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    Does anyone else ever feel out of place never having anything "incoming", buying or selling?

    I love horology and spend a fair bit of time browsing the fora. I don't contribute nearly as often as many here, but when I have something I think is worth saying, I say it. I subscribe to two different watch magazines and some daily e-mail newsletters. But, I don't regularly buy watches. I'd like to, but I don't. My wife and I really don't spend much money on ourselves just for fun. So while I have a couple of nice watches and enjoy thinking about what's "on the list" for a next purchase someday, I'm never actively buying or selling anything.

    Sometimes I feel like I'm the only one with no idea when I'll have another "incoming" thread. I've never even really been on the Sales Corner (I know, the horror). I don't covet anyone else's experiences and I wouldn't change a thing, but sometimes I feel like it's hard to relate to others who are always on the prowl, flipping watches and so on. Is anybody else out there like me, living vicariously through others?
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    Re: Does anyone else ever feel out of place never having anything "incoming", buying or selling?

    Want to buy a watch?
    Want to feel that rush?
    I got two for sale....
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    Re: Does anyone else ever feel out of place never having anything "incoming", buying or selling?

    I think most of the people are same way: living on the budget and all. Hence, you don't see these folks bragging much about flipping or constantly buying.
    E.g. I have a small collection that I carefully picked over time and I'm not selling any of them pieces (I might to sell one, that I don't really wear).
    I also have a list of 2 or 3 watches that I really want to have someday.

    But I spend some time daily on this forum, reading about interesting development in watch-industry and learning new things (not every day, evidently). And I never had an "incoming thread" ;)
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    Re: Does anyone else ever feel out of place never having anything "incoming", buying or selling?

    I'm dsabinojr and my last purchase was 7 months ago...

    I think there are many WUS members who are here a lot and who don't buy or sell watches often. So I doubt that you (can I say we?) are in the minority.

    Some of us can't even buy decent watches if we wanted to as there are no AD's in our locality and we have to travel abroad even to purchase "mall" watches.


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    Re: Does anyone else ever feel out of place never having anything "incoming", buying or selling?

    Yup, I'm a maybe one or two a year guy. I just enjoy the show and try to add a little humor now and then. Like others have said, I think its pretty common. THe flippers are rare, but they are vocal :)
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    Re: Does anyone else ever feel out of place never having anything "incoming", buying or selling?

    Maybe it's because the flippers are more vocal that it seems like they're more numerous. I guess it's natural that you create or add to posts when you're excited about an upcoming or recent purchase.
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    Re: Does anyone else ever feel out of place never having anything "incoming", buying or selling?

    Yeah, I often feel left out of that stuff.

    Not now though, because as it happens I have a new one incoming as of today.
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    Re: Does anyone else ever feel out of place never having anything "incoming", buying or selling?

    I often feel the same - despite having averaged a watch a month since joining. Don't know how that works
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    Re: Does anyone else ever feel out of place never having anything "incoming", buying or selling?

    While I am on a very limited budget and am in the same boat as you, not sure when a new purchase will happen, I do not feel out of place. I am here to learn as much as possible and enjoy asking questions via nee threads as well as reading as much as I can so I can be as knowledgeable as possible. I have made many friends and I feel like I am part of the community even if I don't have any watches outside of the affordable label.
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    Re: Does anyone else ever feel out of place never having anything "incoming", buying or selling?

    You are not alone. If I get one watch a year that's pretty significant for me. In all my years of collecting I am not one to jump on a new release or sell what I have. I spent a lot of time carefully picking what I knew would stay in the collection. Although some purchases from my early years do not see any wrist time anymore.

    Oh there are plenty I like and would love to own, but not always within what I'm willing to spend or really have the budget for. With that said I am seriously considering reducing my collection by half to purchase one grail. I've only sold 2 to 3 watches I can recall and all were in person and not on the Internet. The same goes for purchases. Most have been bought new. So I guess we'll see how the selling thing goes.
    I enjoy the camaraderie, learning and sharing in the experiences of others which is why I'm mainly on the forums.
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