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    Picture My G-Shock buying ban is well and truly in the toilet.

    I managed almost nine months without picking up any new G's but I made the mistake of going to the stores in the heart of the old town here in Dubai to see how prices on G's were doing, well, here's what I found and couldn't walk away from. Bear in mind I have been to these stores time and time again and never saw these in the window until now. In the older stores here you can properly haggle and I did with great gusto, there was no way I was walking away from these three, here they are.

    First up a G7510-1, BNIB $95 price tag down to $68 after haggling. It was the only G-Shock in the store and they seemed oddly pleased to be rid of it.




    Next up is the G-7800-1, BNIB (missing the manual) listed at $105 and after some haggling I paid $75. I saw two others on my travels that day but at slightly higher prices. Certainly lower than most sources on line that I could find. I have wanted one of these since I first saw it, almost 2 years ago.



    Last but definitely not least is an absolute coup for me, almost impossible to find on-line and I had to pinch myself when I saw it in the store window, here in Dubai, in 2012. It's a BNIB G-8000-1, I had a right old battle of wills with the store owner for this one he wanted an insane $150 for it but after almost 15 minutes of arguing over the exchange rate and how much it was listed in his really old Casio retailers book and after trying the old "walking away" trick at least twice I finally got this for one for $75. I sincerely love this G and I'm sure it's because I really had to fight to get it. Trust me when I say the store owner was just glad to see the back of me. Here it is, the elusive G-8000-1, no way I was walking away from this one. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Sedi for my obsession with this beauty, it's all your fault!




    I think you'll agree when I say these three are quite the epitome of Casio's quirky, funky, Japanese design formula and that my buying ban is well and truly in the toilet!
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    Re: My G-Shock buying ban is well and truly in the toilet.

    Heck, a G-8000!
    I'm dieing to get that one!
    Cheers!
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    Re: My G-Shock buying ban is well and truly in the toilet.

    GREAT pickups and worth breaking the ban over! Thanks to Sedi that 8000 is also on my list as well!
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    Re: My G-Shock buying ban is well and truly in the toilet.

    congrats on the pickups!

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    Re: My G-Shock buying ban is well and truly in the toilet.

    i love the g-8000 too
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    Re: My G-Shock buying ban is well and truly in the toilet.

    All good mate! Gotta say, the Sniper is a killer G. Wear'em all well.




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    Re: My G-Shock buying ban is well and truly in the toilet.

    Holy smokes, sweet find. Especially the 7800.

    Sheesh the standard prices were still a steal, you must be pretty darn good at haggling

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    Re: My G-Shock buying ban is well and truly in the toilet.

    I think you would have kick yourself if you didn't pick up these fine pieces! :D That G-8000 looks fantastic.

    As do all your photos, if you don't mind, could you share how you set up the shots?

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    Re: My G-Shock buying ban is well and truly in the toilet.

    WOW, you make all your watches really shine - nice photos! Great pick-ups at super prices.

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    Re: My G-Shock buying ban is well and truly in the toilet.

    WOW!

    Really awesome purchases dobber72!! Enjoy!



    I just got my almost exact stash about a couple of months ago...

    My G-Shocks says hi! :)
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    Wearing a different G-SHOCK ​everyday.

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