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Old 18 June 2019, 04:12 AM   #31
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It's a shame that it has come to this. You guys are discussing how much extra, in the thousands of dollars, that you have to spend to buy a mass market commodity. There are sooooooooooooo many alternatives out there, and you don't have to wait a day or spend over MSRP to obtain it.

I really do like Rolex watches, but it has come to the point I fear, that once I sell my Daytona (and that's about to happen) that I may not return to the brand.
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Old 18 June 2019, 04:30 AM   #32
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At least they gave you a number. Most ADs just say that it's not available until you've spent $50k on other stuff and then suddenly it shows up 3 weeks later.
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Old 18 June 2019, 04:33 AM   #33
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i wouldn't accept that kind offer.
x2. It’s getting sillier by the day.
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Old 18 June 2019, 04:37 AM   #34
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Have you checked the other Rolex AD in Torrance, Morgan's Jeweler? I'm in the area and was wonder about those local ADs. Thanks for the info.
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Old 18 June 2019, 04:41 AM   #35
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Owner will likely say it's now 3k on top of the sub.
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Old 18 June 2019, 04:46 AM   #36
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can you take the 2k in gold bars at spot?
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Old 18 June 2019, 05:08 AM   #37
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I went into a Ben Bridge,authorized rolex dealer, in Torrance CA. Inquired about a Submariner, the sales lady asked if I ever bought anything at there store. I said no thinking like what does that matter, she said that I can be put on a wait list but since I am not a so called Ben Bridge shopper I would need to purchase an extra $2000 on top of the watch.

I am was thinking to myself sure I am going to buy a $9000 watch and pay another $2000 in another product, not going to happen. Really if I could call the owner and tell that person what was said I would love to hear the reaction of the owner.
Tell them to do one. Ive owned loads of rolex over the past 10 years there far from special, still have two. Do what i did look at other brands. For slightly more you could grab a used AP diver and its on a completely different level to a sub
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Old 18 June 2019, 05:22 AM   #38
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I went into a Ben Bridge,authorized rolex dealer, in Torrance CA. Inquired about a Submariner, the sales lady asked if I ever bought anything at there store. I said no thinking like what does that matter, she said that I can be put on a wait list but since I am not a so called Ben Bridge shopper I would need to purchase an extra $2000 on top of the watch.

I am was thinking to myself sure I am going to buy a $9000 watch and pay another $2000 in another product, not going to happen. Really if I could call the owner and tell that person what was said I would love to hear the reaction of the owner.
Buy the sub and the $2k additional item. Leave with both. Return the surplus item and get a refund.
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Old 18 June 2019, 05:22 AM   #39
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x2. Itís getting sillier by the day.
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Old 18 June 2019, 05:30 AM   #40
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"If I must spend at least another $2k, I'll do a Sub and a Sub Date please. Here is my amex, could you bag and tag those for me?"
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Old 18 June 2019, 05:37 AM   #41
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Tell them to shove that advice, and that you'll remember their antics when the market downturn occurs.
I agree.
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Old 18 June 2019, 05:55 AM   #42
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Have you checked the other Rolex AD in Torrance, Morgan's Jeweler? I'm in the area and was wonder about those local ADs. Thanks for the info.
That is where I bought my Datejust II 41. Morgan's is awesome. Everyone I am not new to this stupid Rolex game. When a person can't walk into a store to buy a product because that didn't do business with them before can suck it. I just wanted to see what they can do. I never got a "I have one in stock right now" wink wink buy another product for $2000 wink wink. I don't know what I am saying it's just BS in my book.
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Old 18 June 2019, 06:07 AM   #43
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Owner will likely say it's now 3k on top of the sub.
Plus, you have to buy a PM piece at MSRP.
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Old 18 June 2019, 06:08 AM   #44
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That is where I bought my Datejust II 41. Morgan's is awesome. Everyone I am not new to this stupid Rolex game. When a person can't walk into a store to buy a product because that didn't do business with them before can suck it. I just wanted to see what they can do. I never got a "I have one in stock right now" wink wink buy another product for $2000 wink wink. I don't know what I am saying it's just BS in my book.
They just want a piece of the action.

Offer 1k cash small bills
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Old 18 June 2019, 06:11 AM   #45
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That is where I bought my Datejust II 41. Morgan's is awesome. Everyone I am not new to this stupid Rolex game. When a person can't walk into a store to buy a product because that didn't do business with them before can suck it. I just wanted to see what they can do. I never got a "I have one in stock right now" wink wink buy another product for $2000 wink wink. I don't know what I am saying it's just BS in my book.
This is nothing new. It's been going on for about two years. One of my buddies was looking at a platinum DD in Vegas and the sales guy said, "If you buy that, I can make a SS BLRO appear from the back for you."
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Old 18 June 2019, 06:11 AM   #46
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In this market that's like a proposal, you must be one fine looking dude, Jerry.
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Old 18 June 2019, 06:13 AM   #47
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If I can justify making an additional purchase such as a gift for my wife (but not a Platinum Daytona!) I can accept that but that is far as I will go. Life is too short to feel you have to grovel for a luxury item
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Old 18 June 2019, 06:15 AM   #48
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Plus, you have to buy a PM piece at MSRP.
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Old 18 June 2019, 06:18 AM   #49
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Dealers extorting potential customers.

Nice.
Not defending the AD, but they are just "playing" with the cards that Rolex dealt them.
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Old 18 June 2019, 06:21 AM   #50
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That is where I bought my Datejust II 41. Morgan's is awesome. Everyone I am not new to this stupid Rolex game. When a person can't walk into a store to buy a product because that didn't do business with them before can suck it. I just wanted to see what they can do. I never got a "I have one in stock right now" wink wink buy another product for $2000 wink wink. I don't know what I am saying it's just BS in my book.
I would definitely check with Morgan's. I think you'll have a much better shot of getting a Sub in a reasonable amount of time, especially if you've already purchased a watch from them before. Melissa there is awesome!

It's funny how quickly things went from bad to worse with the SS market. I've been to that BB store in Del Amo before. Had a nice chat with two of the older women who work there on a slow day (this was about a year ago). Never made any kind of purchase at that store or any BB store. For about 6 months they were calling me regularly asking if I was interested or had any friends interested in black Subs and GMTs whenever they came in. Oh how the times have changed! :(
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Old 18 June 2019, 06:24 AM   #51
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She'll probably get in trouble for telling you that. She was supposed to say 20k.
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Old 18 June 2019, 06:28 AM   #52
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I went into a Ben Bridge,authorized rolex dealer, in Torrance CA. Inquired about a Submariner, the sales lady asked if I ever bought anything at there store. I said no thinking like what does that matter, she said that I can be put on a wait list but since I am not a so called Ben Bridge shopper I would need to purchase an extra $2000 on top of the watch.

I am was thinking to myself sure I am going to buy a $9000 watch and pay another $2000 in another product, not going to happen. Really if I could call the owner and tell that person what was said I would love to hear the reaction of the owner.

They could pound sand.

I would pay $4K over list to a gray dealer rather than being extorted by the AD.

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Old 18 June 2019, 06:32 AM   #53
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That is where I bought my Datejust II 41. Morgan's is awesome. Everyone I am not new to this stupid Rolex game. When a person can't walk into a store to buy a product because that didn't do business with them before can suck it. I just wanted to see what they can do. I never got a "I have one in stock right now" wink wink buy another product for $2000 wink wink. I don't know what I am saying it's just BS in my book.
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Old 18 June 2019, 06:33 AM   #54
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See if retailer sells bullion, 2000 should be easy at spot pricing.
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Old 18 June 2019, 06:33 AM   #55
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Really?! That is unbelievable...
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Old 18 June 2019, 06:35 AM   #56
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Thats a good deal. Get a tudor on top of it
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Old 18 June 2019, 06:41 AM   #57
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It's a shame that it has come to this. You guys are discussing how much extra, in the thousands of dollars, that you have to spend to buy a mass market commodity. There are sooooooooooooo many alternatives out there, and you don't have to wait a day or spend over MSRP to obtain it.

I really do like Rolex watches, but it has come to the point I fear, that once I sell my Daytona (and that's about to happen) that I may not return to the brand.
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To all who say pay it, you are the ones that are allowing these stupid rip offs to happen. At the end of the day itís a watch with a name on it but it only tells the time like all the other makes. If you lot didnít pay it they couldnít do it.
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Old 18 June 2019, 06:48 AM   #58
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Find someone who needs jewelry or a another Rolex and go in as a covert team.
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Old 18 June 2019, 08:12 AM   #59
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Wow just checked the market price for SubCs. This market is insane. I had no idea that even Subs were hard to get now.
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Old 18 June 2019, 08:16 AM   #60
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To all who say pay it, you are the ones that are allowing these stupid rip offs to happen. At the end of the day itís a watch with a name on it but it only tells the time like all the other makes. If you lot didnít pay it they couldnít do it.
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