Apple Watch as collectible someday?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by viachicago22, Apr 9, 2015.

  1. viachicago22 macrumors 6502

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    In the future will the Apple Watch have value as a first edition collectible? Is that enough to justify me jumping from Sport to Watch?! ####
     
  2. mightyjabba macrumors 65816

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    It might have value if it was kept new in the box, but otherwise probably not enough to let it influence your buying decision.
     
  3. viachicago22 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Good point. Thanks!
     
  4. Cashmonee macrumors 6502a

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    Why are these posted daily? No. It's a gadget. It will be worthless in 5-6 years, even in a box. Look at original iPhones, they sit unsold with stupid-high asking prices on eBay. The ones that do sell, usually go for under $100. There will be no money in that watch.
     
  5. dacreativeguy macrumors 68020

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    Nothing that there is 5M+ of will ever be worth any more than its original price.
     
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    Not true at all. Go back a few months and look at sold first generation iPhones that are sealed brand new. Many sold for $10,000-25,000.
     
  7. Cashmonee macrumors 6502a

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    I did the last time I saw one of these threads, and saw no sold, completed auctions with a price above $200. Perhaps I missed one?
     
  8. AleXXXa macrumors 6502

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    You probably missed them. Last year I personally sold a 1st gen 4gigs sealed iPhone and a first gen iPad for way more than $200. I still have some other sealed apple products (1st gen iPod Touch with Lennon on the box, 160GB iPod Classic, isight camera).

    I will buy a watch to sell it in 5+ years,but i don't know which one will be more desirable. I'm thinking space grey sport, but i'm not sure. Maybe the black SS link model or the milanese.... hm....
     
  9. viachicago22 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's what I figured. But thought I'd inquire anyway.
     
  10. DreamPod macrumors 65816

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    The trick is to hold onto it until time travel is invented, then sell it to 2010 Samsung.
     
  11. iThinkurBeats macrumors newbie

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    Gold but sealed.
     
  12. iBlazed macrumors 68000

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    Tell it to the first gen iPhone.
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    That's not completely true. But it is true that the item needs to be in a sealed box. If it's used it has no collector value if it was produced in such large quantities. A used but working first gen iPhone can be purchased for around $50. A new in box can go for thousands, especially if it's the 4GB model which is much rarer.

    You have to wonder though, any item with a built in lithium ion battery that sits in a box unused for decades will probably never be able to actually turn on. It will be a collectible paper weight.
     
  13. zmunkz macrumors 6502a

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    Every new product launch more and more people have this idea and keep some unopened products... They have a lower and lower ceiling. Maybe if you get the Edition and leave it in the box ...
     
  14. Banich2 macrumors regular

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    That's exactly what happened with G.I.Joes and other action figures.

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    Yeah, that's not true. Just take a look on e-bay.
     
  15. Banich2 macrumors regular

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    Yeah, that's not true. Just take a look on e-bay.
     
  16. mightyjabba macrumors 65816

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    In the short term, while they are still hard to get, sure some people will pay a premium for them. But several years or more down the line when it is obsolete? Much less likely.
     
  17. mrboba1 macrumors regular

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    I guess we failed.

    Unless that is all Samsung could come up with from the "prototype" in the past 5 years! :eek::eek:
     
  18. zmunkz macrumors 6502a

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    Lol. Or else we unravelled time and had to use our failsafe box to undo the changes. Now I have to go watch Primer again!
     
  19. Randizzledante macrumors regular

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    This. Once supply has met demand and people can waltz into any Apple store to grab one, eBay prices will plummet.
     
  20. usarioclave macrumors 65816

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    It's like that with the first-gen analog phones - the network is dead, so they're totally paperweights. I want to say that AT&T killed its EDGE network, but my iPhone 1 still got a signal last time I turned it on.

    What's really amazing is old radios still work, and they will - until they repurpose the AM and FM bands.
     
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    ATT wants to kill EDGE and repurpose the bandwidth but they haven't yet AFAIK. I think it was Norway or Sweeden that just killed FM radio and went all digital. That day is not far away in the US. The US government wants that analogue bandwidth.
     
  22. Banich2 macrumors regular

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    I was thinking more along the lines of something like an original Darth Vader action figure, because the guy mentioned anything that they made 5 million of not going up in price*...but maybe years down the road these watches will be collectible because they are also a fashion accessory, like vintage Channel, or perhaps valued as an antique (far, far into the future)

    *I'm also pretty sure they printed more than 5 million one-dollar bills during the late 1800s, and they're worth...oh, I have no idea
     
  23. pcptrade macrumors newbie

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    Do you mind sharing how much you sold the first generation 4GB sealed iphone for? There is one on ebay listed for 15K with make a best offer option.

    Thank you.
     
  24. maflynn Moderator

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    To be a collectable item, it needs to be rare, and unique. There are exceptions to this, such as when beanie babies were a craze back in the 90s.

    Given the high volume of watches being sold, I don't think the watch will ever be a collector's item or worth any more then the face price
     

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