Returning FOUR Watches...

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by bigdog5142, May 15, 2015.

  1. bigdog5142 macrumors 6502a

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    I was just in one of my local Apple Stores to try on the SS watch that I have on order...excited to get it!

    While I was waiting, an older gentleman was in the process of taking FOUR...yes, FOUR...unopened Apple Watch boxes out of his bag to return. The shipment boxes hadn't even been opened. I heard the reps talking...it was three SS silver links and one SS black link. WOW! How was he able to get that many?

    I joked with the rep...can you turn around and sell any of those...they laughed and went along with the return.

    Weird to say the least.
     
  2. fischersd macrumors 68040

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    On the plus side, if they're unopened Apple can still sell them as new - so that will help at least 4 people that are waiting for their watches!
     
  3. stazenn macrumors newbie

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    Not to get too far off topic, I returned a sealed 38mm SS Milanese last week in SoCal. Didn't want to eBay it and hadn't found this forum yet. In any case, I was told I was the first at that store to return a watch. They didn't even know the procedure for handling the return and storing it in the back. As for reselling, all internet orders are shipped back to somewhere and not available to be sold in the Apple store even if it is sealed and in pristine condition.

    Waiting on x:03 and x:04 movement, tick tock tick tock...
     
  4. edlex macrumors 68000

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    Unless things have changed recently Apple opens all returns for inspection regardless if they are unopened or not. Too much fraud these days for them to trust a sealed box. My understanding is all returns are then processed as warranty replacements. I may be wrong but I have returned plenty of unopened items and they always opened them to inspect prior to refunding me.
     
  5. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    I've read this as well. Apple isn't like most stores where they mark the returns as saleable and they get returned to the shelf.
     
  6. Subdiv macrumors 6502

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    Were you tempted to try to buy one directly from him?
     
  7. zmunkz macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe you could've bought it directly off the guy before he processed the return
     
  8. stazenn macrumors newbie

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    Interesting. I was not aware of this. Makes total sense though. My return was processed on the spot without opening. Maybe they broke protocol in my case.
     
  9. Arran macrumors 68040

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  10. bigdog5142 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I was tempted...for sure! Probably could've gotten one for face value, too! Would've been a bit weird to interject myself into that conversation, though.

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    Sure there is! But it looked like this older gentleman would've had no idea how to use eBay... #
     
  11. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Yet he was quick enough to order 4 link bracelet watches within seconds of preorder opening.
     
  12. Arran macrumors 68040

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    Well, quite.
     
  13. foxkoneko macrumors 6502

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    there's little reason to risk the ebay route. It's already been out for week so the margin you would get is minimal + factor the 10%+ amount that ebay takes
     
  14. gmann21133 macrumors member

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    Maybe UPS delivered it to him by accident. I mean there have been some stories… Just a good, and honest citizen.
     
  15. lewisd25 macrumors 6502a

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    There is plenty of money to be made, but some people don't have the patience or time to deal with it I guess...
     
  16. Huck09 macrumors member

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    I bought a 42mm SG BSB off CL two days ago for 500 bucks. Just to see what happened I threw it on ebay for a grand last night. It was bought this morning......I never thought it would sell and honestly I'm a little disappointed because now I have to wait again but I couldn't pass up 500 in profit.
     
  17. Arran macrumors 68040

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    Or perhaps they fell from a cloud? :D
     
  18. gmann21133 macrumors member

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    An iCloud perhaps? #
     
  19. matthew23 macrumors regular

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    And yet he was the only person in the world to have received their stainless steel black link so far? :confused:

    Edit: I see from the threads that some people are now receiving their black SS link watches! Good for them!
     
  20. roland.g macrumors 603

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    Several users here have them and have posted pics. It is odd that an older gentleman who may or may not so computer savvy got a hold of that and 3 SS Links too.
     
  21. JJHeck macrumors newbie

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    Where in Michigan? Sounds like Royal Oak LMAO :D
     
  22. Arran macrumors 68040

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    Interesting. Was your buyer overseas?
     
  23. Huck09 macrumors member

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    Nope, Rhode Island with excellent feedback on his profile.
     
  24. Arran macrumors 68040

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    You think old people don't know how to make money? :)

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    Wow.
     
  25. Huck09 macrumors member

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    I know right......I never thought someone would actually pay that much for it.
     

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