Apple Watch Series 3 - £255.99 @ eGlobal Central
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Apple Watch Series 3 - £255.99 @ eGlobal Central

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Found 22nd JanEdited by:"A2DY_"
Seems a cheap place to get an Apple Watch.

No it won’t arrive tomorrow but I’ve read people using this site before and it’ll arrive eventually and still be covered by Apple for the warranty.

42mm ones also listed from £280. eglobalcentral.co.uk/app…BwE

edit - code JBUY599 takes off a further £5.99
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Words fail me why people want a premium product and to save a few quid will buy from places like this whos' trust pilot rating shows exactly the failings of the business.
If it was a significant saving, the risk may be worth the while the punt, but not at this rate.
Cold.
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ikskwizituk4 m ago

Words fail me why people want a premium product and to save a few quid …Words fail me why people want a premium product and to save a few quid will buy from places like this whos' trust pilot rating shows exactly the failings of the business.If it was a significant saving, the risk may be worth the while the punt, but not at this rate.Cold.


I get where you are coming from however if I was after one of these (I’m not as already have a series 1 which is working fine) then a saving of £50 to me is worth it.

What exactly is the risk? Pay on credit card and you are fully protected against it not arriving or arriving broken. Apple will honour the warranty as if it was bought direct. Only downside I can see is the wait for delivery?

I wouldn’t buy any generic item from them but an Apple product is an Apple product and after the day of purchase will have the same quality of aftercare regardless of where it was purchase from.

Please correct me if I’ve missed anything
A2DY_35 m ago

I get where you are coming from however if I was after one of these (I’m n …I get where you are coming from however if I was after one of these (I’m not as already have a series 1 which is working fine) then a saving of £50 to me is worth it. What exactly is the risk? Pay on credit card and you are fully protected against it not arriving or arriving broken. Apple will honour the warranty as if it was bought direct. Only downside I can see is the wait for delivery?I wouldn’t buy any generic item from them but an Apple product is an Apple product and after the day of purchase will have the same quality of aftercare regardless of where it was purchase from.Please correct me if I’ve missed anything


Your absolutely correct!
A2DY_47 m ago

I get where you are coming from however if I was after one of these (I’m n …I get where you are coming from however if I was after one of these (I’m not as already have a series 1 which is working fine) then a saving of £50 to me is worth it. What exactly is the risk? Pay on credit card and you are fully protected against it not arriving or arriving broken. Apple will honour the warranty as if it was bought direct. Only downside I can see is the wait for delivery?I wouldn’t buy any generic item from them but an Apple product is an Apple product and after the day of purchase will have the same quality of aftercare regardless of where it was purchase from.Please correct me if I’ve missed anything


So delivery aside, I mean, there is quite a few horror stories but in any case. It's the post sales support. You're justifying your decision based on saying Apple will take care of everything? Not true.

Pay £299 and buy from John Lewis, etc. Quick delivery, great post sales support, no issues with returning or getting a replacement if necessary.

Why the added stress for a £45 saving? Baffles me.
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ikskwizituk12 m ago

So delivery aside, I mean, there is quite a few horror stories but in any …So delivery aside, I mean, there is quite a few horror stories but in any case. It's the post sales support. You're justifying your decision based on saying Apple will take care of everything? Not true.Pay £299 and buy from John Lewis, etc. Quick delivery, great post sales support, no issues with returning or getting a replacement if necessary.Why the added stress for a £45 saving? Baffles me.


Yes Apple will cover everything if there are any faults after you’ve got it. My iPhones have always been from Vodafone, any faults I wouldn’t mess around with them to fix, a call or visit to Apple and they’ll do it straight away. Any issues beforehand you’re covered with a credit card.
Edited by: "A2DY_" 22nd Jan
Think you get a tenner off if u sign up for their newsletter aswel

EDIT: newsletter is only for £400 plus orders
Edited by: "Pr0zZy" 22nd Jan
Not worth the risk ,
So want one of these!!! Heat.
A2DY_31 m ago

Yes Apple will cover everything if there are any faults after you’ve got i …Yes Apple will cover everything if there are any faults after you’ve got it. My iPhones have always been from Vodafone, any faults I wouldn’t mess around with them to fix, a call or visit to Apple and they’ll do it straight away. Any issues beforehand you’re covered with a credit card.


I would love to see how that would play out.

Personally the only time I have brought from, in my case, Malaysia, I went via Amazon & my credit card. And as per a previous post it made me a saving of £119 which all in all coupled with Amazon CS made me feel much more comfortable.

Still think you would be mad buying direct from eGlobal to save £45 but hey, each to their own.

More here who think I am just a sole to being anti eGlobal!
I think it’s a great price, but just reading some of the reviews, it just doesn’t sit right with me. Fair play to those who have the stomach to take the punt.

I bought mine full price from John Lewis, paid an additional £25 for a 2yr accidental damage cover. Insurance is one time only, so if I claim in the first month that’s it, insurance is then done, but I can make a claim right up to the last day of the second year.

Totally off topic OP, sorry, just thought I’d throw the info out there!
Edited by: "dmoore81" 22nd Jan
A2DY_2 h, 29 m ago

I get where you are coming from however if I was after one of these (I’m n …I get where you are coming from however if I was after one of these (I’m not as already have a series 1 which is working fine) then a saving of £50 to me is worth it. What exactly is the risk? Pay on credit card and you are fully protected against it not arriving or arriving broken. Apple will honour the warranty as if it was bought direct. Only downside I can see is the wait for delivery?I wouldn’t buy any generic item from them but an Apple product is an Apple product and after the day of purchase will have the same quality of aftercare regardless of where it was purchase from.Please correct me if I’ve missed anything



Maybe you should not labour any more under the delusion that you will have an Apple warranty . Yes Apple ,like Samsung, LG etc do offer a worldwide warranty if bought from an " Authorised distributor " , Sadly these Chinese sellers - EGlobal ,Bangood , Geekbuyer etc etc are not "authorised distributors " so you will not have the warranty . I did think everyone knew that ?

By all means take the gamble if you are aware of the risks , but don't think you have a warranty .

Why is electronic stuff cheaper on these Chinese websites ? Well Apple, Samsung etc have a quality control programme on their Chinese made stuff , presumably these "so called Bargains " don't go through this process ,so hence without a warranty are a risk as could be described as "seconds" .

I realise folks look up " xxxxxx" on Google and see the cheapest price is from one of these sites and think they have found a bargain . Ok for the worldly techie wise maybe , but not for me .

I haven't a clue about mobile phones and wouldn't know how to spell let alone pronounce some of these Chinese brands , and certainly wouldn't have a scoobie if I switched it on and was confronted by a screen with Chinese writing

I do know golf equipment though - Would I buy a dozen Titleist golf balls (half price) - Or a Taylormade driver (40% cheaper ) from these sites - Absolutely not !! They may look genuine , and the genuine ones are indeed made in China - but are the ones sold on these sites genuine ?
Edited by: "rogparki" 22nd Jan
rogparki44 m ago

Maybe you should not labour any more under the delusion that you will have …Maybe you should not labour any more under the delusion that you will have an Apple warranty . Yes Apple ,like Samsung, LG etc do offer a worldwide warranty if bought from an " Authorised distributor " , Sadly these Chinese sellers - EGlobal ,Bangood , Geekbuyer etc etc are not "authorised distributors " so you will not have the warranty . I did think everyone knew that ?By all means take the gamble if you are aware of the risks , but don't think you have a warranty .Why is electronic stuff cheaper on these Chinese websites ? Well Apple, Samsung etc have a quality control programme on their Chinese made stuff , presumably these "so called Bargains " don't go through this process ,so hence without a warranty are a risk as could be described as "seconds" .I realise folks look up " xxxxxx" on Google and see the cheapest price is from one of these sites and think they have found a bargain . Ok for the worldly techie wise maybe , but not for me .I haven't a clue about mobile phones and wouldn't know how to spell let alone pronounce some of these Chinese brands , and certainly wouldn't have a scoobie if I switched it on and was confronted by a screen with Chinese writing I do know golf equipment though - Would I buy a dozen Titleist golf balls (half price) - Or a Taylormade driver (40% cheaper ) from these sites - Absolutely not !! They may look genuine , and the genuine ones are indeed made in China -but are they ?


? ?

If its a sealed device, being activated for the very first time, Apple would always provide warranty and you can always extend it with AppleCare. Add to that, all Apple devices except the iPhone do indeed have worldwide warranty.
idontwannabeyouanymore13 m ago

? ?If its a sealed device, being activated for the very first time, Apple …? ?If its a sealed device, being activated for the very first time, Apple would always provide warranty and you can always extend it with AppleCare. Add to that, all Apple devices except the iPhone do indeed have worldwide warranty.



So Apple don't know which of their products are being sold by their authorised dealers and therefore have their warranty , and which (by serial number , imei ) are sold by " grey" sellers and do not ? Back to golf clubs , Taylormade ,Ping , Titleist etc are very particular about their warranty and record all serial numbers - I bow to your greater knowledge of mobile phones but I find it unlikely (with every phone being traceable ) that they would honour a warranty on a phone bought from a "grey" seller . Are you sure you are not just repeating an urban myth ?
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rogparki44 m ago

So Apple don't know which of their products are being sold by their …So Apple don't know which of their products are being sold by their authorised dealers and therefore have their warranty , and which (by serial number , imei ) are sold by " grey" sellers and do not ? Back to golf clubs , Taylormade ,Ping , Titleist etc are very particular about their warranty and record all serial numbers - I bow to your greater knowledge of mobile phones but I find it unlikely (with every phone being traceable ) that they would honour a warranty on a phone bought from a "grey" seller . Are you sure you are not just repeating an urban myth ?


To be honest I can’t be 100% either way however Apple make it. It can’t be faked (without being instantly noticeable) they will honour the warranty. They know when it was produced, when it was activated and who to. Regardless of who sold it if it breaks they will fix it.

Add to that as above AppleCare can be added. I personally would just use the extended warranty/gadget cover I have though my work/bank and it would be 100% insured/guaranteed for an absolute minimum of 2 years anyway.

Im sure good balls/clubs are easier to fake than a much more complex electrical item.
A2DY_38 m ago

To be honest I can’t be 100% either way however Apple make it. It can’t be …To be honest I can’t be 100% either way however Apple make it. It can’t be faked (without being instantly noticeable) they will honour the warranty. They know when it was produced, when it was activated and who to. Regardless of who sold it if it breaks they will fix it. Add to that as above AppleCare can be added. I personally would just use the extended warranty/gadget cover I have though my work/bank and it would be 100% insured/guaranteed for an absolute minimum of 2 years anyway. Im sure good balls/clubs are easier to fake than a much more complex electrical item.



I try to be neutral on these matters that I know little about . However I read on here contradictory arguments about whether these phones come with a warranty . Many posts say they do (although that appears to be just an assumption) but many say that Apple stores (when the phone is taken in /sent in for a fault ) deny it has a valid warranty . To me the only way to be sure is to buy whatever phone from an officially authorised distributer.

Being a bit of a cynic I also tend to think of the thousands of paid for/ incentivised reviews seen on various review sites praising the good they have received from these sellers at total odds with the far more numerous bad reviews . It is not beyond belief that these incentivised reviewers also come on HUKD to say how good these Chinese sellers are ?

Just my opinion - learnt from the very reasons HUKD gave for barring posts from these sellers for many years . Add on import duties and VAT and are you really saving enough to make the risk worthwhile ?
I actually work with products from a certain manufacturer who will only assume responsibility under warranty if purchased from an authorised UK distributor. Anything from Asia being purchased from UK is considered "grey market" thus invalidates the warranty.
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ikskwizituk21 m ago

I actually work with products from a certain manufacturer who will only …I actually work with products from a certain manufacturer who will only assume responsibility under warranty if purchased from an authorised UK distributor. Anything from Asia being purchased from UK is considered "grey market" thus invalidates the warranty.


Perfect. If that manufacturer is Apple then you’ve answered a really useful question. If not, would you like to hear aspects about my employer?
A2DY_34 m ago

Perfect. If that manufacturer is Apple then you’ve answered a really u …Perfect. If that manufacturer is Apple then you’ve answered a really useful question. If not, would you like to hear aspects about my employer?


Or maybe you should wind up and realise you've posted a naff "deal"
rogparki13 h, 37 m ago

So Apple don't know which of their products are being sold by their …So Apple don't know which of their products are being sold by their authorised dealers and therefore have their warranty , and which (by serial number , imei ) are sold by " grey" sellers and do not ? Back to golf clubs , Taylormade ,Ping , Titleist etc are very particular about their warranty and record all serial numbers - I bow to your greater knowledge of mobile phones but I find it unlikely (with every phone being traceable ) that they would honour a warranty on a phone bought from a "grey" seller . Are you sure you are not just repeating an urban myth ?


I’m basing my theory on the fact that most of these third parties and so called Chinese sellers acquire these products from an authorized Apple seller or a back channel on a corporate license and discount and essentially resell at low prices instead of using it the way it was originally intentioned to - deployed at a certain workplace or field
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