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Buying cartier watches in paris

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KL
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Buying cartier watches in paris

Hi guys,

I know is strange to ask, i am just wondering because everyone go to paris for LV because of its exceptional value.How about cartier watches?It is french made,would it be cheaper in paris,than the rest of the world?How about the VATrefund for tourist?ANy idea?

thanks

the big blue marble
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1. Re: Buying cartier watches in paris

they do qualify for hte refund, don't know the prices.

KL
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2. Re: Buying cartier watches in paris

Hi thanks,

Do you know the percentage of the tax refund??

Also ,anyone would b kind enough to know how much is the extra large cartier roadster watch(W62019x6) ?

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>>>It is french made,would it be cheaper in paris,than the rest of the world?<<<

Cartier is owned by a SWISS company and all the watches are made in SWITZERLAND.

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4. Re: Buying cartier watches in paris

Hi,

Cartier watches are made in Switzerland. Prices are the same anywhere you go. Though some places like the Bahamas do offer some pretty good deals. In general, I find the prices are the same whether in Paris or Los Angeles.

Actually, I would not buy a Cartier watch for a few reasons. Please remember that the Euros are strong right now so it might not be so great if you use U.S. dollars. In addition, the depending on the shops where you buy your watches. The VAT refund is 16%. Some shops give you the full refund and some don't. Most shops will give you about 12% back. So far, the only shop that ever gave me the full 16% refund is Serge Luten (a perfume shop) at Palais Royal.

If you want to get a good deal on watches, I find that Bangkok is the best place for that. I understand that people are concern about counterfeit etc. It is understand to have such concern. Even places at good hotels and reputable mall, such as the Siam Paragon offer discount. Just need to be coy and now how to indirectly ask for a discount. I actually got an Omega at almost 500 dollars off the MSRP at a reputation at the mall (along with all the international warranty paper etc)

The follow reason is totally subjective. I hope the following reason will help you decide on your watch purchase. I personally feel that Cartier watch is expensive. They have good movement inside and are made in Switzerland. But for the money that you are paying for a cartier watch, there are other brands worth considering. IWC, or even an Omega. Cartier is known for jewelry but not watch like IWC, for example. Whatever you want should be fine because it is you who will enjoy the watch. Regardless of the brand of watch you want to get, just make sure that you get one that are mechanical (automatic or manual wind-up). Avoid quartz if you can help it.

Good luck with your trip and happy watch shopping.

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