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Old 12-10-2006, 01:07 PM
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Is it possible to buy a genuine Tag for the wifey from an authorized seller online? and at some discount vs my local pay-thru-the nose jeweler?
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Old 12-10-2006, 02:18 PM
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I don't know if Tag Heuer allows its dealers to sell online. When I bought my Rolex, I was told that any Rolex sold online may be not counterfeit, but will be a grey market unit without the full warranty. Maybe Tag Heuer is different from Rolex, but I suspect not.

I had this issue with a Suunto dive computer that crapped out on me that I bought new from an online vendor. Suunto did not warrant it.

Also be aware of counterfeits and only buy from legit sources. While Rolexes have long been counterfeited, I saw some Tags that were counterfeit that looked just like my authentic Tag.

There are plenty of potential pitfalls when buying expensive watches online...
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If I were to ever order a nice watch online, I would go with who I trust:

http://www.tourneau.com/

I wouldnt want to buy it from a cheap website or wholesaler because if something should happen, I like knowing I can take it back to where I bought it from. Have you buy from Tag directly?
 
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I realize you are asking about buying online but you may also have another option. Costco carries a very limited number of TAG models at deep discounts. Costco stands behind everything they sell. I have purchased a limited edition TAG for about $1000 off MSRP, and a Breitling there. The Breitling was discounted about $1300 off MSRP. And then in June I got a rebate that paid for my executive membership and then some because I bought the watches with my black (executive) Costco card.

If you have not decided on a specific model of TAG you might want to consider taking a quick look at your local Costco. Not all Costco stores have the same watches. The high-end watches are limited purchases and when they are gone they are not necessarily restocked. If you decide to buy a watch from Costco also consider upgrading to an executive membership BEFORE you buy the watch. Just ask at the membership desk if it is worth upgrading for your intended purchase.

Also keep in mind there are a lot of counterfeit watches out there, and a lot of them are in the US. You may want to consider buying only from reputable retailers, authorized or not, for a high-end watch. In any event you should not have to pay full retail.
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Old 12-10-2006, 05:27 PM
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Wow, just wow.... Buying a Breitling from Costco..... WOW....

I mean holy crap what is next? Patek Phillipe at Sams Club? I never expected to hear of a place like Costco actually stocking a Breit!

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Old 12-10-2006, 05:48 PM
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If you don't find it in your local COSTCO warehouse, check at Costco.com.
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Old 12-10-2006, 05:51 PM
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thanks - will check out costco and also my local place that I know I can depend on...wife just got promoted to VP of her company so she needs a hot gift..damn..there I go with that elitist thing again...sorry....
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Glen E - 12/10/2006 5:51 PM

wife just got promoted to VP of her company so she needs a hot gift..
Howabout a matching 335i
 
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Well Geez glen if you was being an Elitist you would put a Patek or a Ulysees on her wrist! A Tag is just an all around GOOD watch and the prices aren't too bad

Congrats on her Promo!

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Old 12-10-2006, 06:11 PM
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Capt. Squiddly - 12/10/2006 7:06 PM

Glen E - 12/10/2006 5:51 PM

wife just got promoted to VP of her company so she needs a hot gift..
Howabout a matching 335i
already has a sports pak X3....
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Old 12-11-2006, 04:16 AM
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Their stock varies almost daily, but I saw a very sweet Omega dive watch at a Costco a couple of years ago for less than a grand. That was a great deal. Not as nice as my Rolex Submariner, but nicer than my Tag 2000 Professional.
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Old 12-11-2006, 09:03 AM
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Get her one of these. She'll never know the difference.


http://www.ereplicashop.com/watches.php?brand=2
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Old 12-11-2006, 09:29 AM
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Congrats on your bride's promotion. Why don't you make your watch shopping a fun adventure? Take a week-end jaunt to one of the Islands and shop/purchase and celebrate. You can pick out what you want and feel confident is the real item and you will probably save enough to pay for trip. We prefer Rolex but most all of the high end watches are good investments over time..I am just not comfortable buying on the internet..
Regards and have Fun!
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Old 12-11-2006, 10:07 AM
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Try overstock.com - I've purchased 3 Movado's there so far. You can even purchase an extended warranty, should you want to.
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Be careful at Costco. I bought a Tag there and 3 of the numbers fell off within 6 months. They took it back without any problems but I wouldn't buy another from there. When I went to Fortunoff (an authorized seller of TAGs) here in NJ the salesperson said that Costco was not an authorized seller of TAGs. I paid about $ 300 more but I am confident it is the real thing. Not so confident Costco was selling the real thing though.
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Old 12-12-2006, 10:04 AM
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Glen, try Stein Diamonds. I got my Rolex Submariner 50th Anniv. from them. It came with all the papers and an appraisal. They have good prices and offer a lifetime warranty. It might be grey market, but I couldn't get that watch from any authorized dealer.
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Old 12-12-2006, 10:36 AM
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Thanks - we found a local reputible jeweler last night that gave us a modest discount on a Tag Aqua Racer...very nice...all papers and docs....
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Old 12-12-2006, 11:04 AM
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I 2nd the suggestion to go to the islands. St. Thomas has an authorized Rolex shop and you'll save a lot of money. Or you can just have me pick out a watch for your wife when I'm on flying through St. Thomas on 12/16 and 12/23 on my way to and from Virgin Gorda
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Old 12-12-2006, 11:16 AM
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I have a Tag...the watches are beautful. My wife has one also. I was told by a reputable Tag Dealer and others that Tag does not allow their watches to be sold online anywhere. If so it's Buyer Beware. FWIW....
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