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I have inherited 2 Omega's but finally have some $ to buy a Seamaster. I live near NYC and am not sure whether to buy from a store like Tourneau or try one of the internet sellers. I was surprised Tourneau quoted me similar pricing to the internet vendors. I am just leery of the internet shops.
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WELCOME to the Omega Forum Mr Grinder:)

I would personally suggest the Authorized dealer route than an internet seller.

that way you get the Omega warranty,...

what sort of discount %off have you been quoted?

we can discuss this further,

glad you found us..

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Good for you..

You know, Omegas are much more competitive than others. There is almost always a discount to be had...

On-line sellers have probably bought theirs at dealer wholesale, rather than at factory wholesale where the dealers buy at. Figure that the AD bought at 55% of the MSRP - then if they sold it wholesale, they probably sold at between 60-65% MSRP (equal to 35 to 40 % off). So, the on-line store can only go to a 30 -35% discount and still make money.. The AD can give 30% discounts all day long and still see good profit..

So, Authorised Dealers actually have more of a margin to work within if they are willing..
 

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Hello Mr Grinder

A very warm welcome to WTF and OMEGALand.

Do please watch out for a PM. Always worth comparing notes ;)

Which model are you looking at incidentally?


All my best



ZIN
 

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Yes, there are a few AD's who will be quite competitive pricing-wise with Omega. But you are right to be wary of the Internet. There are some "good guys" on the Internet too, you should be careful though. If you get the warranty and a good price I would say that's a pretty good situation. Good luck.
 

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I walked into a Ben Bridge and said Amazon sells this watch for "x". How close can you get to that?

The manager spent about two seconds "thinking" about it and matched the price.

BLAM-O. Sold.

The primary question is why you have a quandary buying from a B&M at the same price point as watchesfromsomedudeyoudon'[email protected]
 

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If you can get 30% off from an AD, I'd go that route. That way you know it's genuine, has a bonafide warranty, and someone you can trust if you need service.
 

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Zin's referral is a good one!

Hello Mr Grinder

A very warm welcome to WTF and OMEGALand.

Do please watch out for a PM. Always worth comparing notes ;)

Which model are you looking at incidentally?


All my best



ZIN
Ahhhhh.... the PM. A first time Omega buyer's best friend! :cool1:
 

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Thank you. Sure did. The big AD, Fortunoff, just dropped their Omega line and incidentally declared bankruptcy today. The Fortunoff salesman told me that Omega is opening their own stores and that it was hurting his watch biz not having Omegas anymore. On the Omega website it states that they opened a store in Beverly Hills. Bailey Banks and Biddle only had used Omegas! Seems like Omega is changing their distribution model. I will call some AD in Connecticut. I am not in a hurry.
 

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OMEGA are introducing their own boutiques but it will be quite a while yet before they can successfully serve any region. ADs will be around for a long time, indeed forever even if they may be reduced in number. Dropping one's partners isn't quite the way i would do business though Omega has seen what Rolex have done in the past. That said, I'm sure the price changes will not be as dramatic. Rather goes against the grain.


You may wish to see what Fortunoff have to offer. I'm not suggesting cashing in on their woes but reductions could be had and under the circumstances I imagine they could do with the cash too.


Wish you well



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