This Cyber Monday, shoppers from quite literally across the globe, are taking advantage of deep discounts that American retailers have to offer online on everything from DVDs to gaming consoles. If those items aren’t your thing meaning you’re a person of a little more discerning taste, perhaps you might be interested in a $18,000 Cartier watch?
You read that right! The Bentonville, Arkansas, based department store is offering a diamond-encrusted Cartier Roadster Chrono watch for men, with a price tag of $17,999.99. If you round up, well, that’s $18,000 which is not bad when you consider the watch has an MSRP of $45,000.
The watch is being offered by a third party vendor named Jewlery Unlimited Inc and is not actually being sold by Walmart directly. Walmart is only facilitating the sale and is expected to make a commission if, in fact, it sells.
Also up for grabs on Walmart.com this cyber Monday is an $18,000 Rolex Presidential again from Jewelry Unlimited Inc. The vendor wrote in the items description on the website:
“18K Mens Yellow Gold Rolex Presidential Day-Date 40MM Prong Diamond Watch 9 CT 100% Genuine Pre-Owned Rolex Presidential Model with Non-Quick Set functionality. Custom fitted with a 5.5 Ct diamond bezel with a total diameter of 40 MM. This is a 100% Genuine Rolex 18K Yellow gold President Day-Date Watch with 9 Carats Genuine Diamonds custom added to the Bezel with 4.5 Ct diamonds on the bracelet.”
Since it is pre-owned, it might be a bit of a hard sell, however, considering the MSRP is $45,000, a bargain, someone might just take a chance. According to the Wall Street Journal, Walmart has aggressively pursued independent sellers and vendors over the past year to compete with the likes of Amazon.com, to bolster their e-commerce efforts. The company recently purchased Jet.com last August in a bid hopefully to position itself as the number one e-tailer in the world.