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post #37516 of 48312
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

I have never felt there is any need to own a brands main item in order to own their other paraphernalia.

I agree. Never understood the assumption that anyone owning a Ferrari watch or wearing a Ferrari baseball cap was somehow pretending to own a Ferrari.

That said, I'm not a fan of cross-branding with watches in general.
post #37517 of 48312
Received my Panerai 372 from Dubail Paris, one of the most reputable watch shops in the world.

Well, they sent me display piece, despite the fact they guaranteed I would receive an untouched watch. The watch is more than a year and half old, from April 2013, as opposed to the September 2014 date they promised. Pieces are missing, including the extra plexi-glass crystal. The watch buckle is damaged. The case is scratched up.

I have to call them in the morning to sort this out.
post #37518 of 48312
Damn that sucks. Sorry to hear that.
post #37519 of 48312
dumb americans
post #37520 of 48312
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dumb americans

I'm sure that's exactly what they were thinking. Little do they know I am coming to Paris in a matter of days.
post #37521 of 48312
God I can't wait to hear what happens next. This story is sadly all too familiar.

Fortunately our cigar merchants in Europe don't share that mentality and go out of their way to help us by picking out their best stock.
post #37522 of 48312
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Received my Panerai 372 from Dubail Paris, one of the most reputable watch shops in the world.

Well, they sent me display piece, despite the fact they guaranteed I would receive an untouched watch. The watch is more than a year and half old, from April 2013, as opposed to the September 2014 date they promised. Pieces are missing, including the extra plexi-glass crystal. The watch buckle is damaged. The case is scratched up.

I have to call them in the morning to sort this out.

Wow, I can't believe they did that....talk about taking all the fun out of a purchase.  So sorry to hear about this.  I hope that it all gets remedied to your satisfaction.  Keep us posted on how they handle this situation.  

post #37523 of 48312
Terrible. Hope they make it right.
post #37524 of 48312
Just curious but if you were going to go to Paris, why didn't you just wait and pick it up and maybe save the hassle of shipping cost and customs delay?

Or did you not know you were going to go when you purchased it weeks back or worried about bringing it in the US with you?
post #37525 of 48312
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Originally Posted by RFX45 View Post

Just curious but if you were going to go to Paris, why didn't you just wait and pick it up and maybe save the hassle of shipping cost and customs delay?

Or did you not know you were going to go when you purchased it weeks back or worried about bringing it in the US with you?

Number 2.
post #37526 of 48312
Who... does Number 2... work for?!
post #37527 of 48312
Ahh, doing business with the French..........





I keed, I keed....sorta....
post #37528 of 48312
this might turn out better than the hermes breast wallet saga
post #37529 of 48312
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Number 2.

Because of customs? If so I don't think you would need to worry as I don't think they would even check. Matter of fact a friend of mine who is part of the UAE royal family in Ras-el-K told me it was one of his friends' and family's most trustworthy ways of smuggling cash in, or more likely out to get around carry restrictions. He'd buy a pricey watch, wear it out to his destination, then sell it for cash and take a minor hit that at least to him was worth it. Maybe not your concern however.
post #37530 of 48312
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

Never understood the assumption that anyone owning a Ferrari watch or wearing a Ferrari baseball cap was somehow pretending to own a Ferrari.
Yeah, that's just identifying with a brand like a sports team. Though putting a Ferrari key ring on your Honda Civic keys might be a different story. tongue.gif


Years ago, a Ferrari would come with a goodie bag of branded merchandise that was otherwise unavailable for purchase. I gave one of my girlfriends a Ferrari t-shirt and people would try to buy it off her back.
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