$10,000?!?! Genius!

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by HappyDude20, Mar 9, 2015.

  1. HappyDude20 macrumors 68030


    Jul 13, 2008
    Los Angeles, Ca
    Great price, no trolling here, seriously.

    Profit for apple and exclusivity for everyone and the looks people owning a gold watch will get. Seriously, I love this. The next few iterations of apple watch in the coming years are going to be interesting.

    Anyone getting the gold? Or seriously considering it?

    Low end rolex' now have some competition. :D
  2. stridemat, Mar 9, 2015
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2015

    stridemat Moderator


    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    If you think $10,000 is too much for an Apple Watch, then you're not the kind of person who should buy a $10,000 Apple Watch....This is a fashion accessory for those who don't worry about money.
  3. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    The amount of people I have seen complaining about it already is quite ridiculous. It's not meant for probably almost every person who posts here. It's like going to a football game and complaining about the suite prices. You bought a ticket on the 40 yard line in the stands. The suites are made to separate much richer people from their money faster.
  4. akm3 macrumors 68020

    Nov 15, 2007
    If you want a picture of the future, imagine a gold watch wearing hand punching a human face — forever.
  5. richard371 macrumors 68020

    Feb 1, 2008
    Don't forget it will be outdated next year when the new model comes out unlike a nice swiss watch. a 10-20K electronic watch makes no sense to me.
  6. a042349 macrumors member

    Jun 29, 2010
  7. Julien macrumors G4


    Jun 30, 2007
  8. Cashmonee macrumors 65816


    May 27, 2006
    $7000 for that band?! It's like I am reading an Onion article! They can't be serious with this.
  9. campingsk8er macrumors 6502

    Feb 4, 2011
    Elizabethtown, PA
    I literally JUST learned about this today in my Marketing class. Its called Psychological Pricing, although its never actually been proven. Anyway, when it comes to lower end stuff, 9.99 seems significantly cheaper than 10.00, or 24.99 vs 25.00. When it comes to higher priced stuff, such as this, People don't care about "the savings." There seems to be exclusivity with the higher prices.
  10. Butchie-T macrumors regular

    Oct 29, 2014
    If I was to EVER spend 10K or more on a watch, it would be a Rolex, pure and simple. And I am never gonna spend 10K on any watch.

    I like my Casio Pathfinder PAW-1500 that I currently use and did not pay retail for.
  11. Flow39 macrumors 68000


    Sep 7, 2014
    At the Apple Store
    No way I'd spend $10K on an Apple Watch Edition, even if I was a millionare.
  12. ReallyBigFeet macrumors 68030


    Apr 15, 2010
    I think $10K for an heirloom quality watch is a good investment. Omega, Rolex, etc....these things hold their value.

    $10K for an Apple watch that will be replaced by a newer model within a year, and with tech that will make this thing totally obsolete and almost unusable for all but telling the time within 5 years? Nope. Its a disposable watch for those with very disposable income. Nothing more.
  13. netdog macrumors 603


    Feb 6, 2006
    People will buy it. Paying so much for an item that will be out of date in two years is a big part of it. People who buy this will make sure that you see it.
  14. swordfish5736 macrumors 68000


    Jun 29, 2007
    gold buckles?

    $2800 of gold in the 42mm with yellow gold at todays prices
  15. tkermit macrumors 68040


    Feb 20, 2004
    I have to agree. While I'm not going to buy it, I don't mind the existence of a 10k Apple Watch in the least.
  16. LuvWalledGarden macrumors newbie

    Mar 9, 2015
  17. Butchie-T macrumors regular

    Oct 29, 2014
    Is that "today's gold prices" at the 24 karat or 18 karat level? The gold price will be even less at the 18 karat level.
  18. Cashmonee macrumors 65816


    May 27, 2006
    Ok. So let's say for argument's sake, there is $4000 worth of gold in that band. They are charging $3000 more??? I'm sorry, this is just nuts to be honest. Anyone who will pay these prices for a tech gadget is a fool. This is not an heirloom. It is not something that will be relevant in 3 years much less 30 or 40 like the other $10000+ watches out there.
  19. VenusianSky macrumors 65816


    Aug 28, 2008
    Maybe it worked for some people back in seventies or eighties when they introduced the xx.99 pricing. Now it just looks stupid. How typical is it to hear someone say "that item costs nine dollars and ninety-nine cents" rather than "that item costs ten dollars/bucks".
  20. evaporateddwarf, Mar 9, 2015
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2015

    evaporateddwarf macrumors regular

    Jan 26, 2010
    I agree that it wasn't really necessary to announce pricing in the keynote, but everyone needs to cool it with the complaining. This isn't meant to be bought by the watch collector who buys Rolex, B&M etc. It's for those who have extremely disposable income, that they spend (think celebrities/athletes, not Warren Buffett). They spend triple this on any given weekend at the bar., and 10-20x on that in special weekends. What's $10-$17k for something every year or two? They make more than that on any given day.

    People's discussion should be around the pricing of the sport and apple watch. Is $350-$1100 too much for you to spend on jewelry/fitness/phone accessory? That's the real question, not whether $10k-$17k is ridiculous or not.
  21. LordQ Suspended


    Sep 22, 2012
    Yeah, this watch is not for people who worry about money... But there's two kind of rich: Dumb artists and people who actually know the value of money and wouldn't invest on something like this.

    I can't picture say, Carlos Slim or Bill Gates with an Apple Watch, Kim Kardashian on the other hand...
  22. douglasf13 macrumors 68000

    Jul 2, 2010
    Hate her or not, Kim K. isn't dumb. She made $40 million simply on her recent app alone. Buying a gold watch for $15K is like buying an extra value meal for you, I'd imagine.
  23. betabeta macrumors 6502a

    Jun 28, 2013
    I can't help but think they made a mistake on the gold, I know a lot of people who would have got the gold, but now will not even be interested in one. They said the gold was the only one that looked good enough for an event or night out, but they weren't going over 3k.

    To me I don't care, I'll take the sport now.
  24. MH01 Suspended


    Feb 11, 2008
    Or style....
  25. BMcCoy macrumors 68000


    Jun 24, 2010
    And it's not going to be just $10,000 though, is it?

    No-one will spend that on a gold watch, and leave a rubber sports strap on it, surely??!

    They're going to want that matching rose leather strap with the rose gold buckle....

    Just an extra $7000.

    (Or if you're in the UK, £5500 = $8300 at today's rate.)

    EIGHT THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS....... for a strap!!!!!!

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