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Old 24 May 2019, 07:37 AM   #1
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Talking with TS's

I have never dealt with a TS before. If I want to proposition them for a trade do you just email them hit them straight up with it? Or do you need to become friendly with them and so on? Will they commonly barter back with you?
I want to inquire about a trade, my gmt and S&G for a DD and I am curious to see what additional cash they would like.

Any advice is welcomed
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Old 24 May 2019, 07:39 AM   #2
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Don’t expect a straight value for value trade. Much like trying to trade in a car, yours is always worth less then theirs. It’s a business no need to waste each other’s time, just tell them what you have and want and go from there
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Old 24 May 2019, 07:40 AM   #3
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I have never dealt with a TS before. If I want to proposition them for a trade do you just email them hit them straight up with it? Or do you need to become friendly with them and so on? Will they commonly barter back with you?
I want to inquire about a trade, my gmt and S&G for a DD and I am curious to see what additional cash they would like.

Any advice is welcomed
What is S&G?
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Old 24 May 2019, 07:41 AM   #4
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What is S&G?
A Tudor TT BB...steel and gold?
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Old 24 May 2019, 07:42 AM   #5
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I have never dealt with a TS before. If I want to proposition them for a trade do you just email them hit them straight up with it? Or do you need to become friendly with them and so on? Will they commonly barter back with you?
I want to inquire about a trade, my gmt and S&G for a DD and I am curious to see what additional cash they would like.

Any advice is welcomed
I don't think you need to become friendly with them. It's just a business transaction for them. As mentioned, it's like trading in a car, they have to take it in and make money off of it, so you won't get as much as you would selling it yourself but you don't have to deal with any of the potential headache either.
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Old 24 May 2019, 07:42 AM   #6
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What is S&G?
I think it's a steel and gold Tudor
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Old 24 May 2019, 07:46 AM   #7
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I don't think you need to become friendly with them. It's just a business transaction for them. As mentioned, it's like trading in a car, they have to take it in and make money off of it, so you won't get as much as you would selling it yourself but you don't have to deal with any of the potential headache either.
Yeah I understand it's a business to them. I'm more curious on if they get mad if they make a quote and you end up walking away from it. Does it end up looking bad on you? Do they refrain from doing business with you in the future or do they just move along?

I think I get the idea here that they could really care less, give them an email and if I don't like the deal now, then walk away. That simple
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Old 24 May 2019, 07:49 AM   #8
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Yeah I understand it's a business to them. I'm more curious on if they get mad if they make a quote and you end up walking away from it. Does it end up looking bad on you? Do they refrain from doing business with you in the future or do they just move along?



I think I get the idea here that they could really care less, give them an email and if I don't like the deal now, then walk away. That simple


Yeah, I think itís that simple. I donít think they will care of you donít take their deal. What I wouldnít do is beat them up over a price if youíre unsure you want to buy. Being in sales myself I canít stand that.
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Old 24 May 2019, 07:50 AM   #9
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OP, just message or email them, give description of what you have, attach pictures of the watches and all they come with, inquire about the DD you are looking to buy. They will say yes to your trades + a cash amount, or no to one or both. You could then discuss an out the door price for the DD with no trades and sell yours as a private individual. That has been my experience with TSs. Good luck!
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Old 24 May 2019, 07:50 AM   #10
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Yeah I understand it's a business to them. I'm more curious on if they get mad if they make a quote and you end up walking away from it. Does it end up looking bad on you? Do they refrain from doing business with you in the future or do they just move along?

I think I get the idea here that they could really care less, give them an email and if I don't like the deal now, then walk away. That simple

Unless you commit to buy something, why would it bother them? Just let them know that you're throwing out some feelers and what you're looking to do.
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Old 24 May 2019, 07:53 AM   #11
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Yea it’s silple email any dealer and they will offer you half of what your watch is worth and want full retail for theirs....seen it 1000 times
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Old 24 May 2019, 08:01 AM   #12
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I did a trade of 2 Subs plus a cash wire for a BNIB YG Sub. Was a very fair deal and I couldn't be happier. Sent an email to the TS. Texted him pics of my watches. Seller was JustRolexes Tony and he was awesome to deal with. Only requirement is he wants full sets.. boxes, papers, et al.
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Old 24 May 2019, 08:30 AM   #13
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Everything is up for negotiation and as you have this forum as a platform no decent TS is going to behave unfairly to you and risk being called out here.
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Old 25 May 2019, 02:32 AM   #14
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The only way you will have an issue is if you waste their time. Offer your Hummel collection for a Platonia if you want but do it in one email, not 9.

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Old 25 May 2019, 02:48 AM   #15
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Trading is easier but you pay for the convenience, you'll do better by selling your watches privately then buying the new one but that comes with risk, headache etc

To answer your question a bit more directly, just send them an email (or PM though TRF) explaining what you are wanting and they will counter with what they are prepared to do, simple as that
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