Birthday coming up – New watch
I told her I would really love a new watch since the one I got now is starting to fall apart. (Leather bracelets suck...(and smell bad)).
I already had my eye out for the new Seiko kinetic watch (SNL047P1) so we went to look for it at several jeweler stores in Amstelveen. They have almost every major jeweler brand in Holland there in one shopping mall, so good chance that it was on display at one of them.
I already checked the internet for prices. The cheapest one was on e-bay at a power-seller for 375 euro including VAT and shipping and the most expensive ones are the regular jewelers that listed it for around 675 euro.
We found several jewelers with the silver Seiko on display (all 675 euro) but I like the black one better and the 300 euro pricedifference that ebay would give me was of course a big plus for buying it online. It turned out that they haven't even been shipping the black model to jeweler stores in Holland yet.
Once we got home we immediatly ordered the black model online on e-bay. Now only hoping that I don't get scammed...
Update Jun 2, 2009 - Watch received in good order and it's even more beautifull then I could hope for.