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I read all the time (not here, really) about people crying because they found their watch $5.00 cheaper somewhere else.



Or bought a watch for $800 a year ago that's now going for $450.

Then I read about people holding out for so long for "The Deal" that they suddenly find their watch is unavailable.



So which is it.

The watch?

Or "The Deal"?
 

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For me it is the watch. First I identify the watch I am hunting and then I seek the deal. Never do I buy just because the deal is good. Now I might go for a watch down my list a bit if a good deal pops up. Recently I was hunting the Citizen Orca. Ran into some issue and grabbed a deal on the Seiko Orange Monster, it was #2 on my list. then the Orca popped up and I ended up with both. Lucky me....
 

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For me it has the be The Watch first and then the deal. If I don't like the watch it makes no difference how good the deal is because I wont get it.

Now if I like the watch and the deal is good - bonus!

good question/topic Toecutter
 

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Typically the watch TC but I have held out for the deal also. In most cases holding out has worked........but missed a few that I would still like to have but will never pay the price they are normally advertised at. Kinda difficult for example to justify $880 when it's been as low as $500.

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Always the watch first and if it is a good deal then that is just a bonus. If I am not going to wear the watch no reason to buy it. An example of a nice deal/nice watch recent purchase was my wife getting the Scuba. Nice looking watch but the price was right too.
 

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For me, it's the watch first. I may end up paying the "higher price", in order to get one. However, there are a few models that I've waited until the prices dropped.

Then there are those watches (usually under $100) that I will buy because of "the deal" (like the Magico watches and SL GMTs that kept popping up). :)
 

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I don't see this recession really ending, so "deals" will keep getting better.

My plan is to wait for a really NICE piece that is insanely cheap for what you would normally pay.

Maybe somebody's second-hand luxury brand or maybe an Oris or Hamilton on a one-hour deal.

The GREAT opportunities to maximize what you get for dollars spent come around too often now for me NOT to take a shot with a nicer piece.

But that's just me.

David
 

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I scour the web for a few minutes each day for the latest models. If I find something great, I note the model and look for it about 3 months later on all the deal sites. When the price is right I grab it.

Just snagged the SWI limited this way, and also got in on the magico/winder deal a couple of months ago.
 
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