Cant wait for your watch? Try Craigslist!

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by ct1211, Apr 26, 2015.

  1. ct1211 macrumors 6502

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    Wow, someone mentioned they just bought an Apple watch off craigslist. I looked and my market is swamped with ads for them. They better hope they have better luck than the first wave of iPhone 6 scalpers! Seriously, I think I know where 200K of the new watches went. Sad
     
  2. Appl3FTW macrumors 601

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    I'm not gonna go craigslist because I want to be able to return it and show apple how much I hated their botch release.
     
  3. Wildgift macrumors 6502

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    I ordered the incorrect size. Instead of 42, got 38 because I second-guessed myself. I sold it on Los Angeles craigslist to a woman who was thrilled to buy it as a gift for her hubby. She called me 3 times to make sure I wouldn't sell it to someone else and gladly paid me enough to pay for 2/3 of the watch that is arriving in June. When they saw the unopened box they were blown away, and we departed with handshakes, thanks and good feelings.

    So, she got what she wanted on launch day and I got my next watch for a fraction of its real price. We all won.
     
  4. CurvedParker macrumors newbie

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    ??? Please explain? Are people not getting their watches?
     
  5. tasset macrumors 6502a

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    Tons of people are getting their watches. The poster probably prefers either tripping over Asian nationals in human sized garbage bags queuing in line, or thinks Apple should not ship any until they have every size in every color in sufficient quantities to walk in and get one on Day 1. And then Apple just sits on a shedload of inventory for the remaining year rather than ramp up production as it is doing. But being personally accountable to set an alarm for 5 minutes before ordering went live? Nah that wasn't an option. :rolleyes:
     
  6. Ludatyk macrumors 65816

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    I honestly don't blame them... Being in their shoes I would consider it. The 42mm SG are doing for 700 or more in my location. Now the SS models are going for 1k. I gave it a thought then realized I'd be better off waiting..
     
  7. Esoom macrumors 6502

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    It's the way capitalism works, doesn't bother me in the least.
     
  8. Scott-n-Houston macrumors 6502a

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    I'm pissed at myself!

    My wife hates her 38 mm White Sport. She's a technophobe, and finds it intimidating and gets mad when she can't get it to do what she wants.

    She was all ready to ditch it.

    I'm still waiting on my SS BSB that I likely won't see until May 8th.
    I love the Watch!

    I could have
    1) worn hers until mine arrived and then sold or returned
    2) sold for a $200 profit and covered a 1/3 of my new watch's cost.

    BUT like an idiot, I sat down with her and really walked her through it and how to get her best use of it. I explained that she needs to just view it as an extension of her phone, not a replacement. I think she's going to like it now.

    Lastly, she hated the watch face. I picked the analog 'color' face set to pink, thinking she'd like it. She hated it. Called it 'ugly' and said, "I just want a pretty watch that tells time." (that sounds to me like at least $2000+ watch knowing her taste)
    Thank you butterflies and flowers!!! She LOVES the flowers!!!

    Ok… now she's wearing it again, and I'm still dying to get mine!! Damn.
     
  9. ct1211 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Seriously, you went to the trouble to buy a watch that you'll have to waste your time and money to drive to an Apple store, wait in line, say " I want to return this watch" to which a clerk, well versed in Apples "No questions asked" return policy and thinking only of where he/she is going out to party tonight (provided you don't keep them after hours) is going to hit you with "no problem sir, just need your receipt"

    I can hear it now.

    You: But wait, don't you want to know the real reason I want to return it?
    Them: No problem, I'll just put down "customer did not like"
    You: No wait, you don't understand, I had no intention of keeping it, I dont even wear a watch. I just wanted to order and return one to show you how pissed I am that Apple did not have any watches to buy and take home on launch day!!!

    Them: Sir please wait here while I get my manager

    Thirty minutes go by and then a policeman and two men in white coats come in to collect you for "evaluation"...

    Let us know when you get out ok?

    P.S. Are you Charlie Sheen?
     
  10. Appl3FTW macrumors 601

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    Hahahaha. Just one correction I am a watch guy and I can't go out the house without one. But I followed u tho.... Good post bruh, WINNING lmao
     
  11. MH01 macrumors G4

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    OP Some background info , this will explain why he wants to return it.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1871344

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    I give you credit for really trying to convience her. Hopefully once you get yours, she will come around to the idea of using it
     

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