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    The ‘bargain’ lust

    Have you ever bought a watch, purely because it’s a deal that seems to good to pass up. Even though your gut feeling tells you it’s not quite right? Maybe it’s case is just a couple of mm’s over your self imposed maximum. Or it’s had mixed reviews. Or it was too similar to something you already have?

    But the lure of the saving keeps pulling you in.




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    I've bought 3 or 4 watches like this.....and all of them now sit unworn in the dark recesses of my collection. If the watch is a good deal AND its a watch you actually like, then pull the trigger.
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    Re: The ‘bargain’ lust

    I’ve enough trouble trying to resist the watch buying urge without giving in to the bargain beast.

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    Re: The ‘bargain’ lust

    I think we all have, including instant regret and $$$ lost.
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    This has been Invicta's marketing method for years.

    $2500, but here we special price to you, $198.89. Free hat!
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    Re: The ‘bargain’ lust

    So, so many times. And I've ended up selling all of them.
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    Re: The ‘bargain’ lust

    Yes i do this too often, I am learning not too..That said my fav watch was bought this way and i love it!

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    Re: The ‘bargain’ lust

    I’ve actually gotten into a bunch of brands this way, great way to get my feet wet without too much pain if I have to flip.
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    Re: The ‘bargain’ lust

    I have done the bargain buy at times. The worst result is usually that it uses money that could be used to buy a higher end piece.

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    Re: The ‘bargain’ lust

    Bought a second Vantage Electric, not noticing in the auction photos that the solder connection was broken between the coil and the pin. It was only $15, so I jumped on it. Still, the case and dial are in fabulous shape, so between the new one and the ugly but ticking one I already had, I could put together a lovely working one someday.

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