UK Pricing and Pre-Orders

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Bentron, Sep 7, 2016.

  1. Bentron macrumors 6502

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    Seems like the Apple Watch Series 2 isn't the cheapest. http://www.apple.com/uk/shop/buy-watch/apple-watch

    I was set on pre-ordering, but now not so sure. £400 for a 42mm seems very steep. Saying that, come the 9th I'll probably be on the constant postage tracking refresh like everyone else. Which model is everyone thinking?
     
  2. BSben macrumors 65816

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    Am I wrong or are the straps also way more expensive thanks to the dropping pound?
     
  3. egraphixstudios macrumors 6502

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    Not gonna go with v2.. will stick with my 1st gen. works fine.
     
  4. Bentron thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I may be wrong, but were they not £39 rather than £50? I'm annoyed as I wanted gold case with a midnight blue band, which is no longer a default option.
     
  5. BSben macrumors 65816

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    I am pretty sure the sport and woven nylon went up by 10 quid, that is a lot of money for very little material, the stainless steel (steal in this case) also rocketed in price.
     
  6. nomugs macrumors member

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    How has the stainless steel milanese loop option gone up £100??? That seems absolutely bonkers!
     
  7. Defender2010 macrumors 68030

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    Sport and nylon bands up £10, Milanese silver, classic buckle up £20...I need fact all have went up! Also the cer,AFC edition is £1249 and $1249 so that's strange.
     
  8. geordiedan macrumors newbie

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  9. jannette macrumors 6502

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    Yes they were £39. I am not upgrading my watch....too much money for a few improvements. I do have 6 Apple bands but lately have been buying third party ones...sports style....and there is very little, if any, difference.
     
  10. Bentron thread starter macrumors 6502

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    To be honest, the series 1 seems the more tempting option at the moment. A far more justifiable proposition, especially considering it has the same processor but £100 cheaper.
     
  11. eastwoodandy macrumors member

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    Anybody know what time preorders start on 9th in the UK?

    Prices are a bit steep for my liking. I've downgraded to a sports band and I'll buy a Milanese loop second hand.
     
  12. snarlz macrumors 6502

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    8:01 I believe.
     
  13. Richy23 macrumors 6502

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    Why has the watched jumped up £100? I saved £299 for this but £399?!...
     
  14. andrewstirling macrumors 6502

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    It's not just the watches. iPhone uk prices have jumped as well. I think the watches are actually slightly cheaper than the equivalent launch prices for series one.
     
  15. poppy10 macrumors regular

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  16. colmaclean macrumors 68000

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    You were getting $1.55 to the Pound this time last year, now it's around the low $1.30s.

    The financial uncertainty around Brexit, both before and after the vote hasn't helped a great deal.
     
  17. Nell macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, I really want another nylon strap but I'm not sure I want it fifty quid's worth!
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    And if I decided to get the new watch want stainless steel as a contrast to my current one but it'd come with a white sport strap which I already have. Boo to that!
     

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