Odysseus Allocation Cancelled
Was told my allocation was cancelled and just wanted to warn people here. I bought during peak COVID fear in March of 2020 - when the market was tanking and nobody knew there was going to be extensive stimulus.
You would think the Lords of Richemont would respect customers willing to spend during what looked like a recession.
Not so much. I did get a good deal on the Zeitwerk I bought, but again, peak COVID fear + this was back when they offered discounts.
A few of my friends with tons of spend have been treated similarly. Personally, I am sticking to independents going forward now, they simply treat you much better. For example Jochen Benzinger didn't charge me for a % of my watch until it arrived and told him I was happy with it. I didn't even realize he was doing that, but he was that awesome. I was also able to get answer directly from the Gronefeld brothers when I emailed a few questions over.
Not "mad" per se btw, just disappointed and I think if you're being told by a boutique that you'll get an allocation with X in spend...they could be wrong - whether they know it or not. Just want to give fellow enthusiasts a heads up.