So, I cheated

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by scholls22, May 26, 2015.

  1. scholls22 macrumors member

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    While waiting for two watches to come in I've stalked Craig's list. I found the white aluminum for sale for 600 with apple care. I ordered the black but I'll take this. I'll swap out the band through Apple. I talked him down to 550. So, I only paid 50 more than what I would've paid and I got it earlier than expected.

    So far, it's pretty nice. It definitely takes some getting used to.

    Good news for many is that some are about to move up two spots.
     
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  3. scholls22 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks! I'll miss checking updates on here and through Apple about shipment dates. Now I can get back to my life lol. Good luck to all those waiting still. Hopefully they'll get them out soon!
     
  4. kevroc macrumors 6502

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    They all come with Applecare, I don't understand the math used, but congrats!
     
  5. devobail macrumors member

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    They do not all come with Apple Care. Check the watch accessories page on Apple.com, Apple care is a separate purchase. As it is with all other Apple gear.
     
  6. p3ntyne macrumors 6502

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    As the other poster mentioned, they don't come with AppleCare but have a one year warranty (or two years in some locations).
     
  7. Skorpio macrumors 6502

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    My 42mm sport was $430.92 USD. Wouldn't that make yours $119.08 more?
     
  8. CellXor10 macrumors regular

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    1) maybe I'm missing something here, and 2) I suppose it doesn't matter in the end of it all since you got your hands on a watch, but if you weren't adamantly holding out for one of the handful of Watch types that are still delayed at this point, not sure why you would've paid the, albeit relatively small, premium on the secondary market.

    If you were okay with the Sliver aluminum Sport the whole time rather than the Space Grey and only adamant about getting the Black Sports Band, you could've gotten all that squared away weeks ago and never having to deal with the secondary. But in the end it is what it is, and just glad you at least talked the guy down to a price that's more than reasonable and are rocking the Watch now!
     
  9. Dallious macrumors member

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    his came with applecare so really 50 dollars more, and he has it in hand
     
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    I was told from an Apple rep that unless you purchased the watch directly from Apple, you can not swap out the band. Just FYI.
     
  12. CellXor10 macrumors regular

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    I'll say, from the get-go I had only wanted the Black Sport Band. So I preordered (5 days late) the Space Gray Apple Watch Sport w/black Sport Band. After another 7 days I realized the Space Gray was going to be quite a wait, and since I was impartial between the Space Grey and the Sliver aluminum Sport watches- and since Apple had announced they would accept band trade-ins a bit prior to then- I decided to pick out my second-favorite Sport band so that I could rock it for a couple days before I knew a local Apple Store would have a Black band ready for me to trade in. And as I inspected back and forth, I started to really love the blue sports band. All of a sudden I was almost favoring it to the Black sports band... Short story long, to get to my point, I have my Blue Sport Band, my Black Sport band, and a Classic Buckle. And I feel like I'm constantly holding back random urges to order this band or that.

    So while I get people deciding that they do want to settle on having just one band, and perhaps needing to trade in for that one band that will satisfy- if you can justify not swapping the bands but rather get both; I think you'll realize it is WAY worth it.

    Cheers!
     
  13. kevroc macrumors 6502

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    Well, I hate to have to point out the obvious, but you are wrong...

    You are confusing Applecare with AppleCare+, the "+" is the addon that you pay separate for that includes accidental damage, extended warranty, etc.

    Standard Applecare is included with all products which is their standard warranty coverage.

    i've seen craigslist sellers claiming their watch comes with "applecare" as to mislead people into thinking it's applecare+ and therefore charge more.

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    You are also wrong...

    http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/applecare

    AppleCare is what they call their one year warranty...

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    Applecare is included in the watch purchase...
     
  14. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    Well worth the extra money to have it now. When you read the posts above, you will be glad you have got on with life and out of "this".
     
  15. iConnected, May 27, 2015
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    No, I'm afraid they are correct and YOU are wrong.

    Unless you purchase AppleCare+, you get "Apple One (1) Year Limited Warranty" as standard on the Apple Watch Sport (that's in the US; the period of cover may differ in other countries).

    This is not AppleCare. Nothing comes with any free AppleCare.

    "AppleCare" is an extended warranty product and is available as an optional, paid add-on across many Apple products.

    "AppleCare+" combines an extended warranty with (insurance-based) accidental damage cover and is only available on selected products, also as an optional, paid add-on.

    http://www.apple.com/support/applecare/

    AppleCare and AppleCare+ also provide extended telephone support, beyond the complimentary phone support that applies to most products during the first 90 days of ownership from brand new.

    http://www.apple.com/support/complimentary/
     
  16. bushido, May 27, 2015
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    nope you are wrong. apple simply calls their 1 year warranty apple care for their products because it includes more service than required by law. every apple watch comes with 1 year of "Apple Care". click the "purchase apple care" button and it simply brings you to the information page
     
  17. iConnected macrumors 6502a

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    That is simply incorrect.

    Standard cover is a "1 year limited warranty" - because that's what it is.

    And standard phone support is "up to 90 days of complimentary support", because that's what it is: 90 days.

    AppleCare benefits include extending the phone support period, typically up to 2 or 3 years depending on the product (eg iPhone for 2, MBP for 3).

    Some AppleCare cover also includes, for example, express replacement - which is also not included in the 1 year limited warranty.

    There is a solid distinction between a 1 year limited warranty and AppleCare. Some people may lazily refer to the standard warranty incorrectly, but that doesn't change the facts of the matter.
     
  18. Pez555 macrumors 68000

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    Then what are you arguing about? The OP has the extra one year warranty (making it 2 years). So he got a deal only paying 50 more.

    PS the standard one year warranty is not called applecare.

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    That link you provided simply shows the products eligible for Apple care. Not ones that already have it like you are stating.
     
  19. bushido Suspended

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    that is either Apple Care Protection Plan or Apple Care+
     
  20. iConnected, May 27, 2015
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    For the love of Apple... :rolleyes:

    1-year limited warranty = not AppleCare (full name of which is AppleCare Protection Plan)

    1-year limited warranty = not AppleCare+ (like AppleCare, but with accidental damage cover in addition).

    Follow the links, read the information provided.
     
  21. macdaddy86 macrumors 6502

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    This...

    I work for Apple Service centre as a manager, and i confirm, Applecare is an additional purchase, the standard limited warranty is not called and never has been called "AppleCare" or "Applecare+"

    AppleCare is extra 2 years for Laptops, iMacs and Mac Pros Only.

    AppleCare+ is extra 2 years for iPhones, iWatch and iPods Only.

    So they do not come with AppleCare as standard, you have to pay extra, the OP just missed the + at the end, but we all knew what he meant. (apart from one person) The one year warranty which comes with the units are only called "Apple One Year Limited Warranty"

    The End...
     
  22. Pez555 macrumors 68000

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    You've been told.
     
  23. iConnected macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you for posting. I was beginning to think that it must be Groundhog Day... :p
     
  24. scholls22 thread starter macrumors member

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    I am sorry that I forgot the "+" in my original post. I have coverage on the watch until May 2017.

    My watch with the extra "+" coverage would have been close to 500.00. I ordered the black watch very late in the game and was not expecting it until July(ish). So for 50.00, I have one in hand now. I really don't mind the color of the actual watch, I'd rather have a black band but it's not a big deal.

    Apple will swap out the band but I would have to get the original owner to start that process. Basically, he'd be charged and when the new band arrived and the old one returned, he'd get his refund. Or I can buy a new one and be done with it with a law enforcement discount. Either way, I am happy that I have the watch and I don't have to wait. Yes, I am impatient...
     
  25. Iamgort macrumors regular

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    What's sales tax in your area? Sounds like there little to no profit margin for the seller. Guess he gambled to try to flip it and didn't get any interest.
     

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