Stainless with Sport Band - bad value

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by nutmac, Mar 9, 2015.

  1. nutmac macrumors 601

    Mar 30, 2004
    The cheapest Sport is 38mm at $349 and cheapest Stainless with Sport Band costs $549, or $200 price difference.

    Configured with band other than Sport Band (e.g., 38mm Milanese, 38mm Modern Buckle, or 42mm Leather Loop), however, the price difference drops to $100 (subtracting $49 for Sport Band).
  2. CodyPennant macrumors newbie

    Feb 20, 2008
    Maybe I'm missing something, but I think you'll want to recheck your math.

    $649 38mm Stainless with Milanese Band

    $449 38mm Aluminum with Milanese Band ($349watch + $149band - $49 value of sport band)
  3. Armen macrumors 604


    Apr 30, 2013
    Los Angeles
    I'm having trouble following you.
  4. a042349 macrumors member

    Jun 29, 2010
    Just curious, what makes you guys sure you can subtract the cost of the cheaper bands when buying a watch? Has Apple made it clear that you can select any band at time of purchase and drop the "stock" band for a credit?

    If that's true, could you buy just the watch and then use a sure to come third party band? <kidding sort of>

    Just wondering if it's clear that any watch can get any band, and not pay for the one it comes with normally?
  5. Runt888 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 17, 2008
    You can purchase any of the models listed - They only come with the band you select.
  6. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    I don't think you will be able to. For example, the sports come with a sports band. You are stuck with that, and would have to pay full retail for a different one. All of the models preconfigured are listed on the main page.
  7. leenak macrumors 68020

    Mar 10, 2011
    Its not a bad value.

    SS with Sport band = $549
    SS with Milanese band = $649
    price difference = $100

    Sport band alone = $49
    milanese band = $149
    price difference = $100

    Same, same.
  8. DJLC macrumors 6502a


    Jul 17, 2005
    North Carolina
    +1 on that. This is Apple. I would take the configuration options in the Store as absolute unless you're seeing some fine print that I don't.
  9. CodyPennant macrumors newbie

    Feb 20, 2008
    :rolleyes: I wasn't saying you could subtract the price of the sport band from your actual cost and neither was the OP (I think). Obviously we will be stuck with the sport band when buying the sport watch. I was just subtracting the value of it to break down the costs and show the cost of the stainless watch is still a $200 upcharge with the Milanese band.

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