If you're in the market for a robust and stylish Apple Watch
alternative at a reasonable price, it's probably not a good idea to get the Galaxy Watch
, Watch Active
, or Gear S3
directly from Samsung. While the world's largest smartphone vendor
(and second-largest smartwatch vendor
) has been offering a few decent discounts
on all the aforementioned devices in recent months, you can save substantially more by shopping on eBay.
Case in point, a killer new deal from top-rated seller TekReplay, which allows you to pay a measly $215.99 for an "open box" LTE-enabled Samsung Galaxy Watch
in a 46mm size. That's down from a $399.99 list price and $349.99 charged right now through Samsung's official US e-store for a brand-new unit with a standard 1-year warranty included.
Obviously, you don't get the same coverage from TekReplay, but the 98.8 percent positively rated eBay seller does throw in a free 60-day warranty, which is better than what you usually get with these types of deals. That's probably because you're not looking at your typical refurbished gadgets here, but rather units in "new other" condition, inspected, cleaned, and guaranteed to look "excellent", with no signs of use whatsoever.
The silver stainless steel smartwatch is accompanied by a black aftermarket band and "premium" aftermarket charging dock, while the original packaging is not included. You also get free nationwide shipping and free 30 day returns, so there's absolutely nothing that can go wrong here.
Keep in mind that you'll need a special wireless plan from your carrier to use the standalone voice calling functionality of this LTE-enabled Galaxy Watch, which comes with a slew of other premium features, from a built-in heart rate monitor to GPS support, wrist payment capabilities, excellent battery life, a super-sharp AMOLED display, waterproof design, and standalone music streaming. All for only 216 bucks.