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  1. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Apr 17, 2020

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    Good points. I want to test the thing in a shop and then buy it cheaper online :rolleyes:
     
  2. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Apr 17, 2020

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    Or wait three years and buy it pre-owned...

    But really, you know, we will moan when the shops disappear, and we have to buy all our clothes online and nothing fits properly.
     
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  3. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Apr 17, 2020

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    I think I have already adjusted to the "future" in that sense. I buy all my clothes online, it is awesome since you dont have to go trough the pain of being in a store full of people and you get the possibility to test the clothes for a couple of days in your home. Sizes is not a problem, most online stores have free returns so I always buy 2 or 3 different sizes of each item. I typically make an order for maybe 2500 Euros and then keep stuff for approx 800-1000 Euro, just send the remaining crap back for free :thumbsup:
     
  4. kappa_md

    kappa_md Apr 17, 2020

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    Be READY for the NEW NORMAL. It's not going to be easy but it is inevitable. Times like this needs adjustment and adaptation. Hopefully towards a better future for all.
     
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  5. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Apr 17, 2020

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    Okay... so, this brings about a new dilemma. So lets say all the shops shut, all those jobs gone... along with the people working in the coffee shops and restaurants. Everyone who used to work in retail now works in a warehouse, earning less money.... all the people working for the companies renting out shops, and all the associated business with that also working in a warehouse.

    Everybody earning crappy money. Who buys luxury goods? Even 'affordable' luxury goods.

    Rich people will still be rich, poor people will still be poor, but (some) people in the middle who saved to buy things, will become poor(er).
     
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  6. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Apr 17, 2020

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    Well here that argument dont add up because working in a warehouse earns you more money than working in a shop. Shops and restaurants have among the lowest salaries of all...
     
  7. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Apr 17, 2020

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    Not if there's a glut of people all wanting warehouse jobs.....
     
  8. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Apr 17, 2020

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    Yes that is probably true for those who live in shitty countries where workers have no rights and they can pay crappy salaries and fire people however they wish. Here most companies have union agreements with regulated fair minimum salaries that a person can actually live a good normal life with.

    I am always thankful to live in Sweden instead of e.g America where some people even have two jobs to survive, hardly any vacation days etc. I have even heard that many people there dont even have extra pension plans payed for by their employer ::screwloose::
     
  9. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Apr 17, 2020

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    Indeed, a lot of people in the UK are on Zero Hours contracts, and also the number of people who are 'self employed' yet work only for one company beggars belief. And embarassingly, that includes at least one Formula 1 team!
     
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  10. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Apr 17, 2020

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  11. abrod520

    abrod520 Apr 17, 2020

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    You kidding? It's a truly uncommon and valuable benefit if an employer does have a pension plan, outside of government jobs. The best most companies will do is match your own contribution to a retirement investment account - and even then, the limit is usually $3-5k a year.
     
  12. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Apr 17, 2020

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    Wow that sounds terrible, where do you live?

    Edit: maybe me and Robert should not hijack this thread and make it political work stuff themed ::facepalm2:: lets get back to watches :)
     
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  13. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Apr 17, 2020

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  14. abrod520

    abrod520 Apr 17, 2020

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    US. It's not politics, it's reality here - everywhere. No matter where you fall on the political spectrum or how you feel about it
     
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  15. Hubert

    Hubert Apr 17, 2020

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  17. kappa_md

    kappa_md Apr 18, 2020

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    WernerBoeinck Apr 18, 2020

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    Hubert Apr 18, 2020

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    Because it's the most important based on sales?
     
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  20. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Apr 18, 2020

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    Indeed. As a reminder, LVMH watch division is TAG Heuer, Zenith and Hublot. It does not include Bulgari, despite Bulgari being part of LVMH (i.e. JC Babin is able to do his own thing- he doesn’t report through to Bianchi)
     
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