I'm planning on purchasing the new Omega Seamaster Professional that *supposedly* is coming out within the next few months (Omega says August, AD's and other's say anywhere from now until December ).
I'm definitely set on buying from an Authorized Dealer. Not a boutique and not grey market. It's my first luxury watch purchase!
My question is if I can realistically get a discount from an AD for this purchase considering it's a BRAND NEW release? I'm asking here because I've read mixed things about this.
**As a preface I'm going to say that I'm not going to pre-order this watch. I want to be able to see it in person first and try it on before purchasing**
As far as discounts, some people say that Omega regularly discounts watches in AD's and I've been to an AD where they were discounting the current models that will be replaced by the new one - makes sense. This AD told me 20-25% off and that seems typical among claims I've read from other buyers.
On another thread here I read that someone pre-ordered the NEW Seamaster and put down a deposit and was able to get a 16% discount from their AD (sorry I forgot the name of the user).
As a first-time luxury watch buyer this is confusing to me. Logically I think many AD's will say since it's a brand new model they can't discount it at all (maybe years down the line).
Can you really get a discount on a brand new release and if so how to go about negotiating it?
I appreciate any help, insight or tips!