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    So im suppose to meet up tomorrow and possibly buy one second hand. is there any way to tell the difference between series 2 and series 1? Also is there a way to make sure its not stolen and black listed?
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    I've set up my gen 1 watch right there at the door opening where I bought it from a lady. During the process it asked for her password and it took her some time to remember the right one. Apparently she forgot to remove the Watch from her Apple ID prior to the meet.

    After you're done setting it up, check the back of the watch for the serial number, open https://checkcoverage.apple.com and the watch should appear there with all of its information.
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    The S2 has a Pool Swim and Open Water Swim mode in the Workout menu because it's water resistant to 50m. I don't know that the S1 would have that.

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    I don't know that the S1 would have that, since it isn't water-resistant to 50m and Apple wouldn't want to be seen as encouraging a swim. Maybe someone with an S1 can confirm or deny?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartarus View Post
    I've set up my gen 1 watch right there at the door opening where I bought it from a lady.
    Good move! I read somewhere else that a buyer got home only to find he couldn't pair the Watch because it 'belonged' to someone else. A phone call got it sorted, but it was a little inconvenient.

    If you found the seller from Craig's List, suggest you meet in the lobby of your local police dept. Not that all sellers from CL are bad, but one man's paranoia is another man's 'careful'.

    I don't think there's anyway to tell if it's stolen, at least not from Apple. And there's no 'blacklist' database that I've ever heard of. You might ask the seller if he/she is known to NCIC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mac Guy View Post
    Good move! I read somewhere else that a buyer got home only to find he couldn't pair the Watch because it 'belonged' to someone else. A phone call got it sorted, but it was a little inconvenient.

    If you found the seller from Craig's List, suggest you meet in the lobby of your local police dept. Not that all sellers from CL are bad, but one man's paranoia is another man's 'careful'.

    I don't think there's anyway to tell if it's stolen, at least not from Apple. And there's no 'blacklist' database that I've ever heard of. You might ask the seller if he/she is known to NCIC.
    It's custom to meet at the train station or at someone's home when buying from eBay or the Dutch equivalent. I'm from the Netherlands.
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    I canceled. it seemed to shady. dude wouldn't send a picture of it and was super short with responses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtbiker0025 View Post
    I canceled. it seemed to shady. dude wouldn't send a picture of it and was super short with responses.
    I would have done the same. Canceled, that is.
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    Yeah the biggest hint was he deleted his post on craigslist. why would you delete your ad if you didn't sell? haha im not getting murdered tonight lol
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    I cant believe how short stocked these things are. Apple is back ordered till almost december!! crazy

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