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Your Worst Sales Decision

Post by abuemily » Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:03 am

So, back in 2001, before I knew any better, and a watch was just a watch I had these two:

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I was living in Geneva—you know, the motherland—and decided I wanted a new Panerai 025, so I decided to sell those two, for which I had paid a grand total of $1540 new for...wait for it...$1500. Thought I was doing okay. Hindsight being horrifying, anyone else wish they could erase their memories?


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Re: Your Worst Sales Decision

Post by hoppyjr » Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:34 am

So many memories, so many mistakes. Rather than share my stories I’ll just go sit in the tub and run scalding water on my sack.

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Re: Your Worst Sales Decision

Post by River Rat » Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:58 am

Only two none you guys would keep. A WW1 Depollier water proof wire lug wristwatch was rare only one ever offered to me for sale. And a WWW British issued Timor I got for 450.00 both watches have went up a little in price. I am a pack rat so still got most of my favorites. But I miss those two sold them due to the move to Montana thinking I would not have enough to get by I was wrong should of kept them.

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Re: Your Worst Sales Decision

Post by JP Chestnut » Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:51 am

I've never sold a watch I regret. They all get sold for a good reason, or they don't get sold.

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Post by JBZ » Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:01 am

Not buying a 16710 back when they could be had for under $5,000. Other than that, I've parted with some that have appreciated markedly since I sold them, but I got a fair price for them at the time, so... :shrug:
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Re: Your Worst Sales Decision

Post by abuemily » Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:39 am

This thought was driven by the desire to pick up another like-vintage GMT, then saw what current prices are. Really the only sale I regret.


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Re: Your Worst Sales Decision

Post by deepcdvr » Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:46 am

lol let me count the ways...

I've sold (at a loss, even then) numerous Pams, Omegas, Rollies, etc... I've literally lost tens of thousands of dollars over the years. Thanks for ruining my Monday...

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Re: Your Worst Sales Decision

Post by aikiman44 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:03 am

Yeah, selling Pams=losses.
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Re: Your Worst Sales Decision

Post by rockmastermike » Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:24 am

Like others, hindsight is 20/20 .....the “pre-bubble” Rolex madness where I could have paid for a year or two of my kid’s college by now

With that out of the way, it’s no secret that I rotate often and eventually sell them anyway, however there have been one or two that I sold too soon and wish I would’ve enjoyed them for a little while longer before letting them go.

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Post by Joeprez » Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:28 am

Polar ExpII, because I wanted to try a Sub. But I want the ExpII back.


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Post by Chocodove » Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:47 am

116600 :nutkick:
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Re: Your Worst Sales Decision

Post by gr8sw » Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:30 am

these 2 definitely hurt the worst... paid ~$2500 for each nearly 20 years ago... sold both a couple years later for ~$5k each... doing well, right? wrong...

they both bring around 10x that now :banghead:

thanks for the memories :bird:

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Re: Your Worst Sales Decision

Post by MDF » Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:16 am

Selling my Sea Dweller ceramic before they were out of production and before the price increases. :scream:
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Post by Steve O. » Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:19 am

A couple that I no longer have pics of, and this one...


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Re: Your Worst Sales Decision

Post by AtomicTom » Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:22 am

Still haven't sold anything Michael. :grin: So no pics, or stories here yet.

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Re: Your Worst Sales Decision

Post by mattcantwin » Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:32 am

hoppyjr wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:34 am
So many memories, so many mistakes. Rather than share my stories I’ll just go sit in the tub and run scalding water on my sack.
Just dropped my sack alongside yours. :banghead:
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Re: Your Worst Sales Decision

Post by hoppyjr » Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:40 am

mattcantwin wrote:
hoppyjr wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:34 am
So many memories, so many mistakes. Rather than share my stories I’ll just go sit in the tub and run scalding water on my sack.
Just dropped my sack alongside yours. :banghead:
:shock: :lol:

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Re: Your Worst Sales Decision

Post by abuemily » Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:25 am

AtomicTom wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:22 am
Still haven't sold anything Michael. :grin: So no pics, or stories here yet.
I’m sorry, it sounded like you said you haven’t sold anything yet. That makes no sense (here).

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Re: Your Worst Sales Decision

Post by JP Chestnut » Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:34 pm

Steve O. wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:19 am
A couple that I no longer have pics of, and this one...


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You sold an awesome blue Tudor Sub. Not being able to buy that one is a big regret of mine.

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Re: Your Worst Sales Decision

Post by matt.wu » Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:35 pm

I have some big ones (Patek 5980, 5726, 5164), but they're mostly around the hype pieces. Doesn't bother me too much. Can't predict the future, so why sweat it?
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Re: Your Worst Sales Decision

Post by SoCal C4S » Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:58 pm

I don’t regret selling any. It was always the right decision at the time.

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Re: Your Worst Sales Decision

Post by jlswatch » Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:35 pm

No raegrets

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Re: Your Worst Sales Decision

Post by r.palace » Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:58 pm

SoCal C4S wrote:I don’t regret selling any. It was always the right decision at the time.
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Your Worst Sales Decision

Post by petethegreek » Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:55 pm

Yea, I have regrets...

Generally, I don’t suffer from buyer’s remorse - just seller’s remorse.

I regret selling good pieces at large losses and then buying them back again.

I do regret selling my Omega 2254.50 the most.


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