Date of purchase: July 16, 2015
Location of purchase: Singapore, but shipped to Taiwan.
Hey everyone. I wanted to buy the iwatch here in Taiwan, but believe it or not, it was sold out of every Apple store in the country.
I also found out on Taiwan TV news that the country only got 700 iwatches for the whole country. A WTH moment for sure.
The only iwatches left were the gold ones, and since they were asking $15,000 US dollars for it, I had to pass...while laughing. I decided the only way was to order one on line, so I went to my iphone and found the closest Apple site...which is in Singapore. I looked and if I ordered it from them I could get it in 3 days! I said yes and bought the white sport. Its a lot cheaper to buy than the metal band ones. Also, I will buy a metal band myself on line from Ebay and get it for 15% the price Apple is asking for it. Thats a savings of nearly 150-170 US dollars just for a band.
The watch itself cost me $450 and this is the cheapest they had. I did notice Asia does boost the sales price about 10-20% on Apple iPhones, iPads and iwatches.
Scott C. Waring-Taiwan
If you got an iwatch question, leave it in comments below. I will try my best to answer it. SCW