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buying tag f1 in a reputable mall

i saw this tag heuer f1 in a mall and i just want to buy it right away. so when i asked for the price, i was amazed that the price is not that expensive. but i asked advise from my friend and he told that we should go to the tag heuer showroom before we buy the watch. so when we went to the tag heuer showroom, i was shocked since the price is higher than the price in the mall. almost 30% of the original price was cut off. so im confused now because why is it that the prices are different? and this watch boutique in this reputable mall is also selling other watches like rolex(other boutiques), gucci, dior, and other swiss made brands. so i dont think that they will sell tampered, counterfeit or damaged luxury watch since their reputation will be affected if they do such thing. and the kind of people that go to that mall are from class A to class C, but mostly A and B, so that means that those people are not just the "average joe" kind of people.
do you think the watch is authentic, not tampered or not damaged? if you were me, would you buy a watch in a reputable mall since the price is cheaper by 30% or would just play safe and buy it in the tag heuer showroom instead.

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