Smashed Screen :(

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Cardiff25, Nov 15, 2016.

  1. Cardiff25 macrumors member

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    Just smashed my screen last night literally only clipped the corner of something and it completely smashed.

    Series 1 - gold (or yellow as apple call it) - 42mm

    My question is what would other people do in my position ? Apple want nearly £190 to replace the unit but a new one is £299.

    Just sharing my pain and interested to know what others would / have done.
     
  2. Bazooka-joe macrumors 68000

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    If it was me then I would sell the watch for whatever you can get and get a new one.
     
  3. Cardiff25 thread starter macrumors member

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    No one really buys smashed watches though ive been looking ? hmmmm...
     
  4. Julien macrumors G3

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    Since you just bought it and it's new, £190 to replace is significantly less than a £299 replacement. Also you should probably get :apple:Care too. In the US you have up to 60 days to purchase :apple:Care after original :apple:Watch purchase.
     
  5. Gix1k macrumors 68030

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    I think I am going to add :apple: care to mine. $50 seems reasonable for all it covers.
     
  6. Bazooka-joe macrumors 68000

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    As you didn't take AppleCare out when you purchased the watch, wouldn't they want to see the watch before issuing AppleCare?
     
  7. Gix1k macrumors 68030

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    He didn't say. Just told me I have 30 days I think to add it.
     
  8. DougFNJ macrumors 6502a

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    Just bought Care for my watch, they have to physically see the device they are covering to make sure here is no existing damage and to grab the serial number.
     
  9. Bazooka-joe, Nov 15, 2016
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    Bazooka-joe macrumors 68000

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    Yes that's what I thought that's what they did otherwise people who damage their Apple goods would be taking out AppleCare afterwards and then claiming as it's a cheaper and dishonest way of getting a replacement
     
  10. Julien macrumors G3

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    I guess for adding :apple:Care post purchase Apple must base it off customer history. On my :apple:Watch I added it on day 58 and did it over the iPhone.
     
  11. abdulkar.im macrumors 6502a

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    I just called them to add it to my watch last year, didn't run any tests or need to see it. It was quite a bit after I purchased it too.
     
  12. Itsedstech macrumors 6502a

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    You have 60 days to add it by going to a store or via online chat or phone, they do not need to see it.
     

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