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Re: Event: Got burnt - a lesson learnt

: If you were to buy a car from overseas, specially a second hand
: one, you want to have someone ready to check it out for you. You
: don't wait until the car arrives at your front door to look for
: someone. Same with watches. Remember, we're talking about used
: items here!! Always ask for a service receipt and if the seller
: doesn't provide you with it, always assume that the watch is in
: need of a service. Unfortunately this is common practice...
: people lying about whether a watch has been serviced or not.

: Last but not least... you don't need a watchmaker to tell you if a
: watch is in need of a service. Once you get your hands on it you
: will notice... So the blame is split 50-50 here between both.
: The dealer shouldn't have lied about the watch (he's not just a
: collector selling his watch, he's a dealer!!) and you shouldn't
: have waited to the last minute to find a watchmaker.

: Just my two cents.

last minute - so if you have never had to dealings with a watch maker (omega) before and you need to find one (a reputable) watch maker in your mind you could find one within 3 days? Remember i live in Australia where there are not may experienced watchmakers are around.

how do you have someone to check it out for you overseas when you know no one in that country lol.

in regards to the receipt i have already stated this previously.

oh well live and learn and dont believe have what the seller tells you.

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