Questionable Apple watch on eBay

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by chatin, Jan 18, 2015.

  1. chatin macrumors 6502a

    chatin

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    Potential Apple watch scam on eBay. Seller says they got this Apple watch from an Apple employee. Photo for one day auction claims to be from today yet the Apple watch face shows a 9 - like the Apple publicity shots.

    Time is also wrong in the center dial. :rolleyes:

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  2. Nermal Moderator

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    I believe that it's one of the Chinese clones (there was a front page article a week or two ago). The "crown" isn't as smooth as it should be.

    Edit: Here's the article.
     
  3. Natzoo macrumors 65816

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    I feel like someone should just buy it, just to see how much of a scam it is. How much is it being sold for
     
  4. chatin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the info

    Not worth it at any price!
     
  5. Just1n12 macrumors member

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    These Chinese companies were selling those exact knock offs at CES 2015 for like $30, they have crappy screens and a horrible Watch OS skin on them to make it look like a real Apple Watch.
     
  6. bransoj macrumors 6502a

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    The way the strap connects to the actual watch doesnt look right either or look like one of the Apple straps.
     
  7. jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

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    Questionable?

    It's not even remotely close!!

    Obviously a cheap knock off.
     
  8. kdarling, Jan 19, 2015
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    kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Yeah, the crown is one dead giveaway.

    fake_crown.png

    The back case on this one also doesn't have any sensors or usual Apple markings:

    fake_back.png

    Btw, the auction bidding is over $200 right now. What was that P.T. Barnum saying again?

    I've reported it to eBay.

    Item listed here, for those who want to look.
     
  9. teleromeo macrumors 65816

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    The screen is turned off, it's a printed peel-off sticker to make it look nicer in the box.
     
  10. MeFromHere macrumors 6502

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    Lots of trademark violations, unless they have Apple's permission. Probably illegal to import it into the USA and most other civilized countries.

    I've reported obvious fakes to eBay in the past. They never stopped the auctions or did anything to the repeat-offender sellers.
     
  11. BvizioN macrumors 68040

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    It will probably be close to $500 when it ends. People never cease to amaze me with their stupidity!!
     

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