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    Negotiating a discount for watches

    I hope this is the correct subforum to post this in. Please excuse me if this is not.

    When purchasing my Rolexes, I was always able to negotiate a 10%-15% discount. Is it common place to do the same when purchasing more expensive watches, such as Patek Philippe or A. Lange & Söhne?
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    Re: Negotiating a discount for watches

    When a customer is prepared to pay 5-figure sums (or more) for a watch, there should always be room for reasonable negotiation. I wouldn't pay full list retail. Ask for a price consideration in a friendly constructive and convivial manner.

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    Re: Negotiating a discount for watches

    I know of a Patek collector who had ordered a Perpetual Calendar Chrono through an AD, and when it arrived 2 years later the price of gold had gone up and he was billed an extra $15K. For very rare and desirable pieces I expect collectors are paying full price, and in some cases like the Patek Nautilus or Rolex Daytona I have heard of people paying above MSRP.

    On the flip side, I was offered a $5K discount on a Lange 1 in Toronto a couple of years ago, which amounts to around 15%.

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    Re: Negotiating a discount for watches

    Some years back my former field manager sold a Patek - 5101 P, the customer paid full-pop + tax. I wonder if
    he used a 'Black Card'.

    295K USD.
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    Re: Negotiating a discount for watches

    Yes I suppose when someone gets to a certain level of wealth, a discount will be hardly meaningful.

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    Re: Negotiating a discount for watches

    Those are the ones who "expect" the biggest price considerations. Their valet usually does the haggling.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ovalteenie View Post
    Yes I suppose when someone gets to a certain level of wealth, a discount will be hardly meaningful.

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    Re: Negotiating a discount for watches

    Quote Originally Posted by Ovalteenie View Post
    Yes I suppose when someone gets to a certain level of wealth, a discount will be hardly meaningful.
    In my business those are the ones that want the most discount.....

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    Re: Negotiating a discount for watches

    Ah i see... how counter-intuitive... or maybe that's how they watch their pennies to make their fortune...

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    Re: Negotiating a discount for watches

    And Celebs.
    Quote Originally Posted by AAWATCHES View Post
    In my business those are the ones that want the most discount.....

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    Re: Negotiating a discount for watches

    Quote Originally Posted by Ovalteenie View Post
    Yes I suppose when someone gets to a certain level of wealth, a discount will be hardly meaningful.
    Yeah, whats a 15% discount to someone who can afford to pay $295K for a watch.

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