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    Where I can positively identify scalpers, I block them from ordering again. I currently have 24 people blocked from ordering but you should bear in mind that by blocking scalpers, this is lost revenure for me.

    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
    Where I can positively identify scalpers, I block them from ordering again. I currently have 24 people blocked from ordering but you should bear in mind that by blocking scalpers, this is lost revenure for me.

    Eddie
    I am not sure I understand this: There are quite a few threads on regulars complaining they didn't manage to get their watch despite being there, fingers ready, as you open the shop's doors.
    This to me says that the current limiting factor (how many you can package and ship in a week) is what limits your revenue, not the fact that a few people may be blocked as there seems to be more than enough of a queue to replace them. But of course I do not have the data that you have.
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    Agreed. Any of the unsold of the 200 limit could be put in SC, and I am sure that they will go quickly.

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    FYI: a Smiths Vanguard PRS-32 Panda sold on eBay USA for $810 on June 6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wbilly View Post
    FYI: a Smiths Vanguard PRS-32 Panda sold on eBay USA for $810 on June 6.
    That's a surprisingly good price!

    Since you're telling us after the sale, do I take it you were the buyer? ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by markrlondon View Post
    That's a surprisingly good price!

    Since you're telling us after the sale, do I take it you were the buyer? ;-)
    If only! Bad timing for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wbilly View Post
    If only! Bad timing for me.
    Oh well.

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    Man, some of these scalpers are of their rockers...


    I really hope most people who wanted a white dial everest or expedition got in their order today so as to not have to deal with these guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint-Just View Post
    I am not sure I understand this: There are quite a few threads on regulars complaining they didn't manage to get their watch despite being there, fingers ready, as you open the shop's doors.
    This to me says that the current limiting factor (how many you can package and ship in a week) is what limits your revenue, not the fact that a few people may be blocked as there seems to be more than enough of a queue to replace them. But of course I do not have the data that you have.
    There was more than £3000 of orders from blocked buyers yesterday (and automatically cancelled). Since Shopify records these orders as actual orders, they are included when the store closes once 200 orders have been received and therefore this is lost revenue.

    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
    There was more than £3000 of orders from blocked buyers yesterday (and automatically cancelled). Since Shopify records these orders as actual orders, they are included when the store closes once 200 orders have been received and therefore this is lost revenue.

    Eddie
    If always happening, maybe tweak that 200 limit upwards slightly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    There was more than £3000 of orders from blocked buyers yesterday (and automatically cancelled). Since Shopify records these orders as actual orders, they are included when the store closes once 200 orders have been received and therefore this is lost revenue.

    Eddie
    If anything, this will tell you that the block was correct as they keep coming back for more because they have a good business buying from you and selling via eBay.

    As Kingstepper suggests, increase the 200 limit to 210 and you'll be fine? Or there maybe a parametrisation that Shopify doesn't count them (not familiar with settings, but sounds strange that they would allow blocking but then count these orders towards the max).
    Someone who lies about the little things will lie about the big things too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    There was more than £3000 of orders from blocked buyers yesterday (and automatically cancelled). Since Shopify records these orders as actual orders, they are included when the store closes once 200 orders have been received and therefore this is lost revenue.

    Eddie
    I understand. If this cannot be changed, it means that instead of selling the 200 on Sunday you have a little extra capacity. Would it not be possible to make a flash announcement in one of the Hotchpotch subform (for the restricted access to members) and reopen the shop the next minute once it has been reset for the extras?
    That would allow you to recuperate the lost revenue at full capacity, if technically feasible.
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    No idea if that is feasible but sounds a nice work around for the lost revenue. But still means Eddie is posting more than 200.

    I’d love to order some new natos but don’t want to drop the average revenue per transaction down vs his ability to sell watches.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mj2k View Post
    No idea if that is feasible but sounds a nice work around for the lost revenue. But still means Eddie is posting more than 200.
    I may have misunderstood but if £3000 in revenue are lost every week it means those watches, counted within the weekly allocation by the software, are not effectively sold because the buyer is blocked. Therefore putting them in a flash sale on a week day wouldn’t increase the burden on P&P.
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    It does seem one of those annoying unintended outcomes, if the banned "traders" are still blocking the purchases of others by reservinvg a "sale". Even if they do not actually receive the watches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taiken View Post
    ....
    What a bargain...
    Is this a new record?

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    Quote Originally Posted by abraxas View Post
    Is this a new record?
    Only if it sells…


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    Jubilee open market values

    I occasionally watch Time Factors watch prices on eBay and I recently saw a never worn Jubilee in the USA open at $0.99 in a standard auction. I remembered to watch the auction to see what it went for.

    It finished at 14:00:01 (UK time) today at $820.00, or £667.21 (according to eBay's slightly optimistic currency convertor).

    I thought that this was a rather interesting observation of the open market value of the Everest PRS-25 Jubilee.



    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Smiths-Ev...-/295053227795

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    Lots of timefactors watches listed this weekend….

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGent View Post
    Lots of timefactors watches listed this weekend….
    That Matt Cliff fellow from Aylesbury seems to have tried a couple recently and realised they're not for him. Shame...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGent View Post
    Lots of timefactors watches listed this weekend….
    Think there's a couple of seller offers available this weekend. I got £1 fees my dad got 80% final fee

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    Quote Originally Posted by twhp101 View Post
    That Matt Cliff fellow from Aylesbury seems to have tried a couple recently and realised they're not for him. Shame...
    Probably doesn’t realise Eddie has a return policy (said sarcastically)!

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    And “2handsome4u” seems to be buying to sell as well.

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    Alan from St Helens also joining in

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGent View Post
    And “2handsome4u” seems to be buying to sell as well.
    Posted a serial number too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by twhp101 View Post
    Posted a serial number too...
    I can’t quite make them out from the photos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGent View Post
    I can’t quite make them out from the photos.
    The Expedition appears to be 11211000, although you're right they aren't great photos

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    Quote Originally Posted by twhp101 View Post
    The Expedition appears to be 11211000, although you're right they aren't great photos
    There's almost 0 chance it ends in 00...

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    Quote Originally Posted by redhed18 View Post
    There's almost 0 chance it ends in 00...
    1%, isn't it?
    Someone who lies about the little things will lie about the big things too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redhed18 View Post
    There's almost 0 chance it ends in 00...
    Ah well you say that, and I'm aware that Eddie keeps 001, but all these Everests are I would think made from the same case type, and Eddie has easily sold more than 1000 of all types, so as unlikely as a 000 ending seems, it could be case number 1000 of the Everests.

    Will get a screenshot

    Edit - screenshot attached
    Last edited by twhp101; 4th July 2022 at 10:09.

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    Broadarrow PRS3 on at pretty strong money
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/363896410...mis&media=COPY

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    Quote Originally Posted by twhp101 View Post
    Broadarrow PRS3 on at pretty strong money
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/363896410...mis&media=COPY
    That guy is just taking the piss... I mean c'mon, enough with these flippers who hang onto a watch for ...18 years and then .... SELL IT. Jeez.

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    PRS10 on ebay.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/155080307...mis&media=COPY

    https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink/top...ink_source=app

    My old one in fact, sold on here 25 June 2022 for £115. The seller has even used some of my photos. Says in the description that her partner had owned this for 10 years.

    The watch is being sold from the same town that I posted it to. First name is the same.

    I have taken screen shots of all the Ebay listing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobc View Post
    PRS10 on ebay.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/155080307...mis&media=COPY

    https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink/top...ink_source=app

    My old one in fact, sold on here 25 June 2022 for £115. The seller has even used some of my photos. Says in the description that her partner had owned this for 10 years.

    The watch is being sold from the same town that I posted it to. First name is the same.

    I have taken screen shots of all the Ebay listing.
    Shameful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redhed18 View Post
    That guy is just taking the piss... I mean c'mon, enough with these flippers who hang onto a watch for ...18 years and then .... SELL IT. Jeez.
    Missed your rather sarcastic response.

    From the description the seller appears not to know much about the watch. If as you say it was a genuine seller who had owned it for 18 years, they would know what movement was in it.

    Looking at the sellers other items I don't think the listing is by a genuine collector, but rather a reseller trying to capitalise on the current popularity of Timefactors products.

    We all know that Eddie makes a great product. What this thread aims to highlight is when sellers buy purely to make a profit when reselling at expense of the genuine fans who wish to enjoy Eddie's products. My post above was pointing out someone attempting to do that.

    The PRS3 above was listed at £500 and didn't sell, and then relisted at £420 and didn't sell. My original point stands that it was in fact listed at pretty strong money.
    Last edited by twhp101; 20th July 2022 at 17:22.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobc View Post
    PRS10 on ebay.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/155080307...mis&media=COPY

    https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink/top...ink_source=app

    My old one in fact, sold on here 25 June 2022 for £115. The seller has even used some of my photos. Says in the description that her partner had owned this for 10 years.

    The watch is being sold from the same town that I posted it to. First name is the same.

    I have taken screen shots of all the Ebay listing.
    Agreed with blackal, that is shocking behaviour

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobc View Post
    PRS10 on ebay.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/155080307...mis&media=COPY

    https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink/top...ink_source=app

    My old one in fact, sold on here 25 June 2022 for £115. The seller has even used some of my photos. Says in the description that her partner had owned this for 10 years.

    The watch is being sold from the same town that I posted it to. First name is the same.

    I have taken screen shots of all the Ebay listing.
    number2 ???

    Wow, didn't expect that.
    Someone who lies about the little things will lie about the big things too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raffe View Post
    number2 ???

    Wow, didn't expect that.

    Heavy poster, long time here - "credit to the forum" .

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobc View Post
    PRS10 on ebay.
    [...]
    My old one in fact, sold on here 25 June 2022 for £115. The seller has even used some of my photos. Says in the description that her partner had owned this for 10 years.
    Hah. I take no sides but it isn't even possible to have owned a sapphire PRS-10 for 10 years!

    I can't recall exactly when the sapphire PRS-10 was introduced but it is certainly much more recent than 10 years ago.
    Last edited by markrlondon; 20th July 2022 at 18:13.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markrlondon View Post
    Hah. I take no sides but it isn't even possible to have owned a sapphire PRS-10 for 10 years!

    I can't recall exactly when the sapphire PRS-10 was introduced but it certainly much more recent than 10 years ago.

    Sounds like his son has logged on to his laptop while he was on holiday..............

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackal View Post
    Sounds like his son has logged on to his laptop while he was on holiday..............
    Most probably. Or his wife.

    Must check the 'Dear Wife' thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobc View Post
    PRS10 on ebay.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/155080307...mis&media=COPY

    https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink/top...ink_source=app

    My old one in fact, sold on here 25 June 2022 for £115. The seller has even used some of my photos. Says in the description that her partner had owned this for 10 years.

    The watch is being sold from the same town that I posted it to. First name is the same.

    I have taken screen shots of all the Ebay listing.

    Quote Originally Posted by number2 View Post
    I can't help thinking that's £85 more than he paid for it...
    Someone who lies about the little things will lie about the big things too.

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    Just to add, bought it on this forum for the same price as it was sold for.

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    For anyone fancying a Willard this is a great alternative (not affiliated to the seller or listing in any way).

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/125422479...mis&media=COPY
    Last edited by Ruggertech; 20th July 2022 at 23:36.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobc View Post

    The watch is being sold from the same town that I posted it to. First name is the same.
    The first name has now been edited to read "my husband". Strange that....

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    Guillty

    Sorry guys, pure laziness on my part - things are slow on SC so I had Juliette stick it on eBay, if anyone wants it for what I paid

    I'll put myself on the ''naughty step'' re SC for 6 months,

    Prat, muppet, etc etc.
    Last edited by number2; 21st July 2022 at 16:28.
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    Barbed wire waistcoat for sale. Would suit sinners! One size fits all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Templogin View Post
    Barbed wire waistcoat for sale. Would suit sinners! One size fits all.
    How much?
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    It's a bit more to you than anyone else!!

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