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Watch trading: a cautionary tale

Post by hoppyjr » Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:53 am

deepcdvr wrote:The Tudor has been delayed in getting to RSC, according to USPS; I insured it for 3K. Is it wrong of me to wish for the package to get lost or stolen in transit?

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USPS likely won’t cover it if lost, so let’s not hope for that. Even though it allows you to purchase the insurance, I recall the fine print indicates watches & jewelry are limited to $500 or $1500 (or something similar).

FedEx and UPS are similar as I recall. One has a very low limit and the other is zero if I’m not mistaken.

The safest bet is a shipper account through Parcel Pro or a similar service.


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Re: Watch trading: a cautionary tale

Post by deepcdvr » Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:20 am

hoppyjr wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:53 am
deepcdvr wrote:The Tudor has been delayed in getting to RSC, according to USPS; I insured it for 3K. Is it wrong of me to wish for the package to get lost or stolen in transit?

:banplz:
USPS likely won’t cover it if lost, so let’s not hope for that. Even though it allows you to purchase the insurance, I recall the fine print indicates watches & jewelry are limited to $500 or $1500 (or something similar).

FedEx and UPS are similar as I recall. One has a very low limit and the other is zero if I’m not mistaken.

The safest bet is a shipper account through Parcel Pro or a similar service.
ha - that's not what the post office guy said, but he's kind of clueless anyway...

RSC said to send it registered mail, placing the value of the watch on the form and not to buy the extra insurance. It comes out about the same as sending it priority with insurance. RSC said if the package (has to be sealed with security tape and stamped all over the tape by the post office) arrives damaged or is lost in the mail, the post office would cover the cost of the shipping and the watch. They may be wrong as well though...
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Post by tattoo chef » Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:26 am

deepcdvr wrote:
ha - that's not what the post office guy said, but he's kind of clueless anyway...

RSC said to send it registered mail, placing the value of the watch on the form and not to buy the extra insurance. It comes out about the same as sending it priority with insurance. RSC said if the package (has to be sealed with security tape and stamped all over the tape by the post office) arrives damaged or is lost in the mail, the post office would cover the cost of the shipping and the watch. They may be wrong as well though...
It will most likely show up. It’s the busy time of year and I’ve had multiple packages (fedex, USPS,and UPS) get very delayed these past two weeks. They all eventually arrived. Give it a few days.


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Post by deepcdvr » Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:37 am

^^ I've experienced the same so I'm sure it'll show up.

I did learn something from this, though, is that shipping priority for 2 days is about 60 bucks for the medium box with 3K insurance. Shipping registered mail, supposedly insured with the same amount, also in a medium priority box was only 38 bucks. Requires the reinforced tape and an adult, legible signature at the receiving end, but as much as I ship, it's a pretty good deal.
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Post by JBZ » Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:56 am

deepcdvr wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:37 am
^^ I've experienced the same so I'm sure it'll show up.

I did learn something from this, though, is that shipping priority for 2 days is about 60 bucks for the medium box with 3K insurance. Shipping registered mail, supposedly insured with the same amount, also in a medium priority box was only 38 bucks. Requires the reinforced tape and an adult, legible signature at the receiving end, but as much as I ship, it's a pretty good deal.
It is a comparatively good deal, but it can be slow. I sent one watch registered from CT to NJ (not exactly from one side of the world to the other) and it took over a week. Arrived safe and sound, though.
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Post by toxicavenger » Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:56 am

deepcdvr wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:37 am
^^ I've experienced the same so I'm sure it'll show up.

I did learn something from this, though, is that shipping priority for 2 days is about 60 bucks for the medium box with 3K insurance. Shipping registered mail, supposedly insured with the same amount, also in a medium priority box was only 38 bucks. Requires the reinforced tape and an adult, legible signature at the receiving end, but as much as I ship, it's a pretty good deal.
If you shipped it Priority and use CGI insurance would have been around $5 :salute:

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Post by BacoNoir » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:22 am

toxicavenger wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:56 am
deepcdvr wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:37 am
^^ I've experienced the same so I'm sure it'll show up.

I did learn something from this, though, is that shipping priority for 2 days is about 60 bucks for the medium box with 3K insurance. Shipping registered mail, supposedly insured with the same amount, also in a medium priority box was only 38 bucks. Requires the reinforced tape and an adult, legible signature at the receiving end, but as much as I ship, it's a pretty good deal.
If you shipped it Priority and use CGI insurance would have been around $5 :salute:
I've shipped a Blancpain to Japan with FedEx and CGI insurance and it was less than $100 and CONUS shipments are usually between $60-$75 for overnight depending on value. Their rates are really good and I don't have to worry about whether or not the shipper's policies will screw me.
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Post by hoppyjr » Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:04 am

It does appear that USPS Registered Mail is safe.

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Post by Sidheguitarist » Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:26 am

JDC222 wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:42 pm

Many years ago, I had the pleasure of discovering a guy, bent in to the passenger side of my car with his hands buried in the glovebox...
Did he have twins, or just one, the following year?

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Post by JDC222 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:41 am

Sidheguitarist wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:26 am
JDC222 wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:42 pm

Many years ago, I had the pleasure of discovering a guy, bent in to the passenger side of my car with his hands buried in the glovebox...
Did he have twins, or just one, the following year?

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Re: Watch trading: a cautionary tale ****Update***

Post by deepcdvr » Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:40 pm

RSC Dallas got back with me - they are performing a full service “Compliments of Rolex”


BOOOM! Super psyched about this.

I suspect there was a defect in the movement and they are just swapping it out (?). Not really sure, but I don’t care either way...

I’m happy though. In effect, I will now basically have a fresh watch with a two year RSC Warranty... I plan to sell it immediately, so anyone looking for a BB, hit me up!

:cheers:

(Quick shoutout to the guy who sold it to me and offered - way beyond what he should have - to split any repair costs before knowing what they would be and after three guys had handled the watch..Don’t want to mention any names, but his initials are M. Wu)

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Post by gwells » Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:47 pm

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always good to see a happy ending to a sad story.

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Post by JDC222 » Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:51 pm

Great news Paul!! I told you that it would all work out :salute:

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Post by ikkoku » Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:57 pm

glad to hear it all worked out...

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Post by ericf4 » Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:04 pm

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Post by BBK357 » Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:13 pm

Wow that’s so nice of them.

A happy ending after all!

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Post by mellonb1 » Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:15 pm

That's great news, Paul. Glad it all worked out.

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Post by hoppyjr » Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:16 pm

I love a happy ending!

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Post by manitoujoe » Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:36 pm

That is a classy move on their part. Congrats, buddy!


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Post by smalls » Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:49 pm

Glad to hear this one ended on a good note!

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Post by Nellipj » Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:55 pm

Fantastic to hear Paul, Congrats!


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Post by JDC222 » Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:07 pm

manitoujoe wrote:
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That is a classy move on their part. Congrats, buddy!


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Post by dnslater » Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:11 pm

Great news! Impressive service!

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Post by toxicavenger » Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:23 pm

Dope!

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