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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    I expected as many as 400 orders today, it's now standing at 661.

    Looking at the RomanCart stock control (it's a joke), it appears that it accepted 69 more orders for the 36mm Everest than I have stock, 11 more 40mm Everest than I have stock and 8 more Air Ministry than I have stock.

    It could take up to 40 days to ship all orders so please be patient.

    Eddie
    Congratulations Eddie, that's some achievement! Why do you stick with RomanCart though - and give yourself that kind of workload of shipping orders for 40 days solid, assuming you've just taken close to a £250k in one day surely there's margin to employ some help and upgrade your selling platform?

    You obviously have your reasons, but I'm certain you'd have sold just as many if you added an extra £10 to your sale to cover the wages of some additional support.

    Anyway, well done for keeping on delivering great products.

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    Still no email from timefactors. Sagepay email @ 1403??

    Nothing in spam either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lelykins View Post
    Still no email from timefactors. Sagepay email @ 1403??

    Nothing in spam either.

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    It's not unusual for it to take a day or three, don't get downhearted unless you receive the "sorry try again next time" email.
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    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisparker View Post
    Congratulations Eddie, that's some achievement! Why do you stick with RomanCart though - and give yourself that kind of workload of shipping orders for 40 days solid, assuming you've just taken close to a £250k in one day surely there's margin to employ some help and upgrade your selling platform?

    You obviously have your reasons, but I'm certain you'd have sold just as many if you added an extra £10 to your sale to cover the wages of some additional support.

    Anyway, well done for keeping on delivering great products.
    Closer to £186,000, but thatís turnover not profit. An extra £10 per watch would have raised an additional £5,730.


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    Quote Originally Posted by fm.tz View Post
    Closer to £186,000, but thatís turnover not profit. An extra £10 per watch would have raised an additional £5,730.
    Out of curiosity, how do you know the number of watches sold yesterday?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lelykins View Post
    Still no email from timefactors. Sagepay email @ 1403??

    Nothing in spam either.


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    You would never get an e-mail from Time Factors, the e-mails come from SagePay and RomanCart.

    Eddie
    Whole chunks of my life come under the heading "it seemed like a good idea at the time".

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    Quote Originally Posted by fogar View Post
    Out of curiosity, how do you know the number of watches sold yesterday?
    Eddie stated that he had received 661 orders (message sent after 1430)

    He also stated that the system had over-sold by:
    ~ 69x Everest blacks
    ~ 11x Everest 40mm, and
    ~ 8x Air Ministry.

    So that 661 - (8 + 11 + 69) = 573

    I assumed £325 per watch (I know the AM and Willard are both a touch more expensive, but there were only very few AM left in stock), so:

    573 x 325 = 186,225
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    573 x 10 = 5,730





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    Quote Originally Posted by fm.tz View Post
    Eddie stated that he had received 661 orders (message sent after 1430)

    He also stated that the system had over-sold by:
    ~ 69x Everest blacks
    ~ 11x Everest 40mm, and
    ~ 8x Air Ministry.

    So that 661 - (8 + 11 + 69) = 573

    I assumed £325 per watch (I know the AM and Willard are both a touch more expensive, but there were only very few AM left in stock), so:

    573 x 325 = 186,225
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    573 x 10 = 5,730

    Tempus non expectat virum et aestus.
    Eddie also posted:

    "Ordering opened at 1400 hrs UK time today and closed at 1430 hours. Ordering will re-open when all 661 orders received have been shipped and notification will be sent out via the mailing list. Quite a few of the orders are multi-watch orders and they take longer to pack, I estimate that there could be 40 days shipping to clear all the orders."

    I changed the font colour concerning multiple watch orders.

    There were 661 orders but there's really no way to know how many watches were ordered, especially because at least one person ordered only straps, further confounding the issue.

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    Those who ordered the Baby Willard are in for a treat to explain I had the watch sitting on My bedside table it had been exposed briefly to daylight yet at 5.25AM I looked at the dial and I was still with My 50 years + eyes,to tell the time this was around 9 hours after a brief exposure to sunlight to Me that's utterly incredible.

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    Ordering today, 13 September

    Quote Originally Posted by fishbio2 View Post
    Eddie also posted:

    "Ordering opened at 1400 hrs UK time today and closed at 1430 hours. Ordering will re-open when all 661 orders received have been shipped and .....


    ...'s really no way to know how many watches were ordered, especially because at least one person ordered only straps, further confounding the issue.
    Good point. I missed that.

    Either way, I'm chuffed that Eddie/TimeFactors is doing so well. Long May it last.


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    Last edited by fm.tz; 14th September 2020 at 15:41.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    You would never get an e-mail from Time Factors, the e-mails come from SagePay and RomanCart.

    Eddie
    Thanks Eddie.
    Nothing from RomanCart though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    You would never get an e-mail from Time Factors, the e-mails come from SagePay and RomanCart.

    Eddie
    I'm a bit confused now as to what emails I have received.
    I have the email from sage pay but also an email which looks to have come from eddie platts - timefactors email confirmation email for order ref.xxxx
    would this be the email from romancart that is being discussed or something different ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gortz View Post
    Yup, indeed.
    Sagepay confirmation received 14:01 and creditcard charged for GBP 353,00 but no Timefactors confirmation received in mailbox.
    Quote Originally Posted by Planet Ocean View Post
    I'm a bit confused now as to what emails I have received.
    I have the email from sage pay but also an email which looks to have come from eddie platts - timefactors email confirmation email for order ref.xxxx
    would this be the email from romancart that is being discussed or something different ?
    Nothing for me from Romancart, only Sagepay mail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Planet Ocean View Post
    I'm a bit confused now as to what emails I have received.
    I have the email from sage pay but also an email which looks to have come from eddie platts - timefactors email confirmation email for order ref.xxxx
    would this be the email from romancart that is being discussed or something different ?
    Mine has a ref number RCxxxxxxxx, so I assume that the RC bit is RomanCart.


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    You are both correct.

    Thoes are the 2 email's you get.
    I might also add the money that's been taken from you're account may be released back to that account and re-taken when the order ships. So don't panic if you see you're bank balance come back up because it doesn't mean the order has been cancelled.
    It happened to me on my last purchase. Just make sure that you don't spend it lol.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dannacet View Post
    Mine has a ref number RCxxxxxxxx, so I assume that the RC bit is RomanCart.


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    So I've just got a message that my order didn't make it in time. My disappointment is immeasurable and my day is ruined.

    I suppose the next batch of Eversts will be available no sooner than next year, right?
    Last edited by OlazRed; 14th September 2020 at 18:56.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OlazRed View Post
    So I've just got a message that my order didn't make it in time. My disappointment is immeasurable and my day is ruined.
    What was the time stamp on your payment accepted e-mail?

    The previous batch appears to have sold out on May 31.
    Last edited by fishbio2; 14th September 2020 at 19:53.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishbio2 View Post
    What was the time stamp on your payment accepted e-mail?

    The previous batch appears to have sold out on May 31.
    14:06 UK time for order processed, and 14:12 for payment accepted.

    So there's hope for one more maybe this year, should Eddie still have some stamina left after the current battle.
    Last edited by OlazRed; 14th September 2020 at 21:44.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OlazRed View Post
    14:06 UK time for order processed, and 14:12 for payment accepted.

    So there's a hope for one more maybe this year, should Eddie still have some stamina left after the current battle.
    Nearly 300 Everests sold in under 6 min - amazing. I'm hoping I'm ok at 14:01:36

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    That's an incredible pace! But now I'm starting to shake a bit in my boots. Sagepay email at 1403 and RC email at 1405. For the 36mm Black Everest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Royalwrist View Post
    That's an incredible pace! But now I'm starting to shake a bit in my boots. Sagepay email at 1403 and RC email at 1405. For the 36mm Black Everest.
    Still don't understand what the evidence is of the outcome and when likely is to arrive?
    Still no RC mail but Sagepay only at 14:02.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishbio2 View Post
    Nearly 300 Everests sold in under 6 min - amazing. I'm hoping I'm ok at 14:01:36
    14:05 and 14:10 for me. It's gonna be close.


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    Real bummer got an email from Eddie my order didn't make it this time :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by billa84 View Post
    Real bummer got an email from Eddie my order didn't make it this time :(
    Did you get 2 emails prior?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tritiumtube View Post
    Did you get 2 emails prior?

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    Yes I did from Eddie and Sagepay that my orders & paymnet has went through, then this morning saw an email from Eddie to tell my order has been cancelled, I was really disappointed despite been waiting for over 4 mth, and I don't think the next order will be this year.

    On Sunday I got my order in at 1408, the site was not accessible till 1402, I don't know how much more quicker I need to be..... 6 mins all gone insane...

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    WOW....that's just insane, it looks like anybody could get the order cancelled even if their order went through immediately after 2pm, I got both emails through at 14.02pm but who knows what will happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Planet Ocean View Post
    I'm a bit confused now as to what emails I have received.
    I have the email from sage pay but also an email which looks to have come from eddie platts - timefactors email confirmation email for order ref.xxxx
    would this be the email from romancart that is being discussed or something different ?
    The-mail which appears to come from Time Factors is actually generated by RomanCart.

    Eddie
    Whole chunks of my life come under the heading "it seemed like a good idea at the time".

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    Ordering was unprecedented on Sunday. To put it into context, the value of orders received in that 30 minute window exceeded my entire annual turnover 8 years ago.

    Eddie
    Whole chunks of my life come under the heading "it seemed like a good idea at the time".

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    Ordering was unprecedented on Sunday. To put it into context, the value of orders received in that 30 minute window exceeded my entire annual turnover 8 years ago.

    Eddie
    You are doing something right

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    Quote Originally Posted by Planet Ocean View Post
    WOW....that's just insane, it looks like anybody could get the order cancelled even if their order went through immediately after 2pm, I got both emails through at 14.02pm but who knows what will happen.
    If you haven't got the cancellation order e-mail then your good mate, congratulations...

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    Ordering was unprecedented on Sunday. To put it into context, the value of orders received in that 30 minute window exceeded my entire annual turnover 8 years ago.

    Eddie
    Thats impressive result 👍

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    Ordering was unprecedented on Sunday. To put it into context, the value of orders received in that 30 minute window exceeded my entire annual turnover 8 years ago.

    Eddie
    That's both amazing and terrifying at the same time. But overall, a huge success!

    I'm just really hopeful that we'll get some additional possibilities this year to snag the Everest. I can only imagine, but it probably gets harder and harder each time for you to meet the demand, and in timely manner, Eddie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    The-mail which appears to come from Time Factors is actually generated by RomanCart.

    Eddie
    Great, thanks for clearing that up Eddie, much appreciated.

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    Ordering today, 13 September

    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    Ordering was unprecedented on Sunday. To put it into context, the value of orders received in that 30 minute window exceeded my entire annual turnover 8 years ago.

    Eddie
    Looking forward to getting the Baby Speedbird!

    Eddie, does it have the same screw in crown tube as the full size version?

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    Just got the UPS email. Shocked at how fast the turnaround is, I was expecting a few weeks. Should be on my wrist tomorrow before lunch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Tetley View Post
    Looking forward to getting the Baby Speedbird!

    Eddie, does it have the same screw in crown tube as the full size version?
    There's no way of telling without asking the manufacturer but I told him a year ago that all new models should have the screw in tube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    Just got the UPS email. Shocked at how fast the turnaround is, I was expecting a few weeks. Should be on my wrist tomorrow before lunch!
    That is good news! Would you mind sharing your order number so I can try and guestimate when mine might be with me

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    There's no way of telling without asking the manufacturer but I told him a year ago that all new models should have the screw in tube.

    Eddie
    Thanks for the reply Eddie. Iím looking forward to it either way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by neilF183 View Post
    That is good news! Would you mind sharing your order number so I can try and guestimate when mine might be with me
    Sure, mine is RC23967634 and is just one watch. Order conf and sage pay emails both came at 14:02.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    Sure, mine is RC23967634 and is just one watch. Order conf and sage pay emails both came at 14:02.
    Thanks a lot for sharing that info, now I can dream with having my watch dispatched over the next few days!

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    My order ends **7644 so maybe tomorrow I'll get the dispatch notice. I can't remember ever looking forward as much to getting a watch as I am about the 36mm PRS-25.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    Ordering was unprecedented on Sunday. To put it into context, the value of orders received in that 30 minute window exceeded my entire annual turnover 8 years ago.

    Eddie
    That's great news for you and the business. Shame that the despatch department remains at the same capacity that it was 8 years ago.......

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    Thanks 👍 I'm 641 so crossing everything for tomorrow

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    Ordering was unprecedented on Sunday. To put it into context, the value of orders received in that 30 minute window exceeded my entire annual turnover 8 years ago.

    Eddie
    Itís good to hear about a business success in these troubling times, well done Eddie.

    All the best

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mart54 View Post
    My order ends **7644 so maybe tomorrow I'll get the dispatch notice. I can't remember ever looking forward as much to getting a watch as I am about the 36mm PRS-25.
    8199 here *gulp*. No "dear John" that I can see however.


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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    Ordering was unprecedented on Sunday. To put it into context, the value of orders received in that 30 minute window exceeded my entire annual turnover 8 years ago.

    Eddie
    That's amazing, well done Eddie

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    Ordering was unprecedented on Sunday. To put it into context, the value of orders received in that 30 minute window exceeded my entire annual turnover 8 years ago.

    Eddie
    I know that means a lot of work for you Eddie but congrats and well done. This just shows how good your watches are and such great value. I didn't get an order in for the new dial version of the Everest but congrats to all who did. I am saving my pennies for the Navigator which might be available by the time the store is open again, fingers crossed.

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    Excellent news, particularly in the current climate. Even the disappointed purchasers received a little cardio workout for their efforts.

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