Resale Temptation

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by jakesherwin, May 13, 2015.

  1. jakesherwin macrumors newbie

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    Despite my Watch not even arriving yet and despite my extreme excitement... I'm tempted to sell it when it arrives.

    Last night I searched up my model (42SG BSB) on eBay to see if I could get one sooner paying a £50 premium. However, I was shocked to find 2 watches sell for £545 and £600!

    so now the question is, Apple Watch earlier than everyone else, or £260 for free?

    Has anyone here been tempted to do the same?
     
  2. mynameisjosh macrumors regular

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  4. bbeagle macrumors 68040

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    I've been thinking the same thing....

    The watch I originally wanted was $700. I bought the $400 version instead, because I couldn't justify the extra $300 to go from a Sport to a SS leather.

    I've already waited 5 weeks since ordering, so I'm never going to have it 'before anyone else'. However, if I got $300 extra just for my watch, maybe I could get the $700 model, which would ship in another 4 weeks.

    Or I could just wait, and essentially get an Apple Watch for $100 in a couple months....

    I REALLY want it, but these monetary issues DO matter when the watch is so expensive.

    But can I resist opening it when I get it??? :)
     
  5. Skorpio macrumors 6502

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    Resale Temptation

    Don't forget a 13% eBay/PayPal seller fee into your equation.
     
  6. bbeagle macrumors 68040

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    Just checked Craigslist here locally....

    Looks like people are trying to get $600 for the Sport.

    It costs $450 (with tax) to buy the watch. So that's only a $150 gain. Not impressive.
     
  7. noobinator macrumors 601

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    Did you choose your username so you don't forget?
     
  8. Applenoob34 macrumors regular

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    I think the window to make a profit that would be worth selling it is over. Of course that's different for everyone, but I wouldn't sell mine to make a small profit. The sport in my area is also going for around 600. There are people asking for 1100 for the ss but it's been posted for a couple weeks now.
     
  9. CaptHook macrumors member

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    Yes, my 42mm SS BSB came yesterday. Really tempting me to open it but I think I'd rather have the couple hundred extra dollars.

    By the time my other order (42MM SG BSB) arrives, the profit window will be long gone even though I ordered on 4/10.
     
  10. Dumbinho macrumors member

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    The prices have dropped dramatically. Is not even worth the trouble of selling and not having a watch for a few months anymore. If you got your watch on launch date. It would have been really worth it. Not anymore
     
  11. techno-Zen macrumors 6502

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    How hard up are you for money that you need to do this?
     
  12. baller1308 macrumors 6502a

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    If you are willing to wait again for the next watch you could sell it and make some money;)
     
  13. Joe1602 macrumors regular

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    Not too long ago, the 42mm SGS was going for $1200. By the time I got mine, they were still $800-$900, but it wasn't worth it to me.

    Only you can decide for yourself how much money you would be willing to take for it.
     
  14. foxkoneko macrumors 6502

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    Go sell it if you need the money that badly to even consider it #
     
  15. Zeos macrumors 6502

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    You'd better hurry. Once they start shipping, I think Apple will chew through the backlog very quickly. And as someone else mentioned, don't forget the large seller fees.
     

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