Looks like this product and a few others were added to the Apple refurb store tonight.
These prices aren't that good.
I see the base 40mm SE GPS is only $359
If you really need one now, then fine, get it if that's the model you want.
I bought a S5 44mm GPS +Cellular from JB Hifi earlier this year for only $536, and Apple want $549 for the same thing now (and that's after the S7 has been released).
Keep an eye out on specials and you'll get brand new for a better price.
I got a 44mm Apple Watch series 5 with cellular on Facebook marketplace for $200. A couple weeks later it would sometimes heat up more than usual on the charger. I sent it off to apple and they replaced it for free under warranty. Now using it as I speak. Might be worth keeping an eye out on second hand marketplaces too.
How is something sold on FB marketplace still under Apple warranty?
warranty transfers with the sale
Plus a lot of companies are extra cautious with battery/charger issues.
@beatsntoons: Ok thanks
Because some people sell their stuff before the warranty runs out. Apple doesn’t care much about receipts, they can see when it was produced and when it was first activated.
@bozbargain: Ok thanks
@bozbargain: So it doesn’t matter who owns it first? And even if you don’t have the receipt with you?
@Jayd3n: Nah. They manage everything with series/ieme number.
If you sell a second hand product that is still under warranty you increase the resell value a bit as well as the chances of selling quick. People buy it with a lot more confidence
did they replace or repair
They replaced it. It was still under its 2 year ACL warranty. And at the time I bought it a couple of months ago all of the Apple Watch series 5 models were under 2 years old so I knew this one has warranty leftover
Exactly what I had planned but deals have been scarce to say the least. had been hoping to snap up a couple discounted SE's or stock clearance on the Series 6s, to my chagrin S6 has all but disappeared from inventories and I've not come across any reasonable sales.
Always-on display is a big thing for me, it just makes the watch look less nerdy. That rules out the SE for me, a S5 at this price would have been perfect.