Use the force, Luke
A quick update on numbers. I’m now knocking on the door of 400 subscribers, of whom 67 are you fine people who kindly choose to part with $5 each month to get this additional content.
One of the things that I am acutely aware of is that I don’t want to be perceived as “spamming” your inboxes. Currently I’m sticking with just two newsletters a week - one for all (currently the catalogue scans), and this one that highlights auctions over on Yahoo Japan that I feel are worth bringing to your attention for both good and bad reasons.
Yesterday I sent out an “emergency alert” to paid subscribers regarding a watch that had been listed on YJ. This watch was listed with a tantalizing “buy it now” price that, were anyone to believe the watch was genuine, should have been a no-brainer.
I hope that you all found that additional newsletter to be worthwhile - had the listing not had a buy-out price, I would have saved it for today, but I would hate to think that one of my subscribers would have fallen for it.
And now, back to our usual content -
New paid subscribers, don’t forget you can read on the Substack website the archive of newsletters sent out prior to you starting your subscription - I will keep comment on any “usual suspects” listings to an absolute minimum.
Those who subscribe for free are also getting a “teaser” of today’s newsletter with a paywall break after the first featured watch - I hope you don’t mind the marketing (I don’t do this often!).
As always, clicking on the subtitle (immediately above the watch photo) will take you to the auction listing.
The subject of yesterday’s alert, and covered there.
It’s hard to believe that a more egregiously deceitful listing would be possible to concoct.