Erez C. from Israel asks:
I think that i speak for most of the watch lovers that see this beautiful timepieces and wonder if there is any chance to get it at a lower price than the retail. Some of us just don't have the funds to afford such watches. I think that a small article about how to buy watches at the lowest cost will be much appreciated.
Watch brands don't like it when people talk about discounting because frankly, it hurts their business. Price discounting is a sort of consumer epidemic as companies have long since relied on the ability to make consumers feel like they are getting a good deal by allowing for discounting to happen a lot of the time. That doesn't play out as well in the luxury business. And have no confusion about it, for the most part, watches exist in the luxury business. If you like nice watches you sort of have to get used to the pricing.
Having said that, it doesn't take us to inform people that there is a very healthy market for used (pre-owned) and watches overall on the internet. Some people feel comfy buying online, and others prefer to meet with a dealer in person. Depending on the brand, prices are either very well-controlled or all over the place. There is no magic way to get nice watches at cheap prices unless you are interested in buying in bulk and buying from the brand directly.
It is pretty much common knowledge that products online are (at least today) less expensive that in many stores. But of course, that isn't always the case. You can also get used watches for less than new ones a lot. Again, this is obvious to most people. When it comes down to do it many really nice watch brands have priced themselves out of reach of normal people. That is just a fact. Having said that, there are some fantastic brands which are less expensive. So rather be upset over what you can't get right now, focus on the best of what you can afford and always keep that list around of what watches to buy if you get rich.
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