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Getting the Apple AirPods before Christmas can cost up to $1.000

If you want to get the Apple AirPods before Christmas, ebay has you covered, for a lot of money.
If you want to get the Apple AirPods before Christmas, ebay has you covered, for a lot of money.
If you really want to get your hands on the Apple AirPods before Christmas next week, it can cost you up to $1,000, a quick look at ebay reveals. Apple's shipping window has increased to six windows by now.

Last week, Apple surprisingly announced that sales of the AirPods, Apple's wireless audio solution, has started. Announced for an October delivery in early September, they were struck by delays for almost two months, apparently due to technical problems. The initial two weeks shipping window increased quickly however, so at the moment of writing, it will take Apple six weeks to fulfill any AirPods orders, way too late for a Christmas present. 

If you have your eyes set on the AirPods and absolutely must get them before Saturday next week, there is a solution however: ebay. A bunch of dealers offer Apple's AirPods with guaranteed Christmas delivery if you are willing to pay a premium. While Apple sells their AirPods for $159, the cheapest ebay offer with allegedly guaranteed Christmas delivery starts at $330, going up all the way to $999. Quite an expensive gift, if you choose to go down that road. Meanwhile Apple has revealed how much it will cost you, if you loose one of the two pods. According to Apple's service pricing page, they will charge you $69 to replace it. 

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Alexander Fagot, 2016-12-17 (Update: 2016-12-17)
Alexander Fagot
Alexander Fagot - Editor
As a former projectionist still used to working with 35 mm film and experience in computer assembling and overclocking, I was drawn to the professional IT crowd a couple of years back and started working in IT support, Windows administration and project management before discovering my love for traveling the world. Now I am working as a news editor from all parts of the world, mostly writing about gadgets and mobile gear for Notebookcheck.