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Old 15 January 2010, 04:08 AM   #1
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eBay seller GeneralWar/Sant Blanc?

First, thank you in advance for any input.

Secondly, has anyone had any experience in doing business with General War aka Sant Blanc on eBay? They have several watches at what appear to be compellingly great prices, and I am trying to do some due diligence prior to leaping.

http://stores.ebay.com/SANT-BLANC-Fine-Swiss-Watches

Once again, thanks!
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Old 15 January 2010, 04:19 AM   #2
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GeneralWar is Jon Todd's company, he is a good guy. Not the quickest to call back sometimes, but reasonable and honest.
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Old 15 January 2010, 08:56 AM   #3
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He is partnered up with Chris Wiley from Watch Chest on eBay also. They run a retail operation and are OK. Some of their listings are "stock" pics, so you need to be real specific about the watch you are buying. Also they tend not to disclose the series letter in the listings and if the watch you are bidding on is not the one pictured then you could be surprised, so again be very specific about the piece.
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Old 15 January 2010, 09:06 AM   #4
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GeneralWar is Jon Todd's company, he is a good guy. Not the quickest to call back sometimes, but reasonable and honest.
Greg (Mosco) also sells Rolex on TRF talk to him. He has good feedback from others!
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Old 15 January 2010, 01:19 PM   #5
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I have both bought and sold to Jon Todd. He is a straight forward guy--sometimes tough on follow thru--but has nice watches for sure. Make sure you get him to work with you on price as often what he lists for and what his best price is quite different. Also--as stated above --a lot of stock photos or old watches.
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Old 15 January 2010, 09:38 PM   #6
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He is partnered up with Chris Wiley from Watch Chest on eBay also.
I can't speak re Jon, but I've bought Rolex from Chris before. Smooth transaction and goods as described.
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Old 15 January 2010, 11:10 PM   #7
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Old 16 January 2010, 01:31 AM   #8
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Thanks to all for valuable input!
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Old 20 August 2010, 11:51 AM   #9
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GeneralWar/Jon Todd

I have bought 2 Rolex from Jon Todd. Outstanding in every way.
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Old 10 September 2010, 03:43 AM   #10
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Thanks all - that's good info.

For those who have purchased from generalwar / watchchest on ebay - were you able to get more specific info from them? The ebay listings are pretty vague, e.g. "condition - pre-owned", no info on year/serial range, stock photos, etc. I'm guessing you were able to get more specifics from them?
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Old 27 September 2010, 09:07 PM   #11
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I got my GMTII-C from Jon, no problems whatsoever. He'll answer any questions you may have, his number is in his listings. I recieved probably the most courteous and professional assistance I could have ever hoped for. I would recommend him 100%!!
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Old 5 October 2010, 05:08 AM   #12
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I've been eyeing a watch from generalwar. Do you think they would accept an offer off ebay so I could get a better deal?
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Old 15 November 2010, 05:07 AM   #13
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I bought a 18k Daytona from Jon 2 weeks weeks ago. No problems, very happy with my purchase.
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Old 27 November 2010, 01:49 PM   #14
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I purchaed a new Submariner 116613 from Jon at the end of October. He spent fifteen minutes each in two separate phone calls to answer all my due diligence questions. He even told me to pay with paypal e-check as that would better protect me - the buyer. The price was very fair.
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Old 29 July 2011, 12:57 AM   #15
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Everything from Santblanc.com aka General War on eBay.com is pristine perfect. I would do business with Jon Todd any day.
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Old 31 August 2011, 02:37 AM   #16
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If you would like to find out more information about Sant Blanc aka Jon Todd, he has a website now. He sells [Link to commercial site removed] on this site at [Link to commercial site removed] and has some information about his history, company, etc. There is also a link to his eBay store there as well. On his eBay Sant Blanc has 100% positive feedback score of 840+ with nothing but great comments. It also shows that he has been with eBay since January of 2000.
As for me, this is enough positive information to make Sant Blanc a positive company in my book. I do know that you can save some money by shopping on his website verses eBay and even more by using the bank wire to pay. I saved about 5% when using this method and got my watch the very next day, better than described.

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Old 22 February 2012, 05:37 AM   #17
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Beware of any purchases with Sant Blanc. They are very unprofessional and do not stick to their word. Also, Jon asked me for my Social Security number, which for me was a HUGE RED FLAG.....
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Old 22 February 2012, 10:04 AM   #18
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Jon is great. Expecting my second watch from him tomorrow. So helpful and patient with my many questions :-)
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Old 4 March 2012, 06:06 PM   #19
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Beware of any purchases with Sant Blanc. They are very unprofessional and do not stick to their word. Also, Jon asked me for my Social Security number, which for me was a HUGE RED FLAG.....
Buyer Beware
Could you elaborate on your very unprofessional experience? Did you take delivery of a watch or did you end the transaction at the social security number request?
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Old 4 March 2012, 06:11 PM   #20
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Beware of any purchases with Sant Blanc. They are very unprofessional and do not stick to their word. Also, Jon asked me for my Social Security number, which for me was a HUGE RED FLAG.....
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Old 7 March 2012, 12:24 PM   #21
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I bought my first Rolex from Chris about 3 years ago. The watch came the next day and was in perfect condition. I brought the watch to Rolex in New York the next day and it checked out to be Authentic. The experience was great and I'm thinking about buying another one very soon.
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