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post #41 of 69
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Originally Posted by SleeplessMommy View Post
I heard that people are successfully *bargaining* now when buying luxury goods. Yes, like putting $10K of merchandise on the table, offering $6K... and the store manager says yes!

I hope your husband will try this. Maybe ask for a BOGO?
I'm sure he'll get it online, but I'll make him aware of the possibilty. He's not much of a "wheeler-dealer" as he calls it. Thanks for the reminder.
post #42 of 69
I am excited for you!
post #43 of 69
I say get the watch. Dh and I are very "non-bling" type of people. However for over a year DH secretly set money aside to slurge for my law school graduation gift. It was a Girard Perregaux vintage time piece and I absolutely cherish it. I fretted over the cost, but DH just said now I have no excuse keeping track of my billable hrs When DH finally landed a gig flying for a major airline I got him a black titanium Carrera and it never leaves his wrist. You have wanted this watch for a long time, it is NOT an impulse purchase, and you can afford it. Go for it.
post #44 of 69
It is beautiful! I have a similar one I got for my 15th anniversary and I love it. I love how solid and heavy it feels on my wrist.

And I have to 2nd the poster that said don't send it to Tag for a new battery. I think it cost me $90 and it took forever. AND the didn't even clean it!
post #45 of 69
What a fantastic watch- so glad you're getting it! : I think it was a smart investment (if you're a person who wears a watch every day, it's a good idea to have one that will last, and a Tag should absoutely last!)

My dad struggled with buying a Rolex about 10 years ago- he was given the money to do something special just for him, and he's always wanted a really good watch. He has worn that watch every single day since he bought it, and he's 100% glad he bought it. My parents are super frugal, too.

Hope you absolutely love it!!
post #46 of 69
So happy you got the watch!

ENJOY IT!!!

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post #47 of 69
I wouldn't, but only because I kill watches. Something about my body energy just makes them stop!

But, honestly, if this well made watch would bring you pleasure and you can afford to pay cash, then YES - get the watch!

(after all, you guys are pretty well prepped for nearly any contingency)
post #48 of 69
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Originally Posted by KariM View Post
I wouldn't, but only because I kill watches. Something about my body energy just makes them stop!

But, honestly, if this well made watch would bring you pleasure and you can afford to pay cash, then YES - get the watch!

(after all, you guys are pretty well prepped for nearly any contingency)
You sound like me w/ sunglasses! I refuse to buy a pair that cost over $15. Lesson 1: My girlfriend had Dolce Gabanna shades I coveted but she didn't like, so we swapped the glasses for one of my dresses. I lost them on an airplane not long after. Lesson 2: DH bought a nice pair for me for mothers day that cost about $135. I broke them a week later, sent them to get repaired and lost them at the beach. The universe is telling me: Pricey shades don't like you!
I bought a new pair for $10, they are just as cute and I can't seem to lose/destroy them!
post #49 of 69
If you can afford it, why not? It'll give you pleasure every time you look at it. Enjoy yourself!
post #50 of 69
I think we all have items we save on and items we splurge on. I only buy nice perfume, but never spend much on purses, watches or sunglasses. I buy what is on sale at the grocery store for dinner - but have an expensive wedding ring.

I consider myself fairly frugal, but bought a painting that is more than what the watch costs (which is a LOT for a watch -I was floored when I looked it up). But I LOVE that painting, and will have it forever. To me, it was worth every penny.

So even though the watch isn't what I'd splurge on, if the OP loves it (and it sounds like she does) I think she should have it.
post #51 of 69
I'm glad you decided to get it! A nice watch in a timeless style is an investment. DH bought a nice watch 7ish years ago and wears it nearly every day. It's still beautiful, and the style is understated so I don't see it going out of fashion any time soon.

good for you! Enjoy your new watch
post #52 of 69
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Originally Posted by Knittin' in the Shade View Post
velo - I am so, so happy to see that you're getting the watch! I've been around this forum long enough to know just how wise and frugal you are with your finances, and I think that you are a shining example of what we all strive to be. Life is meant to be LIVED, and yes, enjoying one of the finer things once in a while (when you can pay for it easily, and it doesn't affect any other aspect of your budget) certainly is not something to be ashamed of!
What she said. (I may not be a frequent poster, but I hang out here more than anywhere else)
post #53 of 69
You are going to LOVE it. I received a tag as a gift, loved it.
post #54 of 69
The minute you said, "watch" I knew it was going to be a Tag. They're beautiful! You've pretty much decided, but I would have told you to get it. I've been looking at one for a little over a year now, but haven't decided if I'd wear it enough.

Congrats, it's gorgeous!
post #55 of 69
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Originally Posted by KariM View Post
I wouldn't, but only because I kill watches. Something about my body energy just makes them stop!
I have this problem, too. Makes me because I would love a nice watch.

So glad you've decided to get it!
post #56 of 69
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Originally Posted by KariM View Post
I wouldn't, but only because I kill watches. Something about my body energy just makes them stop!
This! My first instinct was to say "no way" based on my experience with watches. I used to love them and had a few nice ones, but for some reason once I put a watch on the battery goes dead and it starts slowing down. I've "heard" that this is actually something real that happens with certain people.

But I'm glad to hear the OP went for it! yay!
post #57 of 69
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Originally Posted by annethcz View Post
Hooray! I was going to tell you to go for it. By this time, I think EVERYONE who posts on this forum knows how frugal and smart you are with financial decisions. The whole point of being frugal isn't to hoard money, but to be able to buy things that are important to you.

Oh, and I was LOL at your comment about eating your watch. But if hyperinflation DOES occur, it's much better for you to buy the watch now than later. You won't be able to eat the extra $3k that's sitting in the bank. And $3K worth of bills isn't going to keep you warm very long when you put it in the wood stove either.

Enjoy the watch.

(note to self: ask DH if he wants to buy me a mother's day present)

My thoughts exactly! I'm glad you are getting your watch I really struggle with this issue too. We are in a similar situation financially and I recently had the hardest time deciding to buy something that I wanted/needed for ages (a nice dual fuel stove) that we were able to pay cash for. I could have gotten a cheap electric stove, but really the nice stove made a lot more sense in many respects. I kept joking about the same thing about not being able to eat the stove if the economy were to get worse, etc. I think I changed my mind at least 20 times Finally I just told my dh to go ahead and make me buy it and not let me change my mind again. Anyway, I hope you get many years of use and enjoyment out of your new watch!
post #58 of 69
Do you have it yet??? Can't wait to hear how much you love it!!!
post #59 of 69
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I got my watch yesterday!!! : : :

I love it!! And dh let me have it before Mother's Day. I told him that I had waited over 5 years for it, I could certainly wait for him to wrap it up and give it to me on Mother's Day. But... he really wanted me to have it right away. I kept giggling (like a silly little girl) and he was just beaming.

There's something to be said for delayed gratification.

(I also wanted to add that the last two months, we didn't have to pay our largest monthly bill, which is dd's private school tuition, so that was how we paid for it.)
post #60 of 69
YAY!!! How exciting!!!!!!!!!!!
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