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Omega back in Costco US

  1. 140dave

    140dave Dec 4, 2019

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    Looks like Costco is back in the Omega game. A few pieces have showed up online and I am checking local stores as they have some in the stores in WA currently. Not sure if I’m-store selection varies. Price seems approx 15% off Omega list for the HB-SIA which is sold out through Omega online. 9186D2AD-A63E-4F1B-A282-B607F5DD4B1B.png
     
  2. gatorcpa

    gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member Dec 4, 2019

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    Old news. They've been back for at least 5 years.

    I was in Costco over the weekend and they had a Seamaster Planet Ocean Perpetual Calendar.

    Still grey market though. Backed by Costco warranty rather than Omega.
    gatorcpa
     
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  3. Meme-Dweller

    Meme-Dweller Dec 4, 2019

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    All your savings from eating their food court pizza has to go somewhere. Might as well put it towards an uncommon Speedy
     
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  4. 140dave

    140dave Dec 4, 2019

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    They were off of the online platform since at least July and not in stores as well, or at least nothing shipped to them. I have a few friends that work in the buying dept there.
     
  5. gbesq

    gbesq Dec 4, 2019

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    Selection varies markedly by store. I live in a “Costco rich” area with 5-6 locations within striking distance. The only similarity in their Omega offerings is that the prices are all in the 8k-10k range. Haven’t seen anything less expensive.
     
  6. Evitzee

    Evitzee Dec 4, 2019

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    You can do better in most cases. But I always check them out when in store. Have never found anything that compelled me to buy.
     
  7. lustrousaurus

    lustrousaurus Dec 4, 2019

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    Remember a year or so back when the Tintins were reportedly there? Wish I was one of those lucky few!
     
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  8. Vercingetorix

    Vercingetorix Dec 4, 2019

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    I got one there.::bleh::
     
  9. alam

    alam Dec 4, 2019

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  10. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Dec 4, 2019

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    I CANT EVEN GET INTO THE PARKING LOT RIGHT NOW...GRRRRR.
     
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  11. Strangedream

    Strangedream Dec 4, 2019

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    Buying an Omega from Costco while shopping for cereal and detergent is kinda sad.
     
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  12. gbesq

    gbesq Dec 4, 2019

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    You mean that the Speedmaster I found in my oversized box of Lucky Charms isn’t genuine?
     
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  13. BlackTalon

    BlackTalon Dec 5, 2019

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    True. Best to buy it all via Amazon Prime and have it delivered right to your door.
     
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  14. Walrus

    Walrus Dec 5, 2019

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    Curious about this quote and why Kagan recused-
    Omega, in the first round of litigation, initially prevailed – both in the 9th Circuit and in the Supreme Court (which affirmed the 9th Circuit judgment in Omega’s favor by a 4-4 vote, with Justice Kagan recused)- maybe Kagan collects omegas or has stock in Costco now I have to find out. Seems like an odd case for a justice to recuse herself from. Edit- she wrote an amicus brief as an appellate judge on the case
     
  15. gatorcpa

    gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member Dec 5, 2019

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    Justice Kagan was Solicitor General before being appointed to. The Supreme Court. In that job, she represented the US Government's interests in the case.

    Since she had written briefs in the lower court cases, she had no choice but to recuse.
    gatorcpa
     
  16. jsducote

    jsducote Dec 5, 2019

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    Why buy from Costco when I can pay full, no-negotiation retail at Hodinkee and get their "value add" ?
     
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  17. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Dec 5, 2019

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    Are you a Costco Member?
     
  18. Strangedream

    Strangedream Dec 5, 2019

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    Well we don't have Costco where I live now, but I've been there couple times in other countries with relatives who were members.
     
  19. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Dec 5, 2019

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    So you know it’s a members only warehouse club where you can buy virtually anything.
     
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  20. Strangedream

    Strangedream Dec 5, 2019

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    Personally I prefer buying a watch directly from a fellow enthusiast. Like sitting at a table, face to face, and learning more about the history of what I'm buying, their memories with this watch, how it got this or that scuff, why they want to sell etc. It's so much more enjoyable to buy from an AD or a previous owner who loved their watch.
     
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