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    Registered User Jerry Treiman's Avatar
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    Default Re: pawn stars waltham pocket watch (By: Accutronica)

    Quote Originally Posted by Accutronica View Post
    ... Why buy/sell something if you can't make a profit?
    For me, collecting is not about making a profit. I buy a watch for the joy of owning it and being able to study it or wear it with pride. Many times I have paid a premium for that privilege. I haven't sold many yet, but that will come one day and I (or my widow) will get what we get.
    Jerry Treiman, NAWCC member since 1971
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    Default Re: pawn stars waltham pocket watch (By: Jerry Treiman)

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Treiman View Post
    For me, collecting is not about making a profit. I buy a watch for the joy of owning it and being able to study it or wear it with pride. Many times I have paid a premium for that privilege. I haven't sold many yet, but that will come one day and I (or my widow) will get what we get.
    Same for me.



    Rob

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    Default Re: pawn stars waltham pocket watch (By: Tom McIntyre)

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom McIntyre View Post
    I think Jerry was joking about his skill as a seller.

    As a professional you are allowed to make a reasonable profit, or even a profit that most would consider unreasonable. However, if you buy a collection from some guys widow and you make 50 or 100 times your investment on it, her children can send the sheriff after you in many states.

    It is the same legal principle that makes it a criminal act for a professional fighter to beat you up in a bar.
    Ok, I agree with that. There's a difference between making a profit and robbing someone blind.
    As far as a trained fighter is concerned, anyone who has had professional training to fight is subject to be prosecuted no matter what the law is if they aggressively hurt someone and the other guys attorney finds out that you are a trained fighter. In a court of law, my hands and feet would be considered deadly weapons as well.

    Robert

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    Default Re: pawn stars waltham pocket watch (By: Jerry Treiman)

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Treiman View Post
    For me, collecting is not about making a profit. I buy a watch for the joy of owning it and being able to study it or wear it with pride. Many times I have paid a premium for that privilege. I haven't sold many yet, but that will come one day and I (or my widow) will get what we get.
    We weren't talking about collecting. We were talking about buying/selling.

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    Default Re: pawn stars waltham pocket watch

    I sell stuff on ebay all the time, just not watches.
    I sell stuff that I don't collect. Maybe there is someone
    on another collecting site yelling about how I
    sell their favorite things(and don't describe them well). Hopefully not.

    The Pawn shops, re-sellers, antique stores, estate buyers, jewelry
    stores all are in business to make a profit. The watches are just another thing to
    buy and sell. I don't have any problems with them, as long
    as they don't deceive the seller or buyer intentionally.

    Rob

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    Default Re: pawn stars waltham pocket watch (By: musicguy)

    Going back to post #20 I would give fifty bucks for the Illinois size 12 but somehow I suspect that would not be the price. It was just the lower end number of the spread exaggerated for the drama of it all. I guess that is just as obvious as the high price. But I do really like my 12s Illinois watches. SHBKF

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