Apple Watch Edition 18K Shipped!

bunnicula

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Its actually really common, this shows how a lot of apple users are not familiar with this market and expect some high level of care.

But **** happens like this: http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/watch-collectors-psa-a-very-rare-and-valuable-patek-philippe-570-in-steel-has-been-stolen
Here's the thing... unscrupulous delivery service personnel do not expect a Rolex at a given day/time.

They do expect Apple launch products and know they can steal and sell them.

That's all I'm talking about. Tiffany's will FedEx a 90k diamond ring, so I'm quite sure it's not uncommon to have expensive stuff sent via FedEx or UPS.

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My Rolex dealer send solid platinum Rolexes via FedEx all the time and some cost over $40k.
Is FedEx alert and expecting thousands of these during a given month coming all from the same location because Rolex just launched a new watch?

That's the difference. People mail very expensive merchandise all the time. We all know this. It's just that Apple shipments DO get targeted by thieves because they know when to expect them.
 

Subdiv

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I'm not too surprised about UPS. My local drivers seem decent, but when they delivered my Watch, they knew exactly what it was. According to the guy, when Apple dos a big release, UPS preps their staff in advance so they know the packaging/box sizes. You'll get a few folk with an iffy moral compass, so its not surprising if a few packages go missing from time-to-time.
My driver yesterday knew exactly what it was. He was mostly interested in when I had ordered it, so he could judge if lead times from Apple had diminished at all. He seemed genuinely interested (and honest.) :)
 

PhantomCypher

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Just got a call from Apple. They scheduled the courier to my home to be hand-delivered. The UPS site is inaccurate they said since they aren't delivering it...
 

Crazy Matt

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Here's the thing... unscrupulous delivery service personnel do not expect a Rolex at a given day/time.

They do expect Apple launch products and know they can steal and sell them.

That's all I'm talking about. Tiffany's will FedEx a 90k diamond ring, so I'm quite sure it's not uncommon to have expensive stuff sent via FedEx or UPS.

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Is FedEx alert and expecting thousands of these during a given month coming all from the same location because Rolex just launched a new watch?

That's the difference. People mail very expensive merchandise all the time. We all know this. It's just that Apple shipments DO get targeted by thieves because they know when to expect them.
I have a question for you regarding this.

Since Apple has the serial# they sold you, if it was stolen, can Apple put a red flag on that serial# some how so it can't be used? Hmmm...just thinking about it, I guess not huh?

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Just got a call from Apple. They scheduled the courier to my home to be hand-delivered. The UPS site is inaccurate they said since they aren't delivering it...
That's good to know! I worked for many years for a private courier. They will either fly it to your local city via commercial airline or may ship it UPS/fedex to your local hub then it will be recovered by the private courier and delivered to you.

I'm so excited for you! You must post pics when you get it!
 

iamMacPerson

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Good to see you can basically pick your delivery time and also video chat for set up. Hell, for $18k they should send a specialist to your house.
I remember they did that for the TAM back in the mid/late-1990's. They should be doing that with these Watches too considering how much they cost.

I hope Apple releases numbers on how many gold Watch they actually sold. I'm curious to know.
 

Crazy Matt

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So no one tries to claim your watch as their own in My Support Profile or anywhere else. Just a good practice.
Hmmm don't understand what the benefit would be to have someone else's serial number in your support profile? Thanks!
 

starbot

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Congrats, but man I can't imagine how you'll feel in a year or two when the new watch comes out. Just seems like a steel AW and a gold real watch would be far more useful.

Do you plan on working out with the gold watch?

Going out on the town?

More money than sense, as they say!