Have you been on a holiday to Ibiza this summer and bought an awesome time piece from one of the island’s amazing street vendors? Are you hoping that you may have picked up the bargain of the century and that you’re currently walking around with a couple of grands worth of watch on the end of your arm?
If you answered yes to either of these questions, you need to go and have your head checked. First off, if you’re still wearing the Ronex watch you bought from one of the Looky Looky Men, you obviously can’t read a watch, there’s no way that piece of crap will still be keeping the correct time, which brings up the question; why would you even have bought the watch in the first place? Were you buying a crappy looking fake watch as some sort of fashion statement. If you were, you need to have a good long think about what it was you were trying to state.
Don’t get us wrong, we’re not against buying these watches. We’ve lost many watches on trips to Ibiza, or jumped in the pool with them still on, or sold them when we ran out of money. So there are plenty of reasons to leave a good watch at home and have a cheap alternative to wear while you’re on holidays. It’s actually quite a smart move, we’ve done it a few times ourselves and normally if the watch actually lasts the entire length of the holiday, you’re doing well but we’ve yet to actually bring one home with us.
So, go out and buy one of these watches by all means, get as much use out of it as you can, it probably won’t be much, and when it stops working throw it away and move on with your life. The truth is, these watches are worth fuck all. They’re cheap imitations that probably cost next to nothing to make so if you’re sitting there wondering if you got a bit of a bargain, the blunt answer is no, you definitely didn’t.
In fact, if you’re wondering if you got a bargain, you must actually think that you’re watch is actually worth something and you probably overpaid for it, so not only did you not get a bargain, you probably got ripped off too. Oh dear, you could have held onto that money and got ripped off while buying a drink in one of the island’s nightclubs instead.
Our advice to anyone who’s looking to invest in a bit or wrist bling while you’re in Ibiza is to haggle the absolute bejesus out of whoever it you’re buying it from. Start off low and stay low, don’t meet in the middle, these watches are worth very little and if they want to make a profit they’ll eventually come down to a price near enough to what you want to pay. Stick to your guns and you’ll soon be the proud owner of a genuine Ronex, that’s worth less than the sandwich you’re going to have for tomorrow’s lunch.