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Deliro

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Noticed that pretty much all the major retailers don't have this in stock and don't appear to be getting in more..

Apple's own site doesn't have this version anymore. Is it a sell-through on existing stock before the new Watch hits?
 

MrJM

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I got a really good price on a SS with the red sports band purely because it was discontinued. You might get lucky if you look about!!
 

BarracksSi

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It's almost a shame, because I think the sport band is pretty darned excellent. But if I were buying one today, maybe it would be easier to convince my wife to go along with my original plan, which was to get both a sport band and a steel bracelet (but honey, it's a little cheaper if I get the model with the mesh loop and buy the sport strap separately...). ;)
 

ivantwilliams

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The only thing I don't like about the sport band is that it holds onto 'oil'. Bodily oils that is.

Apple are making a killing on the Stainless Steel model by only selling it with 'high' end bands. One should have the option to buy JUST the watch :)
 

Xenden

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Well, I guess Apple relegated the sports band to the sports edition watch. Kinda sad, it's a comfy band.

Oh well, at least the bands are only $50. Plus you'll be building your band collection.
 

parseckadet

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I agree, it is a shame. I do a lot of yard work with my watch on, and I can just imagine how nasty and stained a nylon band would get from that. Sure they're fine for hand washing and getting caught in the rain, but I don't see them holding up to sweat or muddy or salty water.
 

ivantwilliams

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I posted an image in another thread. But, Best Buy have the SS SB with the sport band for $499. Versus having to spend $649 with a band that you may not necessarily want...
 
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