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post #48226 of 48312

Hey guys...what's the model number of a green Rolex, and can I get one at a discount? j/k, j/k

 

The other day (and I do enjoy popping in and reading about different brands and topics I wouldn't catch in multiple threads).

post #48227 of 48312
I always assumed this was way too big of a possibility so I haven't used Chrono24. I'm guessing it is usually a smooth transaction though because its been around awhile.

That said, good luck and let us know how it turns out.

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Anyone bought anything through Chrono24?  I finally pulled a trigger on a long desired piece back at the end of December from a dealer in Germany.  About as close to a grail for me as I have. This was done via the Chrono24 trusted checkout.  The dealer did not have his export paperwork in order and has not been able to ship out the watch.  I believe the dealer has been acting in good faith and trying to get things resolved on his end and since Chrono24 holds the money in escrow and the dealer has not been able to ship, I'm not worried about getting screwed.



 



Today I have finally decided to ask for a refund though.  I've actually been very patient since its something I've always wanted and the price was right, but I think my patience has finally run out as I was expecting an update from the seller today and did not receive it.  I'm interested to see how quickly Chrono24 moves forward.  



 



Assuming I get refunded soon, there is a piece available more locally for a slightly better deal as well, so that may be part of why I've finally lost my patience.


 

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Originally Posted by pmeis View Post
 

Anyone bought anything through Chrono24?  I finally pulled a trigger on a long desired piece back at the end of December from a dealer in Germany.  About as close to a grail for me as I have. This was done via the Chrono24 trusted checkout.  The dealer did not have his export paperwork in order and has not been able to ship out the watch.  I believe the dealer has been acting in good faith and trying to get things resolved on his end and since Chrono24 holds the money in escrow and the dealer has not been able to ship, I'm not worried about getting screwed.

 

Wishing you luck and hoping everything works out well for you.  I've never made a purchase through chrono24 nor have I made any purchases from watch dealers outside of the US.  I know lots of people purchase and ship watches internationally without any issues.  However, I tend to be risk averse and I know my options for recourse if things go wrong are far more limited once it involves an international transaction.  Please let us now how things work out for you.

post #48229 of 48312
Totally agree.

in the time it takes to write some snarky asshat comment about using the search button...

you could just simply answer the question..



[quote name="TheWraith" url="/t/36253/the-watch-appreciation-thread-reviews-and-photos-of-mens-timepieces-by-rolex-patek-philippe-breitling-jlc-etc/48200_100#post_8314227" ]I've never minded the same question being asked over (within reason, of course). Just be friendly and answer it I always think. Even with an FAQ and a better search function, people are always going to come in and ask the same questions over and over from time to time. Like I said, we should just be friendly and try and answer if we can.[/quote]
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Anyone bought anything through Chrono24?

Yes, I bought my only good watch (an Oysterquartz 17000) on Chrono24 from an Italian dealer last year. Smooth transaction, good customer service, and I got a great deal on a lovely timepiece. I haven't heard anything negative about how they manage problems, but then I never had to call upon them because the purchase went well.
post #48231 of 48312
This guy doesn't get too much wear these days but it always puts a smile on my face

post #48232 of 48312
Nice. One of my grails. How many grails is one allowed? smile.gif
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Originally Posted by rnguy001 View Post

Totally agree.

in the time it takes to write some snarky asshat comment about using the search button...

you could just simply answer the question..
What about simply politely asking them to search the thread first, is that okay?

Jeeze dude. Plus some "answers" are pages and pages worth of existing discussion, not everything is a quick answer. But anyway, no one said anything about being an asshat to someone asking a question that was a repeat.
post #48234 of 48312
That's fine, no need to get offended. If you are one of the guys that "politely" directs them to use the search function then my statement doesn't apply to you.

To each his own.
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Nice. One of my grails. How many grails is one allowed? smile.gif

Use the search function!!! tongue.gif

Real answer, as many as you can afford.
post #48236 of 48312

The one other issue with mega threads - many users, like me, like to come in and browse a variety of threads to get a feel of the discussion, what is allowed, what isnt, as well as topics that interest us, etc.     The megathreads kind of make that difficult.      They also make it harder to start general conversations or do broader reading on a topic (eg, if i want to read more about cardigans, what people like, etc. etc - what do i search for?).

 

Sorry, i dont meant to come across as a whiny noob.     It isnt my forum and i am ok with either playing by whatever rules the admin sets or leaving.  But since this discussion has come up, i thought i'd add another 2 cents.

 

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Originally Posted by pmeis View Post
 

Anyone bought anything through Chrono24?  I finally pulled a trigger on a long desired piece back at the end of December from a dealer in Germany.  About as close to a grail for me as I have. This was done via the Chrono24 trusted checkout.  The dealer did not have his export paperwork in order and has not been able to ship out the watch.  I believe the dealer has been acting in good faith and trying to get things resolved on his end and since Chrono24 holds the money in escrow and the dealer has not been able to ship, I'm not worried about getting screwed.

 

I've bought from a German dealer off Chrono24, but i've emailed them directly.   I didnt even realize there was a checkout option, to be honest - not that i would use it, as email allows for a little more price negotiation.    Got a great price from them, too.   But it took a while for them to get the watch - at those prices, i didnt mind waiting.

post #48237 of 48312
I purchased from Chrono24 as well, and had a good experience. Did take some time for the watch to arrive though.
post #48238 of 48312

Things really went downhill around here when "The Pants Appreciation Thread" and "The Footwear Pron Thread" were Balkanized.

post #48239 of 48312
At what point will it be necessary to create a separate thread to discuss the thread? We could call that one the metathread.
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At what point will it be necessary to create a separate thread to discuss the thread? We could call that one the metathread.
I will wait for the thread to discuss that new thread smile.gif
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