In this week’s blog founder of Vulcan Watch Straps, Lee Scott looks at 10 ways you can beat the Rolex waiting list, from previous experience of buying a Rolex Submariner 116610LV AKA Rolex Hulk at retail a couple of years ago.

The 10 ways you can beat the Rolex waiting list include

1. Dress smart when visiting the Rolex authorised dealer

2. Be personable and nice with the Rolex authorised dealer

3. Build a genuine relationship with the Rolex authorised dealer

4. Be knowledgable about Rolex

5. Go into the Rolex authorised dealer wearing a Rolex. Check out the most popular fake rolex.

6. Let the Rolex authorised dealer know you are serious

7. Don’t keep changing your mind on the Rolex model you want

8. Show your face regularly at the Rolex authorised dealer

9. Try to have a purchase history with the Rolex authorised dealer

10. Make sure the Rolex authorised dealer doesn’t think you are going to flip the watch for profit

If you want to read the ways to beat the Rolex waiting list in more detail carry on reading below….

So although there are no guarantees to beat any Rolex waiting list if you are looking to buy a Rolex and you combine as many of these tips below to help you beat the waiting list as you physically can. You will increase your chances of getting the Rolex you want a hell of a lot quicker than you would by not implementing any of these tips.

I’m pretty sure that if you decided to ignore all of the tips below for beating the Rolex waiting list then you would stand a near ZERO chance of getting that stainless steel Rolex sports mode you have always wanted, so even implementing 1 or 2 of these tips it will greatly increase your chances.

So here are my personal top 10 tips for beating the Rolex waiting list. If you read to the end of the blog post as a thank you there are an additional 2 bonus tips which may just tip the balance for you and get you that Rolex sports model at retail price.

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1. Dress smart when you go into the Rolex authorised dealer

Although in today’s world you can’t always tell a man (or woman’s for that matter) worth from what he or she is wearing. I think first impressions count, and people still make a judgement on how you look, no matter how shallow you think this is. It’s just the way of the world, unfortunately. No matter how much money you have, the Rolex authorised dealer would rather be selling a watch to a smart-looking person which they would rather see in the store and the kind of person that fits in with the brand image, rather than someone in dirty clothes selling like he has been at a bar all day. I’m not saying you have to wear a tuxedo to go watch shopping, far from it. But the absolute minimum dress down wear I would recommend would be a nice new pair of trainers, some nice jeans (not ripped) and a nice polo shirt. If you have a job where you are already wearing a suit consider popping into the authorised dealer on your lunch break or after work when you are already dressed for the occasion. Business casual is the perfect attire to go watch shopping and gives the right impression. As long as you look smart in terms of dress, clean and wearing your favourite cologne/perfume this will go a long way on the first impressions.


2. Be personable and nice with the Rolex authorised dealer

This goes without saying in life as well as trying to beat the Rolex waiting list, just be nice. You are not going to get to the top of any Rolex waiting list if you are a jerk, that is a fact. The Rolex authorised dealers have the power to give anyone they want that Rolex sports model and they sure as hell aren’t going to give it to someone they don’t like. Would you? On the other hand, they are more likely to want to sell a watch to someone who they like, who they can relate to and in some ways are like themselves. Depending on how desperate you are to get your hands on a new Rolex at retail price you could look into some basic principles on body language and behavior to get people to like you more. Try and choose a Rolex sales representative who you feel you have the most in common with or feel you could build the best relationship with, and this leads us nicely onto tip 3 for beating the Rolex waiting list.

3. Build a relationship with the Rolex authorized dealer

This goes hand in hand with tip 2 about being nice. But make sure you do your best to build a great relationship with one of the sales reps at the Rolex authorized dealer. When you frequent the store make sure you go to the same guy or girl every time, have a coffee with them in the store and talk about different subjects, not just watches. Of course, at first you will only be discussing watches but as time goes by try to discuss other things. Talk about families and hobbies and interests and hopefully, you will have some things in common. Don’t get creepy on this though, let the relationship flourish into discussing these things, don’t jump straight in asking about their family, or they will think you are weird. The more you get to know the sales rep the better friends you will become and the sales rep will then be more inclined to get you the watch you want in a reasonable amount of time. I know a guy who has bought (at retail) a ceramic Daytona, Pepsi GMT and new Yachtmaster in the past 12 months, all because he is good friends with a Rolex authorised dealer. Building a relationship will take some time, but once it’s there and you get your first Rolex from them the others will be a lot faster behind. Rome wasn’t built in a day. So build that relationship with the Rolex dealer and beat the waiting list.

4. Be knowledgable about Rolex

If you are knowledgable about Rolex it will stand you in good stead to beat the Rolex waiting list. I’m not saying you have to be an absolute expert but having some knowledge about the brand, it’s history, the core models and a bit of technical knowledge will not only give you a lot to talk about with your dealer but will also show that you are serious about Rolex the brand and its values. This will put you in a better position to be chosen to get one of the next Rolex sports models on their next delivery. Also on this point, try to find out when the deliveries are and time your visits in the store to coincide with them this way you may get lucky and they may have just taken delivery of that model you have had your name on, the sales rep is in a good mood and likes you and all the stars align and you walk out with that Rolex Daytona you have always wanted.

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