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  #31  
Old November 24th 06, 08:00 PM posted to alt.consumers.uk-discounts.and.bargains
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Narayana Vyas Kondreddi wrote:
I have finally decided to treat myself to a nice watch :-) After lots of
window shopping I decided to buy Rado Ceramica wrist watch. Watches from
this collection are ranging from 850 to 950 in the high street.

My question is, are there any shops (online or offline), that specialise
in
watches, and offer good value?


Probably not.

However, note that the margin on watches is high, at least 100% markup.
I bought a watch from Goldsmiths using Tesco vouchers (200 vouchers
for 800 watch). The assistant confided that they could afford to do
it because the margins are so high - they receive much less than 800
from Tesco.

It's unlikely though that any retailer will give you a good discount.

These luxury goods are designed to have a pointless markup, to increase
the desirability of the goods.


quite a good long thread considering the penis who started it didnt join in
much
good to see a few educated responses mixed in with the insults
my main point however was, what is a rich prick trying to get a discount for
anyway?


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  #32  
Old November 24th 06, 09:11 PM posted to alt.consumers.uk-discounts.and.bargains
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"Simon Finnigan" wrote in message
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Ron wrote:
same as someone who buys an Aston wants a quality car. Perhaps they
want something that is almost perfectly reliable, like a Saab,
instead of a Vauxhall.


Oh you great big ill informed plonker, a vauxhall vectra is a saab,
the same way a jaguar is a mondeo and skoda a golf. All the same,
just a different badge, many more examples about -
mazda 121 = fiesta, mazda 323 = focus.


So why do the cheaper cars break down a lot more often than the more
expensive versions? And yes, I am speaking from experience of dealing
with said broken down cars.

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Is it not just that (in some cases) the chassis are the same and they share
some common parts, also the more expensive ones potentially have better
built engines and higher quality interiors etc?

Isn't something similar happening between Nissan and Renault at the moment?
The new Renault and Nissan ranges are very similar, the Clio looking a lot
like the Note.


  #33  
Old November 24th 06, 09:17 PM posted to alt.consumers.uk-discounts.and.bargains
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Default What's the best place to buy a wrist watch?

On 23 Nov 2006, Narayana Vyas Kondreddi
wrote:

I have finally decided to treat myself to a nice watch :-) After
lots of window shopping I decided to buy Rado Ceramica wrist watch.
Watches from this collection are ranging from 850 to 950 in the
high street.

My question is, are there any shops (online or offline), that
specialise in watches, and offer good value?

Don't have much experience buying watches. So, any help that you
could provide in getting a good deal on this watch will be much
appreciated.


You didn't ask for opinions so I will offer mine gingerly but IMHO the
Rado watches are not exactly my favourite. In fact they do not seem to
be all that nice.

However I am told that in some markets (eg the Middle East) Rado is very
highly rated. This shows how tastes vary. But even if I try to be
accomodating, I have to admit that I find the Rados rather, er, um. well
you know what I mean!
  #34  
Old November 24th 06, 11:46 PM posted to alt.consumers.uk-discounts.and.bargains
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Narayana Vyas Kondreddi wrote:
I have finally decided to treat myself to a nice watch :-) After lots of
window shopping I decided to buy Rado Ceramica wrist watch. Watches from
this collection are ranging from 850 to 950 in the high street.

My question is, are there any shops (online or offline), that specialise in
watches, and offer good value?

Don't have much experience buying watches. So, any help that you could
provide in getting a good deal on this watch will be much appreciated.

Regards
Vyas


Try eBay. There are good reputable dealers out there who only sell
there. Some UK ones selling Rado's at good prices.

I bought a Seiko Kinetic from a reputable US store. UK RRP was 300 - I
got it (buy it now) for 120 + the import duty/tax came to another 25
or so. So got a good deal. Covered by Seiko's world wide warranty.

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  #35  
Old November 24th 06, 11:51 PM posted to alt.consumers.uk-discounts.and.bargains
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"Lordy.UK" wrote in message
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Isn't something similar happening between Nissan and Renault
at the moment?


Renault bought around a 50% stake in Nissan about 2 years ago,
supposedly to try and get help with the reliability problems (although
that's not the official line of course).


--
Lordy.UK

whats actually hapening is that nissan are getting renault wiring and
multiplex systems
and renault are getting some of the nissan engines
good deal for renault!


  #36  
Old November 24th 06, 11:52 PM posted to alt.consumers.uk-discounts.and.bargains
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"Zak" wrote in message
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On 23 Nov 2006, Narayana Vyas Kondreddi
wrote:

I have finally decided to treat myself to a nice watch :-) After
lots of window shopping I decided to buy Rado Ceramica wrist watch.
Watches from this collection are ranging from 850 to 950 in the
high street.

My question is, are there any shops (online or offline), that
specialise in watches, and offer good value?

Don't have much experience buying watches. So, any help that you
could provide in getting a good deal on this watch will be much
appreciated.


You didn't ask for opinions so I will offer mine gingerly but IMHO the
Rado watches are not exactly my favourite. In fact they do not seem to
be all that nice.

However I am told that in some markets (eg the Middle East) Rado is very
highly rated. This shows how tastes vary. But even if I try to be
accomodating, I have to admit that I find the Rados rather, er, um. well
you know what I mean!

i know what you mean
ok for an idiot with more money than sense


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Old November 24th 06, 11:53 PM posted to alt.consumers.uk-discounts.and.bargains
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"JohnB" wrote in message
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Narayana Vyas Kondreddi wrote:
I have finally decided to treat myself to a nice watch :-) After lots of
window shopping I decided to buy Rado Ceramica wrist watch. Watches from
this collection are ranging from 850 to 950 in the high street.

My question is, are there any shops (online or offline), that specialise
in watches, and offer good value?

Don't have much experience buying watches. So, any help that you could
provide in getting a good deal on this watch will be much appreciated.

Regards
Vyas


Try eBay. There are good reputable dealers out there who only sell there.
Some UK ones selling Rado's at good prices.

I bought a Seiko Kinetic from a reputable US store. UK RRP was 300 - I
got it (buy it now) for 120 + the import duty/tax came to another 25 or
so. So got a good deal. Covered by Seiko's world wide warranty.

--
JohnB


seiko!
at last a bit of taste
well done that man


  #38  
Old November 25th 06, 12:20 AM posted to alt.consumers.uk-discounts.and.bargains
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"Mindwipe" [email protected] wrote in message
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"Lordy.UK" wrote in message
.. .
Isn't something similar happening between Nissan and Renault
at the moment?


Renault bought around a 50% stake in Nissan about 2 years ago,
supposedly to try and get help with the reliability problems (although
that's not the official line of course).


--
Lordy.UK

whats actually hapening is that nissan are getting renault wiring and
multiplex systems
and renault are getting some of the nissan engines
good deal for renault!


also the nissan turbos which will be a relief for laguna users


  #39  
Old November 25th 06, 12:42 AM posted to alt.consumers.uk-discounts.and.bargains
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"Narayana Vyas Kondreddi" wrote in message
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already told you what I think of your response...and am not going to waste
anymore time reading or replying to your message. You are ignored.



"Mindwipe" [email protected] wrote in message
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"Mindwipe" [email protected] wrote in message
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"Narayana Vyas Kondreddi" wrote in message
news Well, no conversation is complete without an unwanted/useless response
from someone like you.
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Regards
Vyas

"Mindwipe" [email protected] wrote in message
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"JohnT" wrote in message
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"Narayana Vyas Kondreddi" wrote in message
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I have finally decided to treat myself to a nice watch :-) After lots
of window shopping I decided to buy Rado Ceramica wrist watch.
Watches from this collection are ranging from 850 to 950 in the
high street.

My question is, are there any shops (online or offline), that
specialise in watches, and offer good value?

Don't have much experience buying watches. So, any help that you
could provide in getting a good deal on this watch will be much
appreciated.


I bought an expensive watch from Goldsmiths (at a retail outlet) a
few years ago and they were happy to give me a 10 per cent discount
(I had to ask for it). You could also look at an Amazon affiliate -
http://www.manhattanjewellers.co.uk/...arch+catalogue

JohnT



fail to see why you need such an expensive watch
buy a 20 one and give the rest to charity
its just a watch ffs




but then if some one has so much cash to waste perhaps they dont know
any better



the word shallow springs to mind




good bye then
top posting thicko


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Old November 25th 06, 01:21 AM posted to alt.consumers.uk-discounts.and.bargains
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In article , lid
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However I am told that in some markets (eg the Middle East) Rado is very
highly rated. This shows how tastes vary.


The Middle East is full of ****ed up arabs. Go figure why they like
"Rado's"...good timing mech for bombs?
 




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