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    Re: You wanna know what's ruining Seiko prices?

    You mean scalpers or just people selling fakes? Granted, these two intersect more than we think, a lot of people out there seem to have made a career of getting a free lunch.


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    Re: You wanna know what's ruining Seiko prices?

    Not fakes, but prices like this for run-of-the-mill 007/009s...?
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    Re: You wanna know what's ruining Seiko prices?

    It only has an impact if people are willing to pay. Blame buyers.


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    Re: You wanna know what's ruining Seiko prices?

    Quote Originally Posted by Time Seller View Post
    Not fakes, but prices like this for run-of-the-mill 007/009s...?
    Yeah probably trying to artificially create desirability due to the watches having been discontinued. I see it all the time so not really surprised. Always thought it would only be a matter of time until Seiko reacted.

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    Re: You wanna know what's ruining Seiko prices?

    Seems a bit low IMO..
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    Re: You wanna know what's ruining Seiko prices?

    Quote Originally Posted by GTR83 View Post
    Yeah probably trying to artificially create desirability due to the watches having been discontinued. I see it all the time so not really surprised. Always thought it would only be a matter of time until Seiko reacted.

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    Re: You wanna know what's ruining Seiko prices?

    Quote Originally Posted by Time Seller View Post
    What's to react?
    I believe they also considered the scalpers when they decided to make the gazillion colors for the SKX successor aka 5KX. Why would you want to buy these overpriced 007/009s especially to mod it when you can buy almost any reasonably good looking color combination from Seiko themselves. A bit in a hurry so this is the best I could put it. Even then, I'm already seeing people trying to make a quick buck by massively overpricing the 5KXes, especially where I live. For me it's a sign that the general economy is tanking when people have to resort to dog eat dog tactics like this lol
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    Re: You wanna know what's ruining Seiko prices?

    Watches that are priced too high, often don't sell. I've been waching a number of watches priced too high for a while. They're not going to effect the market all the time there are plenty of others, and such a popular watch will always have auctions starting lower on ebay, where market forces will decide the cost of the watch.

    Case in point, no one's buying a Sarb001 at $4K, so this add trying to sell one at that price, can't bee seen as inflating prices of the watch, if no one's buying it. (watch has been there for at least a month)
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Seiko-Mecha...YAAOSwwrlcnb3L

    As the SKXs are still availble new aswell, (cheaper than the new '5' varient) They can't be seen to be inflating prices as skywatches, Creation watches etc still have stock and are selling them much cheaper.

    It's leaves a bit of a bad taste in the mouth seeing people buy new watches and seeing them immediatly go on sale for double the price. But in the grand scheme of things. A small number of sellers trying to do this on well produced product lines isn't going to effect the general market trend.

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    Re: You wanna know what's ruining Seiko prices?

    I thought they were overpriced at retail price let alone double -
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