Beware of liars, cheats and thieves

Do not, I repeat DO NOT purchase Invicta, Stuhrling, Citizen, etc watches from the Esplanade. They advertise a 75% off sale through the entire sailing, so you think you're getting a very generous deal, right?!? WRONG! The watch I was very interested in was the Invicta 8930OB which had an MSRP aboard the Anthem of $895... queue the 75% off and they were going to sell it to me for $149. I hadn't budgeted for extra purchases, so I decided I'd wait until I got home. I check out Invicta's own website and guess what the MSRP of the SAME watch is... I'll give you a moment. Give up?
It was $159.00... also marked on sale for $111.30.
Royal Caribbean jacked the MSRP up by $736!!!! What?!?!?
I should also add Invicta has a 30% off sale going on so my potential watch is now $84.15 with tax and shipping.
I don't know if these people are Royal Caribbean employees or if the bring in outside vendors. Either way, this really tarnishes RC's image for me.

11 Answers

Most of the vendors aboard the ships are contract vendors. Glad you found a price you were willing to pay.

Invicta watches NEVER sell for anywhere near MSRP. You can get them on E-bay for near nothing. A lot of watch MSRP is like cruise line prices, nobody pays full price.

I'd never buy anything from anyone or any store on any ship.

Buyer Beware - good thing you listened to your instincts and waited till you got home. It’s sad that some of the contracted shops on the cruiselines, mark things up or sell inferior products.

Sounds like a country-western song

Beware of Liars, Cheats, & Thieves

They’ll Take Your Woman, Your Horse, and Your Dog.... easy to try to take advantage of people

I do not buy anything on the ship except Drinks

Sorry, for a moment , I though they were talking about politicians....

As always, buyer beware....

A reminder to always avoid impulse purchases. At least nowadays the internet lets you verify if you’re getting a good deal in moments.

Can’t stand Invicta, way too large. Stuhrling are known to keep terrible time. I already own a Citizen eco drive, which I love. I only have one wrist I wear a watch on.


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