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Old 11 August 2019, 12:32 PM   #31
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Please use commas in your rants.
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Old 11 August 2019, 12:33 PM   #32
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Old 11 August 2019, 01:24 PM   #33
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The moral is; don’t buy watches in central London. Bond Street for goodness sake. And best avoid chains too. Independents try harder.
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Old 11 August 2019, 04:04 PM   #34
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I think the UK is being cleared out of stock by overseas buyers (again) with the recent large fall in GBP.
Not surprised the Bond St staff are like that.

No excuse though. Exactly what you would expect in That London*.

If you come to the capital (Manchester) people are much friendlier.


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*London is not really a city. Just a few villages next to each other.
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Old 11 August 2019, 05:11 PM   #35
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Actually this is a very real issue.

I have no idea how people could read his breathless wall of text in its entirety (I sure didn't), nor how could people not be informed of the very existence of commas in the first place (it's part of the primary school curriculum - did OP not attend primary school ?).
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Old 11 August 2019, 05:30 PM   #36
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Actually this is a very real issue.

I have no idea how people could read his breathless wall of text in its entirety (I sure didn't), nor how could people not be informed of the very existence of commas in the first place (it's part of the primary school curriculum - did OP not attend primary school ?).

Isnít it ironic that the op starts a thread about people being rude using some of the language he (?) does.

Great example to people reading the forum!
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Old 11 August 2019, 05:41 PM   #37
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I visited both the Mappin and Webb and the Rolex store Bond street in mid July, and the staff were great with me. No watches, though.

Perhaps it's just you.
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Old 11 August 2019, 05:43 PM   #38
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Welcome to the 3rd rudest western city in the world

After NYC and Paris
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Old 11 August 2019, 05:49 PM   #39
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I think you missed the point....
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Old 11 August 2019, 05:50 PM   #40
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I think you missed the point....


Whatís the point.....


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Old 11 August 2019, 05:53 PM   #41
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The person who made the comment lives in the UK so clearly knows that London is on the same island. It’s like an American not knowing that New York was in the USA.

The point was that the post generalised rudeness of “UK ADs” based on a London experience. London is not known for its friendliness, where as head north and in general, things get friendlier the further north you go. Again some generalisations but that’s the general point
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Old 11 August 2019, 05:56 PM   #42
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The point was made that London doesn't represent the whole of the UK in terms of AD rudeness. If you go up North like Manchester, you might get a better welcome.

We all know London is in the UK lol
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Old 11 August 2019, 05:56 PM   #43
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The person who made the comment lives in the UK so clearly knows that London is on the same island. Itís like an American not knowing that New York was in the USA.

The point was that the post generalised rudeness of ďUK ADsĒ based on a London experience. London is not known for its friendliness, where as head north and in general, things get friendlier the further north you go. Again some generalisations but thatís the general point


Oh, good point and fair enough lol


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Old 11 August 2019, 05:57 PM   #44
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The person who made the comment lives in the UK so clearly knows that London is on the same island. Itís like an American not knowing that New York was in the USA.

The point was that the post generalised rudeness of ďUK ADsĒ based on a London experience. London is not known for its friendliness, where as head north and in general, things get friendlier the further north you go. Again some generalisations but thatís the general point
Beat me to it lol.
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Old 11 August 2019, 05:57 PM   #45
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Old 11 August 2019, 05:58 PM   #46
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I am sorry to hear that Krystal was unsatisfactory.
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Old 11 August 2019, 06:07 PM   #47
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We need to get Krystal on here for her side of the story lol
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Old 11 August 2019, 06:11 PM   #48
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you do know we are all going to have to visit there and ask for Krystal
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Old 11 August 2019, 06:32 PM   #49
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We need to get Krystal on here for her side of the story lol


Yes we should invite her to the forum !!!!!
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Old 11 August 2019, 07:49 PM   #50
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When on Bond Street, visit Wempe instead. Great service in there.
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Old 11 August 2019, 08:04 PM   #51
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From my experience the U.K. dealers have always been very polite and friendly. The one thing that they all stipulate, is they want to sell watches to local people. I agree in principle to this, as it helps to stop flippers going around the country getting all the hard to find pieces.
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Old 11 August 2019, 08:04 PM   #52
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Last year l purchased a DSSD Blue 126660 from this Bond Street branch in May
with no buying history with this shop, this was my second Rolex watch l had
purchased my first one a SD4K 116600 in 2016 from the WOS in Regents Street.
In 2017 l paid a deposit for a DSSD Blue 116600 at the Bond Street boutique and
waited and l would like to add that the times l would drop in l always found the staff
highly professional especially lvan who was my main point of contact.
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Old 11 August 2019, 11:01 PM   #53
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oh ive got stories of Rolex bond street. every one is awful. Its the worst AD I have even been in the the world.

I use to go in there for laughs just to see if they could top the rudeness from the previous visit. they never fail to exceed themselves

the last time i was in they refused to even consider selling me a Pt daytona. automatically said its a year wait.... they do have other stores all over the UK. One of the other WOS locations found one in a week for me.
Yes,, that square mile around Old and New Bond st just seems to gravitate
rudeness,,,
My WOS ad are so very nice unlike the above,,
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Old 11 August 2019, 11:56 PM   #54
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If you come to the capital (Manchester) people are much friendlier.




I thought Leeds was the capital!
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Old 12 August 2019, 12:31 AM   #55
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I thought that was part of the charm
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Old 12 August 2019, 01:01 AM   #56
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omg i cant believe krystal did that to you you really showed her by telling us all about it and then getting your depositback and getting another watch and then not getting anything fron krystal who seems to be a terrible person that i wouldn't ever want to deal with ever never ever enjoy your new rolex and you should go there every day and show kyrstal you have one
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Old 12 August 2019, 01:01 AM   #57
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So no one can clarify the ball licking thing?
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Old 12 August 2019, 01:12 AM   #58
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So no one can clarify the ball licking thing?
I never appreciated what other people now have to do to get a Rolex. Gone are the good ole days when all you had to do was buy the watch out of the ADís case.

I guess the OP weighed the cost / benefit of paying a grey a premium versus the Ďlickingí and made the choice he made.

Not for me, but hey, whatever floats his boat.
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Old 12 August 2019, 01:20 AM   #59
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So no one can clarify the ball licking thing?
Ah, I just Googled it........I would have to "really" want a watch pretty badly.....
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Old 12 August 2019, 01:31 AM   #60
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Ah, I just Googled it........I would have to "really" want a watch pretty badly.....
So conceptually it is about the desirability of the watch that would determine your willingness. Interesting tid bit
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