Forums Latest Auctions Members

Japanese eBay sellers

  1. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal Jun 15, 2019

    Posts
    2,516
    Likes
    4,357
    Hey guys,

    So there’s always a ton of great looking modern-ish (last 15 years) Omega’s for sale on eBay from Japanese sellers, most at great prices with boxes and papers. I am always leery of buying from Asia (although Japan seems safer to me for some reason). The sellers all have tons of positive feedback and seem to have an endless supply (or they never sell). Some are watch specialists, some sell everything under the sun.
    Anyone have experience buying from any of these sellers? Any that are known for great QC? Any to avoid?
     
  2. speedamatuer

    speedamatuer Jun 15, 2019

    Posts
    198
    Likes
    689
    The one piece of advice I'd have is to check the length of the bracelet on any watch you buy, they often seem to come with short ones...
     
    nzshadow and gemini4 like this.
  3. JohnSteed

    JohnSteed Jun 15, 2019

    Posts
    3,893
    Likes
    4,694
    Where’s your pics please? Who/Which sellers do you refer to?
     
  4. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal Jun 15, 2019

    Posts
    2,516
    Likes
    4,357
  5. JohnSteed

    JohnSteed Jun 15, 2019

    Posts
    3,893
    Likes
    4,694
    Ok so cross referencing those dealers you know

    1. Sweet road

    2. Private eye

    Existing. Not my recommendations mind you.
     
  6. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal Jun 15, 2019

    Posts
    2,516
    Likes
    4,357
    Are these members here? And when you say not your recommendations, you are saying you haven’t dealt with them?
     
  7. JohnSteed

    JohnSteed Jun 15, 2019

    Posts
    3,893
    Likes
    4,694
    Dealers in japan. Higher side of price ranges, generally

    I’ve dealt with, visited, spoken with.
     
  8. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal Jun 15, 2019

    Posts
    2,516
    Likes
    4,357
    Agree that their prices are on the higher side but with full kit and being a reputable dealer there is always a bit of a premium. But seeing as they are legit that makes 2 then that would be safe
     
  9. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal Jun 15, 2019

    Posts
    2,516
    Likes
    4,357
    I’ve seen closer0924 mentioned in other threads, not always favorably
     
  10. Vercingetorix

    Vercingetorix Jun 15, 2019

    Posts
    1,609
    Likes
    2,015
    Look on eBay for the items you may be interested in, but always google the seller to see if they have a separate website. Oftentimes the website will be cheaper.
     
    DaveK, Mark020 and JohnSteed like this.
  11. JohnSteed

    JohnSteed Jun 15, 2019

    Posts
    3,893
    Likes
    4,694
    Bull. But appreciate we all have our views. They’re likely getting stock from pvt sellers etc and adding massive premiums. Simple.
     
  12. JohnSteed

    JohnSteed Jun 15, 2019

    Posts
    3,893
    Likes
    4,694
    And here on OF. Make reasonable offers too
     
  13. JohnSteed

    JohnSteed Jun 15, 2019

    Posts
    3,893
    Likes
    4,694
    Oh yeah?
     
  14. mmrols

    mmrols Jun 15, 2019

    Posts
    213
    Likes
    797
    I've also wondered about buying from Japan. Has anyone who's done so had a negative experience?
     
    phamti likes this.
  15. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal Jun 15, 2019

    Posts
    2,516
    Likes
    4,357
    Full kit means with boxes and papers- common terminology.
    What’s bull? I agree their prices are higher than the norm, so there is no “we all have our views”, just stating that they can ask what they ask as dealers- doesn’t mean they are going to get it.
     
  16. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal Jun 15, 2019

    Posts
    2,516
    Likes
    4,357
    Yes- a well known member here bought an item he had listed and the auction was cancelled with a PM stating that closer has listed it too low and was resisting it at a higher price. That’s not good business.
     
  17. bloomy

    bloomy Jun 15, 2019

    Posts
    296
    Likes
    561
    I have had three good buying experiences with closer. Ymmv and I would judge each watch individually, most if not all watch dealers sell some stinkers.
     
  18. JohnSteed

    JohnSteed Jun 15, 2019

    Posts
    3,893
    Likes
    4,694
    Curated, imho. That’s all
     
    JwRosenthal likes this.
  19. JohnSteed

    JohnSteed Jun 15, 2019

    Posts
    3,893
    Likes
    4,694
    Shhh :whistling: Hahahaha. There are those
     
  20. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal Jun 15, 2019

    Posts
    2,516
    Likes
    4,357
    Got it. So they are consigning from private sellers and marking them up?
     
  21. JohnSteed

    JohnSteed Jun 15, 2019

    Posts
    3,893
    Likes
    4,694
    One view, taken with a pinch of salt. Don’t know their sources and methods!!