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    Selling Watches Received As Gifts.

    I've never done this but I see it quite often on the sales forums. I was wondering if the majority of regular posters here would sell a watch they received as a gift? If someone took the time to choose a gift for me, I believe I should hold on to it. If I want to purchase another watch the money should come from my pocket and not from selling the gift that was given to me. Am I alone in feeling this way?
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    Re: Selling Watches Received As Gifts.

    I would sell a watch without a sentimental value.

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    Re: Selling Watches Received As Gifts.

    Quote Originally Posted by emmanuelgoldstein View Post
    I've never done this but I see it quite often on the sales forums. I was wondering if the majority of regular posters here would sell a watch they received as a gift? If someone took the time to choose a gift for me, I believe I should hold on to it. If I want to purchase another watch the money should come from my pocket and not from selling the gift that was given to me. Am I alone in feeling this way?
    No, you're not alone at all. Many people think it's gauche to sell a gift. You're basically telling the person who gave it that you don't like it and they don't know your taste at all. Even if this is true, it's tacky at best.

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    Re: Selling Watches Received As Gifts.

    I wouldn't sell either.
    If you don't like it you just don't wear it when they aren't around.
    And because i've got more watches it wouldn't be to obvious since they all deserve wristtime.
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    that's gauche very shabby behaviour.
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    Re: Selling Watches Received As Gifts.

    Nope, wouldn't sell it!!

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    Re: Selling Watches Received As Gifts.

    depends on the person who gave it to you. if you know they spent a lot of time looking, and put a lot of time figuring out what to get you, i'd keep it. but if they just went and sort of absentmindedly picked something out, then no biggy. but you should be able to figure that out based on the personality of the person who gave it to you.

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    Re: Selling Watches Received As Gifts.

    The only watch I ever received as a gift without choosing ahead of time was my Tag Aquaracer.....

    No freaking WAY would I ever sell that one....

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    Re: Selling Watches Received As Gifts.

    I have received two watches as gifts - one from my mom and one from my brother and though they don't get much wrist time, I can never think of selling them.
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    Re: Selling Watches Received As Gifts.

    Never received one as a gift. But, if I did, then No, I would not sell regardless

    of what type of watch. I get sentimentally attached to all my prized

    possessions.

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