Apple Watch sellers on eBay look to profit from early adopters


If you think that turning to eBay to order the Apple Watch is going to save you some money, better start facing reality. While hundreds of listings for Apple's timepiece appear on the auction site, most are going for a stiff premium over the price that the sellers paid when they pre-ordered the smartwatch from Apple.

A 42mm Apple Watch Sport that Apple sells for $399 was sold for $560. But that is the price you have to pay to get the watch when the first batch ship on April 24th. Anyone ordering this watch now from Apple would not take delivery of it until June or July.

Remember, you cannot reserve an Apple Watch from the Apple Store. What you can reserve is an appointment to check out the watch at a future date. You can also set up an appointment from the comfort of your own house by going to the online Apple Store.

If money is no object, browsing through the listings of Apple Watches for sale on eBay will get you one pretty fast. But if you can't, or won't, pay a premium over Apple's retail price for a particular model, rummaging through eBay is not going to do you any good. Your best bet in that situation is to accept that others might be brandishing the Apple Watch months before you do.

source: CNBC via Gizmodo

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21 Comments

1. waddup121 unregistered

Of course...the earlier the better!

2. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

ZFG that watch will not make it to stores in the Dominican Republic so its the blackmarket then for even more rediculous prices.. no thanks

3. bucky

Posts: 3791; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Someone who actually wanted the watch for themselves could have had it. I hate when people soak up all of the product and screw other over.

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 31320; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

If I can't get it on the 24th, I'll wait till it's in store. No price gouged purchasing for me.

5. Rydsmith unregistered

You bought an Apple product, you've already been gouged.

6. bucky

Posts: 3791; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Don't be butt hurt.

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 31320; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

+1 Bucky

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 31320; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Have you seen it in person yet bucky?

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 31320; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Please don't respond to my posts, if it's gonna be stupid. I buy what I damn well want. Gouge that fool.

11. Rydsmith unregistered

Then why do you respond to your own posts? I mean the stupid things that have come out of your mouth I can't help but laugh at.

9. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

He could always go out and buy a Moto 360, the beloved of Android fanboys, with a smaller battery than was advertised and a 2009-vintage Ti OMAP 3 inside it for $250. No price gouging there for a 6 year old processor that wouldn't sell for 50 cents in bulk.

10. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

^ wow, classic "revenge worse than the original. Seriously guys when a fandroid trolls you don't go down their level, or even lower in this case (Napalm)

12. Rydsmith unregistered

So much anger from a joke post. But I guess the processor is so amazing in the Apple Watch, you know with The Verge writing in their review: "Let’s just get this out of the way: the Apple Watch, as I reviewed it for the past week and a half, is kind of slow. There’s no getting around it, no way to talk about all of its interface ideas and obvious potential and hints of genius without noting that sometimes it stutters loading notifications. Sometimes pulling location information and data from your iPhone over Bluetooth and Wi-Fi takes a long time. Sometimes apps take forever to load, and sometimes third-party apps never really load at all. Sometimes it’s just unresponsive for a few seconds while it thinks and then it comes back." Would rather have a smartwatch with an older processor that works than one that becomes frustrating to use. Oh and this being posted from my iPhone 6 Plus 126 GB variant so yeah....I'm such a fandroid.

14. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

I advise you try one at the store if you think it's slow. That particular review made me scratch my head the minute I left the Apple Store. The only thing I could come up with is that he was talking about third party apps. That is not the watch problem, but more the developers problem. They need to get the watch and optimize their apps which I'm sure they are planning on doing. The watch itself is very fluid from what I tested which was the core interface and apps. Third party apps were not available on the one I tried.

17. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Notifications are hardly third party apps. And the Verge is quite the Apple fansite, so it's not that they are making this s**t up. Have you tested notifications? Or just the core interface? That's hardly enough testing to see if it's really slow.

18. drunkenjay

Posts: 1697; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

darkjedi wont believe you he will ask for pics and when you prove it to him, he runs away. happened to me last week.

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 31320; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You didn't prove anything, and as far as running away goes, this is a tech site. I live in the real world, and will never run. #grownmanish. You're also a lie, I didn't ask you got anything.

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 31320; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

For...

21. drunkenjay

Posts: 1697; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

yes... because if i say something negative about apple you accuse me.. right... growmanish? as far as im concerned bended was a word but i dont think growmanish was a word. lie about what? you saying i dont have an iphone 6? i think it is time for you to grow up.

15. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

What's crazy about the Apple watch is the possible number they sold at launch. Everybody was screaming about the prices and do we need it, but it could go down as the most successful Apple product launch ever. If Apple made anything close to two million for launch, that is Indeed what has happened. It took the initial iPhone a year to reach that.

16. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Correction on my post above. The could sell only 500,000 on opening day and effectively have the best product launch ever. I think it's safe to safe they met that!

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