Wondering where the watches are?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Ben_Dover, May 10, 2015.

  1. Ben_Dover macrumors regular

    Ben_Dover

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    I wonder how many people had bought or will buy these watches. I hope none. But I see people bidding. They're overpriced and taking advantage of people. I have seen an $800 sports - that would've been an SS with ac+ for me. I hope next gen will be a better experience to avoid these issues.
     

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  2. AbeFrohman macrumors 6502

    AbeFrohman

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    Those watches are already made and sold and have nothing to do with anyone's current wait. I hope everyone waiting DOES buy them... Moves me up in the queue.
     
  3. Ben_Dover thread starter macrumors regular

    Ben_Dover

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    I know. There is a thread about sightings of aw and there's not much. I figured a decent amount went to sites like this. Although there are people buying those watches, I don't see any movement in shipping.
     
  4. AbeFrohman macrumors 6502

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    Because the supply side of this equation struggling to catch up.
     
  5. lsutigerfan1976 macrumors 68000

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    I don't know about taking advantage of ppl. It's not like anyone is forcing someone to pay more for an item. If I list my watch for $10,000 and someone is willing to pay that much. So be it. No one is forcing them though to pay extra when they can wait. That's all on them.
     
  6. ericgtr12 macrumors 6502a

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    Yep, in typical Apple fashion their stock for new releases is not ready for a major release.
     
  7. mcdj macrumors 604

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    I think it's absolutely ready, from the standpoint of a conservative launch of a brand new device in their lineup.

    There are likely two (or more) sets of projected sales numbers... A.) The number of watches they know, unequivocally, they will sell, and B.) What they hope to sell.

    There's no way in the world to guarantee B at launch, so they go for A, which also lines up with production constraints and timing much better than B anyway.

    No caterer wants to be left with spoiled food at the end of the party, so if the cooking is immensely popular, they run out.

    In the case of the watch, I think the interest level was higher than Apple even hoped, thus the mad scramble and delays.
     

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