Fairly recently, I picked up a G-Shock GA110GB-1A, thanks to this forum. After browsing further I noticed the collection that some members have on here and I noticed a fair amount of people with large collections tend to have some special/limited edition models of certain watches. Personally, I am a fan of Analog or Analog/Digital watches and prefer watches with a larger face, hence buying a GA110. Ever since I picked up mine, I have wanted to pick up a couple more since their prices are fairly reasonable.
I was out browsing yesterday at a local mall and I noticed there was a shop that was selling G-Shocks had quite a variety compared to some of the other shops in the mall. One in particular in the front window was a GA111DR-7A. Now I know this is a highly coveted model that most collectors either have or want but I think I know why it was still sitting there. The tag that comes on a G-Shock was showing and I noticed two things peculiar about it. Firstly, the tag that has the printed price from Casio on it had been ripped off. Second, there was a generic price take placed over the barcode with the price of $499.99 on it.
My question is this, is it normal for stores to increase the price of certain models of G-Shocks?
Personally, this is the first time I have seen one in person and brand new in a store. Also, I am unaware of what the actual list price of this model was when it was released around fall of 2011.