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I am quite interested in purchasing an omega necklace.

Right now X-mas sales are pretty good.

I cant decide if I should wait while we are in St Thomas or if I would make out better purchasing now. Any thoughts?

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Get your prices from home then price check while in the islands. I’ve always found St Thomas to be excellent jewelry shopping

 

 

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Just my two cents. Purchase at home and now.

 

You take a lot of risk when purchasing on a cruise. Time is limited. Sometime you are rushed. If there is a defect or something goes wrong after wearing it there is very little recourse but at home these issues are overcome.

 

Just my two cents.

 

Keith

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Just my two cents. Purchase at home and now.

 

You take a lot of risk when purchasing on a cruise. Time is limited. Sometime you are rushed. If there is a defect or something goes wrong after wearing it there is very little recourse but at home these issues are overcomJust my two cents.

Keith[/quote

 

 

 

 

Kieth you are right.

I believe many of those purchases are called “vacation mistakes.” I know travelers who have closets full of those.

Happy holidays everyone.

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While we've been to St. Thomas so many, many times, and absolutely love it there, I would purchase stateside. For us, our jeweler has been able to offer us upwards of 40% off pricing at his store. If you work with a jeweler over the years, they'll give you a decent price.

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Just my two cents. Purchase at home and now.

 

You take a lot of risk when purchasing on a cruise. Time is limited. Sometime you are rushed. If there is a defect or something goes wrong after wearing it there is very little recourse but at home these issues are overcome.

 

Just my two cents.

 

Keith

 

I agree. We purchased while on a cruise and didn't get the deal we thought. As stated before, you have no recourse if there is a problem.

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I am quite interested in purchasing an omega necklace.

Right now X-mas sales are pretty good.

I cant decide if I should wait while we are in St Thomas or if I would make out better purchasing now. Any thoughts?

I was told jewellers in the UK work on up to 300% profit margins and we have obtained some massive discounts by negotiating.

I would expect something similar in the US so if you see something you like i would start with an offer of half the price and see what happens.

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Always know the current cost of gold and figure your starting price based on weight of the necklace in grams. In the Haversight port there is one locally owned jewelry shop called Glittery. They sell everything from locally made sea glass costume type jewelry to most of what you see in the cruise ship magazines in your cabin. Because it is locally owned they are very good about service because a bad review or two here and they would be in serious trouble.

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