Can the band be switched to XL at purchase?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Number-Six, Apr 7, 2017.

  1. Number-Six macrumors 6502

    Number-Six

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    I cannot seem to be able to find an answer, I went to an Apple Store to try the watches and the band only fits in the last hole and is pretty tight.

    The genius at the store told me that I could buy the watch online and would get an option to change the band to the XL one, but I cannot see this. I do see that I could add the XL band but as an additional purchase (of $69 in Canada :eek:)

    So has anyone been able to have the band changed from L to XL without having to purchase it outright?
     
  2. Number-Six thread starter macrumors 6502

    Number-Six

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    Got the answer from the live Chat service: The band cannot be changed, only way to get XL is to purchase it
     
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

    Newtons Apple

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    There was a time when you could mix and switch bands at the Apple Store but no longer.
     
  4. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    And part of that is because the XL band is more rare to come across, which most fit into the category of the M/L band. And at my Apple Store, I have not seen an XL band, which was only available to purchase online.
     
  5. Number-Six thread starter macrumors 6502

    Number-Six

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    Indeed the XL band was not available in the store i visited
     
  6. Panther61, Apr 8, 2017
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2017

    Panther61 macrumors newbie

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    Buy the XL sport band from the online Apple Store and sell the band that came with your watch on ebay which I did. You will recoup some of the cost and your can re-use the XL band packaging as well for the sale. It should lend some credibility that you are not selling a knockoff if you explain you needed the larger band.
     

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