The morality of Apple watch buyers

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by echo44, Apr 20, 2015.

  1. echo44, Apr 20, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2015

    echo44 macrumors 6502

    Jan 21, 2008
    Reading this forum and seeing all the complaints is really
    People up in arms at the possibility they may have to wait for their watch longer
    than they would like.
    Don't get me wrong I get excited with new product releases as much as the next Apple fan boy.
    I however do not lose perspective! This is just another gadget.
    Its sad when so many in this world don't know when they will get their next meal , or are suffering with illness and all some of you can think about is the tragedy of waiting for your watch. Some one posted what should we do while we wait for our watches. start by trying to contribute something to others.
  2. wizzywig27 macrumors 6502

    Nov 27, 2012
    Each to their own, don't worry about it
  3. Brett1203 macrumors 65816


    Apr 10, 2015
    Charlotte, NC
    I will cancel my order so it helps others in the world tell time.
  4. greytmom macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2010
    First, there is nothing immoral about getting excited about a purchase and wanting to get the item as quickly as possible.

    Second, you have no idea what the members of this forum do in their daily lives. Many are most likely actively involved in charitable efforts. I know I am.
  5. jtrue28 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 10, 2015
    Lexington, KY
  6. DirtySocks85 macrumors 65816


    Mar 12, 2009
    Wichita, KS
    Know what I'm doing while I "wait for my watch"? Working 55+ hours a week at my job. Seems to keep me busy enough. I can't wait for this Friday, and that's just because of work pressure. The Watch will be a very welcome "reward" if it arrives on Friday.
  7. echo44, Apr 20, 2015
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 20, 2015

    echo44 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 21, 2008
    If you read the post it is about the people whining about not getting immediate gratification that they might have to wait a few weeks for their watch. I never stated that its wrong to get excited.
  8. cwosigns macrumors 68000


    Jul 8, 2008
    Overlooking your misuse of the words "morality" and "loose," being excited about something doesn't preclude empathy and good works for others who are less fortunate. Your entire post is predicated on an unwarranted assumption fallacy that those of us who are excited about getting a watch do nothing for people who are less fortunate than ourselves (which, in my case at least, is false).
  9. dilap macrumors 6502a

    Apr 18, 2014
    London, UK
    I do. It was sarcasm. Most people are just annoyed that they were promised a release date delivery, and may not get it. It's just the anticipation that kills us.
  10. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    More like the morality of iDevice buyers in general. You see the exact same behavior with buyers of iPhone, iPad, etc.
  11. OpheliaJane macrumors newbie

    Sep 26, 2014
    Very noble of you to vent your frustration on the internet. In a gadget forum. Must be difficult to do while farming for poor people.

    That said, I work. I feed my family. I give to the needy. If I decide I need a treat, I am certainly entitled to it.
  12. SarZ macrumors regular


    Mar 11, 2008
    This is an Apple watch forum
    We complain , we get excited, we get angry about a watch
    This is what it's all about. There are lots of other forums where people discuss world hunger etc
  13. greytmom macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2010
    I confess - I skimmed. There are always those who will feel that way... doubt they will change just because you told them to.

    Secret to existing peacefully in cyberspace: Don't be a jackass, and avoid engaging with jackasses.

    Or, live and let live, but I like mine better.
  14. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

    Oct 23, 2010
    Worry about your own morality and get off your high horse.
  15. echo44 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 21, 2008
    I don't work for the treats, I work because at my job I am helping other people.
    Everybody deserves to make money and enjoy things in life. That doesn't mean people need to be obnoxious (not specifically talking about you).
    So many of these post remind of the kid at the toy store a few weeks before Christmas and throws a temper tantrum because mom says he will have to wait until he gets his desired unnecessary toy a few extra days.
  16. Qrispy macrumors regular


    Apr 14, 2015

    I laughed.
  17. karmamule, Apr 20, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2015

    karmamule macrumors 6502a


    Jun 13, 2008
    Waltham, MA
    You have to see the context all this discussion takes place in: a forum devoted to talking about a specific gadget. All emotional statements should be seen in that context, so for example when people say something is "outrageous" or "horrible" it's not outrageous or horrible like say a concentration camp, but just within the realm of gadget purchases and usage.

    We all get there are far worse things out there, and that we are a privileged group to even be able to have this discussion. I think (almost) everyone here understands the scope of speech when various descriptions/invectives/complaints are aired. It would be tedious to constantly qualify every statement with "I know it's just a gadget...."

    Just because the perspective goes unstated doesn't mean it's not there.
  18. /dev/toaster macrumors 68020


    Feb 23, 2006
    San Francisco, CA
    I am the same way with ALL gadgets, I want them and I want them now.
  19. foxkoneko macrumors 6502

    Sep 5, 2011
    Stop reading there, just avoid the forums if it bother you that much.
    Come back after the watch it out to see even more 1st world problems :rolleyes:
  20. echo44 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 21, 2008
    No I did not say "the excited about getting a watch" is the issue. The post is predicated on the assumption that a few people on this forum are both angry and devastated that they have to wait for their watch. Trying to point out that in the scheme of things the watch is trivial.
  21. Tsuchiya macrumors 68020


    Jun 7, 2008
    I fail to see where morality comes into this.

    I'll be a bit annoyed if my Watch doesn't arrive on Friday (for such an expensive item I wish Apple were more specific about delivery time frames), but it isn't the end of this world. Posts in this forum are not indicative of our lives in general.
  22. SarZ macrumors regular


    Mar 11, 2008
    Do you seriously think that all the people on this forum who are complaining and having tantrums are stamping their feet and crying like a baby!
    This is the only place where you can take your frustration out and act like a child because you know other people are sympathetic with you
    Imagine talking to your friends or family about a watch, they’ll just say get a life
    So we come here on this forum and and let it all out
  23. phpmaven macrumors 68040


    Jun 12, 2009
    San Clemente, CA USA
    What does morality have to do with people being over eager to get a watch :confused:?
  24. Arran macrumors 601


    Mar 7, 2008
    Atlanta, USA
    Yeah, but buying them is keeping an awful lot of people all round the world in paid jobs producing them. Right down to the folks mining the raw materials.

    That helps, surely?

    Being impatient means overtime for them which means they get paid sooner and can therefore help themselves sooner.
  25. cmichaelb macrumors 68020


    Aug 6, 2008
    Exactly, same here.

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