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Thread: The Eddie's on ebay thread.

  1. #251
    Quote Originally Posted by Dave+63 View Post
    They begs the question of whether he actually has a watch to sell!
    Yes, there are a couple photos not pulled from timefactors but I donít know if they are originals or taken from elsewhere.

  2. #252
    Okay so Iíve checked some of the photos they are using and they were photos already used in a previous auction by another seller so presumably none of their images are actually their own. As far as i can see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theflyingfisherman View Post
    Did you tell the seller you didnít want this anymore as it seems like heís re-listed it? Unless he had two.
    Letís hope I get my watch. Otherwise I am covered by eBay Buyer Protection. I think Iíll send the seller an inquiry message. If any of you do the same, kindly post any responses.

  4. #254
    Quote Originally Posted by Randy9999 View Post
    Letís hope I get my watch. Otherwise I am covered by eBay Buyer Protection. I think Iíll send the seller an inquiry message. If any of you do the same, kindly post any responses.
    I sent a message and the seller says they had two and one was sold. So youíre okay Randy.

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    Smith's Navigator PRS-48 black dial sold day before yesterday for $905.00 on the bay, wow. Sure glad I got mine from Eddie.

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    Well, you know you have arrived when the fakes turn up! PRS38 anyone:

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rev-Count...8AAOSwoP1gMkCe

  7. #257
    Aside from profiteering resellers, I wonder if Eddie's watches are going to be a good investment in the longer term?

    I have bought and sold various models over the years, always through SC and never for gain but the ones I have now I'll keep. I wear them and they get worn, in both senses of the word. In fact they get a lot of abuse because I tend to put them on for activities that might damage a 1950s Smiths, which in my case is fishing, motorcycling, chopping wood, swimming. Shockproofing, stainless steel and sapphire certainly have their place!

    But maybe one day a NOS Everest or Navigator with box and papers and stickers will be worth a tidy sum?

    A depressing thought. I hope not.

    There'll be waiting lists and deposits next.

    Remember when watches were tool to be used? And when Time Factors was the best kept secret on the internet?

    Everything I love gets ruined! :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev-O View Post
    Aside from profiteering resellers, I wonder if Eddie's watches are going to be a good investment in the longer term?

    ....................

    Everything I love gets ruined! :-)
    It will depend on who buys Timefactors/Smiths from Eddie and also where exactly, the Smiths as a brand, will be at that point in time. No matter what happens, the early TF models will always be worth having.

    Nothing is ruined, it's an evolution. I like what I see.
    It's a watch eat watch world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kneadking View Post
    Smith's Navigator PRS-48 black dial sold day before yesterday for $905.00 on the bay, wow. Sure glad I got mine from Eddie.
    Not condoning it by any means but I'm surprised people bother, 905 dollar at the current ex rates about 650 quid, Eddie sells them for what almost 500 quid plus postage on top... it's only about a 100 quid profit, if that, with seller to buyer postage and I assume ebay also take a cut, sign of the times I suppose.

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    Found this Smiths Everest on sale here in Denmark with an asking price of 5400 DKK (!!!). That's equates to 625 £! I know Smiths are highly sought after, but this is getting ridiculous with 300 £ on top of retail price.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Passenger View Post
    Not condoning it by any means but I'm surprised people bother, 905 dollar at the current ex rates about 650 quid, Eddie sells them for what almost 500 quid plus postage on top... it's only about a 100 quid profit, if that, with seller to buyer postage and I assume ebay also take a cut, sign of the times I suppose.
    eBay take 10% (unless the sellers has a promotion like list for £1, which are relatively rare) and PayPal take 5%. So he made £550 after average fees. Factor postage, packaging and hassle and it doesn't seem worth it to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madsdrastrup View Post
    Found this Smiths Everest on sale here in Denmark with an asking price of 5400 DKK (!!!). That's equates to 625 £! I know Smiths are highly sought after, but this is getting ridiculous with 300 £ on top of retail price.

    Taking advantage of the new vat rules - to price an Ďalready in countryí watch?

    that is market forces?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerrudd View Post
    eBay take 10% (unless the sellers has a promotion like list for £1, which are relatively rare) and PayPal take 5%. So he made £550 after average fees. Factor postage, packaging and hassle and it doesn't seem worth it to me.
    OK. This was my watch. Listed at a start price of £425 due to some small strap-changing misjudgments on my behalf with a £1 selling fee promotion. RMSD postage was at buyers expense, Jiffy bag provided by the office. Hassle free and the buyer is delighted.

    Judge away.


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    Quote Originally Posted by lughugger View Post
    OK. This was my watch. Listed at a start price of £425 due to some small strap-changing misjudgments on my behalf with a £1 selling fee promotion. RMSD postage was at buyers expense, Jiffy bag provided by the office. Hassle free and the buyer is delighted.

    Judge away.


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    Well done you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave+63 View Post
    They begs the question of whether he actually has a watch to sell!
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    Getting excited! My new gilt PRS-25 from eBay has apparently cleared customs into the US. Will follow-up upon arrival!!

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    PRS-29a

    I was watching this one and the final price (£415) wasn't too bad, I thought, bearing in mind the recent high prices on ebay. I let it go in the end as I fancy my chances when the new batch comes out with the Sellita movement.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Smiths-PR...s/265065106062

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    Im no watch movement expert what's the difference between the Eta and the Sellita movements. I have one of Eddies older PRS 29A's with the plexiglass and the Eta movement and I love it. Is the Sellita and upgrade?

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