Remarkable Deal: Colette Offering 50% Off Many Apple Watch Models

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French boutique retailer Colette has launched an online sale offering many stainless steel Apple Watch and 18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition models for around 50% off, by far the lowest prices available for those Apple Watch models this Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Due to the significant savings, stock will likely be depleted very quickly.


A total of thirteen Apple Watch and six Apple Watch Edition models have been listed for half price, although some models appear to have already sold out. Colette is also selling individual stainless steel Link Bracelets and Milanese Loops for half price during the limited time promotion.

The list below compares Apple's regular price to Colette's sale price for each Apple Watch model. All prices are listed in U.S. dollars.

Apple Watch -- SOLD OUT

- 38mm Stainless Steel Case with White Sport Band - $549 -> $286.78
- 42mm Stainless Steel Case with White Sport Band - $599 -> $308.87
- 38mm Stainless Steel Case with (PRODUCT)RED Sport Band - $549 -> $286.78
- 42mm Stainless Steel Case with (PRODUCT)RED Sport Band - $599 -> $308.87
- 42mm Stainless Steel Case with Black Sport Band - $599 -> $308.87
- 38mm Space Black Stainless Steel Case with Black Sport Band - $549 -> $286.78
- 38mm Stainless Steel Case with Black Classic Buckle - $649 -> $330.96
- 42mm Stainless Steel Case with Black Classic Buckle - $699 -> $353.06
- 38mm Stainless Steel Case with Milanese Loop - $649 -> $330.96
- 38mm Stainless Steel Case with Link Bracelet - $949 -> $485.62
- 42mm Stainless Steel Case with Link Bracelet - $999 -> $507.71
- 38mm Space Black w/ Space Black Stainless Steel Link Bracelet - $1,049 -> $529.80
- 42mm Space Black w/ Space Black Stainless Steel Link Bracelet - $1,099 -> $551.91

Apple Watch Edition

- 38mm 18-Carat Rose Gold Case with White Sport Band - $10,000 -> $4,860.62
- 38mm 18-Carat Yellow Gold Case w/ Bright Red Modern Buckle - $17,000 -> $7,953.75
- 42mm 18-Carat Yellow Gold Case with Black Classic Buckle - $15,000 -> $7,070
- 38mm 18-Carat Yellow Gold Case with Black Sport Band - $10,000 -> $4,860.62
- 42mm 18-Carat Yellow Gold Case with Black Sport Band - $12,000 -> $5,744.38
- 42mm 18-Carat Rose Gold Case with White Sport Band - $12,000 -> $5,744.38

Colette offers online checkout for in-stock Apple Watch models and accessories, with American Express, MasterCard, Visa and PayPal listed as accepted payment methods. Each Apple Watch may only be purchased once.

Best Buy and Target are also offering Apple Watch deals for select models on Black Friday, including the Apple Watch Sport, which is not on sale through Colette. Deals may vary depending on time, location and product availability.

Update: As expected, Colette has sold out of stainless steel Apple Watch models, while Apple Watch Edition models remain available for purchase.

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SwiftBunny

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The awkward moment when you realize there is worst then elevator music : looking at Apple Watch catalogue on Colette website music.
French websites always have a way to invade with popups and other stuff.
 
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joueboy

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This is going to be interesting for the next 3 months. Most of these items on sale during the black fridays the prices are on downward trend. This is the very reason I don't go crazy trying to get myself get killed on such event. Because I can wait in a month or two then I can grab them for almost the same sale price.
 
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thadoggfather

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The number one issue with Apple Watch is price. Imo.

And inflated expectations it's the game changer iPhone and iPad became.

I think it will be eventually too. Just not now.


-just bought a sport 38mm white band from target for effectively 200 after gift card included and coupons.

I'm a fan
 
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Joe Rossignol

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Looks like almost all are sold out, but Colette's website seems to be very glitchy. I was briefly able to add 3 different models previously listed as sold out to my shopping bag and proceed to checkout.

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A few minutes later I added almost every single one:

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simbo123

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Anyone have any idea why these are so cheap? normally go by the 'if somethings too good to be true then it probably is'....
 

fishbizbob

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Looks like almost all are sold out, but Colette's website seems to be very glitchy. I was briefly able to add 3 different models previously listed as sold out to my shopping bag and proceed to checkout.

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A few minutes later I added almost every single one:

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Does anyone know if there will be any Import taxes or Duties on these? I bought a couple to keep and resale and wasn't sure about duties, etc.
 

Small White Car

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I'm commenting on the lack of demand for the product requiring such a sale
Hmm... cut 9000 dollars off the price and still make a profit? Interesting.
Apple probably sold them to the boutique at less than their cost
No, this store is eating the cost so they can have prizes that attract free publicity and get shoppers to their site or store.

These watches are no different than a jet ski on a French fry box during McDonalds Monopoly game.

And it only works if it's a product people want. Otherwise there's no free publicity.
 

Ries

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You do know about loss leaders, marketing expenses, etc.
Even if they lose a bunch on the watch, if the sale gets them a lot of press, it's worth it.
There is no loss leader on this. It is just like a ring, walk out of the store, it is worth half of what you paid. "Jewellery" is always sold artificially high in price compared to material cost and assembly.
 

Soccertess

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Lost leader or are they trying to move inventory that just isn't selling. Just go to an apple store and see how many people are looking at the apple watch.... And if it is no one.. then you will start believing that is a reason why Apple hasn't released sales numbers.

Apple watch is the best smart watch on the market, but the price is wrong. 50% off is more realistic for it's features.

Once the board of directors sees how bad Tim screwed up, he will be forced to make some changes. Too bad they won't get ride of him though!
 

nicho

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There is no loss leader on this. It is just like a ring, walk out of the store, it is worth half of what you paid. "Jewellery" is always sold artificially high in price compared to material cost and assembly.
How much does apple supply them to Colette for then? Less than half of the RRP? I doubt it...
 

MaximizedAction

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:eek:

Now at this price, I might've considered getting the Apple Watch Edition, but I only really like the blue leather one.
Guess I'll have to 'settle' with the SSSB I'm getting for Christmas. :(:D
 
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