When Did G-Shock Prices Go Insane?

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When Did G-Shock Prices Go Insane?

Post by dshap » Wed Jul 27, 2016 2:11 pm

I haven't bought any G's in a while, but now I'm looking for a new one and checking out the current models. Frogmen list for over a grand, and cool Rangemen are around $500. WTF?! I thought Frogmen were expensive when they were a couple hundred, but now... :doh:

What's going on?

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Post by andrema » Wed Jul 27, 2016 2:12 pm

Not sure, but I know that Adam has a TON of the new Rangeman models...I blame him and envy him for having them.
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Post by r.palace » Wed Jul 27, 2016 2:14 pm

Fucking hipsters is what happened
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Post by Chocodove » Wed Jul 27, 2016 2:38 pm

I was looking around as well and it's ridiculous.

Thanks, Obama.
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Post by unixshrk » Wed Jul 27, 2016 2:42 pm

Chocodove wrote:I was looking around as well and it's ridiculous.

Thanks, Obama.
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Post by toxicavenger » Wed Jul 27, 2016 2:46 pm

unixshrk wrote:
Chocodove wrote:I was looking around as well and it's ridiculous.

Thanks, Obama.
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Dshap, bro you must have been gone a long time because the prices have been whacked even back when Adam post his LBGT g-shock LE.

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Post by zepp21 » Wed Jul 27, 2016 2:59 pm

toxicavenger wrote:
unixshrk wrote:
Chocodove wrote:I was looking around as well and it's ridiculous.

Thanks, Obama.
:scratch:
:roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

Dshap, bro you must have been gone a long time because the prices have been whacked even back when Adam post his LBGT g-shock LE.
Is that the one that came with the vibrating buttplug that can withstand a 100m drop and is 300m WR?


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Post by craniotes » Wed Jul 27, 2016 3:34 pm

Dude, even I'm priced out of the market now. Whether it's the cool JDM LE stuff or domestic Frogs for over $1K, I'm done.

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Lol - Ralphy and Todd.
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Post by dshap » Wed Jul 27, 2016 3:59 pm

New watch prices are stupid, vintage watch prices are stupid, and now GShock prices are stupid.

Watches aren't fun anymore.
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Post by dukerules » Wed Jul 27, 2016 4:02 pm

dshap wrote:New watch prices are stupid, vintage watch prices are stupid, and now GShock prices are stupid.

Watches aren't fun anymore.
Couldn't agree more. Which is why new and vintage (most anyway) Seiko prices are so refreshing these days.

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Post by CGSshorty » Wed Jul 27, 2016 4:10 pm

dukerules wrote:
dshap wrote:New watch prices are stupid, vintage watch prices are stupid, and now GShock prices are stupid.

Watches aren't fun anymore.
Couldn't agree more. Which is why new and vintage (most anyway) Seiko prices are so refreshing these days.
I couldn't agree more. I've really enjoyed the 3 NAFTs I have. I'd buy more if they came out with an orange one.
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Post by andrema » Wed Jul 27, 2016 4:19 pm

CGSshorty wrote:
dukerules wrote:
dshap wrote:New watch prices are stupid, vintage watch prices are stupid, and now GShock prices are stupid.

Watches aren't fun anymore.
Couldn't agree more. Which is why new and vintage (most anyway) Seiko prices are so refreshing these days.
I couldn't agree more. I've really enjoyed the 3 NAFTs I have. I'd buy more if they came out with an orange one.
is the Shorty Sinn price stupid?


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Post by CGSshorty » Wed Jul 27, 2016 4:23 pm

andrema wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:
dukerules wrote:
dshap wrote:New watch prices are stupid, vintage watch prices are stupid, and now GShock prices are stupid.

Watches aren't fun anymore.
Couldn't agree more. Which is why new and vintage (most anyway) Seiko prices are so refreshing these days.
I couldn't agree more. I've really enjoyed the 3 NAFTs I have. I'd buy more if they came out with an orange one.
is the Shorty Sinn price stupid?
It's not going to be cheap.
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Re: When Did G-Shock Prices Go Insane?

Post by streetracer101 » Wed Jul 27, 2016 5:58 pm

andrema wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:
dukerules wrote:
dshap wrote:New watch prices are stupid, vintage watch prices are stupid, and now GShock prices are stupid.

Watches aren't fun anymore.
Couldn't agree more. Which is why new and vintage (most anyway) Seiko prices are so refreshing these days.
I couldn't agree more. I've really enjoyed the 3 NAFTs I have. I'd buy more if they came out with an orange one.
is the Shorty Sinn price stupid?


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Pretty much all retail Sinn prices are stupid.
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Post by CGSshorty » Wed Jul 27, 2016 6:15 pm

streetracer101 wrote:
andrema wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:
dukerules wrote:
dshap wrote:New watch prices are stupid, vintage watch prices are stupid, and now GShock prices are stupid.

Watches aren't fun anymore.
Couldn't agree more. Which is why new and vintage (most anyway) Seiko prices are so refreshing these days.
I couldn't agree more. I've really enjoyed the 3 NAFTs I have. I'd buy more if they came out with an orange one.
is the Shorty Sinn price stupid?


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Pretty much all retail Sinn prices are stupid.
Really? Some are very expensive but I think they have a few really great values.
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Re: When Did G-Shock Prices Go Insane?

Post by HapaHapa » Wed Jul 27, 2016 6:21 pm

Are we talking retail and LE G pricing? The standard models are still $200-400 range ish. It's the fancy color options that cost more than I got for my Pontiac from that used car place.
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Re: When Did G-Shock Prices Go Insane?

Post by Torrid » Wed Jul 27, 2016 6:43 pm

The G-Shock prices are nuts. I always wanted a solar/atomic Frogman, but by the time they existed the price was enough to give me a coronary for a molded resin watch.

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Post by dshap » Thu Jul 28, 2016 6:46 am

HapaHapa wrote:The standard models are still $200-400 range ish.
Those were $150ish a year or two ago.
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Post by HapaHapa » Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:58 am

Ouch
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Post by craniotes » Thu Jul 28, 2016 10:36 am

It's been part of a concerted effort on their part to slowly nudge their average retail prices up. Yes, you can still get a basic G-Shock on Amazon for around $40-$60, but for the new stuff, like the G-Steels, Mudmasters, Rangemen, Frogmen, etc, you can expect to dig deep in your wallet. And that's not even talking about what's going on in the JDM LE market...

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PS - FWIW, the Frogs sport solid steel screwback cases; they're just wrapped in rubber for protection.
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