Gone through 3 watches in less than 10 days

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Irock619, Oct 13, 2015.

  1. Irock619 macrumors 68000

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    I've had really bad luck with these watches. My first one would freeze, siri wouldn't work, and no apps would work. I exchanged it for another one after spending 1.5 hours on the phone with support. Then 9 days later the battery died on my second one. It wouldn't charge despite being on the charger over night. It would have about 60% battery left and it would be completely dead in the morning. After this happening 3 nights in a row the battery finally wouldn't charge at all. Now I am on my 3rd watch. Hopefully 3 times a charm. If not then I'm returning it and waiting for the second generation models.
     
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    Clearly you have really bad luck! Hope the third one works out for you.
     
  3. Kitkat52, Oct 17, 2015
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    So far so good with the 3rd watch. Although I am having a bit of buyers remorse. I'm just not sure this watch is worth over $400. If it was $200 then yes definitely.
     
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    Yeah. I'll probably end up keeping it. It is handy for certain things. Plus I already bought a case and charging stand for it.
     
  7. NovemberWhiskey macrumors 68030

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    I went through maybe 4 watches during the window just after Apple ramped up production following the initial launch.

    3 of them had scratches/scuffs in the same exact place. two of them were a weird type of scuff that showed some type of yellow/copper-like substance underneath.

    one had a stuck crown out of the box. Was just very difficult to turn.

    one had a crown whose button was not click. It was just mush.

    one of those listed above came with some plastic wrapper in the box. And another came with a plastic wrapping on the SS watch body.

    Clearly, manufacturing can be sloppy with the watch.
     
  8. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    Looks to me like we are starting to see the "recycled" Apple Watches that have been returned for one reason or another.
     
  9. cfclay macrumors newbie

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    Where? I can't find any refurbished anywhere.
     
  10. Irock619 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Who says they have to be labeled "refurbished"?? My first two watches the battery was very low and had watchOS 1 installed out of the box. My 3rd watch had almost a full battery and watchOS 2 installed out of the box :confused: My 3rd watch (my current watch) has been working fine but maybe it was previously owned?
     
  11. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    From Apple as a warranty replacement.
     
  12. Kitkat52, Oct 18, 2015
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  13. NovemberWhiskey macrumors 68030

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    Um, the law?

    Apple does not sell refurbs as new. They use refurbs for their white box genius bar replacements.
     
  14. nicho macrumors 68000

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    or the first two were built months ago and just sat in a stock room, and the 3rd one is fresher stock and the battery hasn't had chance to deplete?
     
  15. Irock619 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Ya no kidding it's the law but who enforces? The poster above proves my point. Technically we have no idea what Apple is doing with all these watches that are being returned. How could there be no marked refurbs for sale when sooooo many watches have been exchanged? I'm not trying to start a conspiracy theory; I'm just stating the obvious and trying to be a smart consumer and current business student :)
     
  16. Irock619 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I hope you're right.
     
  18. Jessem1133 macrumors 6502

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    You're a business student, and you're asking why a company isn't selling used goods marked as new?
     
  19. Irock619, Oct 19, 2015
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    Please read again. I'm saying that Apple could be selling used goods as new. I'm not asking why they are not. Just because Apple is a very large company and has a relatively good reputation with their brand doesn't mean they are totally 100% ethical regarding business operations.

    Anyway....I have a working watch so far. Let's hope it doesn't crap out after the 14 day return period because if it does I would rather have my money back than a Genius Bar replacement.
     

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