[This is a continuation of part 11 of the saga, this is part 12]
I can't remember all the offers I received for the watch, both on eBay and Facebook MarketPlace, however none of them were compelling. My memory says that the eBay ones were in the $350 range and the Facebook ones were totally unrealistic. The buyer was going to get a "as new" — essentially open-box — item for less than the $433 it was going to cost them to buy new. Obviously they wanted, and deserved to, pay less because of the risks involved.
After approximately a week of offers and counteroffers that didn't go anywhere I changed my listing. I dropped the free shipping, and lowered the price by $10 to $380. To me this was the same deal and eBay would even list it in the same price order. I was hoping the phycology of the lower price would help. I would get a lower net price on eBay than a negotiated price on FB so I lowered my price by $10 elsewhere.
I received an offer for $360, which I countered at $365 and the watch was sold. After eBay / PayPal fees I was going to get ~$313. The buyer had paid for postage, however I was going to pay extra for tracking and insurance. I would get a clear $300 from the sale. Less than I wanted but my impatience was getting the better of me.
With the original shipping box from Apple in hand I packed up the AppleWatch box, sealed it tightly, attached a shipping label, requested a pickup and the following morning handled the box to my postal carrier. The watch was on it's way to a new owner.
All that is left is the final accounting. How much did this whole saga cost me financially. I'll cover that here.