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    Re: What discount level causes you to go gray market?

    Quote Originally Posted by richnyc View Post
    To give u simple answer about 30%, give or take a few percentage points.


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    A lot of variables to consider for me so no cut 'n dried but this is how I generally see it too . . .
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    Re: What discount level causes you to go gray market?

    Discount level weighed up against resale value, AD discounts, in-house v off the rack movement, brand, history of problems with the model. Level of discount is one of a host factors.

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    Re: What discount level causes you to go gray market?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goostah View Post
    Discount level weighed up against resale value, AD discounts, in-house v off the rack movement, brand, history of problems with the model. Level of discount is one of a host factors.
    Doesn't resell change if you don't have papers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrklabb View Post
    Doesn't resell change if you don't have papers?
    True, no papers = reduced resale value. Can't say that all grey mkt dealers are created equal with each having different sources for their watches based on relationships with the AD or the manufacturer or whatever other "inside" relationships they have. I try to only deal with grey market dealers who offer the full set - all manufacturer boxes, tags, papers and most importantly a warranty card ideally stamped by an AD (even though the watch is coming from a grey guy).

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    Re: What discount level causes you to go gray market?

    What's the difference between Grey and Parallel Import (with all papers)?
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    Re: What discount level causes you to go gray market?

    I'm still afraid of the Grey market when it comes to major purchases. My two most expensive brand new watches broke and I don't think the Grey Market dealer could of, or would of fixed them as fast as the AD did.

    I think part of the luxury of a luxury watch is not having to worry about it, that's the AD's job and that's what the extra $$$ is for.
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    Re: What discount level causes you to go gray market?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    I'm still afraid of the Grey market when it comes to major purchases. My two most expensive brand new watches broke and I don't think the Grey Market dealer could of, or would of fixed them as fast as the AD did.

    I think part of the luxury of a luxury watch is not having to worry about it, that's the AD's job and that's what the extra $$$ is for.
    Wow, with that kind of experience can't say I blame you. So glad I'm pretty much done (majority have been GM) with new/additional acquisitions . . .
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    Re: What discount level causes you to go gray market?

    I've consistently had bad luck with GM dealers, specifically Jomashop.

    An example: Hamilton Intra-Matic. Look at the part that says "Swiss Made" ...



    I'm simply not willing to take the chance on an expensive watch.

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    I see a reflection. What am I looking at on the Swiss Made part? I bought about 5 watches from Jomashop ranging from 50.00 to 3000.00 with no problems. In fact, the one I got from an AD had the problems (though it was fixed for free under warranty so that is a plus). Anyway, the part I always forget about is the taxes. I got a great deal at an AD then when I think about taxes it wasn't that great of a deal. Taxes are just throwing money away.
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    Re: What discount level causes you to go gray market?

    If I had to pick percentage points, I would say 15-25%. But it also depends on the watch. My grail watch (GO Panomatic Lunar) is not something I would ever buy from a GM dealer. But my next purchase, a Tissot Visodate, will probably be a GM purchase. But I came really close to buying it from a dealer. I was at a duty free watch boutique in Dubai airport last week, and it was priced at $514.00, which is 22% above Amazon, but 26% below MSRP. I figured I would pay $30-40 for shipping to the Middle East, which meant that the difference would be only $54-64 (or 14%). I was ready to purchase it then and there, but the only stainless steel/white dial version they had was the one on display, and he refused to come down on the price. I felt that I should not have to pay the sticker price for something that was on display and previous people tried on.

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