Apple Watch 3 decision dilema

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by manmit, Sep 29, 2017.

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Given there is no stainless steel only GPS version, which Apple Watch 3 you ordered?

  1. Aluminium with our without cellular

    12 vote(s)
    48.0%
  2. Stainless Steel

    13 vote(s)
    52.0%
  1. manmit macrumors member

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    #1
    There is at least $300 (Cad) difference in aluminium vs. Stainless steel (SS). SS does not come without cellular and not sure about the resale value vs. Aluminium. Which one did you get?
     
  2. bruinsrme macrumors 603

    bruinsrme

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    Resale?
    To get a good idea on resale, my recommendation is to take a look at swappa.com and see what the series 2 are selling for compared to new.
     
  3. rsxmachine macrumors 6502a

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    resale is horrible. I just bought a series 2 SS with apple care. Happy now.
     
  4. Frankfurt macrumors 6502

    Frankfurt

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    SS residual value is low and comparable to Alum. I ordered the S3 SG Alum LTE and will wear it with my SB SS link bracelet from my SS S0. Looks great together and given an upgrade cycle of 2-3 years this is a better value. If you are abusing your watch, however, SS will hold up better. My SS S0 is still in pristine condition.
     
  5. manmit thread starter macrumors member

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    That is what I am realizing - resale of SS is really bad - not sure why. It is going to be even more depreciating given both SS and aluminium have same internals.
     
  6. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

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    The stainless model, although well-made and is more premium with the sapphire display/316 L stainless. It doesn't hold value anything over the aluminum model, mainly because the aluminum model is more available and much more affordable.
     

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