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  # 1349627 22-Jul-2015 08:36
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MikeB4: Those prices $599 to $26,500 are insane


I'd expect the ones that can afford a gold $30000 watch, do that easier than us buying a $599 one

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  # 1349630 22-Jul-2015 08:52
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Remember the insides of every 38mm (and every 42mm) is the same. The Case/Strap is the thing which makes the difference in price.



 
 
 
 


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  # 1349631 22-Jul-2015 08:53
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just preordered a $30,000 one!


how can that be worth 30k.... its so small, cant be that much gold....

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MikeB4: Those prices $599 to $26,500 are insane


Just give it a month or two and it will  be $199


does not happen with Apple products, they seldom discount and if they do its 5-10% only for a limited time




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MikeB4:
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MikeB4: Those prices $599 to $26,500 are insane


Just give it a month or two and it will  be $199


does not happen with Apple products, they seldom discount and if they do its 5-10% only for a limited time


Yep, and the permanent reduction if they keep the last years model going for another year which I doubt they would do with the watch

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  # 1349706 22-Jul-2015 10:20
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wondering if people selling there imported ones will now drop there price.




Balm its gone!


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  # 1349866 22-Jul-2015 15:41
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Looks like Noel Leeming will be selling these in Three locations - two in auckland, one in wellington.

www.noelleeming.co.nz/applewatch



 
 
 
 


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  # 1349901 22-Jul-2015 16:36
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Kickass: Looks like Noel Leeming will be selling these in Three locations - two in auckland, one in wellington.

www.noelleeming.co.nz/applewatch




just called youbee & they also said they hope to have them in on launch day.

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  # 1351080 24-Jul-2015 11:19
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LennonNZ: Remember the insides of every 38mm (and every 42mm) is the same. The Case/Strap is the thing which makes the difference in price.




The 42mm Watch also has a bigger screen and Battery (has longer battery life than 38mm model).

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kbkiwi:
LennonNZ: Remember the insides of every 38mm (and every 42mm) is the same. The Case/Strap is the thing which makes the difference in price.




The 42mm Watch also has a bigger screen and Battery (has longer battery life than 38mm model).


Yes what I meant was all 38mm insides are the same and all 42mm insides are the same

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  # 1351230 24-Jul-2015 16:30
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Back in March I predicted NZ$1799 for the 42mm Black Stainless Steel, which would have been an insanely expensive price. However, not as insanely expensive as the actual NZ$1949 that it is.




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  # 1351245 24-Jul-2015 16:52
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Paul1977: Back in March I predicted NZ$1799 for the 42mm Black Stainless Steel, which would have been an insanely expensive price. However, not as insanely expensive as the actual NZ$1949 that it is.

 

 

Yeah but in March the NZD was 75c US, not the 66c it is now,

(something from the US that was NZ $1799 in March would now be north of $2K

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  # 1351409 24-Jul-2015 23:18
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Paul1977: Back in March I predicted NZ$1799 for the 42mm Black Stainless Steel, which would have been an insanely expensive price. However, not as insanely expensive as the actual NZ$1949 that it is.


Umm it is simple math:

U.S. Price for Black SS 42mm - $1099 USD

Convert to NZ dollars at current exchange rate of 65c:, then add 15% GST = $1944 NZD

This means Apple is making a whole $5 premium on the NZ version - OH THE HORROR!!!


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Paul1977: Back in March I predicted NZ$1799 for the 42mm Black Stainless Steel, which would have been an insanely expensive price. However, not as insanely expensive as the actual NZ$1949 that it is.


Umm it is simple math:

U.S. Price for Black SS 42mm - $1099 USD

Convert to NZ dollars at current exchange rate of 65c:, then add 15% GST = $1944 NZD

This means Apple is making a whole $5 premium on the NZ version - OH THE HORROR!!!



Why does an insane US price make the NZ price any less insane?

Answer: it doesn't - NZ$1949 for a watch that will be outdated in less than a year is insane.

I appreciate the condescension though.


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  # 1355420 30-Jul-2015 17:37
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Paul1977:
kbkiwi:
Paul1977: Back in March I predicted NZ$1799 for the 42mm Black Stainless Steel, which would have been an insanely expensive price. However, not as insanely expensive as the actual NZ$1949 that it is.


Umm it is simple math:

U.S. Price for Black SS 42mm - $1099 USD

Convert to NZ dollars at current exchange rate of 65c:, then add 15% GST = $1944 NZD

This means Apple is making a whole $5 premium on the NZ version - OH THE HORROR!!!



Why does an insane US price make the NZ price any less insane?

Answer: it doesn't - NZ$1949 for a watch that will be outdated in less than a year is insane.

I appreciate the condescension though.



You realise there are literally hundreds of stainless steel watches from dozens of different brands that cost several thousand dollars?

And guess what - all those other premium stainless steel watches do is tell the time. You buy an Apple watch and in ten years time it will still be able to tell the time, as well as do a whole lot more. Saying it will be "outdated" is completely meaningless.

I have a first generation iPod nano - and guess what: a decade later it still does exactly what it did the day I bought it. is it outdated compared to todays models? absolutely! does it fail in its job to do the same things i bought it to do? absolutely not!+

reading posts like yours will be absolutely hilarious in 5 years time.


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