Let's put the apple watch price in perspective...

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Appl3FTW, Sep 29, 2015.

  1. Appl3FTW macrumors 601

    Appl3FTW

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    For:
    399 for sport
    599 for Stainless Steel w/ sport band

    you can get:
    599 for ipad Air 2 wifi 64gb
    649 for iphone 6s 16gb
    799 for an ipad Pro wifi 32gb

    599 really is steep for the stainless steel.
     
  2. joshwithachance macrumors 68000

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    I feel like the optimal AW prices would be:

    $299 Sport 38mm
    $349 Sport 42mm
    $499 SS w/ Sport Band
     
  3. Flunkyturtle macrumors 6502

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    I get what you mean, but it's also the strap being over priced. The normal strap is 539 i think?
     
  4. prezasti macrumors 6502

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    I agree with this, which is why I chose to go with a Best Buy open box. I paid $350.00 for my 42mm Sport and they had a promotion going that knocked another $10.00 off. I was still able to add AppleCare+ by calling apple directly in a 10 minute call. I get all of my apple products, less the iPhone this way.

    Hopefully Apple will adjust the prices a little next year or when Apple Watch 2 comes out. Until then, I will always buy Open Box.
     
  5. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 601

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    I would've bought the open box and get it replaced right away.
     
  6. joshwithachance macrumors 68000

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    Very smart! I just ordered an open box iPad Mini 4 for store pickup for $363 plus another 5% off for using Discover Deals, so $345. For an iPad that just came out less than 2 weeks ago I'm stoked about that price.
     
  7. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 601

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    where do you guys get all these open box items?
     
  8. BaldiMac macrumors 604

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    Yeah, but you'd look really silly with an iphone or iPad strapped to your wrist all day.:confused:
     
  9. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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  10. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 601

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    haha yess the 6s Plus lulz
     
  11. Jal macrumors newbie

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  12. friedmud macrumors 65816

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    I have both an Apple Watch and an iPad. I use my Apple Watch all day, every day. It keeps me up to date on everything in my life and adds an extreme amount of convenience to my day.

    I would say my Apple Watch is worth _more_ than my iPad... to me.

    Remember: In the real world, price is not set my raw materials and engineering alone. It's set by how much _value_ there is in the good. I, personally, value my Apple Watch more than my iPad...
     
  13. caligurl macrumors 68030

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    the strap prices are ridiculous!
     
  14. UFG macrumors newbie

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    $26,700

    Stainless steel. Time and date only.


    Apple watch seems like a bargain here ;p
     
  15. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

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    Why did you leave off the $1X,XXX Watch Edition? don't you think that is steep?

    My point being that you need to really base the price off the sport model ($349/$399). The other models you are paying for materials, but mostly style/fashion.
     
  16. Jal macrumors newbie

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    They may seem a little steep, but the materials Apple uses are top-notch. And they're the most comfortable bands I've used so far.
     
  17. jasie02 macrumors 6502a

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    Apple Watch is accessories (Webster: something added to something else to make it more useful, attractive, or effective) to iPhone. If you have to justify or expect someone else to help you justify you need AW or not, you should not get one.
    It is not necessity.
    But once I have one. It stayed with me all the time other than sleep, shower, or when play any impact/water sports.
     
  18. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    Unfortunately Apple did not consult with us about the prices. Being Apple products, I think they watch's price in in line.

    You made your choice, you bought one.
     
  19. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    Over $30k when bought a few years back and has replaced my Apple Watch for the last 10 days

    After Polishing.jpeg

    The Apple Watch is a bargain
     
  20. r0k, Sep 29, 2015
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    I think Apple should pay me to wear an Apple Watch. They should also provide me a car, pay my property taxes and buy my groceries as well. However I have to settle for paying $399 for a space grey Sport with black sport band and while the price stung a little at first, I'm enjoying it. I use it mainly for telling the time. Duh. For that, it's a bit of a ripoff, but there are some buts...

    But I also use it for the weather. I know I could dig for my phone but I sometimes have my phone in my hand and prefer to look at my watch. On my watch face, temperatures and rain probabilities are arranged around upcoming hours. I've never seen a weather display that useful.

    But I also use it for reading and replying to texts and checking caller ID before I reach for my phone or tap my bluetooth earpiece to take a call.

    But I also use it for running. With runmeter (my app of choice), ismoothrun, runkeeper, strava or any of another half dozen apps I could use, it is great to be able to check my pace merely by tipping my wrist. I was able to control my pace while running a half-marathon this past weekend going up a steep hill just to see how much it had slowed me down. I was able to keep an average pace in the 8's per mile because I could check my pace so easily (once a mile or so) and correct it if need be.

    But I also use it for quickly showing photos as long as I have them marked as favorites on my iPhone. And yes the watch screen size is sufficient for people to appreciate pictures and time spent digging for wallet or cell phone, "Wait, wait wait, I gotta show you this" is not an issue.

    So with all these uses, it's worth it to me so I won't waste my time on my soapbox ranting about how Apple should have to pay me to wear it.
     
  21. douglasf13 macrumors 65816

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    No kidding. Compared to the Swiss watches that remain in the drawer since purchasing an Apple Watch, the Apple Watch is a steal (and way more functional.)
     
  22. douglasf13 macrumors 65816

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    Yep, or how about adding a few complications at $47,600?

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  23. BSben macrumors 6502a

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    What has that got to do with any of this? And if you didn't actually open the box and switched it on, then you have NEVER used it.
     
  24. greytmom macrumors 68040

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    Paid $700 + for my AW. Haven't regretted it for one millisecond.
     
  25. Jal macrumors newbie

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    Are you taking personal offense to my comment? haha

    The original poster is comparing the price of various Apple products to the Apple Watch, when, in reality, it doesn't really matter. The value depends on each individual and their needs.

    People claim the watch is a luxury item, and not a necessity, which I agree with. I don't think an iPad or iPod are either. The difference is that the watch is in an alternate category altogether with it being just as much of a fashion item as it is a practical item.

    As for the "never" comment, it's a figure of speech. I think I used my iPad twice in a year before I sold it. For my line of work, it was pointless, and I found myself going back to my phone or my computer whenever I wanted to do something complex. People will say the same thing about the watch. That doesn't mean it doesn't have value to many customers.
     

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