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Where to sell an Omega SMP sword hands and for how much?

Where to sell an Omega SMP sword hands and for how much?

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JAM35F

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1,021 posts

149 months

Monday 17th September 2012
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Am looking to sell my Omega Seamaster Full size auto (sword hands), aside from PH classifieds where would you recommend I advertise? I'm not a member of any specialists watch forums though and I know some stop advertising for new members. TZ etc. Am reluctant to use ebay because of the commission they will take.

And the important bit, what shall I ask for it? It's 6 years old, been worn rarely, maybe 10 times for weddings and funerals, has all the boxes, paperwork, tags, links etc and receipt from Beaverbrooks. The crystal and case are unmarked, only the clasp has some minor scuffing as you would expect and one link by the clasp has a tiny tiny scratch?

Also what is the safest way to take payment? Can paypal be reversed and should I just go for a face to face deal?

cheers in advance for any advice, the pic below is from the web for reference only.

CardShark

2,841 posts

76 months

Monday 17th September 2012
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It's free to post an ad up here, try it and see what happens. I've bought and sold through PH, no concerns at all. As for asking price, I'd guess that £1200 would be fair considering it's a full set in what should be great nick. Bank transfer or PP, send the watch when you receive the money by Royal Mail Special Delivery for tracking, insured and signed for service (prob cost around £10), as long as the watch is as advertised you shouldn't have any issues.

Great watch, a classic in the making if it isn't already thumbup

>looksatcollectionwonderingwhatcouldgotofundpurchase<



Edited by CardShark on Monday 17th September 21:52

derektrimblitz

200 posts

58 months

Monday 17th September 2012
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Cool watch these

HarryW

13,012 posts

166 months

Monday 17th September 2012
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If I were in the market I'd pay that without a haggle, ergo it must be worth more, they are quite well sort after.

If it's near mint, original box and papers, I'd be looking for more than 1k2 for a 2254.50 SMP my self.

How much more I don't really know, the bay only has 2 at present one at £1495 the other at £2249.

CardShark

2,841 posts

76 months

Monday 17th September 2012
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HarryW said:
If I were in the market I'd pay that without a haggle, ergo it must be worth more, they are quite well sort after.

If it's near mint, original box and papers, I'd be looking for more than 1k2 for a 2254.50 SMP my self.

How much more I don't really know, the bay only has 2 at present one at £1495 the other at £2249.
Maybe a little more, but not much IMO. £1495 is right at the very top end (in fact, I've never seen one that high before privately advertised) and £2249 is just plain bloody daft.

There's a 2254.50 on TZ at the mo, 2003 model with all the bits, recently serviced and up for £1250, so maybe £1200 is on the lower side.

HarryW

13,012 posts

166 months

Monday 17th September 2012
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CardShark said:
HarryW said:
If I were in the market I'd pay that without a haggle, ergo it must be worth more, they are quite well sort after.

If it's near mint, original box and papers, I'd be looking for more than 1k2 for a 2254.50 SMP my self.

How much more I don't really know, the bay only has 2 at present one at £1495 the other at £2249.
Maybe a little more, but not much IMO. £1495 is right at the very top end (in fact, I've never seen one that high before privately advertised) and £2249 is just plain bloody daft.

There's a 2254.50 on TZ at the mo, 2003 model with all the bits, recently serviced and up for £1250, so maybe £1200 is on the lower side.
Agree, plenty going for 1k+ 2 years ago, 1k2 not unusal in the last year, they are on the way up and sort after.
I'd have a stab around 1k4 to see there are any takers, you can always come down to 1k2 if necessary. This does sound as if its full box, papers and tags rarely worn etc too........

JAM35F

Original Poster:

1,021 posts

149 months

Tuesday 18th September 2012
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I'd be a bit disappointed if all I got for it was £1200, would be hoping for £1500 ish to lessen the blow of selling it. Watch is great condition, aside from the usual clasp wear that could be polished out it is perfect. I'd be surprised if it's been worn more than 10 times and all those were formal occassions with no risk of damage. All boxes, tags, books and links etc are there too. Anyway, thanks to all for the advice, I'll have a better search to see what I'm competing against and get an ad up in the right place.

Janosh

1,037 posts

64 months

Tuesday 18th September 2012
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You have mail thumbup

JAM35F

Original Poster:

1,021 posts

149 months

Tuesday 18th September 2012
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thanks to all for the multiple offers of £1200, must be low to have been offered that 3 times this morning!

This thread wasn't meant as an ad and that is too low for me anyway. Will put a proper ad up at the weekend.

CardShark

2,841 posts

76 months

Tuesday 18th September 2012
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JAM35F said:
thanks to all for the multiple offers of £1200, must be low to have been offered that 3 times this morning!
Sorry, probably my fault paperbag


JAM35F

Original Poster:

1,021 posts

149 months

Tuesday 18th September 2012
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Ha ha, yeah you put that price in people's heads and now they are throwing it at me!

HarryW

13,012 posts

166 months

Tuesday 18th September 2012
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CardShark said:
JAM35F said:
thanks to all for the multiple offers of £1200, must be low to have been offered that 3 times this morning!
Sorry, probably my fault paperbag
I did say that was a no quibble price and therefore a tad low, be interested in what it goes for in the end.

HarryW

13,012 posts

166 months

Tuesday 18th September 2012
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idea How about putting it on PH classifieds with a twist, offers in excess of 1k2, highest price by nn Sept 12 wins hehe

Tiggsy

8,475 posts

149 months

Wednesday 19th September 2012
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I have sold a few watches on ebay around the £2k mark - simply invite people to contact you for any other info (and on a 2k purchase they will) and then enter into a "chat" with them wink

Before you know it they are taking it off your hands earlier and you close the ebay sale. I cant recall the last time I sold (or bought) something on there that ended at normal auction.

JAM35F

Original Poster:

1,021 posts

149 months

Wednesday 19th September 2012
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I'll probably put it on there too. It's more the paypal cancellation issues and postage I'm worried about. Have had two ebay parcels stolen by the Royal Mail this month already and have had to refund buyers.

Tiggsy

8,475 posts

149 months

Wednesday 19th September 2012
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If the sale ends early you can sort it out for cash - unless thet are miles away and you need to post. I hate (and dont) use paypal for much at all.

JAM35F

Original Poster:

1,021 posts

149 months

Wednesday 19th September 2012
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yeah i definately won't use paypal for such a large amount, not giving them 3 percent of the price! Bank transfer or cash only. Hopefully it can be done face to face to make it easier anyway. Had better get the pics sorted.

JAM35F

Original Poster:

1,021 posts

149 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Finally took the pics and got the ad up, will be sad to see it go but it never gets worn so is just useful money sitting in the drawer.

Have allowed myself a small proportion of the sale price to buy a cheaper diver on a bracelet, will probably be a Seiko of some description so all is not lost.

FreeLitres

4,148 posts

74 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Wow the price of these pre-owned have gone UP since I got mine brand new 3 years ago!

OP - think hard about selling. Not easy to get one back if you change your mind later on.

Never selling mine though cloud9

JAM35F

Original Poster:

1,021 posts

149 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Well it is sold after less than a day of advertising, deposit taken and just waiting for transfer of balance. Sad to see it go but it's just sitting in a drawer doing nothing.

Am sure it will continue to rise in value but eventually it'll reach a limit. Maybe if I kept it for another 10 years I'd make more money but the money spent on services could wipe out a large proportion of that.

As it is I've made nice amount over what I paid for it (you used to get nice discounts on these!), some will be spent on a nice (seiko?) £300ish type diver the rest will go in the pot for a rainy day.