Repair it or buy a new one?

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  1. CupertinoSlave macrumors regular

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    I recently scratched my Series 1, right across the face. I see it every time i look at the watch. Since I would need to pay to fix it, would it be worth the upgrade to the series 2?
     
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    What does it cost to fix it?

    The series 2 is calling you!
     
  3. CupertinoSlave thread starter macrumors regular

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    In Canada to fix, $300. The series 2 is $500
     
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    Series 1 or series 0? If it were a series 0 (one of the originals with the slower processor), upgrade. If it is series 1, that's up to you to decide. Repair costs are high and who's to say it will be fixed as good as a brand new one.

    $200 price difference? If you have it, just go for it and sell the other one.
     
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    If you got money to spare, you will love the S2.

    Only you can choose.
     
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    Damn this is going be tough to choose between this and the Nintendo switch

    Also, here is the scratch.
    [​IMG]
     
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    I am voting on the Apple watch but like I said, it is you money and choice.

    Best of luck!
     
  8. jbachandouris macrumors 68040

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    That's pretty ugly. If you are choosing between the watch and the Nintendo Switch, maybe buy an Apple Watch screen protector for now. It won't eliminate the scratch, but maybe it'll be less noticeable so that you don't have to replace it yet.
     
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    There is another thread her, "My First Scratch" which was way worst than yours and a screen protector did wonders to hide it. Yours would like not be visible and only cost less than $20.

    For $20 you can get the Switch, too!
     
  10. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    That's fairly minimal. I would not invest the money in repairing the display for $300.00. I would apply a screen protector and use it for what it's worth. Repairing it for &300.00 could essentially buy you another Series 1.

    If you upgrade, Series 2 is nice if you appreciate the added features. And I know this may be out of your price range, but if you decide to upgrade to Series 2, consider the stainless model with the sapphire display, which is Highly scratch resistant.
     
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    Just an update, Apple gave me $100 off the series 2 so I purchased that.
     
  13. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    Out of curiosity, why would Apple give you $100 off Series 2?
     
  14. CupertinoSlave thread starter macrumors regular

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    I guess I was lucky lol. I told the genius about the scratch and he told me $300 wasn't worth repairing that scratch in his opinion (he could barely see it in the store). Then another employee asked if I would like upgrade to the series 2 for a discount. I took that offer.
     
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    That's very generous of Apple that they granted you a $100 discount for accidental damage that was done on your behalf. I'm actually surprised they provided you a discount and A $100 at that, especially being it was cosmetic damage. But then again, that's a testament to why Apple has excellent customer service.
     

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