Someone help me not cave in to Craigslist!!

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by lupend88, Apr 28, 2015.

  1. lupend88 macrumors 6502


    Jul 13, 2010
    Here's the deal, I have a gorgeous 42mm Space Black Link Bracelet (May 13-27 window) and I'm getting insanely impatient (especially considering ZERO movement/charges/updates AND the fact that people are showing off their beauties left and right). I saw an ad in my local Craigslist for a Stainless Steel with White Sport Band for only $100 over retail.

    I'm highly considering paying the extra money just to have something now. HELP ME PLEASE!! I'm going crazy over here!
  2. nrubenstein macrumors 6502

    Aug 5, 2008
    Washington, DC
  3. poppy10 macrumors regular

    Sep 25, 2012
    Go for it! It's only money. :cool:
  4. lupend88 thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jul 13, 2010
    That's no help at all!

    I guess they're not scum if they didn't buy with the intention of selling. I changed the thread title if that helps you feel better :cool:


    Some help you are hahaha :mad:
  5. teknikal90 macrumors 68030


    Jan 28, 2008
    Vancouver, BC
    if they bought it with the intention of selling...why are they scum.... its not like they had access to super power computers that let them order before you...
  6. Mascots macrumors 65816


    Sep 5, 2009
    People here will cry fowl but in reality, if it is something that you want and don't mind paying the extra charge (~$100 is negligible, especially considering some of the marks ups I've seen on there), you might as well.

    Though, don't forget that it is not the one you want and you will be getting yours eventually if you wait.
  7. karinatwork macrumors regular


    Mar 2, 2009
    British Columbia, Canada
    Don't do it.
    Your order will come sooner than you think. I guarantee it. Get the whole experience. Anxiously waiting for updates, for the truck, to open the box for the first time.

    It's part of the fun.
    Invest the $ 100 into another band. Or donate it to Nepal or something.

    Hey, you asked. I answered. :)
  8. KOH macrumors member

    Apr 11, 2015
    You should go for it dude. 100$ for 3 weeks of your time is great. It's what I personally did! I just ordered my link band separate. The only issue is that yours is space black so you can't really buy it separate lol. But please note that applecare+ doesn't cover additional bands; that however does not bother me as I'm not trying to resell the link bracelet and I'm happy to see it scratched for personal flavourrrr
  9. tgi macrumors 65816


    Aug 29, 2012
    Just lowball the seller for $100 less than his asking price. :)
  10. LiemTa macrumors 6502

    Jun 2, 2014
    Clearly, not all answers are created equal because you gave not one, but a series of bad answers.

    OP, is your time worth $100? If yes, get the watch on Craigslist. Once that seller sells it to someone else, you're going to wish you did it 10x as bad.
  11. BlueMoon63 macrumors 68000

    Mar 30, 2015
    Since you could get your watch as soon as two weeks from tomorrow and it is the coolest looking Apple Watch IMO I would wait.

    But, if you have doubts also because of the price of your order, go for it!

    I also agree with others that your time is worth something! Buy it and get the SS link later.
  12. Koobs macrumors regular


    Sep 20, 2014
    If you categorize them as "scum" then why would you even consider feeding the "beast?"
  13. lupend88 thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jul 13, 2010
    Yes three weeks of agony is worth $100, but I kinda agree with Karinatwork, it's the experience of opening MY watch up for the first time which will be all worth it once it gets here. The problem I'm struggling with is the whole 'waiting to get here' part!
  14. DavidLynch macrumors 6502a

    Apr 9, 2015
    Aren't the SS with classic buckles shipping more or less immediately for the same price?
  15. karinatwork macrumors regular


    Mar 2, 2009
    British Columbia, Canada
    How so? The OP posted: "Someone help me NOT cave in to Craiglist".
  16. theConvinced macrumors member

    Mar 11, 2011
    Agree completely in 1st part. I was totally stoked I paid only $90 over for a 38mm SS Classic buckle. I was going to send a taskrabbit down at 5am to Maxfield but when I heard at 11pm the night before the line was at 60+. I cancelled. That alone would have added $100 to the price and my time is far more valuable than that. I had it day one and have been enjoying since. I will be even more stoked when my 42mm SS SB eventually arrives. Plus I will have everything down pat and like a new phone I hope it'll be seamless changing out. :cool::apple:
  17. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
  18. susan12369 macrumors 6502

    Apr 20, 2015
    Don't do it - wait for the one you ordered. It's enough money that you should get the one you really want, not settle for something else just so you can have it now. It's amazing, you'll love it, and hopefully you'll get it much sooner than expected!
  19. RRuxin macrumors member

    Apr 28, 2015
    You've already missed the "first day" experience, so might as well wait for the one you really want.
  20. lupend88 thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jul 13, 2010
    You're terrible!!
  21. Arran macrumors 601


    Mar 7, 2008
    Atlanta, USA
    Save your money.

    Yesterday, I had a July watch move to late May shipping. I even got the EOD email confirming it.

    Today it moved to shipped. Yes, shipped.

    Apples estimates are F'd, or so it would seem.
  22. k3ith macrumors regular


    Jul 1, 2007
    New York, NY
    Buy it
  23. shox2k2 macrumors 6502

    Jun 18, 2010
    Wichita, KS
    Its only two weeks. Thats not that long. I missed preordering and now if I want that watch I'm looking at July although I don't think it would be that long. If you really want one order one of the sport ones that will come in a few days and then just return it at the end of the two weeks as yours will be ready. Take that hundred bucks and use it on something else for yourself. Dinner... movie.. iTunes
  24. troy14 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 25, 2008
    Las Vegas (Summerlin), NV
    Having the watch (two of them, actually).. I will say it's pretty cool. However, not mind blowing or life changing. I think if I had paid more than retail to get it now instead of just waiting, I would have been sorely disappointed and regretted that decision. It isn't worth paying more than retail IMO.
  25. EdisEdward macrumors 6502a

    Feb 4, 2013
    i hate scalpers too, but i was able to sell my SG sport for $800, which is low compared to others. for that price, i would rather wait a month and buy a SS version. so keeping it would have cost me $800 in opportunity cost-didnt make sense to me

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