As a continuation of our online watch buying guide here is part 2. This article will give you tips on how to avoid scam and disappointments with your purchase.
If you want to learn more about finding the right watch and place to buy, check out the first part here.
How to avoid scams
Certainly, this is possibly one of the most important questions for most of us. There are plenty of scams selling fake products or not delivering at all. Nevertheless, with a few steps, you can protect yourself against it.
Research the seller
Get proof and information
Ask questions and request some pictures. On-hand pictures can prove that the person is really owning the product. A reputable dealer will be happy to provide you with all you need. Moreover, it is always good to communicate over email to have written proof of all agreements.
Know about prices and brands
Research some information about the brand and prices. To avoid buying fakes it is good to be aware of certain brand characteristics. As a result, if something does not match up you will know. Additionally, a deal that is too good to be true will not probably be real, unfortunately.
Be aware of the payment method
Unquestionably, it is a big red flag if a dealer is using an untraceable payment method like Western Union or Venmo. Once the money is gone, it will be practically impossible to find out where it went. Hence, it is best to use a simple bank transfer or credit card transaction.
How to avoid disappointments when buying watches online
Can you send it back?
Can you change the strap?
Another way you could prevent the problem of being unsatisfied with your watch is to make sure that the watch strap is interchangeable. A different strap can completely redesign the character of a watch . Trying a new strap might make your unfortunate purchase worth it after all.