What color combo will be best for resale?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by mellofello, Apr 8, 2015.

  1. mellofello macrumors 65816

    Feb 1, 2011
    I like to think that I won't be on her next year planning on getting another apple watch generation two. I know myself though I will get a new one every year. That being said which color do you think will be most coveted? I'm thinking black sport with black band in pristine condition, but I would be interested to hear your thoughts.
  2. MH01 Suspended


    Feb 11, 2008
    I agree with you , the black, though you would have to keep it in pristine condition.
  3. jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

    Oct 15, 2008
    You are going to wear it for a year, pick your favourite colour.
  4. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    obviously everything will be proportional. The SS will fetch more than a sport. I do not think their will be a more "coveted" variant though. The black SS possibly.
  5. Blackstick macrumors 6502a


    Aug 11, 2014
    Sunny South Florida
    You're one of those that covers their new sofa in plastic so the *next* owner can enjoy it?
  6. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    The Sport will have a lower cost of ownership because it's the least expensive so has less room to fall but depreciate more % wise. That's not to say any model will retain most of its value or that the resale difference between entry SS and Sport will be that great.

    Example 1st year after release:

    $400 Sport less 60% depreciation = $160 (cost of ownership $240)

    $600 entry SS less 50% depreciation = $300 (cost of ownership $300)

    This is only guess based on Apple products and watches, and keeping in mind Apple refurbs will help to cut the resale price. I would expect more depreciation % wise from the Sport if only because the band will need replacing is worn 365 days.
  7. mchoffa macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2008
    Asheville, NC
    Right! Enjoy the stuff you want without expecting to get a 99% return in a year or two for someone else to enjoy. If my 6+ wasn't so slippery, I wouldn't even have a slim case on it, but I KNOW I'd drop it, more than once, if I didn't.

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