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You snooze, you lose....

Postby macka splaff » Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:59 pm

Just getting ready for my first purchase after a week away and I see some prices have been hiked by near on 10%.

Bit of a jaw dropper to say the least.
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Re: You snooze, you lose....

Postby borderman » Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:22 pm

Hi hope you enjoy your new watch as much as I do mine :thumbup:
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Re: You snooze, you lose....

Postby macka splaff » Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:28 pm

I didn't bother, I'm on the Stienhart website comparing notes..... :thumbdown:

Pleased you're happy with yours though my fellow Midlander. :clap: :clap:
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Re: You snooze, you lose....

Postby Thedose » Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:40 pm

:shock: wow...

I was saving up for the C9 Harrison Auto, it was at $469 (with shipping to the US it totaled 541) and I was hoping some day there could be some sort of 10% discount or anything (university student budget)

It is $515 right now, if this pricing continues CWL has lost a would-be loyal customer :wave: :thumbdown: :thumbdown: :thumbdown:

Guess I will be saving up for a Steinhart Marine II now
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Re: You snooze, you lose....

Postby macka splaff » Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:44 pm

Thedose wrote::shock: wow...

I was saving up for the C9 Harrison Auto, it was at $469 (with shipping to the US it totaled 541) and I was hoping some day there could be some sort of 10% discount or anything (college student on a budget with expensive tastes)

It is $515 right now, if this pricing continues CWL has lost a would-be loyal customer :wave: :thumbdown: :thumbdown: :thumbdown:

Guess I will be saving up for a Steinhart Marine II now



Hear hear my fellow, errrm, forum member.

Steinhart's might get a payment in the next ten minutes.
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Re: You snooze, you lose....

Postby Mr Rick » Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:48 pm

The title says it all.
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Re: You snooze, you lose....

Postby macka splaff » Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:55 pm

Mr Rick wrote:The title says it all.


Perhaps my wallet doesn't overflow as yours must.

Maybe I had to get funds together to make a purchase.

Either way that price rise is over and above the standard rate.
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Re: You snooze, you lose....

Postby theaub » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:04 pm

Rats! Thanks for drawing my attention to this - the C20 Lido on steel bracelet has increased from £415 to £450. :thumbdown:
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Re: You snooze, you lose....

Postby MiniMpi » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:07 pm

On the other hand, I see the C5SKK has been Reduced from £265 down to £185.50 :)
So not all bad.
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Re: You snooze, you lose....

Postby macka splaff » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:15 pm

theaub wrote:Rats! Thanks for drawing my attention to this - the C20 Lido on steel bracelet has increased from £415 to £450. :thumbdown:


Sorry my fellow islander, bad news travels quick it seems.
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Re: You snooze, you lose....

Postby vega » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:17 pm

If the policy of steady price increase will continue you can get what you paid for the watch if you decide to sell (it a few years!).
This is good if you have a CW and bad if you don’t… so get one now!
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Re: You snooze, you lose....

Postby gwells » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:20 pm

MiniMpi wrote:On the other side, I see the C5SKK has been Reduced from £265 down to £185 :)
So not all bad.


hrm. only on the UK site. there's no price break on the US site (still $365). if the price break was on the US site, it would be $240. :/
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Re: You snooze, you lose....

Postby castletownmatt » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:35 pm

Just been on the site. Some steep price hikes not really in line with inflation or increases in manufacturing costs (surely existing stock).

The watches are still good value in terms of quality but I think CW with these hikes will certainly make people look more at Smith and Steinharts.

I dont think the brand will suffer though in the long term as I am sure other brands will put prices up soon.
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Re: You snooze, you lose....

Postby jmarchitect » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:49 pm

macka splaff wrote:
Mr Rick wrote:The title says it all.


Perhaps my wallet doesn't overflow as yours must.

Maybe I had to get funds together to make a purchase.

Either way that price rise is over and above the standard rate.


Calm down chap. I don't think Mr R was being antagonistic! I think price rises are part of the same family as death and taxes- they are inevitable. On the flip side, there are other brands that do seem to be holding back a little but I have seen Steinhart hike their prices too.
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Re: You snooze, you lose....

Postby Dancematt » Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:12 pm

theaub wrote:Rats! Thanks for drawing my attention to this - the C20 Lido on steel bracelet has increased from £415 to £450. :thumbdown:



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