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Old 25 January 2020, 01:20 AM   #31
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Not true. That is exactly what I did back in the day when their displays were full. Perhaps thatís why they treat me so well now.


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I agree with this. A optimistic mind would view it as building relationship while a pessimistic mind would call it something totally opposite. Everything we feel about something is largely about our perspective of it, not the thing itself. It's all about perspective.
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Old 25 January 2020, 01:33 AM   #32
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You would have been better off if you had reversed the order, looks like a flipper's wish list as it is.
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Old 25 January 2020, 02:49 AM   #33
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I have to take issue with this:
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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.
Your comment is probably made out of frustration toward those on here who are "jaded" with the Rolex experience, and though I cannot speak for everyone, my post wasn't meant to be "mean" or "pessimistic." I genuinely think that the AD salesman laughed to himself the moment OP left the shop, and I wouldn't put money on the AD getting anything for OP in 6 month's time, or even a year.

Many of us (who have landed allocation pieces from ADs at MSRP) recognize that the OP made a couple crucial mistakes:
  1. He purchased an otherwise available non-allocation piece from the grey market, instead of using the opportunity to help out a Sales Associate and in turn, speed up his delivery date- and, in turn, show the salesman he's more concerned about saving a thousand bucks on a DJ rather than doing business with said salesman.

  2. His list sounds like a flipper's list, and no offense, OP, but few could blame the salesman for thinking that. In fact, I welcome the opportunity for anyone here to ask their AD how they recognize flippers. The first or second tell-tale is that "they list all the stainless steel sports models as their desired watches."

    And who can blame them? Did Rolex come out with a "secret pheromone sauce" that they coat on the stainless steel GMTs, Subs, Sky-Dwellers, and Daytonas? Something they put on those watches but not others?

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You would have been better off if you had reversed the order, looks like a flipper's wish list as it is.
Exactly my point.

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Hahahahah
Patton250 wasn't wrong about that post.
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Old 25 January 2020, 03:21 AM   #34
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Its like building a relationship with the eye on marriage ,only much more serious !

Sorry,but this relationship building with Rolex retailers is really getting boring .The nuances of the special tricks of getting the deal
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Old 25 January 2020, 03:28 AM   #35
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Its like building a relationship with the eye on marriage ,only much more serious !

Sorry,but this relationship building with Rolex retailers is really getting boring .The nuances of the special tricks of getting the deal
It's not really complicated, to be honest.

"Help me, and I'll help you." Any deviations from that is usually one side being a little greedier than the other.

OP, it's not that we're trying to discourage you from buying through the AD as much as we're encouraging you to not count on one AD. You'll be disappointed when the years pile up and there's nothing to show for it.
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Old 25 January 2020, 03:43 AM   #36
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I would think when you told this store you bought a watch online that you were on a list for from them, they may have been nice but now will not sell you anything hard to get. Even mentioning grey dealers or the grey market in general in an AD is a real bad idea.
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Old 25 January 2020, 04:16 AM   #37
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I've been hearing a lot more of this. Perhaps the winds of change are blowing?
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Old 25 January 2020, 04:49 AM   #38
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50/50 your number went in the trash.
Likely, very likely. Perhaps thinks of him as a potential flipper as he was asking for all the hot models.

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Old 25 January 2020, 04:57 AM   #39
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Your AD also wants to build a relationship with you. Stoping in lets them know that you're willing to put the time in and probably aren't just trying to make a quick buck. If you keep in touch, I think he can get you a Sub in that time frame.
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Old 25 January 2020, 05:10 AM   #40
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Wishing you the best....but don't hold your breath.

It's been at least 18 months since my AD told me my Hulk would come in in the next 3 months...or sooner!
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Old 25 January 2020, 06:00 AM   #41
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Good luck to you. Nothing wrong with getting to know your AD. I stop by my mine every few months because I enjoy seeing what they have and talking watches.
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Old 25 January 2020, 06:15 AM   #42
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This is exactly how it works. I just bought my BLRO and like others have said before Iím not a VIP by any means.
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Old 25 January 2020, 08:06 AM   #43
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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.
Mate why the need to tell him that you bought online and hoping to stay on his steel sub list?

He should be looking out for you even moreso because of your persistence alone !

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Old 25 January 2020, 08:39 AM   #44
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Why do people kiss the arse of ADís? If they had a display full of the watches you wanted, you would not spend 2 minutes talking to the AD
That says a lot about...

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Old 25 January 2020, 08:43 AM   #45
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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. Youíll get one of the watches youíre looking for. Keep stopping in.
Thanks sir! Will do!!
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Old 25 January 2020, 08:51 AM   #46
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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.
Nice! Yes, one of the things he said to me was that when they get a piece they prefer to call someone they like than someone thatís only come in once from out of town. It feels like they want to find someone they can trust enough not to go out and flip.
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