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Discounts / Sales on OEM bands

mikedop

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It's really absurd that I've been a member here for NINE YEARS but I cannot access the marketplace because I am a lurker.
Same here: over nine full years on MR and still working towards Marketplace access. (And there's one more post towards two-fiddy...)
I think I hit 250 before I even met the 6 month requirement. Then again, I definitely have a problem.
 

mikedop

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I think at some point the years requirement should supersede the posts requirement. Like, how am I any more trustworthy at this point if I go spam my ass off all day for 200 posts?
I thought of that too, but then scammers could just make accounts and leave them for a while to get access.

I say 6 months + 250 posts OR 12 months + 100 posts.
 
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Quake1028

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Yeah, I totally get it's for everyone's protection. But I agree it should be some combination of the 2. It's not really that big of a deal, but the Reddit Apple band swap forum is pretty slow so it would be nice to have another place to look.
 

mikedop

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Dunno if someone else posted this, but Chargie has a 38mm Pride 2016.


How many of you outside of the US have one of these, or even seen one for sale? I’d imagine they’re insanely rare outside the US.
 
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mikedop

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Black/White Nike 42mm for $69

Olive Flak/Black 44mm for $69
 

athousandbands

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Have one of these coming in a few weeks, nice to get some 38mm protoype Nike love

Black/soft white $59
 
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mikedop

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Have one of these coming in a few weeks, nice to get some 38mm protoype Nike love

Black/soft white $59
Black/Pure Platinum do you think?
 

athousandbands

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Black/Pure Platinum do you think?
Nah I tried taking his Nike images together into Pixelmator and PP is way too strong. I’m guessing when he says Soft White he literally means Soft White like the Apple band. Which is great for my Edition, as both my black/whites don’t fit it and soft white is the edition band.

I kicked around StockX and the only name I found was Shadow White. Filtering Nike’s own collection by white just brings up too many no-adjective White items to sift through. Summit is yellow not blue, right? Soft means blue, right?
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mikedop

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Dec 30, 2019
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Los Angeles, CA
Nah I tried taking his Nike images together into Pixelmator and PP is way too strong. I’m guessing when he says Soft White he literally means Soft White like the Apple band. Which is great for my Edition, as both my black/whites don’t fit it and soft white is the edition band.

I kicked around StockX and the only name I found was Shadow White. Filtering Nike’s own collection by white just brings up too many no-adjective White items to sift through. Summit is yellow not blue, right? Soft means blue, right?
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I’m not seeing it coming off as too strong? I think it fits.
 

athousandbands

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44mm s4 Hermes + sport band+ Mint fauve rallye $660

If you can handle no Always On Display and don’t own the orange sport band yet, this is quite a deal. Brand new rallye like this retails for $439 alone.
 

mikedop

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Dec 30, 2019
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Los Angeles, CA
44mm s4 Hermes + sport band+ Mint fauve rallye $660

If you can handle no Always On Display and don’t own the orange sport band yet, this is quite a deal. Brand new rallye like this retails for $439 alone.
Tempting!
 

athousandbands

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Can we expect anything exciting on Black Friday?
Best Buy and Target will be offering own-brand gift cards of $20 with $100 Apple Gift Card Purchases.

Last time the Best Buy limit was 3. Make sure to use Apple Pay if you have Apple Card. Best Buy does not make it easy. I’m gonna skip Target just because Best Buy has the open box deals and 20%-off bands regularly.
 
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hexagenia

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Any tips on how to get the Apple Card working with Best Buy gift card purchases? Last round, every time I added the Apple gift card to my cart, I wouldn’t find Apple Pay available at checkout. Is there a sequence or signed-out status that you have to use to make it work? Thanks in advance.
 

MacDevil7334

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