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The main sales have always tended to be January and July, though they occasionally drip feed a few watches into the clearance section, and there are vouchers and short promotions throughout the year.
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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:57 pm
The main sales have always tended to be January and July, though they occasionally drip feed a few watches into the clearance section, and there are vouchers and short promotions throughout the year.

Ha. You might learn to recognise the behaviour involved in a feeding frenzy :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: chomp chomp chomp! We do get awfully distracted. :lol: :lol:
The message is get in quick/you snooze, you lose. :wave: :wave:

You will probably develop a position on the multiple watch buyers who scoop up the big bargains then float them on EBay at a marked-up price in the hope of returning a profit on their investment. In some cases there'll be library / stock photos of a braand new watch still in all wrapping, a quick listing on EBay and, if it doesn't sell it goes back to CW and reappears later as "nearly new/returns".

Stereotypically you'll either be outraged by their selfish behaviour which robs "the true CW fan" of the opportunity to buy at the discounted price or you'll shrug your shoulders and acknowledge that's how a free market works.
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Irritating side effect of an otherwise great returns policy.

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With regard to the buying and immediate reselling of watches, you can see the positive side of the way Rolex do it. You don't get to do this more than once (supposedly) because they sell to people who want to enjoy ownership of their watches.

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JAFO wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:51 pm
You don't get to do this more than once (supposedly) because they sell to people who want to enjoy ownership of their watches.
Added to which, they are selling what many regard (and others think they have very skilfully engineered) as an ultra desirable object. And despite their RRP pricing strategies and restrictions on supply, there are many people out there willing to pay a good deal over and above to get hold of one.

Different area of the market. Different ball game.
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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:45 am
StrappedUp wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:39 am
Despite having tried the C65 for size twice before and failing (imo), I keep wanting to give it another shot as they are such great watches.
They won't be getting any smaller. If the size was an issue before, will it not continue to be one even though the price is reduced?
That answer depends on whether one has gained weight during the last few months :lol:
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