The Apple Watch release date is two weeks away and the Apple Watch pre-orders are live. If you didn’t wake up and place an order int he first 10 minutes there is no way you can get one from Apple by the Apple Watch release date on April 24th.
With all of the news and hype surrounding the Apple Watch you may be just tuning in to what the Apple Watch can do and deciding that you want to buy one.
If you missed out on the iPhone 6 pre-orders you could get up early and stand in line on the release date for a chance at finding an iPhone in stock at an Apple Store and many other retailers. That is not something you can do with the Apple Watch.
If you see lines outside the Apple Store on the Apple Watch release date these users are in for disappointment. On the Apple Watch release date you cannot buy an Apple Watch in stores. You will not be able to do this until after Apple meets the demand for the Apple Watch.
So, what can you do now if you think you want the Apple Watch?
Just Order An Apple Watch Already
It’s not possible to buy one on the Apple Watch release day or for release date delivery anymore. For most of the Apple Watch models delivery is at least a month out and some are as far out as June.
Apple will not charger you until the Apple Watch ships, so if you think you want one, you should just place the pre-order and wait. This isn’t like the iPhone or iPad that you can walk into a third-party store and luckily find one in stock.
Don’t Buy on eBay or Craigslist
Now that Apple Watch release date deliveries are not an option we are seeing a lot of users offering to sell the Apple Watch on eBay or Craigslist with a several hundred dollar premium.
If you want to spend the extra cash on the Apple Watch that’s your decision, but there are vastly better ways to spend your money — like on a Stainless Steel Apple Watch with a Link Bracelet.
It is possible that Apple will catch up to demand faster than the current estimates, and if you are already in line you will be in a better place and you will get a better deal than buying from a third-party.
Wait for Reviews of Third-Party Bands
The Apple Watch bands are a little bit expensive, but if you want to add to your Apple Watch band collection you may be able to find third-party band options. We’ve already found a number of options on Amazon, but most of the images make it harder to figure out what the quality of these bands are.
If you want to add more bands, it is a good idea to make sure that these are made with quality materials and designed to last long. It’s also a good idea to wait to see what you need. We’re hearing that you need to wear a sport band if you want the fitness tracking to work.
Schedule an Appointment to Try On the Apple Watch
If you want to know all about the Apple Watch you need to schedule an appointment to try it on. You’ll be able to walk in at some point, but in the next few weeks we could see a wait for walk in users.
Here’s how to schedule an Apple Watch appointment at an Apple Store. You can choose a wide variety of times for a 15-minute block. Apple will help you try on multiple sizes and bands. You can’t try the Apple Watch Edition on at every store and even with the other options Apple will help you try it on. You’ll only be able to test some of the features because it is a personal device that you’ll experience best when connected to your device.
Apple Watch Returns
The Apple Watch is a gadget that some users plan to buy and try out for a week and a half and then return if they don’t like it. The Apple Watch return period is 14 days, so you can try it out without worrying about getting stuck with an Apple Watch that you don’t like.