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Title: Is it safe? Carousell seller
Post by: lowengen on January 24, 2021, 06:34:34 AM
Hi all,

I've chanced upon a seller in Carousell with the name far_east_gallery.

The page is linked as follows:
https://www.carousell.com.my/far_east_gallery

I was thinking of getting the Autavia, as the price is relatively cheaper.. I've chat with the seller and they mentioned it comes with "seller's warranty of 2 years" and not International Warranty but assured that it is an authentic / original watch.. which made me believe its a grey market watch...

Have anyone had experience or heard of them before?
Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: Is it safe? Carousell seller
Post by: dspayre616 on January 24, 2021, 11:43:00 AM
I have not personally dealt with the seller. But for me, there are some red flags

1. Seller does not have any presence in other social media (which is important for me to determine if the seller is committed to selling watches online)
2. Seller contact number is singapore number, so you be relying a lot on WhatsApp or PM instead of calls

But those are my two cents and I hope it helps!
Title: Re: Is it safe? Carousell seller
Post by: lowengen on January 24, 2021, 05:09:19 PM
In the end, i decided not to take any risk and not buying from them. Thanks alot anyway..
Title: Re: Is it safe? Carousell seller
Post by: psychoinside on February 03, 2021, 12:59:51 PM
Is very annoying that these buyers from Carousell call out a price that’s 30% lower than your selling price everytime trying their luck. Like do that expect every seller to markup and bump their selling price by 20% and above to profit ?
Title: Re: Is it safe? Carousell seller
Post by: ambrose0422 on February 03, 2021, 11:05:21 PM
Is very annoying that these buyers from Carousell call out a price that’s 30% lower than your selling price everytime trying their luck. Like do that expect every seller to markup and bump their selling price by 20% and above to profit ?

Indeed! I try to sell something and they always wanted more discount, like buying things at pasar malam.
Title: Re: Is it safe? Carousell seller
Post by: psychoinside on February 04, 2021, 10:31:08 AM
Is very annoying that these buyers from Carousell call out a price that’s 30% lower than your selling price everytime trying their luck. Like do that expect every seller to markup and bump their selling price by 20% and above to profit ?

Indeed! I try to sell something and they always wanted more discount, like buying things at pasar malam.

Don’t know where they learn the auntie bargaining skill lol
Title: Re: Is it safe? Carousell seller
Post by: G.MAC on February 08, 2021, 07:20:32 AM
I think they are just looking for a good deal. The rule of thumb I feel in pricing watches should be that they are higher than what watch dealers outside are offering to buy your piece but lower than what these dealers are asking for when selling the same piece. If the watch is priced outside this range, the watch will remain unsold regardless of the platform used.
Title: Re: Is it safe? Carousell seller
Post by: psychoinside on February 08, 2021, 11:30:16 AM
I think they are just looking for a good deal. The rule of thumb I feel in pricing watches should be that they are higher than what watch dealers outside are offering to buy your piece but lower than what these dealers are asking for when selling the same piece. If the watch is priced outside this range, the watch will remain unsold regardless of the platform used.

What’s more funny (ridiculous) is that they are very consistent and stubborn. Told them NO and yet they kept messaging you and asking for lower than usual price range lol
Title: Re: Is it safe? Carousell seller
Post by: G.MAC on February 08, 2021, 05:11:03 PM
They are hoping that you break down since the watch remains unsold.
Title: Re: Is it safe? Carousell seller
Post by: ambrose0422 on February 12, 2021, 02:09:34 PM
They are hoping that you break down since the watch remains unsold.

So true, they think you are running out of cash and sell it urgently, so they try to mock you up.
Title: Re: Is it safe? Carousell seller
Post by: zoltan on April 14, 2021, 02:59:35 PM
Maybe some try low ball then resell with higher value.
Title: Re: Is it safe? Carousell seller
Post by: SaifulAJ on April 21, 2021, 09:45:57 AM
Maybe some try low ball then resell with higher value.

This happens to other items as well.
Title: Re: Is it safe? Carousell seller
Post by: Gary30624700 on April 23, 2021, 03:35:40 PM
Obviously, most of the watches there are fake.

Most of them wont tell u that's fake, they tell u its reprint version

always buy from trusted dealers unless you can prove that's a real product
Title: Re: Is it safe? Carousell seller
Post by: fitri on April 25, 2021, 04:05:02 PM
If it is a really good bargain. Why not spend a few bucks more to authenticate the watch?
Title: Re: Is it safe? Carousell seller
Post by: IamJacky on April 26, 2021, 01:56:01 PM
Is very annoying that these buyers from Carousell call out a price that’s 30% lower than your selling price everytime trying their luck. Like do that expect every seller to markup and bump their selling price by 20% and above to profit ?

Yes I sell stuff on different platforms such as eBay, Grailed, and Carousell and I must say as a seller, Carousell is the worst.

I may not be a watch dealer but I have been buying/selling shoes, clothes, electronics and other fashion related items online for a while now.

As a seller I often lay out all of the specifications such as: my absolute best price, condition, location, terms of payment, specification, and such. And more often than not the buyers simply do not read the description, and just simply drop a message like "Best price bro?" or ask questions that's already answered in the descriptions, and continue to bombard you even after you decline the ridiculously lowball offer. It's just overall a lack of manner, respect and professionalism.

Of course this rant is not for all Carousell buyers, but I'd say 7 out of 10 buyers I've encountered act as such.
Title: Re: Is it safe? Carousell seller
Post by: vans1088 on April 26, 2021, 04:50:13 PM
I came across this same seller in Carousell. They had some IWC models for every attractive prices. They had told me the same thing when I enquired i.e. 2 years warranty. But when I asked about the 2 + 6 years warranty option (which is standard for IWC and JLC), they could not answer.
Title: Re: Is it safe? Carousell seller
Post by: ching1112 on May 18, 2021, 06:25:29 PM
If outstation seller,prefer using carousell protection,is a very good platfrom :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Is it safe? Carousell seller
Post by: ilnix on June 09, 2021, 10:37:27 PM
So far my experience with Carousell is reliable…normally I will ask for meet up before trade
Title: Re: Is it safe? Carousell seller
Post by: Champ66 on June 18, 2021, 06:42:15 PM
The seller purely sell online only?
Title: Re: Is it safe? Carousell seller
Post by: Mike9191 on June 22, 2021, 06:54:38 PM
You can go authentic at watch shop after MCO ...


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Title: Re: Is it safe? Carousell seller
Post by: hanteong on September 01, 2021, 11:57:32 AM
Friend say Carousell less scammer compare to mudah.
Title: Re: Is it safe? Carousell seller
Post by: Alex K on October 17, 2021, 11:19:57 PM
Carousell should be good but do your DD on the sellar pass record etc, good luck.
Title: Re: Is it safe? Carousell seller
Post by: agbyee on October 19, 2021, 09:49:12 AM
Beware, far as I know, he's a replica seller. Besides, I've seen a few pieces although he mentioned it's 100% Authentic, the prices are almost 40% cheaper than retail. So, be very careful.


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Title: Re: Is it safe? Carousell seller
Post by: Junny on October 25, 2021, 10:33:52 AM
i guess maybe you can look for sources on the selling price or maybe ask around friends, forum and all before deciding! The price itself is a very good determining factor on whether its legitimate or just reps.. so yeah hope you wont fall for it! sometimes if you think its too good to be true, it generally is...
Title: Re: Is it safe? Carousell seller
Post by: treasureplanetmy on May 07, 2022, 07:04:02 PM
I’ve purchased and sold multiple items on carousell. Always believe in buying the buyer instead of the watch first.
Title: Re: Is it safe? Carousell seller
Post by: nesohu on June 17, 2022, 08:25:27 AM
Friend say Carousell less scammer compare to mudah.

Mudah is part of Carousell. They are sister companies.
Title: Re: Is it safe? Carousell seller
Post by: nesohu on June 17, 2022, 08:27:43 AM
Is very annoying that these buyers from Carousell call out a price that’s 30% lower than your selling price everytime trying their luck. Like do that expect every seller to markup and bump their selling price by 20% and above to profit ?

I've sold close to 50 items on the app. It's only for those high prices items that they'll ask for discount. But never did I meet anyone that asks for 30% cut. There's only 1 that request for full refund as it's wholely my mistake for not packing the item carefully before selling.
Title: Re: Is it safe? Carousell seller
Post by: chiggah on June 17, 2022, 03:12:33 PM
Are greys usually quite reliable or better do my due diligence too ?

I noticed there are lots of grey at Berjaya and Amcorp.

Just concerned if they may swap out a replica for a brand new watch , or quite unlikely ?
Title: Re: Is it safe? Carousell seller
Post by: dpkong on June 19, 2022, 09:33:29 PM
Are greys usually quite reliable or better do my due diligence too ?

I noticed there are lots of grey at Berjaya and Amcorp.

Just concerned if they may swap out a replica for a brand new watch , or quite unlikely ?


I guess it all depends on how long they've been in business.. and how long they intend to stay in it..

Question is, if something does go wrong, would they instead turn around and claim that you the buyer had swapped out the items instead...

Title: Re: Is it safe? Carousell seller
Post by: pleasuresaurus on June 20, 2022, 12:02:37 PM
ya kan, that's the iffy part. if it doesn't happen nvm la, if it does...panjang cerita....ultimately the adage "don't buy the watch, but the seller" is apt
Title: Re: Is it safe? Carousell seller
Post by: chiggah on June 23, 2022, 07:12:01 PM
Don’t see a grey feedback thread here so posting here instead.

Anyone dealt with VS watch and jewellery at Times Square ?
Title: Re: Is it safe? Carousell seller
Post by: dpkong on June 24, 2022, 07:07:08 AM
Don’t see a grey feedback thread here so posting here instead.

Anyone dealt with VS watch and jewellery at Times Square ?

start a new thread? you may get more response there
Title: Re: Is it safe? Carousell seller
Post by: widget on July 07, 2022, 06:21:55 AM
Friend say Carousell less scammer compare to mudah.

Indeed.
I'f I post my handphone numbers on my sales thread in Mudah, will always receive 3-4 whatsapp messages from local or overseas numbers with the same modus operandi.
But so far no such messages if I post in Carousell