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If I can buy a brand new Sinn at preowned price, on Evine, I would. Happily and extremely excited. That way I wouldn't feel the risk of losing money. Same goes for a Stowa, JeanRichard and other brands that I'd love to own one day, but can't now unless they were on 5 or 6 value pays. (I know it's not gonna happen, most likely) I don't care about other people's opinion about any brand I own, as long as my eyes love it and I think it's a keeper, I'm happy.

Shop NBC helped me to get a bunch of pieces I wanted at a monthly price I could afford. I don't own any of them anymore as I moved to loving diver style pieces the last couple years but it was a great feeling to get what I want, when I want, even when I couldn't afford the full price in one payment. It was very rewarding and fulfilling to have that love for a piece that I couldn't pay full price for, but was happily paying for every 30 days.

The last 6 or 7 purchases I made from TV, only did it cus they were as low as preowned or cheaper. Couldn't pass on the deals. Ended up selling them for no loss and some for a couple bucks in profit, but it was nice to "sample" them in hopes of loving them.

Ask me if I'd care about Doxa selling on Evine and the repercussions that would do on the brand ? Not one bit. If it helps other people get the watch they want and can't afford in one payment, that makes me happy. We are all here for many reasons and many of us love to help when someone needs info, opinions, etc. So why would I not like to see many great brands on their website at preowned prices (on a Once Only event) but brand new? (I'm sure many would be over priced too) :) I care more about pride of ownership due to love of wrist eye candy than anything else, Bang for the buck !
 

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That makes no sense. If you can afford monthly payments you can afford to save and buy outright, which is inevitably cheaper. Or you could buy used, which is better value again. And you wouldn't be limited to junk teevee brands.
 

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If I can buy a brand new Sinn at preowned price, on Evine, I would. Happily and extremely excited. That way I wouldn't feel the risk of losing money. Same goes for a Stowa, JeanRichard and other brands that I'd love to own one day, but can't now unless they were on 5 or 6 value pays. (I know it's not gonna happen, most likely) I don't care about other people's opinion about any brand I own, as long as my eyes love it and I think it's a keeper, I'm happy.

Shop NBC helped me to get a bunch of pieces I wanted at a monthly price I could afford. I don't own any of them anymore as I moved to loving diver style pieces the last couple years but it was a great feeling to get what I want, when I want, even when I couldn't afford the full price in one payment. It was very rewarding and fulfilling to have that love for a piece that I couldn't pay full price for, but was happily paying for every 30 days.

The last 6 or 7 purchases I made from TV, only did it cus they were as low as preowned or cheaper. Couldn't pass on the deals. Ended up selling them for no loss and some for a couple bucks in profit, but it was nice to "sample" them in hopes of loving them.

Ask me if I'd care about Doxa selling on Evine and the repercussions that would do on the brand ? Not one bit. If it helps other people get the watch they want and can't afford in one payment, that makes me happy. We are all here for many reasons and many of us love to help when someone needs info, opinions, etc. So why would I not like to see many great brands on their website at preowned prices (on a Once Only event) but brand new? (I'm sure many would be over priced too) :) I care more about pride of ownership due to love of wrist eye candy than anything else, Bang for the buck !

Because like it or not, it would cheapen the brand and then those watches you covet wouldn't be so prestigious.

If they sell them in mass quantities (not just having one or two pieces) like they do with invicta or deep blue then the value is lowered.

Then resale value also would go down. So if you bought one at retail , and go to sell, now you have to sell below evine prices...

Like it or not, watches have perceived value and if these brands were being sold like this, that perceived value isn't there anymore.

I'm sure many would like a Lamborghini as an example but if they cost $20,000 they wouldn't have the stigma they do now.

If a watch Is sold on these shows with dropping prices, once only etc and the price fluctuations...it cheapens the brand in my opinion.


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Jason,

Some people are good at saving, I wish I was. I'm not one to want to save month after month just to get a watch, I can't. I'd get distracted and spend it. I'm not gonna save $300 a month for a $1,500 watch but I'd definitely pay $300 a month as I own it for 5 month.

TC,

I know where you're coming from. Your input is almost always right on point here and this is no exception. And I love your reviews. But I covet pieces that my eyes love. Not their names or brands and not their price tags. For example, #four has an incredibly sexy Sinn Chronograph that I find irresistible to my eyes. It's not that I want the perceived value of his watch to go down but I sure would love to find it one day at $1,000 preowned thanks to TV. (I know it ain't gonna happen but you get what I'm saying? )

I'd love for the perceived value of those watches that I love visually to go down so I can finally get make a big effort to get them. Just missed a beautiful preowned Doxa for $900. Bad timing for me.

If the brand is "cheapened" that only helps me and those that love them but don't love their current prices. So I'd really be ok with that. VERY OK. Those brands are not worried about my collection or my bills so I'm sure not gonna mind if I buy a watch after it's been cheapened, as long as I love how it looks. And if it goes down even lower since my purchase, I hope I feel like it was worth every penny like I did when I got it.
 

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We all know that Invicta is the main brand in question here. There are other watch brands involved as well. I certainly won't list them all, but Deep Blue is another brand that has "cheaped" themselves with the cheesy TV stuff....again, there are others.

Poor Quality, and Lousy Customer Service are just "add ons" for Invicta. Those "add ons" come AFTER the cheap TV sales pitches, and the resulting cheap sale.

You say that poor customer service is what "hurt" the Invicta brand.
Well let's look at it another way, with another TV brand. Deep Blue has a reputation for decent quality, and great customer service, but....take a look at Deep Blue's product offering and pricing from 5 years ago, and compare it to what they offer today, and you'll see what I'm talking about. The brand is a much "cheaper" brand today than it was 5 years ago. TV sales tactics are the main culprit in the changes that have obviously taken place.

Apple is a COMPLETELY different animal than a watch company. We could discuss and debate, for hours, the obvious differences in watch brands as they compare to Apple, but there really is simply no comparison.

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At first I learned a little from watching these shows. But now its just repetition and more repetition. Glad you can just jump on Evine's website and see what will be on the shows instead of having to sit and watch them. I have bought a few "once only" priced Invicta's off there. I do my homework and only buy their Reserve models with Ronda movements or Seiko automatics.
They are customer friendly as I bought a Master Calendar model that I could not read because of my failing peepers (reading glasses stage). So I sent it back no questions asked for a refund and was credited promptly. You can send anything back within 30 days even if you just don't like it. If you do buy it they automatically upgrade your one year warranty to 5 years. You don't have to do anything but hold on to the receipt. Been pleased with all of my transactions. No problems with the watches. They have unbelievable variety.
 

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Answer is simple. EVINE is a business and Invicta pays them the most either through revenue share of goods sold or a straight up flat fee. The reason other companies show up later in the day is that the time slot they choose to buy/can afford.



There is no stigma to selling on TV. As a business you go to where your customers are.

In this instance, there just aren't enough people that would pick up the phone to impulse buy a Rolex to justify using EVINE as a distribution channel.
There in lies the stigma!
 
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