So i just received my GW5000 today and received a lot of aloha with it. Recently Sjors and i gave a little jib-jab about my living in Hawaii on a WRUW thread. I ended with "plusses and minuses" and obviously there are a lot of plusses. I just wanted to share because it made for a really nice experience.
I purchased the watch from po-jpngreen (no affiliation) on Friday 11/30 (he's in Japan). As i'm sure you're aware there is a dateline between the two of us, which makes everything more amazing to me. Friendly message (through ebay, where i found him) got to me Saturday acknowledging receipt of funds and he would get it out quickly.
One of the obvious drawback about living out here is customs. Sometimes it goes through New York, sometimes LA, and if I'm lucky Honolulu. You can see huge variations in ETA right there.
In any case the stars aligned, and i think the postman ate his/her wheaties because somehow i received the watch today, Tuesday 12/4! I don't get mail from California that fast sometimes!
So I opened the box at work and what did I find?
No, I didn't open the watch first (I surprise myself sometimes)! Actually little knick knacks and such can be fun, so what the heck.
Green Tea, chocolate, etc. And a card?
Nice! Definitely unexpected!
Awesome! That is a lot effort going on right there! So appreciated! No, we do not know what he wrote in Hawaiian other than "with aloha", but sweet none the less.
I'm not saying this one seller is going to give you the same treatment he gave me, but been reading a few "bah humbug" stories about various sellers i felt the need to celebrate a good experience. Remember those that treat you well and try to go back to them as the opportunities arise.
I know, I know, wrist shot or it didn't happen.
Merry Christmas to me. :D