Typical For Sale Post (or what I have learned hanging out on the Sales Forum)
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    Typical For Sale Post (or what I have learned hanging out on the Sales Forum)

    Hi everybody,


    I have a (chose one):

    1) beautiful watch for sale.
    2) gorgeous watch for sale.
    3) fantastic watch for sale.


    It is in (chose one):

    1) 95% condition.
    2) 99% condition.
    3) mint condition.

    (actual condition of the watch is irrelevant).


    I am selling it (chose one):

    1) to fund a grail
    2) because it's not getting "wrist time"
    3) because I'm not "bonding" with it
    4) because I need the money

    (actual reason is because I dropped it on the tile floor in my kitchen and now it makes funny noises).


    I am asking (chose one):

    1) more than you can get a new one for on the internet (yes I think no one knows how to use Google)
    2) "a fair price" (I've had the watch for a year and banged it up pretty good so I will knock off 10%)
    3) 1/2 what I paid for it because it doesn't run and I want something new.


    Price does not include PayPal fees or shipping. So that number I gave you is not actually the price, you need to add a bunch more money to it.

    Also you are not getting the strap shown in the picture. I am just showing you that to make you jealous.

    Also I will ship it when I feel like it, in a week or two or three so just be patient. I need to wear the watch for a few more days while I clean out the broken sewer line in my back yard.

    Pictures are below, thanks for looking!





    THIS IS JUST A JOKE and not a very good one. I thought I was being funny. I actually love the sales forum.
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    Re: Typical For Sale Post (or what I have learned hanging out on the Sales Forum)

    The photos are priceless! I especially like this one:

    Quote Originally Posted by cap10amazing View Post
    So, Cap10, did you have a bad transaction? You seem a bit grumpy.
    I have purchased only twice from WUSers, and been very happy both times.
    YMMV....
    Too many watches, not enough wrists.

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    Re: Typical For Sale Post (or what I have learned hanging out on the Sales Forum)

    You sir, are a cynic!

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    Re: Typical For Sale Post (or what I have learned hanging out on the Sales Forum)

    Should I feel insulted by this? I kind of do, actually, although I don't think you meant it that way. There are some really good sellers on the sales forum, with fair prices, and honest pictures. I don't think, your funny post is "typical" and I don't think the sales forum is full of crooks trying to sell broken watches. I enjoyed your post, but I think it's kind of a slap in the face to the honest sellers around here to generalize like that. Just my two cents.
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    Re: Typical For Sale Post (or what I have learned hanging out on the Sales Forum)

    Tend to agree with Caraptor. I've bought and sold a few dozen watches here and always felt both parties got a fair deal.

    The photos were priceless though.
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    OP actually reminds me of quite a few FS threads I've read recently where the seller says they need the $ to fund a grail, then gives a full page description of the specs, and at the end of the post they'd say something like "trades welcome, let me know what you have" & most of the time it's trade down + cash only... WTF?? After going to the manufacturer's website & copying & pasting their watch specs you forgot that you needed the $ to pay for your grail??? I'm sure many of you have seen these before...

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    Re: Typical For Sale Post (or what I have learned hanging out on the Sales Forum)

    It's kind of funny, although I can say that 99.9% of WUS members are beyond reproach in their dealings here.

    ....and I'm always selling something to upgrade - maybe not to grail status, but 4 or 5 sales will fund 1 or 2 upgrades.

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    Re: Typical For Sale Post (or what I have learned hanging out on the Sales Forum)

    SORRY I was just trying to be funny, I actually love the sales forum and have bought more than ten watches without a hitch. It's just a joke and not a very good one.

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    Re: Typical For Sale Post (or what I have learned hanging out on the Sales Forum)

    I'll give the OP the final word and close this before someone gets really serious about it.

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