- Jun 3, 2006
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This sort of behavior likely goes on with some of the less than scrupulous AD's. I have only ever purchased from AD's at MSRP (and i work with two). One has helped me with four pieces and one with 3. The former are an absolute pleasure to deal with and I have waited no longer than 5 months for requested pieces. The latter are super high pressure when they call text and expect a purchase within the hour...Does anybody think that maybe the ADs have been getting kickbacks from gray market dealers? Instead of selling a Daytona at MSRP ($13,150) to an individual consumer, the AD sells it to a gray for $12,000, who flips it for $20,000, and gives the AD $3,000 of the $8,000 profit. Shady practice that would explain why the ADs are short on stock while grays have plenty.
I am struggling to understand all of the vitriol directed towards the GM market on some of the watch forums presently. While not relevant to me, if someone is prepared to pay +50% or +100% for a hard to get watch are they not filling a void?