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Anyone knows if possible to get refund or maybe file some kind of official complaint? 

Just came from the cruise on a oasis. Bought a watch, brand Invicta. Was talked into buying it since it was advertised $495, on sale for up to 75% off for $149. And find out at home it's a total scam!!! Regular price on both Amazon and Invicta websites are way under $100...NOT $495!!! THIS IS A TOTAL SCAM ON INVICTA WATCHES. 

Bought a lot of stuff on Royal, including alcohol, cigarettes, makeup, etc. 

Never got scammed so bad... 

Payed at least 150% of the price, while being assured it's actually a fraction of the cost. 

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I wouldn't call it a scam.  I bought an Invicta watch onboard a few years ago which was originally priced at about $400 and was on sale for about $150.  When you look online you are seeing "End of line" deals.  These appear to be the ones that Royal sells onboard also.  So the price posted "was" the original price when the watch was first launched, but because it is now not being produced any longer it is reduced.  You will find the same watch on the likes of Amazon at similar prices but if you look at the Invicta site you will see that they were originally at the higher price.  The lesson here is that you should shop around and go online and see where else you can get it but I think the word scam is a bit stong!

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2 hours ago, RCIfan1912 said:

Invicta is the scam, cheap Chinese watches they put a huge MSRP on but are on sale 100% of the time, in other words no one pays MSRP for their garbage. Same with MVTM, they don't have sales but its just cheap 15 dollar Chinese watches they sell for 150+. 

Yes, which is why I stick to the $10 watches on my cruises.  They last a year or two and then I replace them.  I have my shopping fun without a lot of risk!

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2 hours ago, RCIfan1912 said:

Invicta is the scam, cheap Chinese watches they put a huge MSRP on but are on sale 100% of the time, in other words no one pays MSRP for their garbage. Same with MVTM, they don't have sales but its just cheap 15 dollar Chinese watches they sell for 150+. 

This hits the nail on the head. Invicta is the scam. Please don’t waste your money on this garbage. 

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Definitely not a scam. They weren't selling you fake watches. Just you have a preconceived notion that you'd be getting a great deal just because it's on a cruise ship.

 

Always do your homework.  Just like the liquor stores. I've rarely ever seen any good deals there. The only things that catch my eye are bottles that are hard to find in my neck of the woods.

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I like watches and Invicta watches have a "Love - Hate" following.  Bought my first Invicta watch on a cruise and upon getting home, found it on Amazon 33% cheaper.  I have found that they keep good time, however.  Bought second Invicta from Amazon and it lasted a little over a year before one of the hands fell off.  Just bought my third from Amazon for $52 on sale.  It too keeps good time (Better than my $2000 Tag Huer or my $600 Citizen).  I expect it will last a bout a year, but for $52 I can't complain.

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They got me in 2016 - pretty much the same pricing as the OP states.  I was mad when I found out, but live and learn.

 

However, it is a beautiful watch and I get a ton of compliments for it.   I wish it wouldn't stop if I go for a day without wearing it.

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Yep.  Good info above.  I wouldn't call it a scam.  They're just charging what folks will step up to pay.  Do your price research on anything you buy.  I've not found too many real deals on a cruise.

 

But, I don't cruise to be a cheapskate.  I buy what I think the folks at home will like, knowing it came from the ship, or from a Caribbean vendor. 

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The Invicta Quartz Watch movements are made in Japan where even far pricier brands are. And Invicta was bought out by a Hollywood Florida company. I have six that i am very happy with that i bought on the Invicta website invictastores.com. Just don't believe all the retail prices shown. But we just got back from doing a four and five night back to backs on Brilliance Of The Seas where i spotted a watch in the shops i had been looking for quite some time; the Invicta Pro Diver which was out of stock everywhere and out of production. Well the price tag read $995 which i knew was a joke since Invicta retailed it as a $300 watch that i could have gotten on their website for $80 if available. But wanting that big thick, heavy clunker of a watch i shelled out $156. so I'm happy. Just would suggest if you see a watch your interested in on any cruise ship you check it out on line first before purchasing. But of course Royal is probably charging you for that wifi.

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On 10/25/2021 at 12:30 PM, Floski said:

However, it is a beautiful watch and I get a ton of compliments for it.   I wish it wouldn't stop if I go for a day without wearing it.

Isn't there like a winder that you can use to keep it going even if you're not wearing it?

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On 2/11/2022 at 10:59 PM, PG Cruiser said:

Isn't there like a winder that you can use to keep it going even if you're not wearing it?

Yes, there is.  If you saw the movie Dr. Strange, he had drawers full of watches on those moving thingies.

I just don't feel like buying one.  Sometimes, to me, it's just silly to have to buy some things that really 

shouldn't be needed.

 

Oh - I found it:   Doctor Strange Dr Strange GIF - Doctor Strange Dr Strange Watch - Discover  & Share GIFs

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Invicta was re-established in 1991 when the brand was acquired by American owners. While the corporate headquarters for Invicta is located in Hollywood, Florida, Invicta still produces some of its line in Switzerland, and specifies these watches as "Swiss Made" on its website.

Most of the Invicta watches are made in China, and the watch movements are Japanese NH35A. Some Invicta watches are made in Swiss, and the movements are swiss sellita SW500 or SW200. Both materials make the watch penny worthy.

I have two of them and they both have been in the waters of the Caribbean and the waters of Bermuda plus hot tubs on the ships and they work fine and keep good time.

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I don't think it's fair to call Invite watches a "scam", they are what they are; cheap watches. I have an Invite "Pro Diver" mechanical watch that I've had for years, picked up on Amazon for about $90. I like it. I got it because I think mechanical watches are cool, but didn't really want to spend a ton of money. I've had it for about 7 years, wearing it daily for much of that time. It keeps decent time, and looks nice (it's a clone of a Rolex Submarine). I don't regret buying it, and I certainly think I've gotten my money's worth from it at this point. And if I'm honest, I probably would feel the same way even if I had paid $150. It's not fancy, but it's a solid watch. I recently got an Apple Watch and have been wearing that, but for the cruise, I will probably wear my Invicta.

 

 

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Yes, the watches and the jewelry sold onboard is a scam. Park West and their art auctions are also a scam. The whole premise of Casino Royal is a scam. IMO the most egregious scam of all onboard is Chops.

 

The choices folks make while on vacation are not always the same choices they would make at home. 

 

 

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15 hours ago, bobroo said:

Yes, the watches and the jewelry sold onboard is a scam. Park West and their art auctions are also a scam. The whole premise of Casino Royal is a scam. IMO the most egregious scam of all onboard is Chops.

 

The choices folks make while on vacation are not always the same choices they would make at home.

I bought Disney prints from Park West, but I knew the prices beforehand. Got them framed on the ship for the unframed price at Walt Disney World.

Park West is an auction. If you know what you're bidding on you can get good deals.

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