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Old 14 November 2017, 01:43 PM   #1
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Want is a Good AD discount ??

What do you think is a good discount on a SS sports ( nautilus/ aquanaut ) Patek?

Myself and 2 friends are considering leveraging a discount with (3) cash deals.

Iíve heard of 20% , but could 25% to 30% be had ?

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Old 14 November 2017, 01:56 PM   #2
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Discounts on SS Patek??? Surely you jest!

FYI, most Nautilus and Aquanaut models have lengthy, multiyear waitlists. You're not going to find them in stock at an AD, and if you did, week you should go buy a lottery ticket. I'd say 0% discount is about fair to expect.
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Old 14 November 2017, 01:59 PM   #3
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Old 14 November 2017, 02:00 PM   #4
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Old 14 November 2017, 02:03 PM   #5
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Old 14 November 2017, 02:12 PM   #6
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I'd be a 4th for a cash deal... lol
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Old 14 November 2017, 03:31 PM   #7
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Surely you jest!
I'm serious. And don't call me Shirley!
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Old 14 November 2017, 03:41 PM   #8
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What do you think is a good discount on a SS sports ( nautilus/ aquanaut ) Patek?

Myself and 2 friends are considering leveraging a discount with (3) cash deals.

Iíve heard of 20% , but could 25% to 30% be had ?

Thanks
So one day , 3 guys walk in to a Patek dealer and ask for three Nautilus watches.... 8 years later....

In all seriousness , getting three from one store is unlikely due to allocation and rarity .

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Old 14 November 2017, 04:12 PM   #9
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Old 14 November 2017, 04:20 PM   #10
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I am in #5 for a cash deal.
Keep me posted on the dealer that has 5 in stock.
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Old 14 November 2017, 06:25 PM   #11
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You Patek guys are funny. So it's impossible to get a discount on an Aquanaut? You cannot get a Nautilus unless you wait a few years? OP asks a legitimate question and everyone starts bashing. All this hype, allocation, perceived rarity is getting out of hand. Here are some quick answers.
  • You CAN get a discount on an Aquanaut
  • You DON'T have to wait years to obtain a Nautilus - you will have to pay retail
  • You will need to do research, have a good relationship with AD, and have CASH ready
  • Buying 3 in one shot (cash) will help with negotiations, sourcing, and pricing
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Old 14 November 2017, 06:45 PM   #12
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You Patek guys are funny. So it's impossible to get a discount on an Aquanaut? You cannot get a Nautilus unless you wait a few years? OP asks a legitimate question and everyone starts bashing. All this hype, allocation, perceived rarity is getting out of hand. Here are some quick answers.
  • You CAN get a discount on an Aquanaut
  • You DON'T have to wait years to obtain a Nautilus - you will have to pay retail
  • You will need to do research, have a good relationship with AD, and have CASH ready
  • Buying 3 in one shot (cash) will help with negotiations, sourcing, and pricing
on a Nautilus not a chance. They have a list and people waiting so if they had 10 and OP wanted all 10 it would still be retail. There are plenty who are waiting to pay full price but i still think you will be waiting a few years. Unless you have a great relationship with an AD already, i just don't see how. Maybe a discount an an aquanaut, but probably not and definitely nothing in the range suggested by the OP, also there is no AD with more than one that i have ever heard of so multiple aquanaut purchases isnt happening.

Paying for 3 PP's in cash you are more likely to get robbed on the way to the AD then you will have a chance of a cash discount. Some small AD's maybe as the CC transaction fee is around 3% but big AD's don't care and many don't want to deal with that much cash anyway and probably prefer a CC.
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Old 14 November 2017, 08:09 PM   #13
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You Patek guys are funny. So it's impossible to get a discount on an Aquanaut? You cannot get a Nautilus unless you wait a few years? OP asks a legitimate question and everyone starts bashing. All this hype, allocation, perceived rarity is getting out of hand. Here are some quick answers.
  • You CAN get a discount on an Aquanaut
  • You DON'T have to wait years to obtain a Nautilus - you will have to pay retail
  • You will need to do research, have a good relationship with AD, and have CASH ready
  • Buying 3 in one shot (cash) will help with negotiations, sourcing, and pricing
Will they throw in the unicorn?

Without being condescending it's not a legitimate question as the "search" fu action will show which I guess is a minimum anyone will do before embarking on close to $100k in purchases.
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Old 14 November 2017, 08:46 PM   #14
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Oh yes.. the "cash deal" will change everything.

The Patek retailer will be delighted to see someone walk in 60k-100k with small damp wadded up bills in a Louie monogram duffle bag one likely borrowed from a washed up rap star turned "producer".

I think you maybe mistake the Patek retail experience for that of say...Rolex.
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Old 14 November 2017, 09:42 PM   #15
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Old 14 November 2017, 10:01 PM   #16
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You need a coupon for that i think, and im fresh out.
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Old 14 November 2017, 10:07 PM   #17
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I think if you buy some jewellery you can get a discount and no wait
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Old 14 November 2017, 10:20 PM   #18
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What do you think is a good discount on a SS sports ( nautilus/ aquanaut ) Patek?

Myself and 2 friends are considering leveraging a discount with (3) cash deals.

Iíve heard of 20% , but could 25% to 30% be had ?

Thanks
Good luck and keep us posted
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Old 14 November 2017, 11:53 PM   #19
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Perhaps a discount is available on a 5164A or the 5726A (or 1A). Just call a few ADs and ask. Many ADs are weary of flippers and will not field random phone calls though.
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Perhaps a discount is available on a 5164A or the 5726A (or 1A). Just call a few ADs and ask. Many ADs are weary of flippers and will not field random phone calls though.
5167R for sure
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Old 15 November 2017, 01:25 AM   #21
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You Patek guys are funny. So it's impossible to get a discount on an Aquanaut? You cannot get a Nautilus unless you wait a few years? OP asks a legitimate question and everyone starts bashing. All this hype, allocation, perceived rarity is getting out of hand. Here are some quick answers.
  • You CAN get a discount on an Aquanaut
  • You DON'T have to wait years to obtain a Nautilus - you will have to pay retail
  • You will need to do research, have a good relationship with AD, and have CASH ready
  • Buying 3 in one shot (cash) will help with negotiations, sourcing, and pricing
Yea....no
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Old 15 November 2017, 03:54 AM   #22
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What do you think is a good discount on a SS sports ( nautilus/ aquanaut ) Patek?

Myself and 2 friends are considering leveraging a discount with (3) cash deals.

I’ve heard of 20% , but could 25% to 30% be had ?

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I found deal for 94% off a SS Steel Nautilus. Buy it cash I think they will drop it down to 2%.
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Old 15 November 2017, 04:42 AM   #23
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I found deal for 94% off a SS Steel Nautilus. Buy it cash I think they will drop it down to 2%.
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I found deal for 94% off a SS Steel Nautilus. Buy it cash I think they will drop it down to 2%.
Probably have to buy jewelry for that price
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Old 15 November 2017, 06:22 AM   #25
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Unlikely any discount on SS Nautilus and Aquanaut models. On PM, complications and grand complications, I'd think 15 - 20% is reasonable...but again, it all depends on price point, the piece involved, your relationship with the AD, etc.
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Unlikely any discount on SS Nautilus and Aquanaut models. On PM, complications and grand complications, I'd think 15 - 20% is reasonable...but again, it all depends on price point, the piece involved, your relationship with the AD, etc.
im curious whats the deal on application pieces? I have no idea. Is it model dependent or generally full retail? I would assume full retail.
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Old 15 November 2017, 06:40 AM   #27
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on a Nautilus not a chance. They have a list and people waiting so if they had 10 and OP wanted all 10 it would still be retail. There are plenty who are waiting to pay full price but i still think you will be waiting a few years. Unless you have a great relationship with an AD already, i just don't see how. Maybe a discount an an aquanaut, but probably not and definitely nothing in the range suggested by the OP, also there is no AD with more than one that i have ever heard of so multiple aquanaut purchases isnt happening.

Paying for 3 PP's in cash you are more likely to get robbed on the way to the AD then you will have a chance of a cash discount. Some small AD's maybe as the CC transaction fee is around 3% but big AD's don't care and many don't want to deal with that much cash anyway and probably prefer a CC.
I think the poster is referring to a check or wire transfer when he says cash.
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I think the poster is referring to a check or wire transfer when he says cash.
I disagree, I believe poster means he will pay in cash, monopoly money. When he indeed gets this 30% discount off an aquanaut/nautilus he is referring too.
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im curious whats the deal on application pieces? I have no idea. Is it model dependent or generally full retail? I would assume full retail.
No idea on application pieces. I'm more referring to allocation pieces.
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Old 15 November 2017, 07:30 AM   #30
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First, since you're in NJ you need to find the most advantageous pricing / currency / msrp. The USA is not the best.

So...

Seek out best country/currency/VAT discount BEFORE you even bother with a dealer (AD or Grey). Since cost for product is about 61% of msrp.... so this is why you also want to bring to your benefit currency and msrp mis-pricing due to currency fluctuation (and VAT back from Europe, etc).

European dealer give you, say, 20% off. Then you get VAT back (~17%) and thus a nice discount to that of near USA dealer cost :)
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