Apple Watch---Big Deal or Big Bust?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by UpstateNYUPSer, Apr 24, 2015.

  1. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    The first wave of orders for the new Apple Watch were out for delivery today. The delivery instructions were the same as for any other Apple product----signature or e-release only. We were told to call the center after each delivery attempt and were also told to bring any that we were unable to deliver to the office so that they could be locked up over the weekend.

    I had the grand total of 1 Apple Watch today. Thankfully the consignee was home and signed for it in person. I sent an ODS confirming the delivery.

    How many of the watches were out for delivery in your centers today?
     
  2. 9.5er

    9.5er Well-Known Member

    I had 1 for a business that is closed on Fridays. Brought it back and handed it to OMS. Have a good weekend.
     
  3. BrownTexas

    BrownTexas Well-Known Member

    1, e-release. We didn't have to tell them anything once it was delivered.
     
  4. SandW357

    SandW357 New Member

    I had 4 of them. 2 E-release, 1 person home, and 1 NI1. No big deal
     
  5. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    I delivered four. All 4 were home waiting, like giddy kids on Xmas morning. Got no msg to notify center after each attempt. But did get a message very late in day to bring any Apple send agains to office.
     
  6. Pooter

    Pooter Active Member

    I only had 1 in a upscale neighborhood where I normally delivered 10+ iPhones 6 on release day.

    It might be the price. Just seems like a rip off at full price
     
  7. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    The price isn't that bad (less than $150 I think) but what use is it? You also need an iphone for the watch to do anything.
     
  8. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    I think the majority will wait to let Apple work the kinks out. I've heard they will be many
     
  9. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    The long skinny ones were the cheapy ones, while the more cubed ones the higher quality ones.
     
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    $150? Try $400 for the base model.
     
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  11. upsmaninmi

    upsmaninmi Member

    I read that the majority will be shipped next month. Very few went out today. There are a select few Apple stores across the country that have them available now.
     
  12. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Yeah, I saw a story earlier that had the prices wrong. They are stupidly expensive.

    The Apple Watch is available in three models — all identical except for the metal that forms the case. There’s aluminum alloy (Apple Sport, $350 and up); stainless steel(Apple Watch, $550 and up); and hardened 18K gold (Apple Watch Edition, $10,000and up).
    https://www.yahoo.com/tech/the-apple-watch-half-computer-half-jewelry-115815015484.html
     
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  13. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Oddly they weren't available in Apple stores today but they were in some other retail stores.
     
  14. ViewAskew

    ViewAskew Active Member

    Maybe 20 between our 2 centers. 7-8 send agains handled like they were gold.
     
  15. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

  16. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Apple can still count on their fanboys to buy every piece of crap they sell.
     
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  17. ZQXC

    ZQXC Guest

    Was that today?
     
  18. Pooter

    Pooter Active Member

    It's a hard sell. Half the people with iPhones can't afford the full price unless they get stuck in a contract.

    Now have those same people buy a $400+ Phone accessory?

    Good luck.
     
  19. mdnj88

    mdnj88 Active Member

    I had most in my center. 15. Got rid of every one, I was pretty proud of myself.
     
  20. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Deplorable.

    Probably about 40 in our center. I had 2. Got rid of one, the other is going back out for delivery tomorrow.