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    Congratulations thatís a beauty !

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    Quote Originally Posted by DANH View Post
    Congratulations thatís a beauty !
    Thanks very much, can't believe I only waited 5 weeks!

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    Very nice, congratulations.

    Since you're local to me, if your friendly AD happens to have a BLNR sitting around then feel free to point him my way ;)

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    I got Dom Jolly to call in on my behalf,I am now off the list and banned from the shop.







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    Quote Originally Posted by Lusty View Post
    Very nice, congratulations.

    Since you're local to me, if your friendly AD happens to have a BLNR sitting around then feel free to point him my way ;)
    I used WoS on Oxford Street, we don't have a Rolex AD here now, it was Fraser Hart & they lost their Rolex and Omega AD status last Christmas.
    Oxford Street is a great place though. Joe is very old school, the younger sales staff call him Mr Joe.
    Definitely worth getting in touch.

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    I guess the question that remains is which approach DID you use - Or did it just turn up without animal sacrifice, sexual favours or cheap perfumery gifts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowman View Post
    I guess the question that remains is which approach DID you use - Or did it just turn up without animal sacrifice, sexual favours or cheap perfumery gifts?

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    The conversatiion went like this -
    Me - I'm just ringing for an update on my Cameron?
    Him-Uh?
    Me - I'm down for a Cameron.
    Him- Hold on, I'm going to do some magic.
    SILENCE
    Him - How quickly can you get here?

    Apparently he'd been down & rummaged the delivery paperwork, seen there was a JC & locked the paperwork (it's all digital apparently) so no allocations could be made until I got there & he released it to me!
    In return I crossed his palm with a box of Krispy Kreme. He was very chuffed and said not many people take anything for the staff.
    Strikes me as mean, he's done me a favour, a box of donuts creates more goodwill than the cost by far!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy2254 View Post
    he's done me a favour,
    A salesman sold you an expensive watch - no doubt earning a decent commission for himself - and he's done you a favour????? We clearly have gone beyond the looking glass into a very strange world indeed. No wonder ADs treat customers as victims, if they insist on behaving like victims! I'm sure psychologists have a name for this phenomenon - is it Stockholm Syndrome??

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    Geneva Syndrome?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrGrumpy View Post
    A salesman sold you an expensive watch - no doubt earning a decent commission for himself - and he's done you a favour????? We clearly have gone beyond the looking glass into a very strange world indeed. No wonder ADs treat customers as victims, if they insist on behaving like victims! I'm sure psychologists have a name for this phenomenon - is it Stockholm Syndrome??
    Yes, he held onto it for me until I could get there, because he knew that I wanted the piece & wouldn't flip it. He could have just called the next guy on the list.
    Anyway I have dipped my toe through the looking glass into the Carrollesque world of Rolex & returned with a plum. That's a DJ 41 and a Cameron in a year. Two very nice pieces & that's me done with Rolex's marketing eccentricities.

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    Whenever a friend buys a new watch above 10grand, have him lend it to you for a quick visit at the ad, flash the new watch round and before leaving wink at the manager sayng: call me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrGrumpy View Post
    A salesman sold you an expensive watch - no doubt earning a decent commission for himself - and he's done you a favour????? We clearly have gone beyond the looking glass into a very strange world indeed. No wonder ADs treat customers as victims, if they insist on behaving like victims! I'm sure psychologists have a name for this phenomenon - is it Stockholm Syndrome??
    You'd think someone on a watch forum would be clued up. The salesperson sold something to someone for 10k which is worth more than 10k therefore he did the guy a favour. Rolex SS sports is a machine where if someone lets you put 10k into the machine 11k magically comes back out. Sometimes the machine takes 8k and gives 14 back. If you're done a huge favour it takes 9k and gives back 20-23k. If someone lets you use that machine it's a favour and that's how it now works until further notice. Now you are up to speed.

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    In the Covid world, what dealers surely want is cash flow. Theyíve had months with little income.. So they are selling as quickly as they can , to get the money in. Itís not about doing customers Ďfavoursí,itís about staying solvent. Grim as it sounds, specialist shops could get shut-down again. Who knows.
    In that sense, itís quite a good time for buyers, as long as they seem ready to commit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alansmithee View Post
    So are the cards blank? How do you read them NFC?
    Sorry, just realised that I hadn't answered this point.
    As I I understand it (so not 100%),at the point of sale the salesperson takes the warranty card from the box - I think it's pre-populated with the relevant watch description & serial number - and puts it into a card reader gizmo connected to the till. They then copy the sales info from the till to the chip in the card - date of purchase, store it was sold in & buyer details.
    The warranty card is now updated & goes back in the box.
    I think that's the gist of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy2254 View Post
    Sorry, just realised that I hadn't answered this point.
    As I I understand it (so not 100%),at the point of sale the salesperson takes the warranty card from the box - I think it's pre-populated with the relevant watch description & serial number - and puts it into a card reader gizmo connected to the till. They then copy the sales info from the till to the chip in the card - date of purchase, store it was sold in & buyer details.
    The warranty card is now updated & goes back in the box.
    I think that's the gist of it.
    Not useful for buyers of a used watch if this information isnít readily readable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstepper View Post
    Not useful for buyers of a used watch if this information isnít readily readable.
    Imagine if there were some way to disrupt and capitalise on the used market... Maybe something involving chipping and control of a database. Possibly even offering to update owner details so those selling watches could be monitored and have their fun-time privaledges revoked?

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    the salesman you have mentioned is probably going to have his shops rolex dealership revoked as he seems to have bypassed the standard grovelling time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstepper View Post
    Not useful for buyers of a used watch if this information isnít readily readable.
    No, but that isnít of any interest to the manufacturer. Nor is it a primary purpose of the warranty card.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave+63 View Post
    No, but that isnít of any interest to the manufacturer. Nor is it a primary purpose of the warranty card.
    Maybe not.

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