The Apple Watch will start arriving Friday morning for those who pre-ordered the device. However, Apple Store retail locations will not carry the Apple Watch in their stores — for now. However, if you head over to Craigslist, you can buy one if you have $1,000 or more.
One Craigslist seller claims they ordered the wrong size Apple Watch and they will give the watch to you on Friday for $1,050.
“I ordered the wrong size, so I need to sell. I got one of the very few of this model. The watch will be brand new, sealed and, unlike many Apple watches, is guaranteed to be delivered April 24, the first day of availability. Cash only. Be the first to have this beautiful Apple Watch! This sold out in minutes online and remain sold out for many weeks. It’s gorgeous, and the Milanese band is really comfortable and ideal for business or casual. The sapphire crystal is tough and looks great.”
Another Craigslist seller from Azusa, California, claims they will buy it for you and sell it to you for the “ultra-cheap” price of $999.
“Hello I will be picking up an apple watch tomorrow at 9:00. Just let me know what style and band type you want and I will deliver it to you. Can purchase any of the three models. Give me a call or text if you are interested.”
The Apple Watch will be one hotly searched for item. Apple most likely made the availability of the watch so scarce in order to generate as much hype as possible. The watch has received mixed reviews. CNET, who usually gives anything by Apple at least four-and-a-half stars, only gave the Apple Watch three-and-a-half stars.
“The watch is beautiful and promising — the most ambitious wearable that exists. But in an attempt to do everything in the first generation, the Apple Watch still leaves plenty to be desired. Short battery life compared with other watches and higher prices are the biggest flags for now. But Apple is just setting sail, and it has a long journey ahead.”
The New York Times is impressed with the Apple Watch, but thinks the learning curve is too steep.
“First there was a day to learn the device’s initially complex user interface. Then another to determine how it could best fit it into my life. And still one more to figure out exactly what Apple’s first major new product in five years is trying to do — and, crucially, what it isn’t,” says author Farhad Manjoo.
Apple is hoping to convince people they need a smartwatch in their lives. Judging by the pre-orders and hype, people are convinced they can’t live without the Apple Watch.
[Photo Credit: Craigslist]