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Want a new Apple Watch band? You can now trade them online

So, you’ve bought an Apple Watch, waited through the backlog for it to arrive, but you still can’t buy replacement straps to customise your new wrist wear.

Well, the internet has a solution, with iBandSwap launching to let impatient Apple Watch owners trade their unwanted bands with others.

Filling the void left by Apple’s ongoing stock constraints, the free-to-use website lets early Apple Watch adopters strike up deals to rid themselves of unwanted straps and source their desired bands.

Tired of your Milanese loop and want a leather option? Misjudged with a blue strap and now covet green? The peer-to-peer marketplace will let you right your smartwatch wrongs.

With the Apple Watch Sport shipping with a bundle of strap components to let you seamlessly switch between small-medium and medium-large, it appears that these spares currently make up the bulk of trades.

According to the folks at iBandSwap (via Wired), Apple Watch Sport owners are trading sections of their interchangeable straps to create ‘dual-colour bands’.

With a black and white hybrid combination reportedly the most favoured mix, with a pink and blue blend the second most popular colour mash up.

Related: Apple Watch Tips and Tricks

Despite having launched last month, the Apple Watch is still being restricted by severe stock limitations.

Orders placed today on most models will not ship until July, according to Apple’s retail site.

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