1. swarlos's Avatar
    For me and what the Watch does I do believe it is too expensive. I honestly don't see a need for one right now but more power to everyone who does buy one and I hope they are happy with their purchase. I do think Apple is nuts in their pricing on these watches because what it mostly comes down to is the bands and the difference in materials for the different Watch versions which I personally think is ridiculous.
    03-26-2015 02:19 PM
  2. PortCity79's Avatar
    Whether it is to expensive or not depends on how much the individual has to spend on a watch. Watch prices in general range from a few dollars to 100k plus. If you can afford a 100k watch then the Apple watch is cheap to you. It's all relative to what you can afford.
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    03-26-2015 06:44 PM
  3. bakron1's Avatar
    I agree that the watch is priced a little high and for folks like me who have a big wrist, I will need the bigger 42MM version which is a 700 device which I think should be 500.00

    But, I will be at the Apple Store the day it's released to try one on and I will probably shell out the money right there and then to have one on my wrist.

    I did the same thing back in 1976 when I bought my first Rolex Submariner at the military PX in Germany. I thought the watch was way over priced until I sold it a few years ago for a hell of a lot more then I paid for it.

    I don't think the iWatch will ever be in the same category as a Rolex, but I can guarantee you will see some of the folks on Wall Street and the business sector sporting one on their wrist!
    03-27-2015 05:26 AM
  4. Edward_Dawson's Avatar
    Yes, I think I will pay for it. Because, Apple products will certainly worth the price and also, it will have the best quality and features in it.
    03-27-2015 07:38 AM
  5. jdlnmia's Avatar
    I will buy one. Most likely space black steel and a space black rubber band for the gym.

    Was looking to get an Edition on black rubber band but pricing is insane.
    03-31-2015 12:22 AM
  6. Utteru calls's Avatar
    I am just waiting for decreasing the price. Apple watch having great features but not affordable for me.
    03-31-2015 09:02 AM
  7. Edward_Dawson's Avatar
    I will buy one. Most likely space black steel and a space black rubber band for the gym.

    Was looking to get an Edition on black rubber band but pricing is insane.
    It is good choice to buy space black steel and a space black rubber band for the gym. I wish to buy black sport band and I think it is certainly worth the price.
    04-09-2015 07:26 AM
  8. eve6er69's Avatar
    full disclosure, i havent read all the previous posts. but my answer to the op is no. people and carriers i think are going to bundle the prices. so 50 a month for the combo for 24 moths like how they do with tmobile or any mobile share type of plan now so you pay the whole price over time and not all up front.
    04-09-2015 09:04 AM
  9. iEd's Avatar
    full disclosure, i havent read all the previous posts. but my answer to the op is no. people and carriers i think are going to bundle the prices. so 50 a month for the combo for 24 moths like how they do with tmobile or any mobile share type of plan now so you pay the whole price over time and not all up front.
    Carriers won't be selling the Apple Watch.


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    04-09-2015 10:08 AM
  10. eve6er69's Avatar
    Carriers won't be selling the Apple Watch.


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    Ahh. Good to know. Thanks for the info.
    04-09-2015 10:29 AM
  11. dpham00's Avatar
    Carriers won't be selling the Apple Watch.


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    will apple be offering a device payment plan?
    04-09-2015 11:50 AM
  12. apcman's Avatar
    I can live with the watch being $350 but I don't think the extra bands should be so high. If I got the watch sport and wanted a nicer band to wear to let's say a business function I would have to drop another $400-500 bucks. At that point it is too much. The extra bands to get a nice stainless steel band or leather option should be a lot cheaper so you can get the sport model and transform it into a watch you can wear everywhere not just the gym. The sport band would look ridiculous in a fancy setting.
    04-10-2015 09:57 AM
  13. Solamar's Avatar
    will apple be offering a device payment plan?
    Yes. They offer flat pay-over-time directly online with Paypal Credit. 6, 12 or 24 months, your choice.

    This tempts me to go to the Link w/Apple Care warranty.
    04-30-2015 09:09 AM
  14. cardfan's Avatar
    I can live with the watch being $350 but I don't think the extra bands should be so high. If I got the watch sport and wanted a nicer band to wear to let's say a business function I would have to drop another $400-500 bucks. At that point it is too much. The extra bands to get a nice stainless steel band or leather option should be a lot cheaper so you can get the sport model and transform it into a watch you can wear everywhere not just the gym. The sport band would look ridiculous in a fancy setting.
    To be quite honest, any of them might not look right in a fancy setting. It's not as if the SS screams luxury or even 700 dollars. I think it's barely tolerable for business casual or suit. FWIW, not wearing a watch meant not worrying at all. I still see it as a tech gadget though.
    04-30-2015 09:47 AM
  15. anaphora68's Avatar
    I don't think the watch is too expensive. It's a first-gen Apple Product.

    I would compare it to a higher quality watch, like a Citizen. You pay for quality. As a timepiece, I actually like the Apple Watch. It's accurate, and if you really want to you can set it to be a few minutes fast, which I find rather nice.

    I happen to like the look of it. I've been wearing it for a week and no one has noticed that I'm wearing a Smart Watch.

    Plus, the Mickey watch face makes me feel nostalgic; my first watch was a Mickey Mouse watch.
    04-30-2015 09:59 AM
  16. Bigeric23's Avatar
    I agree with you. With style and quality come price.
    04-30-2015 09:24 PM
  17. iChris8's Avatar
    As much as I REALLY wanted to like the Apple Watch, I am returning it. Right now it doesn't serve any use that my phone can't do. I am a totally Apple fanboy and buy literally every product that they make, however, the watch was disappointing. It's practically a $400+ paperweight on my arm. My watch is on eBay,
    hopefully the next owner will find more use for it than I did. I really believed in apple, now I'm pretty disappointed.
    05-01-2015 06:05 AM
  18. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    As much as I REALLY wanted to like the Apple Watch, I am returning it. Right now it doesn't serve any use that my phone can't do. I am a totally Apple fanboy and buy literally every product that they make, however, the watch was disappointing. It's practically a $400+ paperweight on my arm. My watch is on eBay,
    hopefully the next owner will find more use for it than I did. I really believed in apple, now I'm pretty disappointed.
    If you have enough posts, you could also post it for sale in the Marketplace forum. Be sure to read the instructions.
    05-01-2015 06:39 AM
  19. Bifurcated's Avatar
    I can live with the watch being $350 but I don't think the extra bands should be so high.
    You got that right. I doubt that the leather bands cost them even $10 to make, and they are selling them for $150. When they are priced this high, people just don't buy one. Sometimes you get less revenue over all when you price too high.
    05-01-2015 08:41 AM
  20. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    As much as I REALLY wanted to like the Apple Watch, I am returning it. Right now it doesn't serve any use that my phone can't do. I am a totally Apple fanboy and buy literally every product that they make, however, the watch was disappointing. It's practically a $400+ paperweight on my arm. My watch is on eBay,
    hopefully the next owner will find more use for it than I did. I really believed in apple, now I'm pretty disappointed.
    Out of curiosity, what were you expecting when you purchased it? You seem so disappointed in such a short time with the watch. What was the deal breaker?


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    05-01-2015 09:58 AM
  21. tigerinexile's Avatar
    It's very expensive.

    But no-one clouted anyone over the head and ordered them to buy it.

    I ordered a stainless steel 42mm watch with a Milanese loop band, a leather loop, a sport band, and AppleCare+.

    Sometimes Apple products simply aren't worth it -- I'd class the new MacBook that way, and I don't regret passing it up. In a generation or two it may be worth it.

    I didn't pass up the Apple Watch or go entry-level. Too interested in the product.

    The naysayers should wait a generation or three for improvements. I'll be switching back and forth with a Pebble Time. I'll see which set of trade offs make more sense to me.
    05-02-2015 07:09 PM
  22. Bifurcated's Avatar
    I didn't pass up the Apple Watch or go entry-level. Too interested in the product.
    Yes, for sure, as people say, a thing is worth whatever someone is willing to pay for it. And the complete sold-out status of the watch tells us that people are indeed willing to pay these prices. And ironically, despite all my complaints, I appear to be among the willing.

    But this is the first time I've felt outright gouged by an Apple product. When a simple leather band that probably costs less than $10 to make is being sold for $150, I feel gouged. I've spent an enormous amount on Apple products over the years, but have always felt that despite being expensive, they were good value for money. This is truly the first time I feel that I spent too much on one.

    Maybe I'm all alone. But if I'm not, this is the kind of thing that harms brand loyalty over time.
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    05-04-2015 11:47 AM
  23. tigerinexile's Avatar
    Maybe I'm all alone. But if I'm not, this is the kind of thing that harms brand loyalty over time.
    Oh, for sure you're not alone.

    But there are other products for which I think the price is/was far too high for me. First-gen MacBook Airs, the current MacBook.

    That wasn't the case here. For better or worse.


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    05-04-2015 03:45 PM
  24. Bigeric23's Avatar
    Oh, for sure you're not alone.

    But there are other products for which I think the price is/was far too high for me. First-gen MacBook Airs, the current MacBook.

    That wasn't the case here. For better or worse.


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    I agree with you. This is not the first time Apple has priced a product higher than “normal.” But in this case, I don’t think the Apple Watch is overpriced.
    05-04-2015 03:55 PM
  25. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    It does seem odd you can buy a 64 gb iP Plus for the same price as the 42mm Sport Watch.


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5. ☮
    05-04-2015 05:37 PM
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