorized dealer sells at a much higher price. Re CS at authorized dealers if Jared is any indication I'd call it poor at best. I've bought 3 watches from Jomashop with no problems whatsoever. Authorized dealers as well as Trump love the uneducated.smile.gif
post #5532 of 6363
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Originally Posted by Godot View Post

A grey market item & an authorized dealer item of product X are the same. The only difference is the authorized dealer sells at a much higher price.

Not true. That is one possible difference. @HanEyeAm has already mentioned other differences.

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Originally Posted by Godot View Post

Re CS at authorized dealers if Jared is any indication I'd call it poor at best.

An opinion combined with a generalisation. Top stuff. Regarding the former, are you actually a Jared customer or have you just read a few reviews?

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Originally Posted by Godot View Post

I've bought 3 watches from Jomashop with no problems whatsoever.

Good for you.

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Originally Posted by Godot View Post

Authorized dealers as well as Trump love the uneducated.smile.gif

How arrogant of you to label as "uneducated" people who shop with authorised dealers, which I imagine includes many people on this forum. What a poor idea you have of education, that its outcome is a person who knows how to find the cheapest watch.
post #5533 of 6363
If you want to pay MSRP then by all means do so. If you feel like spending a huge premium for going to a brick & mortar store, enjoy yourself. Should you ever buy a car be sure and pay the sticker price, because it will somehow be a better car if you do.biggrin.gif
post #5534 of 6363
Enough with that silliness. Nothing wrong with buying from an AD or a grey dealer. No need to denigrate one or the other.
post #5535 of 6363

I do think that, in this age of internet shopping, it's very difficult to convince people to pay full MSRP for anything.  That seems like it would be especially true in the "poor man's" watch price range.  I'm sure this is why you see so many shady brands that advertise a fake MSRP and then sell at a 90% discount all the time.  I really wonder if the AD model is sustainable, because it really does chafe to see a fixed price and not be able to price compare easily.  Also, it's news to me that ADs will sometimes offer discounts, but I have to say that I find the concept of haggling just...incredibly distasteful.  Frankly I just really dislike having to deal with salespeople in person, because it makes you feel an obligation to buy something, even if there's nothing you find appealing at the price offered.

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