CW January ‘21 Sale

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Re: CW January ‘21 Sale

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Sure it does. Silly though it may seem a NN watch cannot be sold as new despite the fact that new ones are on sale, clearance or otherwise.
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No it doesn't. I realise a NN watch can't be sold as new but why would anyone, given the choice, pay more for a NN watch when the *same watch* is available NEW for less?
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JasperCat wrote:
Robotaz wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:25 pm
JasperCat wrote:...my gorgeous new C8 Power Reserve which arrived today...
I hate you!
If it helps mine was steel not DLC... I really hope another DLC C8 comes up on the sale for you :thumbup:
Haha! Thank you, sir!
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SlowLoris wrote:No it doesn't. I realise a NN watch can't be sold as new but why would anyone, given the choice, pay more for a NN watch when the *same watch* is available NEW for less?
I have to agree. The consolation for our angst is that they all sell anyway, so no harm no foul.
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There is a lot of pressure to seal a deal at sale time. if you see a NN watch that you want you may buy it. Maybe you don't look further and see the same watch was also in another list at a lower price. Maybe by the time you see it, it's too late and it's gone. Maybe the half price one had already sold, and it was the NN or nothing.
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JAFO wrote:There is a lot of pressure to seal a deal at sale time. if you see a NN watch that you want you may buy it. Maybe you don't look further and see the same watch was also in another list at a lower price. Maybe by the time you see it, it's too late and it's gone. Maybe the half price one had already sold, and it was the NN or nothing.
Which really just reinforces how absurd this orgy of mouse clicking maniacs really is, if you ask me. I wish the entire process could slow down and have a little more dignity involved. The process doesn’t match the brand, in my opinion. The process matches a brand like Halios, if you ask me. I’m a big fan of Jason and his brand, but it has an unsavory note to its selling process. Frankly, so does CW.
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So what would be your solution?
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I think the process is fine however if you want to slow the process down then run the sale as an auction. The end result won't be a 'sale' anymore but everybody will have a chance. Which they do now but it'd be slower. But then some people won't be happy. But some people will be. Just like now.
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Kip wrote:So what would be your solution?
I’m not sure, but if CW wants to pay me to figure it out I can. I’m expensive.
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If you do an auction then eBay type auctions are tricky because of the sniping. One alternative is a timed auction. The auction for each lot is set to end at different times. If you have a lot ending at say 8:30pm, any bid within the last five minutes extends the closing time for the lot by another ten minutes say. So no sniping, and everyone can consider whether they do want to bid again.If there are a number of watches available in each lot though it can't happen that way. They would have to have multiple lots, one for each watch. Fellows do their timed watch and jewellery auctions like this, and DVLA run car number plate sales like this as well. It's quite common. They can still have reserve prices on lots.
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JAFO wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:12 am
If you do an auction then eBay type auctions are tricky because of the sniping. One alternative is a timed auction. The auction for each lot is set to end at different times. If you have a lot ending at say 8:30pm, any bid within the last five minutes extends the closing time for the lot by another ten minutes say. So no sniping, and everyone can consider whether they do want to bid again.If there are a number of watches available in each lot though it can't happen that way. They would have to have multiple lots, one for each watch. Fellows do their timed watch and jewellery auctions like this, and DVLA run car number plate sales like this as well. It's quite common. They can still have reserve prices on lots.
CollectingCars.com also employ the same policy.
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Just a reference point for others waiting on order shipment, my order #2001070** placed on Friday 8/1 has now been updated to status of "Despatched". No email notice of shipment or tracking info has been provided.
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Maybe 2 series numbers are for export. Mine and others UK orders started 10024.
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JAFO wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:48 pm
Maybe 2 series numbers are for export. Mine and others UK orders started 10024.
Sounds plausible, I have two more recent orders (one ordered Monday and one yesterday) and both start with 100249***.
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I bought a few watches in the sale and all shipped to the USA. Orders paid in GBP show 100*** order numbers and 200*** for the one paid in USD.

There used to be big difference between paying in GBP and USD but amounts after conversion are now almost the same. So no benefit ordering in GBP anymore if you are in the USA.
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