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    Me again Omega boutique deal smp

    Watchesworld.com dont have the smp on a bracelet in blue £4450 rrp. If I go into the omega boutique with my credit card which I presume is as good as cash? What deal should i ask for? What am i likely to get off this? I am new to watch buying.

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    Have you considered a BB58?

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    20% or 0%. - I really hope you have your flame proof suit on?


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    I was getting worried, its been over week since you started a thread on this subject.

    Glad you are ok, perhaps you can find the time to post a little more regularly on the subject from now on so I can sleep at night.
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    20% really I thought it would be about 10% with a free strap or similar

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saints2014 View Post
    20% really I thought it would be about 10% with a free strap or similar
    Why did you need to ask then?

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    Ask for 50% off. If you go in too low they wonít take you seriously.

    Also Iíve heard that in the boutique the salesman will throw in his tie and cuff links to sweeten the deal (very collectible), but you will need to ask for this early on - donít wait until they think the deal is done or you wonít get it. Just what Iíve heard.

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    Ask for 90% off to start with and see how you get on

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    I want the best deal I appreciate that you are all a lot more experienced than my self in these situations. Thank you.

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    I presume using a credit card is the same as a debit card with the boutuque

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    Dont expect a big discount as those days are almost over with Omega atm, theyre trying to move up so the 20/25% of old is now a polite refusal and a laugh in the break room.
    Debit card best, credit card second as a lot of the payment merchants have a small % for CC payments, cash is a headache.

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    Me again Omega boutique deal smp

    Look, Iím trying to keep an open mind here but:

    Youíve asked this question before and people said 10%-15% should be doable but 20% is extremely difficult to achieve.

    1. You know what the watch RRP is
    2. You know what the cheapest price online is
    3. You know itís widely available.

    Why do you need pointers?

    Go in to any store, say this is the watch I want. Then say this is the best price Iíve found, will you beat it / match it?
    If youíre not happy with the response walk out and go elsewhere. If you are, congratulations, youíve finally got your SMP.

    Alternatively, as Iíve said before, save your money and donít fret about a watch youíre having to stretch to.

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    I think Eddie should make a dedicated 'Saints2014 Forum' where the subject about how to acquire a SMP/BB can be exclusively discussed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilT View Post
    Ask for 50% off. If you go in too low they wonít take you seriously.

    Also Iíve heard that in the boutique the salesman will throw in his tie and cuff links to sweeten the deal (very collectible), but you will need to ask for this early on - donít wait until they think the deal is done or you wonít get it. Just what Iíve heard.
    Good tip. In many ways the tie is more important than the papers in proving the watch came from an AD. This game is all about provenance.

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    Lol, I canít believe this is still going on! The longer you wait the more new prices increase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saints2014 View Post
    Watchesworld.com dont have the smp on a bracelet in blue £4450 rrp. If I go into the omega boutique with my credit card which I presume is as good as cash? What deal should i ask for? What am i likely to get off this? I am new to watch buying.
    Patience dearheart, patience!

    I'll probably get banned for even mentioning this, but 12,112 more posts like this one and you will be able to access the Secret Sales Corner - visible only to the forum's elite. It's where all the sought-after sports-Rolex, Omega, PP, AP, VC, etc actually go, and can be bought at wholesale prices, with no waiting-lists, and dealer-exclusive freebies thrown-in usually. Well worth the effort.

    Keep-up the good work

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    Over on the Omega forum, they are discussing an imminent price rise. Dunno, but may be worth considering.
    #plantpot

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    Other deals available.

    https://www.chrono24.co.uk/omega/ome...id19131737.htm

    now - just go and buy the thing! But I do hear the BB58 is better bang for buck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by verv View Post
    Dont expect a big discount as those days are almost over with Omega atm, theyre trying to move up so the 20/25% of old is now a polite refusal and a laugh in the break room.
    Debit card best, credit card second as a lot of the payment merchants have a small % for CC payments, cash is a headache.
    It's a headache for them if you pay by cash? Can you elaborate?

    It's what I did last time because I thought they would be more keen on giving a discount, since there are no fees on cash.
    But I'd rather know for my next purchase if it's useless and really more convenient for them to be paid by debit card

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    Here you go - £4000: https://www.swisswatchesdirect.co.uk...r_300_m_(42mm)
    Yes, they are a reputable seller.

    Have you also considered a Vostok?

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    Me again Omega boutique deal smp

    Bloody tapatalk, doesnít understand Russian!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wandril View Post
    It's a headache for them if you pay by cash? Can you elaborate?

    It's what I did last time because I thought they would be more keen on giving a discount, since there are no fees on cash.
    But I'd rather know for my next purchase if it's useless and really more convenient for them to be paid by debit card
    Cash on premises has security and insurance issues. It also requires banking and paperwork and a physical trip by someone. Debit card achieves same outcome ie money in company account with v little costs/hassles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wandril View Post
    It's a headache for them if you pay by cash? Can you elaborate?

    It's what I did last time because I thought they would be more keen on giving a discount, since there are no fees on cash.
    But I'd rather know for my next purchase if it's useless and really more convenient for them to be paid by debit card
    It is a pain the arse for you because you normally have to make an arrangement with the bank to withdraw that amount of cash, then you have to carry it around with the risks that involves.

    Then the shop has to get ID from you because due to money laundering rules they want to know where the cash is coming from.
    Then they have to check it to make sure it is not fake.
    Then thay have to keep it in their safe and insure it, then they have to pay for a cash collection security service to take it away and bank it or an employee has to take it to the bank with all the risk that entails.
    Crooks do watch high end shops and follow people if they think there ia lot of cash involved.

    It won't be long before you have to pay a premium to pay by cash it is a right royal pain in the arse and certainly not worth a discount.

    I think most companies would prefer a debit card.

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    Anything over £100 in cash these days and they think itís money laundering.

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    Have you considered running as fast as you can into a brick wall? Might knock some sense into you.

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    I for one will miss these threads when/if you do buy one.

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    I am advised by my AD that Omega are due to increase prices on the SMP range wef 1st May.....20% across the range.........he who hesitates.......

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    Thank you for the answers, bracket closed!
    As usual wileeeeeey's contributions are of great interest

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wandril View Post
    Thank you for the answers, bracket closed!
    As usual wileeeeeey's contributions are of great interest
    Think you logged in on the wrong account there fella - Must try harder

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost Chilli View Post
    I for one will miss these threads when/if you do buy one.
    He won't buy one, he was talking about buying a grands worth of Steinharts the other week and nothing happened. If he keeps starting these threads he'll soon have access to SC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devonian View Post
    Think you logged in on the wrong account there fella - Must try harder


    LOLZ

    #plantpot

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    Saints2014. How do you cope when you need to make a really big decision in life? Like what breakfast cereal to fill your bowl with? Give your head a good wobble and see if you can stir some sense inside there.

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    Worries me that he has his location as St Helens. My mum was born and brought up there and my grand parents lived there until they passed in the late 80s, so I am 50% woolyback. I spent a lot of my childhood there, but as I recall people were capable of making a decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devonian View Post
    Think you logged in on the wrong account there fella - Must try harder
    Haha classic.

    Eddie will have to get his moped out now. Mod time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seabiscuit View Post
    Saints2014. How do you cope when you need to make a really big decision in life? ...
    Hardly unique to the OP though - most threads on here seem to be from those incapable of making a decision or too tight to pay for advice in the real world - oh, or bitching about Rolex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woody74 View Post
    I am advised by my AD that Omega are due to increase prices on the SMP range wef 1st May.....20% across the range.........he who hesitates.......
    Price rise rumors all over the place. Anyone a confirmation if and when this will happen?
    #plantpot

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    1st May now. Are these more expensive than yesterday?

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    wileeeeeey. Nah, no change in pricing.

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    Did we just witness a double blunder by Saints2014/Wandril? I knew Saints was a troll but had no idea he was a double troll. Quality!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    1st May now. Are these more expensive than yesterday?
    Good news for Mr Wandril Saints, heís got another month of threads to start up.

    On that note I donít recall seeing a single thread about a May Rolex price increase in all of April!

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    Malta has just made it a criminal offence to hand over EUR10k or more in cash for a watch purchase (private or otherwise). Coming to a statute book near you in due course, Iím sure.

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    I'm confused. Reading the thread...is it evident Wandril is Saints? Wandril came in with a question about paying cash, was replied by wiley and then said thanks? Everyone then assumed Wandril was replying about the whole thread and was Saints.

    If this whole Saints thing is a troll post, its an extremely long and low grade troll. Weird way to get your kicks.

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    "Bracket closed"

    Think it's clear they're one in the same.

    Now, where are the mods?!

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    Right, it seems like there is a bit of confusion here.
    Such a non sense I did not even understand it in the first place.

    I am not saints2014, I have only one account which is the one I'm using right now.

    I had a look at this thread, saw the point made on cash, asked a question on it, got answers, that's it!
    I have nothing to do with this thread other than that, I personally just bought a bb58 and I'm happy about it, I have no interest in buying a smp at the moment.

    If saints2014 can himself help clarifying the situation, that would be fantastic.

    Wileeeeeey is a natural example of judging before thinking/asking, in pretty much all his posts.

    Once again, I have no intention of fighting over petty things on a forum, so please, for the sake of everyone, learn to discuss, to talk, before barking, or just stay in the bear pit if it's just about that for you.

    Nothing personal really, I'm not even resentful with him or others following the same modus operandi, but come on, make an effort...
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    Itís all gone a bit Line of duty free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fender View Post
    Itís all gone a bit Line of duty free.
    Comedy genius


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    popcorn time

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    Currently in the manchester boutique. They will do 8% and a rubber strap or nato. I thought this was a bad deal

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saints2014 View Post
    Currently in the manchester boutique. They will do 8% and a rubber strap or nato. I thought this was a bad deal
    Current climate - if you want to buy from an Omega Boutique - take it mate.. We expect the next post from you is a wrist shot of your purchase

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