why can't i sell my apple watch?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by the batman, Jun 11, 2016.

  1. the batman macrumors regular

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    so i work for apple and i recently won an overtime contest. the prize? an apple watch. i expected to receive the sport edition, but alas, i received the 38 mm stainless steel case edition with the classic buckle in black. this model retails for $650, and i've listed it for like $500 on craigslist with no hits, other than those dudes wanting me to send it to their grandma in nigeria. has the interest in the apple watch dwindled that much in such a short time period?
     
  2. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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    Well on most comparison websites here most I can get for my stainless steel 42mm is £200
     
  3. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    The current AW is over a year old. One-year-old iPhones do not retain 77% of their original value either so you're pricing it too high. Additionally, Best Buy has been discounting selected SS models by $200 brand new so why should people pay more to buy from you instead of brand new from a known retailer?
     
  4. the batman thread starter macrumors regular

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    wow, i didn't realize best buy had that kind of price drop. i'm going to drop it to 450, 400 at the lowest, and hopefully someone bites. i need a vacation!
     
  5. thelead macrumors 6502

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    somebody on this very forum has their ss watch listed at $300 and hasn't sold it yet...
     
  6. the batman thread starter macrumors regular

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    i didn't know you could list and sell stuff on this site..which board is that?
     
  7. IphoneIssues macrumors 65816

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    They probably don't realize how much that model is worth.
     
  8. BarracksSi Suspended

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    They're probably all paranoid about new models being introduced on Monday.

    Pff. Whatever. See if yours gets sold on Tuesday.
     
  9. smacrumon macrumors 68030

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    You can't exchange it at an Apple store for one that you want?
     
  10. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    The OP wants to cash it out for a vacation, but he works for Apple too!
     
  11. gigaguy macrumors 65816

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    JUst because Apple sets a price does not mean that is near what people want to pay and like stated, it's 15 month old tech ad not a huge selling device. Some are buying used and 42mm Sport models in the 200-300 range. The 38mm model is also a smaller market. It's odd that someone who works for Apple is unaware of their market.
     
  12. smacrumon macrumors 68030

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    I'm interested, is the thread starter wanting to cash out the watch to pay for the expenses of an actually holiday away, or is the thread starter wanting to pay for time off work because they do not receive paid leave/holidays/vacations from their employer?
     
  13. Armen macrumors 604

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    Dude seriously What the ****? You were complaining on the other thread that the Apple watch should be sold at $195.00 new and you're interested in this guy's apple watch for $400? :rolleyes:
     
  14. the batman thread starter macrumors regular

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    not in sales, still odd?

    also, this isn't the sports model, and it's brand new

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    apple give great benefits and vacation hours. i want to sell it so i can afford to book somewhere on air bnb ha
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    i think he means he is interested in why i need the cash, ha, not that he's actually interested in the product
     
  15. smacrumon macrumors 68030

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    :eek::eek:
    I'm interested in the scenario with the thread starter's vacation situation whether it is self funded or paid by the employer. Apple watch should start at $195. The thread starter has a stainless steel version. Talk about some aggression over an unrelated question. :eek:
     
  16. Armen macrumors 604

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    That's something a bit personal to be interested in isn't it?
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    Well I misunderstood so chill you mad man :p
     
  17. smacrumon macrumors 68030

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    Sorry for the confusion. That's good you get vacation hours and benefits. (Meanwhile I was browsing the minimum leave around the world. Some countries have it good, some surprisingly do not. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_minimum_annual_leave_by_country )
    Good luck selling it. If you want to move the watch fast, might be worth going close to half its retail value plus free shipping. Make sure you insure it when sending. I've heard so many scam stories.
     
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    the batman thread starter macrumors regular

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    if best buy are currently selling this specific model for $450, i'm hoping i can get $400 for it. if you get it from best buy you still have to add tax on, so it would be still be a decent saving
     
  19. smacrumon macrumors 68030

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    I don't view asking about someone's general workplace holiday arrangements as personal. Maybe if I asked what their annual income was, or what their daily living arrangements were, these might be personal questions. But the responder can choose to answer or politely decline, the responder tells me what is or isn't personal or crosses the line. I come from a position that the more we discuss, the more we learn about each other. :)
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    Could you potentially sell the watch part and the band separately? Would that get you a large price in the end?
     
  20. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Not if it's a sealed box to begin with.
     
  21. the batman thread starter macrumors regular

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    yep, it's not two seperate things. all in one sealed box
     
  22. troy14 macrumors 6502a

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    There's a separate marketplace here, although you have to meet criteria to be able to gain access. That being said, it is against the rules here to sell in places other than the marketplace. I'd edit your post before it gets deleted/closed.
     
  23. the batman thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks for the tip! will do so now. do you know what the criteria is?
     
  24. JayLenochiniMac, Jun 11, 2016
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    All the OP is asking is why his AW isn't selling. Nothing more than that and it's not in danger of being deleted/closed, not even his sarcasm as indicated by "haha."
     
  25. Fancuku macrumors 6502a

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    Been a member for 180 days, which you obviously have been, and have at least 250 posts which you are only halfway there.
     

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