BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > M3 (E90 / E92 / E93) > Regional Forums > USA - NY / NJ / CT / PA
 
GT Haus
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      09-06-2012, 11:36 PM   #1
hl0m4n
Brigadier General
hl0m4n's Avatar
United_States
379
Rep
4,861
Posts

 
Drives: BMW
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: NY

iTrader: (42)

Question Anyone Have A Watch/Jewelery Store Connection ?

looking to buy a rolex, does anyone have a watch/jewelery store connection?
__________________
Cars: 07 335i ► 09 328i ► 11 328xi ► 13 M3
Reviews: 335i Supersprint Exhaust, C/F Trim Wrap, Alcantara Boots, VMR V710, Saikou Michi OCC, Royal Steering Wheel
For Sale:
Want To Buy:
Appreciate 0
      09-07-2012, 03:40 AM   #2
jaehshim
Captain
jaehshim's Avatar
United_States
14
Rep
795
Posts

 
Drives: E90 M3
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Northern NJ

iTrader: (2)

go to Tourneau or any Rolex Authorized dealers. There's a bunch in NY/NJ.
I personally recommend NJ if you have NY address. Buy it as a gift at NJ AD and directly ship to your NY address, that way you avoid the tax (on a 10K watch you already save 700 bucks). i dunno if this is a gray way or whatnot, but this is what 80% of watch collectors actually do to save $$ + still get warranty instead of "unsafe" internet purchases.
These days you can get great deals on Rolex, even down to maybe just 300~500bucks above internet stores. Buying at AD is always a safe way, especially with Rolex warranty + their own AD warranty.
Appreciate 0
      09-07-2012, 07:42 AM   #3
Alex@ONEighty
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor
Alex@ONEighty's Avatar
United_States
36
Rep
587
Posts


 
Drives: E93 M3
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: NYC

iTrader: (3)

Tourneau at Roosevelt Field Mall if your in NY
Appreciate 0
      09-07-2012, 08:29 AM   #4
FrankThomas
Formerly Known As ftconstruct
FrankThomas's Avatar
United_States
17
Rep
723
Posts

 
Drives: 14 Cayman S
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: New York

iTrader: (14)

Quote:
Originally Posted by hl0m4n
looking to buy a rolex, does anyone have a watch/jewelery store connection?
Do not waste your time or money at Tourneau. They were recently bought by a new corporation and no longer discount like they used (almost not at all). I go to Alicia's in the Bay Terrace shopping center in Bayside, NY. They are authorized for every brand they carry and usually discount 25%. I ask for Stella. Bought 2 Hamiltons, a Corum and a Montblanc from them. Never had one issue. If you want to use my name as a reference PM me.
__________________
Current: 2014 Porsche Cayman S - 6MT. Sold: 2013 E92 M3 DCT
Appreciate 0
      09-07-2012, 09:25 AM   #5
nchan50
Second Lieutenant
2
Rep
208
Posts

 
Drives: 2009 JzB/FR e92 M3
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: NYC

iTrader: (0)

it is getting harder and harder to find discounts on rolexes these days as corporate has been cracking down on dealers and rationalizing its distribution. do you know exactly what you want already? if not, go to any authorized dealer like a tourneau and check out the collection until you figure out the exact model (remember to write down the specific model #). i have dealt with george mayer at govberg watches in philly although it was for a JLC (they'll ship overnight for free) - they are also a rolex AD. george is great and can work with you - he personally is probably one of the most highly regarded dealer on the watch forums. not sure what they can do on rolexes (and it'll depend on the model as I was looking at a specific daytona) but it is absolutely worth giving him a call. send me a PM if you want his details.
Appreciate 0
      09-07-2012, 09:48 AM   #6
Lalit@AUTOcouture
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor
Lalit@AUTOcouture's Avatar
United_States
13
Rep
801
Posts


 
Drives: Bicycle
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: 201

iTrader: (2)

PM me.
__________________
AUTOcouture Motoring | 15-01 Pollitt Drive St. 6, Fair Lawn NJ 07410
201.666.3500 | Lalit@autocouturemotoring.com
Appreciate 0
      09-07-2012, 09:53 AM   #7
Jeff M
Enlisted Member
1
Rep
38
Posts

 
Drives: 335i
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: NJ

iTrader: (0)

My Father is in the jewlery business in the city, he has many connections for rolex pm if you need help.
Appreciate 0
      09-07-2012, 09:58 AM   #8
dagolfpro
Lieutenant Colonel
dagolfpro's Avatar
Taiwan
30
Rep
1,913
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 E90 M3
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: SF Bay Area, CA

iTrader: (9)

Quote:
Originally Posted by jaehshim View Post
go to Tourneau or any Rolex Authorized dealers. There's a bunch in NY/NJ.
I personally recommend NJ if you have NY address. Buy it as a gift at NJ AD and directly ship to your NY address, that way you avoid the tax (on a 10K watch you already save 700 bucks). i dunno if this is a gray way or whatnot, but this is what 80% of watch collectors actually do to save $$ + still get warranty instead of "unsafe" internet purchases.
These days you can get great deals on Rolex, even down to maybe just 300~500bucks above internet stores. Buying at AD is always a safe way, especially with Rolex warranty + their own AD warranty.
Very hard to get discounts on Rolex from a AD these days. Only way is via gray market. I agree with jaehshim, Best way is to buy from AD in another state and have it shipped to your home. Save on the tax. GL
__________________
2011 E90 AW | DCT | ZCP | ZCV | ZCW | ZP2 | Prem Sound | Moonroof | BMW Apps |
Evolve Exhaust | M Perf Steering Wheel | Tint | Lux | Painted Reflectors | Hardwired V1 | KW V3 | Volshlag CP | Brembo BBK | 18" Volks TE37SL Pressed Graphite | Yokohama AD08 | Schroth 4 Point Harness | Challenge GT Diffuser | I lied earlier, I wasn't done with mod, but I swear, I'm done now, no more mods...
Appreciate 0
      09-07-2012, 10:00 AM   #9
dagolfpro
Lieutenant Colonel
dagolfpro's Avatar
Taiwan
30
Rep
1,913
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 E90 M3
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: SF Bay Area, CA

iTrader: (9)

Quote:
Originally Posted by nchan50 View Post
it is getting harder and harder to find discounts on rolexes these days as corporate has been cracking down on dealers and rationalizing its distribution. do you know exactly what you want already? if not, go to any authorized dealer like a tourneau and check out the collection until you figure out the exact model (remember to write down the specific model #). i have dealt with george mayer at govberg watches in philly although it was for a JLC (they'll ship overnight for free) - they are also a rolex AD. george is great and can work with you - he personally is probably one of the most highly regarded dealer on the watch forums. not sure what they can do on rolexes (and it'll depend on the model as I was looking at a specific daytona) but it is absolutely worth giving him a call. send me a PM if you want his details.
+1 for Govberg
__________________
2011 E90 AW | DCT | ZCP | ZCV | ZCW | ZP2 | Prem Sound | Moonroof | BMW Apps |
Evolve Exhaust | M Perf Steering Wheel | Tint | Lux | Painted Reflectors | Hardwired V1 | KW V3 | Volshlag CP | Brembo BBK | 18" Volks TE37SL Pressed Graphite | Yokohama AD08 | Schroth 4 Point Harness | Challenge GT Diffuser | I lied earlier, I wasn't done with mod, but I swear, I'm done now, no more mods...
Appreciate 0
      09-07-2012, 11:27 AM   #10
hl0m4n
Brigadier General
hl0m4n's Avatar
United_States
379
Rep
4,861
Posts

 
Drives: BMW
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: NY

iTrader: (42)

how are you guys not being taxed in nj? although clothes are tax free a watch, purse, etc are accessories and taxed no?

also AD= authorized dealer right?
__________________
Cars: 07 335i ► 09 328i ► 11 328xi ► 13 M3
Reviews: 335i Supersprint Exhaust, C/F Trim Wrap, Alcantara Boots, VMR V710, Saikou Michi OCC, Royal Steering Wheel
For Sale:
Want To Buy:
Appreciate 0
      09-07-2012, 11:34 AM   #11
nchan50
Second Lieutenant
2
Rep
208
Posts

 
Drives: 2009 JzB/FR e92 M3
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: NYC

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by hl0m4n View Post
how are you guys not being taxed in nj? although clothes are tax free a watch, purse, etc are accessories and taxed no?

also AD= authorized dealer right?
no tax if shipped from a dealer out of state. AD = authorized dealer which means you get the full manufacturer warranty with papers, etc. and can be absolutely sure it is genuine. i always prefer to buy from an AD even if it is slightly more. many of the grey market shops that provide their own warranties do a really horrible job fixing high-end watches (they will not send it to the manufacturer to get it fixed).
Appreciate 0
      09-08-2012, 03:30 PM   #12
Ghetto2315
Major
United_States
31
Rep
1,277
Posts

 
Drives: Like I Stole It...
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The REAL Jersey Shore

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
If you're ever in NJ, go to Leonardo Jewelers in Red Bank.
Appreciate 0
      09-08-2012, 06:28 PM   #13
jeff4598
Lieutenant
7
Rep
453
Posts

 
Drives: 2009 e90 AW/BB lotsa Dinan
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: new jersey

iTrader: (0)

Rolex has and will revoke franchise on any AD that discounts>10%. I have bought several high end watches on- line over ten years with NO problem. Anyone on the internet is much easier to check out as sites for feedback are wide spread. Great experience with Feel-good Watches, Paladin, tic-toc, Luxury Time board posts.
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:14 PM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST