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Buying luxury watches in Thailand

Bremen, Germany
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Buying luxury watches in Thailand

Hi,

has anyone from Europe bought a luxury watch, Cartier for example(no fake!), in Thailand? Is it significantly cheaper over there than in Europe?

Petra

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1. Re: Buying luxury watches in Thailand

Imported luxury goods tend to have very high taxes in Thailand, and consequently be very expensive. I can not tell you for certain that a watch will be cheaper in Germany than Thailand, but every time I can recall comparing luxury item prices such as watches, cigars, liquor, cars etc., Thailand came out the same or higher.

The one possible way to get a good deal is on used watches. I suggest be very careful if you plan to try this, and I strongly suspecty you can find a comparable deal closer to home, where you can more easily get ahold of the dealer if you need to.

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2. Re: Buying luxury watches in Thailand

Thank you for your information. On my last trip to Thailand, I wasn't interested in watches, but I noticed designer clothing to be cheaper than in Germany. I thougt, that might apply to watches too ...

I'm not an expert, so I would prefer to buy used watches in Germany at a reliable jeweller ...

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