It's spooky that you've typed this, cause I kind of think the same. I was watching a bit of a watch show a few nights back and, as usual, it struck me just how much of a rapid selly telly production line it was.
Here's a watch, buy it now!
Here's another watch, buy it now as well!!
Here's yet another watch, quick buy it now!!!
All at 100 miles an hour. To me it devalues what they're selling. This might not make sense in type, however let's say IW was selling a watch I liked for £199.99. I'd sooner go into a quiet, calm retailers store to look at the watch at my leisure then, if I like it, to make the purchase. Here's the strange bit, even if the watch was more expensive (up to a point obviously!), I'd still sooner buy from the other retailer than IW.
I might not equate the same rationale to functional products such as vacuums, but with other items I'd be steering clear of IW. Their market stall approach to selling turns me right off.
Steam presses are the best, do away with your irons they said.
Separate generator irons are the best, do away with your on-board generator irons they said.
Now we're told a £20 iron is a cracking little product.
Make your minds up IW
I watched a couple of YouTube vids the other day, guys reviewing Swan & Edgar watches that I think the company had sent them. Both of them said the watches were decent enough for the price point (note by that I don't mean the inflated RRP ) however no info had been provided as to the origins of the movement. One reviewer said something like 'I'm sure if it (the movement) was Swiss or maybe German they'd be shouting about it, so I'll assume it's Chinese.'It's all about sales, the faster the better, more haste more sales, very little to do with customer service and satisfaction. Remember unlike retail shops, the folks on IW shows will never have to deal with customers or their dissatisfaction, IW have another dept for annoying even more unhappy customers, sorry meant they happily and satisfactorily resolving customer complaints.
Yeah, it's all to vague on the watch shows, Reynolds is better than most as he'll give you enough technical details to make a fair judgement of the watches on show, but for most of the rest, they are very sparing in details. Most of the time, most of them won't tell you what movement (make and country of origin) is in the watch, some are very scant with details on the dimensions of the watches, no details of who or where the watches are made although we are given irrelevant history & heritage stories, but one overriding theme emerges, that there is a real effort made to hide the involvement of China/Chinese watchmakers. Most of the time you are only shown the face of the watch, when a proper 360 viewing would be far better, and even when they do show the back or side of the watch it's usually just for a couple of seconds.
The last time I bought a watch in my favourite jeweler, was in there approx 45 minutes to hour, had a few in mind, but wanted to see them close up before deciding which one. The sales folk were brilliant, very professional, knew what they were selling, spent as much time with you as you needed, they were obviously watch lovers themselves. Contrast that with IW, which in effect is a pantomime show in comparison.
Yeah I've caught some of his recent shows and the phrase 'going through the motions' definitely springs to mind. Simon the cleaning guru said to him on a recent show 'pick one of these for me to use Mike' meaning a competitors product, Mike just replied 'nah it's ok, you choose' came across as though he was thinking 'boooooring.'Mason just seems really bored to me these days (cant blame been doing the same job that long gets boring)
Last night he made me laugh which is rare during a cleaning show Simon said are you still cold from the bbq show? He replied yes I am which scheduling genius did a bbq show when it is minus 1 outside
made me chuckle
I use Amazon a fair bit. I like the convenience and range of stuff I can buy without having to visit a store. If they're not paying all the taxes they should, that's a failure of governments as much as the company if you ask me.One of the problems all the channels have is Amazon (no sh1t sherlock)
Most consumers will go there first and it is impossible for these channels to be as efficient as them (and pay as little tax and treat the workers as bad)
I wonder what percentage of people never use Amazon due to the above which is "worse" than what these channels do in the bigger scheme of things (imo)
I TRY not to use Amazon as I live in a small village but the household shop on my road is ALWAYS at least double the price of Amazon sometimes a lot more than that, it is awfully difficult when the price difference gets that big.
Says it all really. review on trustpilot.
3 hours ago
Ah -Duxot - this is the brand Peter Simon was fraudulently passing off as Swiss, saying '.... the Swiss family must be heartbroken to see the prices we are selling these at tonight !'Says it all really. review on trustpilot.
3 hours ago
Ah -Duxot - this is the brand Peter Simon was fraudulently passing off as Swiss, saying '.... the Swiss family must be heartbroken to see the prices we are selling these at tonight !'
This was too much even for Johnathon Bordell , who replied ' I have to be careful here- they were a Swiss brand.'
Now of course they are a Dartmouth Brand , so a perhaps a Chinese family is wringing their hands.
But I doubt it.
I caught 2 mins of a bike show earlier this evening, I can't manage more as they hold zero interest for me, not bikes as such but IW shows of them.Have the ebikes not sold out yet? Thought they were going to sell out last night and definitely be gone this morning, or maybe i'm not hearing the presenters correctly with their stock updates.