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Old 24 January 2020, 02:28 PM   #1
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Building my AD Relationship

So I went in to my AD tonight for the third time in about 2 months, and have spoken with the manager each time, who I find very personable. Anyway I came in to tell him that I couldn't wait to get my first Rolex and bought a DJ online (even though I was on his list) but was still hoping to stay on his steel sub list. And I told him my goal is to complete the set with a Root Beer in another year or so.

His response totally took me back -- He said to put down my wishlist in order of what I want most with my phone number. Whatever I wanted. So i put down 1) Hulk; 2) BLNR; 3) Sub Date; 4) No Date.
And he was totally down with those and said he appreciated that I keep coming by and that I'm local, and that I should expect a call in 6 months or so -- and if it was for a black sub that he'd let me turn it down if he thinks it might be only a few more months for the hulk/batman :)

Anyway, feeling optomistic about my chances of getting one of these guys. Even without a purchase history
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Old 24 January 2020, 03:32 PM   #2
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Old 24 January 2020, 03:33 PM   #3
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Hope you get something nice
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Old 24 January 2020, 03:36 PM   #4
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Very nice. Nice to hear there are good ADs still out there.
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Old 24 January 2020, 04:59 PM   #5
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OP, I do hope you get all of those watches (and then some), but I'd be very, very surprised if that AD even gave you the No Date
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Old 24 January 2020, 05:27 PM   #6
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Is he worried that his greys may not want any more Hulks, BLNR’s, Subdates or Subs?
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Old 24 January 2020, 05:35 PM   #7
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I hope this happens for you, but I must say that it seems too good to be true.

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Old 24 January 2020, 06:14 PM   #8
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So I went in to my AD tonight for the third time in about 2 months, and have spoken with the manager each time, who I find very personable. Anyway I came in to tell him that I couldn't wait to get my first Rolex and bought a DJ online (even though I was on his list) but was still hoping to stay on his steel sub list. And I told him my goal is to complete the set with a Root Beer in another year or so.

His response totally took me back -- He said to put down my wishlist in order of what I want most with my phone number. Whatever I wanted. So i put down 1) Hulk; 2) BLNR; 3) Sub Date; 4) No Date.
And he was totally down with those and said he appreciated that I keep coming by and that I'm local, and that I should expect a call in 6 months or so -- and if it was for a black sub that he'd let me turn it down if he thinks it might be only a few more months for the hulk/batman :)

Anyway, feeling optomistic about my chances of getting one of these guys. Even without a purchase history
One tip...don't mention to an AD that you bought Grey Market. They don't like that one bit. It also sends a signal to them that you might buy a watch from them and flip it. Talking about Grey Market with an AD sends all the wrong signals even if they "chat you up" with the waiting list jabber.
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Old 24 January 2020, 06:49 PM   #9
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So I went in to my AD tonight for the third time in about 2 months, and have spoken with the manager each time, who I find very personable. Anyway I came in to tell him that I couldn't wait to get my first Rolex and bought a DJ online (even though I was on his list) but was still hoping to stay on his steel sub list. And I told him my goal is to complete the set with a Root Beer in another year or so.:
I’m confused.... why didn’t you buy the DJ from the AD? That seems like a much better way to build the relationship.
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Old 24 January 2020, 06:53 PM   #10
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I’m confused.... why didn’t you buy the DJ from the AD? That seems like a much better way to build the relationship.


Yep, agreed. Probably cheaper and quicker with a grey. This is what people used to do with the now in-demand models. Those same people now complain that AD’s won’t get them what they want. You reap what you sow in this world!




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Old 24 January 2020, 07:48 PM   #11
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Old 24 January 2020, 08:09 PM   #12
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So I went in to my AD tonight for the third time in about 2 months, and have spoken with the manager each time, who I find very personable. Anyway I came in to tell him that I couldn't wait to get my first Rolex and bought a DJ online (even though I was on his list) but was still hoping to stay on his steel sub list. And I told him my goal is to complete the set with a Root Beer in another year or so.

His response totally took me back -- He said to put down my wishlist in order of what I want most with my phone number. Whatever I wanted. So i put down 1) Hulk; 2) BLNR; 3) Sub Date; 4) No Date.
And he was totally down with those and said he appreciated that I keep coming by and that I'm local, and that I should expect a call in 6 months or so -- and if it was for a black sub that he'd let me turn it down if he thinks it might be only a few more months for the hulk/batman :)

Anyway, feeling optomistic about my chances of getting one of these guys. Even without a purchase history
In the real world all of this today's ADs relationship stuff only exists on internet forums, all ADs are in businesses for one thing only.That is to sell as many watches to any Tom,Dick or Harry that shows interest in buying in his/her place of business.Of coarse he appreciated it he is hopefully going to sell you some watches thats what his retail business is for.
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Old 24 January 2020, 08:17 PM   #13
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“Building a relationship” means making them money. It doesn’t mean “getting to know them” like you seem to think. I wouldn’t hold my breath for a hulk or a batgirl from that AD. Move on.


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Old 24 January 2020, 09:00 PM   #14
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All the best. I wouldn't entertain it myself. 3 visits and you're looking at 6 months+. I'd apply the '3 date rule'. See ya.
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Old 24 January 2020, 09:04 PM   #15
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So I went in to my AD tonight for the third time in about 2 months, and have spoken with the manager each time, who I find very personable. Anyway I came in to tell him that I couldn't wait to get my first Rolex and bought a DJ online (even though I was on his list) but was still hoping to stay on his steel sub list. And I told him my goal is to complete the set with a Root Beer in another year or so.

His response totally took me back -- He said to put down my wishlist in order of what I want most with my phone number. Whatever I wanted. So i put down 1) Hulk; 2) BLNR; 3) Sub Date; 4) No Date.
And he was totally down with those and said he appreciated that I keep coming by and that I'm local, and that I should expect a call in 6 months or so -- and if it was for a black sub that he'd let me turn it down if he thinks it might be only a few more months for the hulk/batman :)

Anyway, feeling optomistic about my chances of getting one of these guys. Even without a purchase history
Very cool. Smart to keep going and visiting. I bet that sales guy will hook you up with at least one of those in the next few months. I look forward to hearing about you picking one up.

And OP just ignore most of the posts on this thread. There are some mean peeps here. Brush it off. You’ll get one of the watches you’re looking for. Keep stopping in.
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Old 24 January 2020, 09:04 PM   #16
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“Building a relationship” means making them money. It doesn’t mean “getting to know them” like you seem to think. I wouldn’t hold my breath for a hulk or a batgirl from that AD. Move on.


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Old 24 January 2020, 09:35 PM   #17
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Sounds very positive... let us know how you get on.
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Old 24 January 2020, 09:46 PM   #18
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Good luck Matt. Don’t let the naysayers ruin your mood
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Old 24 January 2020, 09:54 PM   #19
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Why do people kiss the arse of AD’s? If they had a display full of the watches you wanted, you would not spend 2 minutes talking to the AD
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Old 24 January 2020, 09:54 PM   #20
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Good luck on the hunt, OP. It makes the catch ever sweeter.
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Old 24 January 2020, 09:55 PM   #21
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So I went in to my AD tonight for the third time in about 2 months, and have spoken with the manager each time, who I find very personable. Anyway I came in to tell him that I couldn't wait to get my first Rolex and bought a DJ online (even though I was on his list) but was still hoping to stay on his steel sub list. And I told him my goal is to complete the set with a Root Beer in another year or so.

His response totally took me back -- He said to put down my wishlist in order of what I want most with my phone number. Whatever I wanted. So i put down 1) Hulk; 2) BLNR; 3) Sub Date; 4) No Date.
And he was totally down with those and said he appreciated that I keep coming by and that I'm local, and that I should expect a call in 6 months or so -- and if it was for a black sub that he'd let me turn it down if he thinks it might be only a few more months for the hulk/batman :)

Anyway, feeling optomistic about my chances of getting one of these guys. Even without a purchase history
Buying the DJ from him rather than online would have helped your cause
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Old 24 January 2020, 10:57 PM   #22
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Good luck. You never know how things will play out. I would make a trip back to the AD in a month or so and talk to the manager again. I would ask him what watches he has me down for, without telling him, and see what he says. If he can reference some type of list and read it back to you then you are on a list. If he can not or he puts you off then you know you are on a list, the one for people that do not matter, so you can then make your buying decision. My AD has stopped the list situation as it creates an expectation that you are going to possibly get a watch that they know you will not in the current market. Does it ruffle some feather, sure, but I think it is better than giving people false hope. Good luck and keep us posted.
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Old 24 January 2020, 11:05 PM   #23
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Old 24 January 2020, 11:12 PM   #24
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I'd spend more time talking to a sales person at an AD if they had a case full of watches.
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Old 25 January 2020, 12:38 AM   #25
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Hang in there. I think you have a reasonable shot. I got my first watch an Air king one week after a nice phone conversation with my local AD whom I had never met or had history with. When I went to pick it up had a nice conversation about the craziness of the market and ss models. I mentioned a few others I would like including a BLRO to give my father as a birthday present.

Ten days later I got a call offering a black dial Explorer II 216570 which I bought and two months later I picked up the BLRO. So yes relationships do matter.
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Old 25 January 2020, 12:42 AM   #26
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I hope you get something on your list. Especially in today’s market of games, smoke and mirrors, and “lists” that are nothing but a ruse.
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Old 25 January 2020, 12:57 AM   #27
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Old 25 January 2020, 12:58 AM   #28
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In the real world all of this today's ADs relationship stuff only exists on internet forums, all ADs are in businesses for one thing only.That is to sell as many watches to any Tom,Dick or Harry that shows interest in buying in his/her place of business.Of coarse he appreciated it he is hopefully going to sell you some watches thats what his retail business is for.


Nonsense. I live in the real world. I have a great relationship with all the people at my local AD. I was first to get the Daytona and first to get the Pepsi. I am by no means one of their best customers.

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Old 25 January 2020, 12:59 AM   #29
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Not true. That is exactly what I did back in the day when their displays were full. Perhaps that’s why they treat me so well now.


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Not true. That is exactly what I did back in the day when their displays were full. Perhaps that’s why they treat me so well now.


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100% agree with this!

I know that my AD is in my corner- they have been really good to me.
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