“A ramshackle electronics shop in Times Square has been selling what it claims are genuine Apple Watches for the past several weeks, despite the fact that Apple’s own stores aren’t slated to sell them until June 26,” James Covert reports for The New York Post.
“What’s more, employees at the shop, an aging 7th Avenue storefront called ‘Cameras & Computers,’ were demanding cash for the watches on Friday at a markup that was twice the suggested retail price,” Covert reports. “‘You probably just want to wait,’ the store manager said, acknowledging the sticker shock. But ‘we’ve been selling a lot of these to customers from China, Nigeria — they don’t want to wait.'”
“The entry-level Apple Sport watch [sic], advertised at $349 on Apple’s site, was priced at $699, employees at the store said,” Covert reports. “The standard version of the watch, which retails for $550 and up, was available at markups as high as $1,399, according to a man behind the counter. Asked how the store obtained the watches ahead of their official release, the manager replied, ‘From China.'”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]