Buying SBSS Link from Ebay for $500 markup?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by amozo, May 25, 2015.

  1. amozo macrumors member


    May 20, 2015
    I really really want my SBSS 42mm Apple watch and have the money saved up to buy the $500 marked up item, but shall I do it guys? Or shall I just be patient and wait until my July delivery?

    The seller has pics of the apple confirmation page and the UPS deliver confirmation with a 100% eBay rating and over 500 transactions.

    I just want the sexiness on my wrist asap.
  2. Tom G. macrumors 68020

    Tom G.

    Jun 16, 2009
    Champaign/Urbana Illinois
    i'm sorry, but, only you can answer that question. it's your money and only you know your desires and needs.

    i will say that there are some on here who have paid a lot more.
  3. dannyyankou macrumors G3


    Mar 2, 2012
    Scarsdale, NY
    No, save your half a grand and wait a month.

    Also, it'll be sold in stores in June. Try to get one of those.
  4. edlex macrumors 68000


    Apr 14, 2010
    Save the $500 for your gen 2 purchase. You know you're gonna want it!:D
  5. starbot macrumors regular

    Jan 20, 2005
  6. thekev macrumors 604


    Aug 5, 2010
    If you actually had to save for it, this is a dumb question. I wouldn't personally spend the limit of what I could afford on a silly fashion accessory.
  7. amozo thread starter macrumors member


    May 20, 2015
    I don't mean I've been saving for it, I just have enough money to afford it. It is ridiculous. I'll just practice patience and wait.
  8. AdonisSMU macrumors 604

    Oct 23, 2010
    A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.... Buy it now and spare yourself the month long wait... Time is money.
  9. Birjup, May 25, 2015
    Last edited: May 25, 2015

    Birjup macrumors newbie

    Apr 30, 2015
    I have one love the watch but didn't like the band. I'm keeping a Milanese loop. No damage I've worn it for 3 days. I would give it to you with a 200 markup. Or if you wanted just the band
  10. bruinsrme macrumors 603


    Oct 26, 2008
    Not sure why you would so willingly piss away $500.
    But it's your money. I am sure the seller will be grateful.
  11. amozo thread starter macrumors member


    May 20, 2015

    You'll sell me the 42mm SBSS w/link band for $1400?
  12. ChinaRye macrumors 6502


    Aug 7, 2007
    Washington, DC
    A $500 markup is crazy. But, then again, it is your money.
  13. mcdj, May 25, 2015
    Last edited: May 25, 2015

    mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    Time is money? Unless I missed the part about the OP getting paid by the hour to wear the watch, this rationale is beyond ridiculous.

    Time spent waiting for the delivery of a non essential luxury item is NOT money. Did I really have to type that?
  14. TallManNY macrumors 601


    Nov 5, 2007
    Good call. That is too big a markup for something that you will probably be able to walk into a store and buy day of in less than a month.
  15. InAustralia macrumors 6502


    Oct 7, 2013
    Sydney, Australia
    Don't do it.

    Even if you can afford the additional outlay, I don't think you should reward scalpers who only bought the Apple Watch to make a quick profit.
  16. amozo thread starter macrumors member


    May 20, 2015
    I ended up passing. I'll just wait until my order gets here in July. Thanks for all the input! :)
  17. h9826790 macrumors G5


    Apr 3, 2014
    Hong Kong
  18. BillyTrimble macrumors 6502a

    Sep 20, 2013
    If you can't figure this one out by yourself, then I would recommend you buy it now and have that sexiness you want on your wrist now instead of waiting.
  19. Bazooka-joe macrumors 68020


    Mar 12, 2012
    Swindon, England
    I really wouldn't do it.i so,d my SS link to CEX and made over £300 profit so about 450$ but prices on eBay are dropping and people aren't making as much profit as they were three weeks ago plus order times are dropping. I bet your Apple order will arrive within three weeks
  20. harpyeagle macrumors regular

    Mar 18, 2011
    It's already marked up as is and the fact that you are asking us, to me, implies that you are not convinced yet to pay the extra $$$.

    If this is true, You may end up with buyer's remorse. So, I'd say wait.why give free money to someone?
  21. Eorlas macrumors 6502

    Feb 10, 2010
    You mention wanting it a lot, but you also say the words "saved up." Your money is yours, so at the end of the day it's your choice and you shouldn't feel ashamed if it isn't the popular choice, but I'll share with you a detailed two cents since you asked for it.

    Thought 1) If you "saved up" enough money, my guess is $500 doesn't come by super quickly. That's a lot of money that can go towards accessories, additional bands, or generally something else.

    Thought 2) That's an absurd amount of money to spend instead of waiting the time. (A lot of us have.)

    Thought 3) Most people generally agree money=time. So how much is your time worth to you?
    -For me, I teach dance lessons professionally and they are billed for 45 minutes. Therefore it's very easy for me to figure out exactly how much my time is worth, and it comes down to even less than per hour as my income is made through work that takes less than an hour.
    -For you, figure out how much you make in an hour and divide $500 by that amount. That tells you how much time you're going to have to spend making up that deficit.

    $500 is an easy expense when you're anxious to get something, plus when you're looking at it feeling like you have more money than you do. But when you look at having to spend time you've yet to endure, that will seem like more of a sacrifice in comparison.

    Finally, how much time did it take you to save up that $500? If it's long enough to compare to the wait for the watch, then it's definitely not worth it. If you can build up that savings in a week while still living comfortably, then maybe it's not such a bad expense.

    (FTR, depending on how successful a particular week is, I may have to sacrifice a little over 15 hours to make up that deficit.)

    p.s. This all comes from someone who ordered a 42 SS ML on 4/11 and is still waiting.
  22. amozo thread starter macrumors member


    May 20, 2015

    I agree, and I hate buyers remorse. With eBay there's no simple returns either like Apple offers. I think the wait time is just driving me mad, so that May 29th ship date is looking tempting. I didn't even want the watch until I went at tried it on in store a week or so ago, so I can really wait.
  23. Jordan921 macrumors 601


    Jul 7, 2010
    Bay Area
    For $500 markup I would just wait.
  24. AdonisSMU macrumors 604

    Oct 23, 2010
    No as I was clearly joking. :D
  25. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040


    Jul 13, 2008
    Having the Watch now I couldn't see myself paying a markup.

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