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Rolex - As rare as Rocking Horse Sh#t

  1. Dan S Dec 16, 2022

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    That's what they've been doing for years, buy an unpopular Rolex to be eligible to buy a desirable model.

    (Oops, I'm to blame for starting page 5 of another Rolex unavailability thread.)
     
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  2. JwRosenthal Dec 16, 2022

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    Page 5, 2 dogs napping.

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  3. TechFounder Dec 16, 2022

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    As Burgess said, they can crap in one hand and wish in the other and see which gets filled first.
     
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  4. JwRosenthal Dec 16, 2022

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    My boss used to say this to me…he was a charmer.
     
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  5. Dan S Dec 16, 2022

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    Well, Rolex ADs made this work for at least 5 years, and sold a lot of ladies watches, less popular PM watches, and innumerable diamond earrings. However, it seems that things are finally changing.
     
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  6. bananapeanut Dec 16, 2022

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    Rolex had a good run but the opening of their new factory is poorly timed. Countless companies have made the same mistake, expending at their peak. With 2 million modern Rolex watches sitting with gray dealers worldwide, it won't be pretty when Rolex opens the floodgates.
     
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  7. wagudc Dec 16, 2022

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    The Beanie Baby craze is a boon for parents in recent years. Tons of cute little stuffies perfectly preserved with the tags still on at garage sales, pick whatever you want for a dollar a piece. My girls got quite a few.
     
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  8. spacemission Dec 17, 2022

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    What time did you take that photo?
     
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  9. TechFounder Dec 17, 2022

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    Who are you asking? If that was directed at me it was taken Weds.
     
  10. spacemission Dec 18, 2022

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    I haven't quoted you. So the question is for standy.
     
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  11. blueteg Dec 20, 2022

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    You're looking in the wrong spot.
    They have plenty of Rolex models available for sale in the "steel display box" in the backroom. :)
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  12. STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Dec 20, 2022

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    Photo was taken during the morning at probably 10am. Wasn’t taken by me, but by a Sydney watchmaker and dealer. Was in a newsletter he posts.
    He has walked past the window many times to the same empty display.

    I travel a bit with work from Aus to Dubai, NZ, Singapore and US and have battled to see any Rolex in airports or boutiques for years. Probably from late 2017 onwards they started to dry up.
    2013 to 2015 I could have bought any Rolex available just about anywhere.
     
  13. madjestikmoose Can’t bat, can’t bowl Dec 20, 2022

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    Worst. Museum. Ever.
     
  14. Kraal90 Dec 20, 2022

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    For VIP customers only. Not us average Joes. ;)
     
  15. Kraal90 Dec 20, 2022

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    When will the factory open, do we know?
     
  16. pdxleaf ... Dec 20, 2022

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    For the first 90k until the head gaskets leak. After that they are 100% safe as they sit in your driveway. Ugh. Never again.

    (Came for the Rolex bashing. Stayed for the Subaru bashing. :D)
     
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  17. Lonestar insert Schwartz joke HERE Dec 20, 2022

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    planned for 2029... no rush.
     
  18. gbesq Dec 20, 2022

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    I think that they actually fixed that issue some time ago. It was replaced with the excessive oil consumption issue caused by faulty piston rings. That was the issue with my 2013 Legacy which Subaru would never acknowledge despite the fact that I had to top up the oil every 1,500 miles. Ironically, I had the same problem with the Honda Accord that I had before the Subaru. Finally got it right with Mazda. On my second Mazda6 at present with absolutely no issues. First one was bulletproof too. So of course Mazda stopped making that model after 2021. ::rant:
     
  19. Kraal90 Dec 20, 2022

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    Then I doubt it will cause any price drops.
     
  20. Kraal90 Dec 20, 2022

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    Everybody uses boron steel for the crash cages nowadays. It’s nothing special. But as you say good at protecting you from injuries in the case of an accident.