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A matter of incentives to do the work...

: I don't get it, for Omega, for example, it should be very easy to find out
: which dealer is cheating. They just buy a watch from an internet dealer

Well, it should be that easy.

But then there is the issue of incentives to do that. Manufacturers make the same amount of money off each watch sold - regardless of who sells it to the consumer. It is the authorized dealers that lose out for every watch sold outside the authorized network. And it is the uninformed customers who lose out when the manufacturer refuses to stand behind those products. So who has the *least* incentive to follow this up? The manufacturers.

Sure, they do some policing to keep the authorized dealers off their back. But the manufacturers do not seem to take the issue seriously enough to work hard to protect the consumers. You know, us little folk at the trailing end of the supply chain...the people that actually BUY their products...

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