|$1.35M Wristwatch, Save 22.86%, FREE SHIPPING!|
| 10:56 am on Apr 12, 2008 (gmt 0)|
I saw this watch for sale on this website.
Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon Mens Wristwatch [5002P] -
Retail Price: $1,750,000.00
Our Price: $1,350,000.00
Your savings: $400,000.00 (22.86%)
Wow, I can't help but to feel underwhelmed by the free shipping offer. I would really expect a free luxury car instead for the price. By the way,their "add to cart" button actually works for this product. I wonder whether any payment processor would accept such as sum.
By the way, this is not a joke. An identical watch achieved a price of $1.49 million at an auction this week. It seems that this watch is also for sale at other shops on the Internet for up to $1.7M. This rather makes me suspicious since there are only supposed to be a few copies ever made since 2001
There are two models produced each year, one in platinum and one in rose gold. The list price of this watch is already over $1.0M. To order, the customer has to make an appointment with Patek Phillipe in Geneva. At the interview, they will assess whether you are a suitable owner of such an exquisite watch or not. Once they have deemed you suitable and have accepted your order, it takes another 4-5 years for the watch to be delivered.
Of course, most extremely wealthy people cannot wait this long, and are prepared to pay a premium to have the watch immediately. The same goes for very rare models of Ferrari and Lamboghini. Therefore if you have the money and are willing to wait, these are sure money making bets.
| 7:13 pm on Apr 12, 2008 (gmt 0)|
I cant wait that long! That's why I wear a Timex and drive a Volkswagen!...KF
| 8:09 pm on Apr 12, 2008 (gmt 0)|
I prefer jewelry items without moving parts.
| 1:14 am on Apr 13, 2008 (gmt 0)|
You can get a good Patek Philippe replica in Asia for about $15.00 USD. They look and fell just like the real thing.
Oh, you can go on a luxury vacation for an entire year too.
| 1:43 am on Apr 13, 2008 (gmt 0)|
But does someone that wealthy use the Inet for shopping? My impression is they wouldn't. They'd be more likely to visit the store on happenstance or intentionally and get the information from a salesperson. I can't see someone who could drop $1 Million on a piece of jewelery using the Inet at all. Maybe I'm just jaded/cynical. :(
| 6:57 pm on Apr 13, 2008 (gmt 0)|
Free Shipping!? Wow!
But seriously, I've yet to purchase *any* jewelry online. I have been to eWatches more than a few times however just to browse around. Watches are my vice :).
| 10:33 pm on Apr 13, 2008 (gmt 0)|
the only jewelry I'd buy is gold or something I have seen in person and then buy online. I made the mistake once and bought diamonds. Let's just say that pictures do lie :)
| 12:05 am on Apr 14, 2008 (gmt 0)|
and I'd only buy from a store known for (relative) honesty. I have faith in amazon and did buy quite a bit of gold stuff two years ago (nope, not for me ;)) I was extremely happy with Amazon and I know I got what I paid for
| 7:53 pm on Apr 14, 2008 (gmt 0)|
That's quite a price tag. Hard to calculate your monthly averages for a merchant account when you've got items like that for sale. We have some items in the mid 5 digits, but nothing like that.
I've never bought jewelry online-but I've sold some. The customers buying high end jewelry are almost always the easiest to work with. It's the ones who've spent hours comparing prices to save $20 on a $200 item that cause headaches. In regards to this particular item, the reason it seems widely available online is probably the result of the same watch being for sale from multiple places. That happens with many hard to find items-rare watches, cars, diamonds, etc.
| 3:42 pm on Apr 15, 2008 (gmt 0)|
Well, that's just about $1,349,000 over my credit limit, plus I am not a man, so I'll be passing that watch up. Too bad... I love free shipping!
I do agree that they should throw something else in. When you buy $50 worth of makeup at the mall they give you a cheap little bag or something.