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      06-14-2015, 04:44 PM   #1
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Are Rolex watches cheaper overseas?

What kind of discount can one expect from an AD for Rolex? And is it cheaper in Hong Kong, Dubai, etc.?

I was browing watchuseek and someone mentioned they were able to get 25% off a Sub-C date from an AD in Toronto.
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Nothing is cheaper overseas. but ive heard you can get them for very cheap on Canal Street in NYC.
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This isnt really considered "overseas" although you do need to cross a body of water to get to them, but I heard the duty free shops in the bahamas are the cheapest. No taxes and you can haggle on a discount
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This isnt really considered "overseas" although you do need to cross a body of water to get to them, but I heard the duty free shops in the bahamas are the cheapest. No taxes and you can haggle on a discount
Interesting. I'll be sure to check it out since we'll be there this summer.
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Rolex you can't bargain prices since they are set however they are the cheapest in the Bahamas only because tax free.
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A family member works for Rolex USA, yes the HQ on 5th ave. PM me specifics of the timepiece that interests you
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If you want to avoid taxes, you can just buy from a dealer in another state. Easy to do with online transactions.
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High end stuff we usually try and buy in Europe, you can haggle as like here in the US but then you can get the VAT "returned" to you by sending out the completed forms...that is if you are a tourist.
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High end stuff we usually try and buy in Europe, you can haggle as like here in the US but then you can get the VAT "returned" to you by sending out the completed forms...that is if you are a tourist.
How does that work? I figured t would be more expensive (like Switzerland). I get the VAT part but not why it would be cheaper.
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Go TRF. If that doesn't work then go to the Rolex website and start calling. You can get up to 20% off from experience depending on the watch model and avoid tax if you purchase in another state.
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Go TRF. If that doesn't work then go to the Rolex website and start calling. You can get up to 20% off from experience depending on the watch model and avoid tax if you purchase in another state.
I'll check it out. Thank you.
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Looks to be $8,550. Back in 2004 a Sub was about $4k MSRP. My my how it's gone up!
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Looks to be $8,550. Back in 2004 a Sub was about $4k MSRP. My my how it's gone up!
yeah its crazy how its doubled in 10 years! I bought my sub for $3600 in 2005. But i guess it also includes "inflation"

never the less, are they cheaper overseas? not by much.....but the biggest savings is the taxes. Duty free shops in airports make a bunch of sales because of that
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head over to TRF and buy from a trusted seller on there.. you'll save a lot more money that way unless you're a repeat customer at an AD

if you're skeptical (you shouldn't be if you do your research and buy the seller, not the watch) then i think it's worth paying extra for piece of mind and that AD service/attention

if you want pre-owned/vintage.. then HK and Japan are huge markets

it's going to be hard to get a significant discount on any S/S Rolex.. you'll have better luck on two-tones and precious metals
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head over to TRF and buy from a trusted seller on there.. you'll save a lot more money that way unless you're a repeat customer at an AD

if you're skeptical (you shouldn't be if you do your research and buy the seller, not the watch) then i think it's worth paying extra for piece of mind and that AD service/attention

if you want pre-owned/vintage.. then HK and Japan are huge markets

it's going to be hard to get a significant discount on any S/S Rolex.. you'll have better luck on two-tones and precious metals
I looked at TRF for a bit the other day but couldn't find the AD list.

What makes HK and Japan huge markets for pre-owned?
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Seriously, me too. It's a very nice ones
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Seriously, me too. It's a very nice ones
Ya and i think it looks better with the green and black than the hulk does with the green and green
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What kind of discount can one expect from an AD for Rolex? And is it cheaper in Hong Kong, Dubai, etc.?

I was browing watchuseek and someone mentioned they were able to get 25% off a Sub-C date from an AD in Toronto.
A bit of a broad question because the discounts vary depending on the time on the year. In Dubai you can avoid VAT, plus you might be able to tie down a 10-15% discount. Just go to one of the malls instead of the Duty-Free at the airport
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Best deal I've ever gotten was on a cruise ship's shop. No taxes and guy threw in 25% off because I bought one for myself and the wife.
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Best deal I've ever gotten was on a cruise ship's shop. No taxes and guy threw in 25% off because I bought one for myself and the wife.
That is a very nice discount.
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