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Pepsi. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Mine says hi!

 

 

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Absolutely! i don't even own a JLC or a frank muller but managed to snag these....


Great swag - I'm a sucker for that sort of tat. I realised - too late - that JLC had sponsored some polo (aka nice day out, some free swag, some great looking girls - oh, and something involving ponies and a ball) - so missed out on that one. Need to get my season planned properly next year.
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Pepsi.

Well hello...
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Hi was looking for some advice on purchasing a RO 15400 overseas. Currently I'm able to obtain one from an AD for an even 14k usd. However next month I'm traveling overseas and will be in Tokyo, Taipei, and Hong Kong (in that order) giving me an opportunity to compare prices. Does anyone have any advice/experience negotiating price or buying from those locations? I've heard that Hong Kong would offer the largest discounts, but I'm thinking it may be cheapest in Tokyo accounting for the current weakness of the yen assuming they haven't adjusted the price to reflect that. Any help would be extremely appreciated as this is my first foray into luxury watches.
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Hell of a first foray!
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Hong Kong has more up market watch shops than anywhere else I have been and I have been to a lot of places. If you want to buy new you will be spoiled for choice. If you want to but second hand there are quite a few shops also. Kens watches has about 3 or 4 shops spread about and they have a large choice of many makes. There are also a few others whose names I can't remember but i am sure you can find them on the internet. The prices new should be reasonable as HK tax is not so high. You can also maybe haggle for a discount. I hope this helps
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In all seriousness, I think you should take the AD offer. Unless you would consider used anyway, chances are yoy could shave, say, a thousand bucks tops if you chase aruond the world. But that's a serious purchase, and I think if I were signing that cheque, I'd keep the warranty and the dealer relationship for the sake of, what, 7%?

Each to his own: I'd take a jump on a scruffy second hander for a big discount, but for a relatively small difference on a new beauty, I think the peace of mind has enough inherent value.

P.S. I really think it's stunning.
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Me too?
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^^ Yum!

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^^ you Pepsi owners are killing me
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+1 ... Some really nice pics!
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In all seriousness, I think you should take the AD offer. Unless you would consider used anyway, chances are yoy could shave, say, a thousand bucks tops if you chase aruond the world. But that's a serious purchase, and I think if I were signing that cheque, I'd keep the warranty and the dealer relationship for the sake of, what, 7%?

Each to his own: I'd take a jump on a scruffy second hander for a big discount, but for a relatively small difference on a new beauty, I think the peace of mind has enough inherent value.

P.S. I really think it's stunning.


Well I would be searching for another watch from an AD as well, not from a sketchy source so would be looking for a brand new one with warranty. Forgot to mention that the offer from the current AD is not local as well, so the relationship isn't really pertinent. Assuming the retail price is the same as in the US in Tokyo, napkin math indicates a final price of somewhere between 11-12k USD assuming the same discount (20%) so would be a savings of 2-3k. This is however making a lot of assumptions about the price and willingness to negotiate there.

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@zippyh Congrats - it looks beautiful. Great shot too

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Well I would be searching for another watch from an AD as well, not from a sketchy source so would be looking for a brand new one with warranty. Forgot to mention that the offer from the current AD is not local as well, so the relationship isn't really pertinent. Assuming the retail price is the same as in the US in Tokyo, napkin math indicates a final price of somewhere between 11-12k USD assuming the same discount (20%) so would be a savings of 2-3k. This is however making a lot of assumptions about the price and willingness to negotiate there.

You can't necessarily presume the same discounts.  I've traveled to places where the MSRP was less than in the US, but then the dealers would not discount as much and it ended up being cheaper in the US due to the discount.  I haven't traveled to Asia, so I can't speak of the market for watches there or the discounts.  Wishing you luck with your AP purchase. 

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