1. dirtbiker0025's Avatar
    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?
    10-18-2016 09:01 PM
  2. Tartarus's Avatar
    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.
    Last edited by Tartarus; 10-18-2016 at 11:18 PM.
    10-18-2016 11:08 PM
  3. Mac Guy's Avatar
    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?
    10-19-2016 09:49 AM
  4. Mac Guy's Avatar
    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.
    10-19-2016 09:57 AM
  5. Tartarus's Avatar
    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.
    10-19-2016 11:48 AM
  6. dirtbiker0025's Avatar
    I canceled. it seemed to shady. dude wouldn't send a picture of it and was super short with responses.
    10-19-2016 03:16 PM
  7. Mac Guy's Avatar
    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.
    10-20-2016 05:50 AM
  8. dirtbiker0025's Avatar
    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
    10-20-2016 11:47 AM
  9. dirtbiker0025's Avatar
    I cant believe how short stocked these things are. Apple is back ordered till almost december!! crazy
    10-20-2016 11:47 AM
  10. Jude526's Avatar
    Does the person have the original packaging? I always keep packaging in case I decide to sell. But that's me. I am honest. Also ask that has a clean ESN. I don't trust people on Craig's List. I have had friends get ripped off. And even worse horror stories on people. Be careful. I would buy from ebay. 100% protection and if you are ripped off, ebay gets your money back. I have been a member of ebay for many yrs and a buyer and a seller.
    02-19-2017 11:21 AM

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