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    **** A thought gift or sell ****

    Was talking to a friend about selling watches and well we all know some sell better then others I have had a problem selling one for a while it's been sitting their with no offers did open to offers did buy now's. looking at prices it will sell but for a lot less then I want . so decided to gift it to a family member which got my friend laughing that I would not sell it and lose say £60 on it instead I would gift it and get nothing instead .

    Which on the surface I suppose does sound a bit daft.. but to me if I lose on it just gives me a bad taste and have to admit to myself I over paid or made a bad choice, but if I gift it I make some ones day and every one is happy I ant lost out on the price I paid , made a family /friend happy lot less fuss then trying to sell it and as one of the fav of mine for a while if I can see someone getting some use and enjoyment from it Think more of a winner that way then losing £60 or so on it . or am I completely mad


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    I donít think thatís daft at all. If making a gift to a friend or family member makes you feel good, and selling it at a loss makes you feel bad, why not do the thing that makes you happier?


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    Quote Originally Posted by is that my watch View Post
    or am I completely mad

    No.

    Giving is always a good and satisfying thing. Selling can be a pain at the best of times, but scuffling to sell at almost any price is disheartening and unpleasant.

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    I have done this several times. One uncle who is a big eco-drive fan said it was the best gift anyone has ever given him - the BM8180 that I wore a few times before moving on. He now has a little eco-drive rotation thanks to me and we're both pretty chuffed about it. I'm saving the best for last as well but need to space it a little so it doesn't get weird.

    The last thing I want to do is to impart the disease onto others or for my WIS condition to become part of it. For me, the financials of it don't make any difference. I get a good feeling from giving it away, sure, but I'm still losing money LRC when disposing of a lot of my pieces.


    I think I have avoided any weird gift vibes because I have gifted them, almost BNIB, to people who appreciate that specific watch. I also know that these people aren't going to all bump into each other at any gathering, talk watches and do a group wrist shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlcor View Post
    I don’t think that’s daft at all. If making a gift to a friend or family member makes you feel good, and selling it at a loss makes you feel bad, why not do the thing that makes you happier?


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    Quote Originally Posted by tribe125 View Post
    No.

    Giving is always a good and satisfying thing. Selling can be a pain at the best of times, but scuffling to sell at almost any price is disheartening and unpleasant.
    yes never really looked at it that way.

    very true alan some times can be very disheartening selling watches if I have not clicked with them I can be quite cold and clinical on selling but with the seiko ssc it was one of those that you want but in some ways the wanting is better then owning ( seiko combo monster was another example of this ) think with my sort of collection style the solar stuffs out as they always seem to need a charge before wearing them. if I did not need the funds I get from selling watches so I can buy others.. I would just always just gift my old watches. . but as I say I sell to buy normal
    one night I dreamed I was locked in my fathers watch, with Ptolemy and twenty one ruby stars mounted on spheres and the primum mobile coiled and gleaming to the end of space and the notched spheres eating each other's rinds to the last tooth of time and the case closed - John Ciardi ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by yokied View Post
    I have done this several times. One uncle who is a big eco-drive fan said it was the best gift anyone has ever given him - the BM8180 that I wore a few times before moving on. He now has a little eco-drive rotation thanks to me and we're both pretty chuffed about it. I'm saving the best for last as well but need to space it a little so it doesn't get weird.

    The last thing I want to do is to impart the disease onto others or for my WIS condition to become part of it. For me, the financials of it don't make any difference. I get a good feeling from giving it away, sure, but I'm still losing money LRC when disposing of a lot of my pieces.


    I think I have avoided any weird gift vibes because I have gifted them, almost BNIB, to people who appreciate that specific watch. I also know that these people aren't going to all bump into each other at any gathering, talk watches and do a group wrist shot.
    yeah my dads got loads as I pass them on to him .. even my mother not a watch wearer really has a few now
    one night I dreamed I was locked in my fathers watch, with Ptolemy and twenty one ruby stars mounted on spheres and the primum mobile coiled and gleaming to the end of space and the notched spheres eating each other's rinds to the last tooth of time and the case closed - John Ciardi ...

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    http://wristwatchreview.co.uk/

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    Selling to some skinflint (who's probably already worked out where they can make a profit on it) at a fraction of cost/worth will always leave a bitter taste - I say gift it.
    Some people have opinions - The rest of us have taste.

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    Agree with the others about gifting. I've been giving away less expensive pieces instead of selling them. I got 3 friends into watches that way 2 Vostoks and my IWL Forum Chronograph given away in the last year or so.

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    Daft? Mad? What are you talking about, Ismy? On the contrary! It's a win-win situation, as others have already stated.
    Last edited by CFR; Jul 17, 2019 at 12:55 PM.

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    I usually prefer gifting to selling. That reminds me, there's that freebie thread here, and I can't even give away certain watches. Sigh.
    Too many watches, not enough wrists.

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