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Discussion: Ambit3 Peak HR cheap

in: Orienteering; Gear & Toys

Sep 11, 2018 1:36 PM # 
fossil:
Not sure what prompted this but somebody just listed a handful of new in box Ambit3 Peak HR gps watches on ebay for $28 + free shipping. Who knows, maybe it's a scam but I ordered one. The listing says 3 available so I tried to get all 3 but it then said the seller limits you to only 1 item in 10 days. (?) After I then ordered 1 the listing still says 3 available so who knows how many he really has.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/223137155760?ul_noapp=tru...
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Sep 11, 2018 2:13 PM # 
jjcote:
Worth a shot at that price. Now 4 sold, 3 available.
Sep 11, 2018 3:08 PM # 
nerimka:
bought one, will write feedback, but postage to my country takes a month I think
Sep 11, 2018 3:19 PM # 
nerimka:
at the moment can state that the seller still hasn't accepted my payment, it's unusual. something wrong
would be nice to hear some info from fossil
Sep 11, 2018 6:02 PM # 
fossil:
I payed with paypal and received both an ebay order confirmation and paypal receipt pretty much immediately.
Sep 11, 2018 6:26 PM # 
jjcote:
Same here.
Sep 11, 2018 7:51 PM # 
hughmac⁴:
That's incredible, even for a 4-year-old watch!

Still nearly state of the art, 30hr battery life (5s GPS points), and still sold at Suunto.com. On sale there! Only $384.30!
Sep 12, 2018 1:58 AM # 
bill_l:
no feedback at all for selling and all feedback as a buyer is > 1 year old. be interested to hear how that works out.
Sep 12, 2018 3:29 AM # 
o-maps:
Yes definitely keep us posted!
Sep 12, 2018 6:24 AM # 
djsanton97:
This is an interesting one. If it really comes in the maim, let us know. I've had this watch for 3 years now and it is really worth even that $384.30 they sell it on Suunto.
Sep 12, 2018 11:12 AM # 
jjcote:
I really don't have a lot of hope on this, but it will be interesting to see how it turns out.
Sep 12, 2018 4:51 PM # 
fossil:
Yeah, it does seem like one of those too-good-to-be-true-so-it-must-be-bogus deals. But it does include ebay money back guarantee. Other than the price the thing that seems fishy to me is that with 7 sold, they STILL show 3 more available.

I like my Ambit3 Sport and the Peak appears to be a minor upgrade to that. At this price I figured I'd just grab a handful and either give/sell them to juniors or donate them to the next fundraiser auction or something. But with the limit 1 per 10 days feature that could be difficult/impossible.

The shipping status on my order says estimated delivery between Sept 14-27 so it might take a while to find out if this is legit.
Sep 12, 2018 6:26 PM # 
spfleisig:
Funny...I just bought the same watch on Amazon (with HR strap) for $292.
Sep 12, 2018 9:22 PM # 
fossil:
Ok. Yes, turns out it was in fact too-good-to-be-true.

This just in from ebay:

You were recently involved in a transaction for the following item:
223137155760 - Suunto Ambit 3 Peak HR Outdoor Multi-Sports Black Watch with Heart Rate Monitor

We’re writing to let you know that an unauthorized third party may have accessed the seller’s account to list this item. The item has been removed from the site, and the transaction was cancelled...
Sep 12, 2018 9:35 PM # 
fossil:
followed the included instructions and got a refund within 15 mins
Sep 13, 2018 12:19 AM # 
jjcote:
My payment hadn't been claimed yet, so I just went to PayPal and cancelled it.
Sep 13, 2018 12:10 PM # 
Bash:
Darn, that was a great deal! ;) I’ve found that Suunto gives very reasonable prices on earlier models, new in the box. Mine arrived from Finland in a week. One thing I like is that I’m certain of what I’m getting and they are likely to take some responsibility if something goes wrong. You can’t change the battery in these watches so you really want to be sure it’s new and not manufactured toooo long ago.

The Peak is a significant step up from the Sport in my eyes because of its barometric altimeter (more accurate elevation info) and longer battery life but that won’t matter as much to everyone.
Sep 13, 2018 1:36 PM # 
Bernard:
This was one of the most exciting (suspenseful) AP threads in a while!!!
Sep 14, 2018 12:06 AM # 
andreais:
The nice thing when getting things directly from Suunto is getting little screws when lost
Sep 22, 2018 12:17 AM # 
dcagle3:
as someone stated you can get the black ambit3 peak with HR on amazon for $285. great deal for a watch with so many features and battery life....

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