Oddly enough I am currently watching both versions (anime and live action) of One Piece. I've always liked manga and anime but never got into it obsessively the way I have with other hobbies. Dragon Ball Z was like a second religion for me and my cousins growing up even though that's all very mainstream.
Great post @Mr.Dee.Bater . I own a single "luxury" watch (what I consider to be more than $5k) and it is GS because of your bad influence. I'm wearing it right now! And it took me two years to buy. I could've bought a used Rolex, or a new Omega, but I didn't because GS really signaled "here comes the nerd!" and that's the image I was going for haha. I'm not calling you a nerd! or am I? You get what I mean...
My parents ask me all the time why I keep buying and selling watches at a loss, it makes no sense to them. I always tell them: a) I can afford it, b) I'm having fun trying different watches. If it's not fun, if it's taking a toll on your finances, WTF are you doing it for? Maybe that's just me 🙂
Don't forget: c) How to deal with watch snobs
As a snob, I'll tell you the best way to deal with me is to give me some warm milk with whiskey in it when I start yelling like @Mr.Dee.Bater
I also think asking "what's your lowest price" shows you don't understand basic negotiating lol. Why would anyone give away their lowest tolerable margin on the first interaction? Make an offer, get a counter-offer, this seems to be too hard for many to comprehend! I'm not a wholesaler, I don't have a BOGO offer I'm about to present you suddenly haha.
Anyways yes, you're totally right. I have friends that are low-ballers, and many of them justify it by saying they're just good negotiators. But really, I feel they're just bad faith negotiators. And if you believe in karma, which I do, it always comes back to bite you.
Which reminds me, I'm buying and selling pedals again as well! Another headache I've signed up for...🤣
Don't sweat it man. I'm glad you got to participate and now you have another great watch regardless. 💪✔
Yeah, it's annoying. Even with cars, my mechanic tells me I'm a fool for owning a Chevy, I should have a Toyota, but he owns a BMW. What we value and what we pay for rarely add up with hobbies.
I'm also the guy buying "overpriced" Seiko divers, so don't worry man, everyone just needs to be heard sometimes.
I'm gonna strut that Sub on dry land, like a real google adventurer.
You aren't wrong, but I don't think we'll ever be free of this stigma with Rolex and all popular luxury goods in general. I still plan to own a boring Sub one day, and this is my plan for how I'll be wearing it: