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Did I miss the memo?

Post by outtatime » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:25 pm

Did Rolex have a price increase? I haven't seriously looked probably since earlier in the summer, but you could get BNIB Subs for $7500...a two-tone for $10,500...BLNR for $8750...etc. Now they seem to be charging 10%+ more for BNIB models. Did something happen? Kicking myself for not getting a two-tone earlier and saving $2k.
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Post by Panerai7 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:06 pm

Noticed the same thing on subC ND, they were 6300-6500 and now 7

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Post by Chocodove » Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:54 am

Consensus seems to be that deliveries have slowed to authorized dealers. Resellers are capitalizing. BNIB 114060 are sometimes now listed above retail from them. I have been tracking since I kinda want to pick another one up, but not at those prices.
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Post by justsellbrgs » Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:03 am

FakeNews. Rolex pricing is dropping.


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Post by rockmastermike » Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:53 am

I've noticed Hulk's cresting 10K on recon - I like the Hulk, but happening until if/when the trend reverses
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Post by outtatime » Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:04 am

Chocodove wrote:
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:54 am
Consensus seems to be that deliveries have slowed to authorized dealers. Resellers are capitalizing. BNIB 114060 are sometimes now listed above retail from them. I have been tracking since I kinda want to pick another one up, but not at those prices.
Ah, so everyone's "trusted sellers" (aka ohmygodslobslobloveuwannahaveurbaby) are gouging the people that have made them successful. Got it.
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Re: Did I miss the memo?

Post by Chocodove » Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:10 am

outtatime wrote:
Chocodove wrote:
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:54 am
Consensus seems to be that deliveries have slowed to authorized dealers. Resellers are capitalizing. BNIB 114060 are sometimes now listed above retail from them. I have been tracking since I kinda want to pick another one up, but not at those prices.
Ah, so everyone's "trusted sellers" (aka ohmygodslobslobloveuwannahaveurbaby) are gouging the people that have made them successful. Got it.
Correct. A particularly well known one went from 6600->7100->7400 for BNIB within a month or so. But hey, supply and demand and all that.
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Post by CGSshorty » Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:05 am

Are we assuming that their cost hasn’t increased also?
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Post by outtatime » Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:06 am

CGSshorty wrote:
Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:05 am
Are we assuming that their cost hasn’t increased also?
That’s what I was wondering. As far as I can tell there hasn’t been a price increase.

My only theories were that there had been an increase, or at least an increase to dealer cost and therefore slimmer margin. Or they were cracking down on the backdoor shenanigans.
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Post by Chocodove » Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:11 am

I think there are just less out there right now. I don't have firsthand experience, but multiple reports on TRF about AD's not having as readily a supply of the popular references. The LVC in particular is bananas right now.
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Post by outtatime » Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:17 am

It kind of makes me wonder if they're not readying their new movements for their mainstream (e.g. Subs) models and are just burning through their inventory. That would be fine with me, I'd prefer the newer movement if I were to get something. I hate when there's a newer/better movement out but it's not in a model I want. (Looking at you, Omega...)
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Post by Panerai7 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:21 am

I get it with SDC43 or Ceramic Daytona. Otherwise the only reason to go to TRF is to save money. Because for 7500 I'll just get it from my local AD with US warranty and if something goes wrong I'd just drop it off at AD and not worry if RSC will cover my Canadian, Israeli or Italian Rolex. For 6300 I'd take that chance

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Post by JP Chestnut » Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:43 am

outtatime wrote:
Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:17 am
It kind of makes me wonder if they're not readying their new movements for their mainstream (e.g. Subs) models and are just burning through their inventory. That would be fine with me, I'd prefer the newer movement if I were to get something. I hate when there's a newer/better movement out but it's not in a model I want. (Looking at you, Omega...)
Have the new movements proven reliable? The DD40 movement wasn't without problems.

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Re: Did I miss the memo?

Post by Knome » Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:04 pm

From some rumblings, I hear that kermits and hulks will be consistently selling for over 10k soon if some resellers can manage to hoard enough of them...
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Post by outtatime » Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:01 pm

Knome wrote:
Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:04 pm
From some rumblings, I hear that kermits and hulks will be consistently selling for over 10k soon if some resellers can manage to hoard enough of them...
Check out sdwatches.com. He’s got like 10 Kermits. Some almost $16k.

Does it make me a bad person if I hope these guys have to sit on these for a LONG time?

Of course, now I want a Hulk, a BLNR and a Bluesy. Not the best time to go shopping I guess.
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Re: Did I miss the memo?

Post by JP Chestnut » Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:28 pm

outtatime wrote:
Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:01 pm
Knome wrote:
Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:04 pm
From some rumblings, I hear that kermits and hulks will be consistently selling for over 10k soon if some resellers can manage to hoard enough of them...
Check out sdwatches.com. He’s got like 10 Kermits. Some almost $16k.

Does it make me a bad person if I hope these guys have to sit on these for a LONG time?

Of course, now I want a Hulk, a BLNR and a Bluesy. Not the best time to go shopping I guess.
They DO sit on them forever, Sdwatches in particular. That guy holds stock for years.

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Re: Did I miss the memo?

Post by Zidane » Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:23 pm

I was finally ready to buy a SD43...emailed my dealer and he said they were out and not getting anymore before the end of the year. A month ago it was no problem.

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