I can get an Apple Watch sport for $100

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Trumpy, Nov 16, 2015.

  1. Trumpy macrumors newbie

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    Backstory: A coworker overheard me talking about wanting one but not paying $400 for it. Turns out, his previous job gave him one for free. He wore it for a couple of months, didn't like it and put it in the drawer. He let me wear it for the weekend and I can buy it for $100. I liked it ok, even withdrew the money but when I woke up Monday morning, I felt like I didn't NEED the watch after all.

    My question is, should I buy it from him anyways? A decent Fitbit goes for $130. BUT, it's that time of year, I have to buy Xmas presents and what not, even though I have the money, I feel like I should be saving/using it more appropriately.

    Questions/comments? Am I an idiot for not buying it? Its still on my desk here at work.
     
  2. Jessem1133 macrumors 6502

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    If you don't want it...then it's a waste of $100.
     
  3. bigred7078 macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds like this is a personal decision you need to make...

    Would I but it? Yes, but what does that matter to you?
     
  4. iPhysicist macrumors 6502a

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    100$ is too much. Tell him to give you 100$ and you will consider it?
     
  5. Trumpy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I agree if I wanted it, I'd buy it without hesitation. But I feel like a fool to not get it when it's so cheap. Also, I'm surrounded by Macs at work and an iPhone and iPad at my desk, so the need isn't as powerful as someone else who may be on the go more. I thought maybe someone could explain the usefulness of one and talk me into getting it.
     
  6. Jessem1133 macrumors 6502

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    I can get a lot of things I don't need for cheap. But I won't buy them. Cuz, ya know, I don't need them.
     
  7. iPhysicist macrumors 6502a

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    It is useful, for me. Try it - if you don't want it you should be able to sell without loss to the next lucky customer.
     
  8. Mr Kram macrumors 68000

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    i think the best thing about the watch is not having to pull out your phone for notifications. i also like the citymap app and complication as it will guide you to places via public transit. this is handy when you are pulling a suitcase and carrying a briefcase or other crap. with that being said. buy it for $100 and i'll give you $200 for it. :D
     
  9. convergent macrumors 68000

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    You could easily flip it for double the price, so I would certainly buy it if I needed money and then sell it.

    That said, if you've tried it and don't like it then why would you come here looking for others to tell you to buy it for your own use?
     
  10. RichardF macrumors 6502a

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    If you don't mind that it's used, then $100 is nothing.

    Now, in terms of value, the AW is truly a beautiful personal object, but with limited usefulness. It is also one more thing to charge every day and keep track off.

    The mere fact that you are hesitating shows you don't value it enough and/ or don't need it.

    I say, don't do it.
     
  11. mcdj macrumors 604

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    A bargain price on something you don't need or want is not a bargain.

    Entire companies exist, and thrive, purely because of people's inability to grasp that concept.
     
  12. maxsix Suspended

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    After the 25th of December there's a very good chance that limited numbers of AW will be on sale to help Apple finish off the year with the best possible unit sales tally. That would be a great time to buy one and save money.
     
  13. DougFNJ macrumors 6502a

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    If he doesn't sell it to you for the $100 does he plan to sell it to someone else for the same $100? If that's the case then if you feel that the other friend would value it more, let them have it. If not, you could always try it out and if you don't like it, sell it for $200 and if you feel funny about profiting so quickly, split the difference with him?

    At this point there are plenty of reviews, videos, how tos, forum threads, and information that you can find what you need to make your mind up either way.

    How will you feel about your decision 2 weeks later if you didn't plunk down the $100 today and it was gone tomorrow?
     
  14. sean000 macrumors 6502a

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    I agree with those who say a bargain is not a bargain if you don't need or want it. However it sounds like you are still not sure whether or not you want it. Yes you can read dozens of reviews, but I think the Apple Watch is one of those things you really have to try for a couple of weeks to get a solid idea of whether or not it is for you. A couple of days will give you some idea. After a day or two I was still so excited about mine that I had absolutely no buyer's remorse, but I still think it took about 10 days to really get how I would use it. My usage patterns have even continued to evolve over the last 5 months, but for the entire time I have felt that I would immediately buy it again. No question. Other people can tell within a day or two that the watch is not for them. I'd say for many it really does take a week or two. Even a month or more into it people discover new things they didn't realize the watch could do... or that they didn't realize would be so convenient.

    The question to ask yourself is: Do you think you might still want an Apple Watch? Is it the watch you are attracted to or the bargain? Since you said before that you wanted one but just couldn't justify the price, you might find that this desire (or curiosity) builds and builds until you find yourself paying $300 or more for one in a couple of months (or waiting to buy the original at a reduced price when the new model goes on sale). Only you know the answer to this. In a couple of days you decided that you don't "NEED" it, but the question is do you still WANT it? There is a fine line between want and need that is just a matter of perspective and finding a way to justify it for yourself.

    If you kinda still want one but you just aren't sure, I'd say $100 is pretty low risk. If you wear it for a month and decide it isn't for you, then you could probably sell it for much more than you paid. Or since you paid only a hundred bucks you could even gift it or sell it for what you paid (or slightly less) and make someone else's gadget year. If you end up liking it and keeping it, then you truly got a bargain. But if you're only still interested because it's a deal, then it's no bargain at all unless you're the sort who likes to buy low to sell high.

    Sean
     
  15. loon3y macrumors 65816

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    yeah you are. regardless you can sell it. If you don't need the money to sell it or at all, why i don't understand why there isn't a need to buy it .

    its cheaper then a weekend out .
     
  16. zetaplus93 macrumors regular

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    Watches are really a need for most people. The better question to ask is, do you WANT one?

    If you do, that's a great price, go for it. If you end up not liking it, I'm sure you can sell it for a good price and probably make some money off of it...
     
  17. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    It's up to you, if you feel like you don't need it then don't spend the money. As some people have said you could always buy it and resell it, personally I wouldn't be comfortable buying something from a friend or coworker that is giving me a good deal thinking I'll use it, and then reselling it, but it is up to you.
     

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