Saudi Arabia Group Band Order

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jamieinoc

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OK everyone, here we are. I'm going to link the order spreadsheet, but I wanted to share some notes first.

First of all, I'm ordering all the dark olives I can. It shows full in the order summary table but if someone wants one beyond who already has one I'll just reallocate one of mine.

Second, I'm going to order all the 38MM ultraviolets I can. Several spots are still available but if no one bites I will just keep them to sell later/give as gifts.

Third, None of this is guaranteed. The stock on the site could be wrong and I am just as clueless as you are as to whether these bands are real. When they arrive my agent is going to send photos. If they're in sealed retail boxes I'm going to assume they're real. If not, I'll follow up with everyone and will have him send back the rejects to noon.

Fourth, once he receives them and we verify them he will ship them to me. From there I will distribute them to you. Final pricing will be determined when I receive the bands, collect addresses, and am able to divide up the final total costs plus add shipping to your individual address.

Finally, I am mentioning everyone on the order: @mikedop @toxtrepla @CodeRaven @iChernov @Fhotofaerie @jwlbel @mizmimi02 @Totalshock @Cotypubby @Deep.sky @jae110488 @PoindexterSS @MostlyARMless. PLEASE confirm that the order is accurate and let me know if there are any changes. This order will likely be submitted by my agent around midnight eastern time.

Sorry @SeppelHut, I oversold the 42mm ultraviolet bands and you're on the wait list.

Here is the link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1C2sLPEGnrZO-l8IyJ7BfrPhJ29hLOGMGZiiW6WBfQPs/edit?usp=sharing
 
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DoubleFlyaway

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Good luck guys! I was tempted to get on the list just because it is such a holy grail, but that is just unhealthy obsession talking. I already have an UV! It's the same instinct that causes me to want to get the dragon fruit sport band when I already have the loop-- I just love it so much.
 
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jamieinoc

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Definitely keep us updated. man, I hope they’re real!
He is going to send me pictures when they arrive. If they’re legit, we move forward. If not, he will return them to noon and we will cancel the order. I have a feeling they will be legit though and I know that @mikedop looked at the listing also and agreed we had we have a good shot. Also, the order total in that screenshot is slightly off because of Mike’s rose red (sorry there was only one) and his dark olive. I have put $200 in escrow for the band purchase and that is what it is going to be most likely. The Upwork site takes 20% but even with that it will still be way cheaper than flying out there to get them and it will be safer because the escrow holds both me and the contractor accountable. He says they should arrive next week.
 

mikedop

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is it weird I’m actually a little more excited for the Dark Olive?

I checked the model numbers... Dark Olive cave back as dark olive, but only as replacements, just like the Red Velvet that was posted a few hours ago, so maybe a demo box?

Rose Red came back as Rose Red, but only from websites that appeared to be overseas, so maybe just regionally different boxes.

Ultra violet came back as Ultra violet, but just like Rose Red, I was only getting results overseas, so again, maybe a regionally different box or something.

Checking Rose Red’s listed MPN against the real MPN, it’s only a one letter difference. I don’t have the others’ MPNs to check those. So, maybe demos or regionally different boxes?

Guess we’ll find out!!

edit: here are the MPNs from the listings, if anyone wants to look into them more.

Dark Olive - MQUQ2ZM/A
Ultra Violet - MQUN2ZM/A
Rose Red - MQUP2ZM/A
 
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jamieinoc

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is it weird I’m actually a little more excited for the Dark Olive?

I checked the model numbers... Dark Olive cave back as dark olive, but only as replacements, just like the Red Velvet that was posted a few hours ago, so maybe a demo box?

Rose Red came back as Rose Red, but only from websites that appeared to be overseas, so maybe just regionally different boxes.

Ultra violet came back as Ultra violet, but just like Rose Red, I was only getting results overseas, so again, maybe a regionally different box or something.

Checking Rose Red’s listed MPN against the real MPN, it’s only a one letter difference. I don’t have the others’ MPNs to check those. So, maybe demos or regionally different boxes?

Guess we’ll find out!!

edit: here are the MPNs from the listings, if anyone wants to look into them more.

Dark Olive - MQUQ2ZM/A
Ultra Violet - MQUN2ZM/A
Rose Red - MQUP2ZM/A
Thanks for checking. I believe that they have different MPNs in different regions. The prefixes all match the chart though.
 
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Fhotofaerie

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LOL you're senior.
I’ve earned my badge by jumping in head first into band collecting, YES.

I thought maybe my bad UV luck was still following me... the one time I thought I scored one, I was sent an empty box. So that’s been my experience owning (not owning) so far lol!
 
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jamieinoc

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I just realized that this is in the main Apple Watch forum and not watch accessories. Oops.
 

Cotypubby

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Does that list also include the 38mm bands, I don't see that size in the order so maybe they were ordered separately?

And thanks again for doing this! Very awesome of you!
 

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jae110488

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Obsidian/Black--spoken for
Cape Cod and Spearmint--concerned about authenticity more than others because MPNs don't match Apple's style. Please advise how you want to proceed.
Black -- Is actually indigo. You're on the list.
Hibiscus and Nectarine--you're on the list
i guess just the indigo, hibiscus and nectarine. Thanks sir.
 
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