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    It's worth bearing in mind this post from the OP on another thread:

    Quote Originally Posted by Ivan Drago View Post
    Just picked this up from Goldsmiths after ordering .....yesterday !

    David M claiming it was a 4/6 month wait and Goldsmiths Liverpool 6 months.

    Trafford centre got me one in less than a day and no holding the card.
    If you aren't happy with waiting for a watch that will, when it comes, be fresh off the Rolex delivery, and have carried on looking, and are pleased that a large chain have found exactly the thing you wanted in next to no time, then the packaging is likely show signs of having been doing its job of keeping the watch safe and sound while it gets moved around from branch to branch.

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    I thought the watch was despatched in its Ďcoffiní from Rolex, and that the store keeps a collection of boxes into which the watch goes. So blame the dealer, not Rolex. Although, in this case, the outer box was just doing its job.
    Whatís the OP going to do when he wears the watch and it gets a few marks? The horror.....

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    Did you buy used watch?

    No?

    Return the thing and have them find a clean one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinner77 View Post
    Did you buy used watch?

    No?

    Return the thing and have them find a clean one.
    The watch, itís box and contents are are fine.

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    It doesn't matter.

    If you buy a brand new car and it is delivered covered in pidgeon crap, that would also be alright, I suppose?

    You bought a new watch, with inner and outer box. It should be new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinner77 View Post
    It doesn't matter.

    If you buy a brand new car and it is delivered covered in pidgeon crap, that would also be alright, I suppose?

    You bought a new watch, with inner and outer box. It should be new.
    Not the same at all. If a new car was delivered with seat protectors and one was bit dirty would you make a fuss?

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    There's a mildly interesting, and certainly faintly ridiculous, discussion to be had here.

    At what point may the assorted 'wrappings' reasonably cease to be regarded as purely protection and, instead, as part of the item being bought? If the protection itself must be pristine then it ceases to be protection. If the box and protective sleeve come, in turn, in a branded plastic bag, does that also have to be in perfect condition, requiring Rolex to wrap it in an additional bag, presumably non-branded, to avoid further 'liability'? If there are n wrappings, should n-1 be pristine? Deep questions ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Normunds View Post
    I heard that white boxes are originally wrapped in a cling film. Be sure to ask dealer to supply that too!!!
    No factory clingfilm to be retained by the customer. It's policy :-p

    OP, get a grip!

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    The solution is for Rolex to provide their watches in a Tescoís bag. Or, on second thoughts, Waitrose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paskinner View Post
    The solution is for Rolex to provide their watches in a Tescoís bag. Or, on second thoughts, Waitrose.
    Believe it or not.
    I took mine in Sainsbury's bag as didn't want to attract any attention and was traveling by public transport from Central London.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinner77 View Post
    It doesn't matter.

    If you buy a brand new car and it is delivered covered in pidgeon crap, that would also be alright, I suppose?

    You bought a new watch, with inner and outer box. It should be new.
    When I last bought a car I inspected it and a bit needed cleaning so I asked the dealer to clean it, without asking the combined wisdom of the forum. What I didnít inspect was the various protective films and wrappings the car had on during its transportation. The item I bought was fine and fit for purpose.

    Retail stock rooms arenít sterile environments and the odd mark on protective packaging isnít something Iíd worry about. Iíd put those outer boxes in the loft, or bottom of the wardrobe, or somewhere else out of sight.

    Iíve also bought and sold the odd watch and donít ever recall the likes of Watchfinder asking if the outer boxes were unmarked so they could adjust their valuation accordingly.

    In short it makes no difference to the condition of the product, its functionality, or its value (unless covered in pigeon crap).

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    Get a life it's a bloody box.

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    It's a frikkin waiting list "I will keep the papers " Rolex FFS. It's not a 50£ Seiko.

    And it's not a box. As much as Rolex is not a watch.

    It should be peeeerfeeeect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinner77 View Post
    It's a frikkin waiting list "I will keep the papers " Rolex FFS. It's not a 50£ Seiko.

    And it's not a box. As much as Rolex is not a watch.

    It should be peeeerfeeeect.
    Rolex are not that expensive. Almost everyone on here has one or more. I think the OP is expecting too much for a mere £5k watch.

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    OP just have a read of the first two posts of the link Iíve put up here..

    https://www.readytogo.net/smb/thread...erapy.1473231/


    Read it again , then tell me how important your dirty box means to you.

    Hang your head in shame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster73 View Post
    OP just have a read of the first two posts of the link Iíve put up here..

    https://www.readytogo.net/smb/thread...erapy.1473231/


    Read it again , then tell me how important your dirty box means to you.

    Hang your head in shame.
    Unfair and rather bizarre post.

    You never expressed a trivial complaint?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stefmcd View Post
    Unfair and rather bizarre post.

    You never expressed a trivial complaint?

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    Don't agree
    Putting meaningless crap into perspective is necessary from time to time I would say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hood View Post
    Putting meaningless crap into perspective is necessary from time to time I would say.
    Probably no surprise that this is my feeling also. You quickly learn what is really important when your whole world suddenly comes crashing down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster73 View Post
    OP just have a read of the first two posts of the link Iíve put up here..
    ...
    Hang your head in shame.
    This could be added to any thread on most forums across the internet, and make anyone re-think and re-analyse. It's not specific to this thread.

    I am sorry for your predicament (as I am for all those who suffer in this world) and I wish you every blessing.

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    What has a chemo has to do with this? Been there done that btw.

    If OP bought a new watch, there should have been delivered in BNIB condition. Regardless of price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinner77 View Post
    What has a chemo has to do with this? Been there done that btw.

    If OP bought a new watch, there should have been delivered in BNIB condition. Regardless of price.
    I am sure it was BNIB- brand new in box unless you meant BNINB- brand new in new box:-)

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    Well .. that's also option.

    BNIBIBIB.

    *Sarcasm mode off*

    With all the fuss about waiting lists and other AD nonsense this whole thread is absurdity in a nutshell.

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    Being bothered over nothing ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Buster73 View Post
    OP just have a read of the first two posts of the link Iíve put up here..

    https://www.readytogo.net/smb/thread...erapy.1473231/


    Read it again , then tell me how important your dirty box means to you.

    Hang your head in shame.
    Hi Buster,

    Fellow Mackem from the SMB. Every time I see one of Foggyís posts it brings me back to reality.



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    Last edited by The Journey; 15th May 2019 at 08:12.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Journey View Post
    Hi Buster,

    Fellow Mackem from the SMB. Every time I see one of Foggyís posts it brings me back to reality.


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    Please make it stop.....


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    I think the OP has been given an unnecessary hard time.

    There was a smiley face at end of my initial reply but which did not display. These watches are expensive and with ever important discussions about having all the boxes, papers etc which add/retain value, why would you want a damaged box. It is all part of the package and as such, is important in my opinion.

    Had this been a discontinued NOS watch, then you would have to accept or reject the package.

    I am OCD about my watches but have not reached the peak of retaining stickers from a de-stickered watch. Everyone has their own level of what is normal and the differences should be respected in my opinion.

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    Itís not that youíre bothered. Itís that others are bothered that youíre bothered.....that bothers me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBin5 View Post
    Itís not that youíre bothered. Itís that others are bothered that youíre bothered.....that bothers me.
    This is awfully bothering.

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    Are you being "a tad over-dramatic"?

    Yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster73 View Post
    OP just have a read of the first two posts of the link Iíve put up here..

    https://www.readytogo.net/smb/thread...erapy.1473231/


    Read it again , then tell me how important your dirty box means to you.

    Hang your head in shame.
    Yes I'll hand my head in shame over everything from now on because I don't have cancer.

    More dramatic than my box post that.

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    I thought the forum wasn't for you and that you had left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seadog1408 View Post
    I thought the forum wasn't for you and that you had left.
    I seem to remember reading that too, Mike...

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    Have you tried asking Mumsnet about your box problem OP?

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    Chuck the box in the recycling. End of problem.

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    3 pages of this sh@tÖ. Someone posted one of the most impressive collection of Super Compressors the other week which didnít even make a page

    This forum is going to the dogsÖ. I may go and join Paul for a bit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by verv View Post
    Have you tried asking Mumsnet about your box problem OP?
    Hahahahahahahahahahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfie View Post
    3 pages of this sh@tÖ. Someone posted one of the most impressive collection of Super Compressors the other week which didnít even make a page

    This forum is going to the dogsÖ. I may go and join Paul for a bit!
    I agree. As long as it something Rolex it will drag on for ages. Rolex stamped poo would be on top for months....
    Sad really....


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    Quote Originally Posted by verv View Post
    Have you tried asking Mumsnet about your box problem OP?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfie View Post
    3 pages of this sh@tÖ. Someone posted one of the most impressive collection of Super Compressors the other week which didnít even make a page

    This forum is going to the dogsÖ. I may go and join Paul for a bit!
    Divided forum.
    If you sit by the river long enough, you'll see your brand new with tags bargepole float by right after the swine which choked on the pearls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by verv View Post
    Have you tried asking Mumsnet about your box problem OP?
    Are they the experts on the defiled boxes?
    If you sit by the river long enough, you'll see your brand new with tags bargepole float by right after the swine which choked on the pearls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiny View Post
    Rolex are not that expensive. Almost everyone on here has one or more. I think the OP is expecting too much for a mere £5k watch.
    Unless I missed a subtle use of irony in your post , I think you need to get a grip on reality. If you don't think £5k is insanely expensive for anything, let alone a watch, you are out of touch. There are people who have to live for a year on that sort of money. I am certainly not poor, but I don't have a Rolex.

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    Being bothered over nothing ?

    Quote Originally Posted by MrGrumpy View Post
    Unless I missed a subtle use of irony in your post , I think you need to get a grip on reality. If you don't think £5k is insanely expensive for anything, let alone a watch, you are out of touch. There are people who have to live for a year on that sort of money. I am certainly not poor, but I don't have a Rolex.
    Peasant!

    Me too BTW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivan Drago View Post
    Right not for me this forum, frequented by far too many bell ends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrGrumpy View Post
    Unless I missed a subtle use of irony in your post , I think you need to get a grip on reality. If you don't think £5k is insanely expensive for anything, let alone a watch, you are out of touch. There are people who have to live for a year on that sort of money. I am certainly not poor, but I don't have a Rolex.
    A bit of subtle irony maybe, but an outer cardboard box is just a bit of disposable packaging. "Oh! my Cadbury's bar of chocolate had a scuff on the outer wrapper. Should I take it back?" I suppose some might. But would you bother to consult with 10k guys on a chocolate forum? Anyone over the age of 5 should be able to make that decision themselves.

    And if you argue that there is a difference between a £5k watch and a £2 bar of chocolate, I would answer that its all relative. The outer disposable packaging is still outer disposable packaging.

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    It's not ideal but Rolex boxes are garbage anyway. Inner, outer, cushion the lot. Cheap nasty tat. I bought a Zenith Stratos and Milgauss a couple of months apart and the difference was startling. One was green leatherette and cloth covered cardboard in box you'd expect to keep fishing tackle in and one was polished wood, brass and plush lining. Think Poundland vs Harrods.

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    The OP has gone very quiet. What is his decision after receiving all this expert advice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiny View Post
    The OP has gone very quiet. What is his decision after receiving all this expert advice?
    That the forum wasn't for him.
    A crushing blow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hood View Post
    That the forum wasn't for him.
    A crushing blow.
    Some of us will survive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiny View Post
    The OP has gone very quiet. What is his decision after receiving all this expert advice?
    Do you really care?
    Let this farce of a thread die a slow death...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ar.parask View Post
    Do you really care?
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    Actually.... no.

    Just highlighting the fact that the OP wasted our time.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ar.parask View Post
    Let this farce of a thread die a slow death...
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    Could be a quick death if the Boss hit the right button.

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