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Old November 24th 06, 09:51 AM posted to alt.consumers.uk-discounts.and.bargains
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Default What's the best place to buy a wrist watch?

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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Old November 24th 06, 09:57 AM posted to alt.consumers.uk-discounts.and.bargains
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Default What's the best place to buy a wrist watch?

Cub wrote:
"Simon Finnigan" wrote in message
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Mindwipe wrote:
"JohnT" wrote in message
. uk...

"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


Why? Why give any money to charity just because they can afford to
splah almost a grand on a watch? Why bother spending 100k on a car
when a 3.50 Daewoo will get you from A to B? Perhaps they want a
quality watch, the 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.

I`m guessing that the only reason you felt the need to jump in is
utter jealousy that someone has the money to afford that much for a
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Quality ! noooooway


you pay for the name , if it was value for money you should be able
to take it to another dealer and get waht you paid for it


Where did I say it was value for money? What I said was that if you can pay
more for a higher quality item, why not do so? Value for money isn`t
particularly relevant if you`re paying 1000 (or indeed a lot more) for a
watch. You`re buying something you want, and you feel that it is worth the
money. For example, I know people that would struggle to bring themselves
to pay 10 a head for a meal. For myself the happy maximum per head for a
meal would be about 50-75. I know some people who will happily pay 300 a
head for a meal. We are all happy with what we pay for the food and the
quality of the food, but I wouldn`t say that my food is 5 times better than
the cheaper meal, or that the expensive meal is 30 times better. The fact
is that we all have individual budgets and spend what we like within those
budgets.

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Old November 24th 06, 09:59 AM posted to alt.consumers.uk-discounts.and.bargains
Simon Finnigan
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Default What's the best place to buy a wrist watch?

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



If you have that much money to burn why ask hear for "discount shops"

that money could save a life , think of others



And your point is what? So should everyone live in a forest under a
self-made shelter, hunt for food and give all their wages away to charity?
That would seem to be the logical conclusion of your arguement. If you want
to give money to charity then that is your choice. If I choose to spend my
money on enjoying life, then again that is my choice - I put the work in to
gain the skills and qualifications that give me my earning power, why should
I not enjoy it myself?

And the way that a lot of wealthy people keep their wealth is to not **** it
away overpaying for things. If you can buy a car at a dealer for 15k, or
buy it online for 13k for the exact same package deal, why pay the extra?
If however you want to buy a car that costs 100k then why not try and find
it cheaper - if you can get 5k knocked off then that`s money left in the
bank.

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Old November 24th 06, 10:21 AM 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.

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Old November 24th 06, 11:00 AM posted to alt.consumers.uk-discounts.and.bargains
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"Mindwipe" [email protected] wrote in message
...

"JohnT" wrote in message
. uk...

"Narayana Vyas Kondreddi" wrote in message
...
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


Yet more jealousy from the great unwashed scum.


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Old November 24th 06, 11:02 AM posted to alt.consumers.uk-discounts.and.bargains
Gizmo.
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Default What's the best place to buy a wrist watch?


"Ron" wrote in message
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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.


uneducated ****


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Old November 24th 06, 02:54 PM posted to alt.consumers.uk-discounts.and.bargains
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"Gizmo." wrote in message
...

"Mindwipe" [email protected] wrote in message
...

"JohnT" wrote in message
. uk...

"Narayana Vyas Kondreddi" wrote in message
...
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


Yet more jealousy from the great unwashed scum.

More rubbish from those that blame poor people for being poor.


  #28  
Old November 24th 06, 03:52 PM posted to alt.consumers.uk-discounts.and.bargains
andy
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"Lordy.UK" wrote in message
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Which is something to do with the fact that the number of Vauxhalls on
the road is vastly larger than the number of SAABs on the road...


Nope, he was saying saabs don't break down as often as vauxhalls, nowt to do
with the number of either on the road. He meant relatively.


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Old November 24th 06, 06:45 PM posted to alt.consumers.uk-discounts.and.bargains
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Quality ! noooooway


you pay for the name , if it was value for money you should be able
to take it to another dealer and get waht you paid for it


Where did I say it was value for money? What I said was that if you can
pay more for a higher quality item, why not do so? Value for money isn`t
particularly relevant if you`re paying 1000 (or indeed a lot more) for a
watch. You`re buying something you want, and you feel that it is worth
the money. For example, I know people that would struggle to bring
themselves to pay 10 a head for a meal. For myself the happy maximum per
head for a meal would be about 50-75. I know some people who will
happily pay 300 a head for a meal. We are all happy with what we pay for
the food and the quality of the food, but I wouldn`t say that my food is 5
times better than the cheaper meal, or that the expensive meal is 30 times
better. The fact is that we all have individual budgets and spend what we
like within those budgets.


Yeahbut, some Skoda's are actually better than all the other cars in their
class. They just don't carry the same qudos, and, they are deliberately
styled to make them a 'value' product that doesn't interfere with the higher
market segments.

For any product, you can pay any price, but value is where you find it.


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Old November 24th 06, 06:53 PM posted to alt.consumers.uk-discounts.and.bargains
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"Mindwipe" [email protected] wrote in message
...

"JohnT" wrote in message
. uk...

"Narayana Vyas Kondreddi" wrote in message
...
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



How do you know he's not contributing to charities already, or works for
one?

Look out on any motorway and look for all the top marques. In your world,
they would trade them for Skodas to help starving children.

A watch is jewelry when you can afford it, and something that brings
pleasure when you wear it. We all wish that humans were not born into pain
and suffering, but we also all aspire to the fulfillment of personal desires
of beauty and luxury. We all have our luxuries, some of them simple, some of
them grand. Without them, humans would still be living in caves.


 




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