Ridiculous Islander Rangemaster Prices on Ebay!

There are two Rangemasters listed for auction on ebay, along with some other buy it now listings, and the bidding is at $600 for one and $610 for the other! The lowest buy it now price is $875! Glad I ordered mine early!

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p.s. I got #220!

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Yeah, I saw one sold for $700. I ordered mine quickly figuring these would sell out fast. Mine is #43.

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Imagine paying over retail for a Rolex/Tudor double homage with a youtubers logo on it.... For like $100-200 more you could get a used Sinn 556. 

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Oh, those parvenus. One of the bad things that came out with watch reviews. Youtube flippers. Sighs

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Price listed does not necessarily imply sold at the price.  

And perhaps more saliently, just because something is limited does not mean it deserves a value above its retail price.

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Whilst I (kind of) understand why they made it limited, I don't know why they picked 500? 1,000 could have worked. 

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People should just refuse to buy from flippers. This is a pretty cool watch, but at those prices only a fool would purchase it. With all due respect to Mark and TGV, this isn’t exactly a collectible. 

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Edge168n

Price listed does not necessarily imply sold at the price.  

And perhaps more saliently, just because something is limited does not mean it deserves a value above its retail price.

That is why I focused more on the two with actual bids on them. It seems at least two people are willing to pay $600 or more for a Rangemaster. 😂

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DigitalDivider

That is why I focused more on the two with actual bids on them. It seems at least two people are willing to pay $600 or more for a Rangemaster. 😂

I honestly don't trust those bids either.....Ebay has a lot of fake bids, bots and ultimately withdrawn bids.   I feel like a solid 40% of auctions I have run on the platform have the top bid withdrawn because someone doesn't actually want to buy it.

Then again, I can completely believe people bid something up for dumb reasons.

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Has Marc waitlisted anybody yet? You might get special treatment based on previous buying history, or if you bought other brands. Your previous Seiko purchases may qualify you for a Rangemaster eventually. 😂

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No hate to Marc or TGV, but this is becoming my most disliked watch of 2022.

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Jewbaka

No hate to Marc or TGV, but this is becoming my most disliked watch of 2022.

Too late, it's already an icon. I'm sorry, I'm quite amused by this. Essentially a homage to a watch released by another brand becomes scarce, and watches are selling above MSRP on the grey market. There are definitely humorous aspects to this.😉

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Holy hell. I mean even if you discount the eBay auctions for fake and retracted bids, this still makes watches from Filipo Loreti and Daniel Wellington look like a pretty good deal. 

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I am actually a bit bemused by just how many knickers have been twisted by this watch. 🤣

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I still don't get the appeal of the Ranger's design, let alone this one.

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DigitalDivider

I am sorry, and I do realize it is completely subjective, but in a year when Richard Mille gave us this,

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Hublot gave us this,

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and Invicta gave us this,

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you think this

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is really one of the ugliest watches of the year? 😜

Point taken. I con