Apple Watch models are not cheap, even the most budget-friendly $349 Apple Watch Sport; the same can be said for Apple Watch bands, though they don’t cost as much as Apple’s smartwatch itself. Yet and still, few sellers want to discount prices so as to cut off their “foot,” proverbially speaking. And yet, that’s what one Apple Watch band seller did.
Baoxing Trading says that the 80% markdown from the original price of its Apple Watch band was a huge accident, but it’s still tragic nonetheless. And in the midst of this, the company could’ve decided to inform customers of the mistake and make them pay the full price. And yet, Baoxing decided to go with the $2 price point for its Apple Watch band, rather than charge the full price or what Apple charges for them ($49). Before the company discovered its mistake, 1,000 customers had ordered its smartwatch bands. Instead of going the capitalist route, the company shipped the 1,000 bands anyway, with a letter inside that said the following:
This is Baoxing Trading from Amazon.
Thanks for your support, we hope you love the watch band and enjoy it.
Actually, this order was made with mistaken promotion, which sold with only 20% of it’s [sic] original price, sold 1000 more orders that day. At beginning, we are very hesitate, time to close the store, cancel all the orders, or ship them with heavy debt, that’s very very tough experience and makes us sleepless overnight.
Americans are famous for their spirit of contract. That’s why we love to do business with you. Finally our team come to an agreement that, we need to ship them anyway, we can’t lose our JHDHL reputation on Amazon, in USA!
All we hope now is that, you can help us leave 5 star feedback and positive reviews on the products after received, or email us with your sincere suggestions. It may be only some clicks on the keyboard, but the best comfort for us.
Thanks so much in advance!
In short, Baoxing Trading is hoping that its good deed doesn’t go “unreviewed,” that recipients of this gracious offer give back and provide a 5-star review for the company on Amazon to maintain its pristine image and reputation. This isn’t much to ask, and we hope that these recipients of financial grace will comply with the company’s request. After all, the statement still holds true in 2016: “one good deed deserves another.”