Originally Posted by no frills
Quick point of note re: discussion of new black/blue Rolex GMT BLNR - am on vaca in the US Virgin Islannds right now and AH Riise at St Thomas (Rolex AD) had it in stock. $8,550 asking.
Niiiiice....sounds like the trip to St. Thomas pays for part of the Black/Blue GMT
Originally Posted by Newcomer
I think that you likely hit the nail on the head. I really do think it is the location, because I have not had this kind of treatment in other cities. Quite the opposite really. You know, I hate to say it, but it really may just be part of living in certain parts of the American south. I am a preppy, clean cut, WASPY male, about as nondescript as they come. I have had bad experiences, but I have heard substantially worse stories from my close friends.
I appreciate the anecdote! That is really a very nice story, and I am sure it was a great formative experience. I think that spending time with younger customers will often pay dividends further down the road.
So sad that some SAs just don't get it, and treat future customers like a waste of their time. If it weren't for customers, and future customers the stores wouldn't need SAs. When I was a SA at a high end clothing store, I always enjoyed waiting on people. Showing people great items, interacting with them, and helping them see possible ways to enhace their wardrobe, It sure beat the heck out of straightening items on a quiet day. I always find going and seeing great SAs are like seeing great friends. You always look forward to stopping by to see them, and they make you feel welcome, treat you like a good friend, show you cool things whether you are there to buy that day or not, and seeing you is never a waste of their time.
Originally Posted by jbarwick
Frills or anyone: Do you have to pay import tax when bringing that BLNR back into the states? I get confused on declarations and such when not in one of the usual 50 states.
I believe you have to declare the items when you come back to the states.
Originally Posted by Keith T
She's HOT!!! But I hope the wrist shot is your wrist and not hers
Originally Posted by NonServiam
What does a fool spend his money on besides watches?
Books about watches.
Received the Rolex Submariner Story
by Mondani today. Beast of a book, even compared to the equally excellent GMT-Master book that I already have. I won't say that they are absolute necessities for Rolex collectors, most of the info is available online (and certainly in the way more affordable mobile apps from Mondani). But they are very, very nice
And that is enough.
Got inspired and dug out the Redsub for the occation
Fantastic books. Yes, you can get the info on the net, but there is something about having some great watch reference books. Now you just need the Daytona Book to complete the Trilogy.