If you were a little late to the Apple Watch pre-order party then you are likely to have joined the back of a lengthy queue. Not long after pre-orders started, shipping times soon stretched into June.
If you really can’t wait that long to get your hands on an Apple Watch then there is another way, but it’s going to cost a pretty penny and importantly, we wouldn’t recommend it.
The way of which we speak is the infamous eBay, where Apple Watch pre-orders have been selling since the device went up on Apple’s online store last week.
At the time of writing this, there are plenty of options available across all price ranges including Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport and Apple Watch Edition, though the latter is in shorter supply for somewhat obvious reasons.
If you’re going for a Sport model for instance, then be ready to pay $300 above its regular price. For higher end models, such as the 38mm and 42mm Stainless Steel Space Black Link Bracelet option – selling for $1,049 and $1,099 respectively – are going for $4,200 combined.
With some Apple Watch pre-orders selling for over double their face value, some people are set to make a fair chunk of cash in the deal, whether Apple likes it or not. It’s arguable that the laws of supply and demand mean such goings on are inevitable, but that won’t make it any more palatable for many people.
It is believed that Apple made an initial order for 1.5 million Apple Watches, it’s likely it has sold around that number if not more, though we obviously don’t know what kind of mix across the three ranges have been bought.
The Apple Watch pre-orders went live on April 10th and it goes on sale on the 24th in select countries. If Apple already has online orders pushed out to July though, we can’t imagine too many being available for a second wave of international launches whenever they may be.
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