Apple Watch Series 2 sells out, but you can now buy a refurbished one

New discount program launches Stateside
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If you're looking to pick up an Apple Watch Series 2 ahead of Christmas, you may be out of luck, with the smartwatch currently unavailable through Apple's site until January.

As Cult of Mac has spotted, the latest model is currently sold out until January, for both delivery and in-store pickup, although you can still get your hands on a Series 1 in time to get it under the tree.

If you only want to buy from Apple, there is another glimmer of hope: Apple has now extended its refurbishment program to the Apple Watch, meaning you can pick up one of the smartwatches for a cut price direct from the online store. We checked, and this also means you can get a refurbished Series 2 in time for Christmas.

Right now the cheapest refurbished model you can pick up is an aluminium Series 1 in gold or rose gold for $229; if you want a stainless steel unit, you can get a 38mm Series 2 for $469 and a 42mm regular stainless steel for $509.

Read next: How to set up your Apple Watch the way you want it

In total, you'll be getting about 15% off, which isn't bad, but you might find a better deal elsewhere. Right now the Apple Watch program is only open in the US, but we expect it won't be long before it comes to the UK.

So while the Series 1 is widely available, if you're looking for a Series 2 your best bet is to look elsewhere, keep checking the Apple store for in-store pickups, or opt for a refurbished model.

Apple Watch Series 2 sells out, but you can now buy a refurbished one

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Now at Business Insider, Hugh originally joined Wareable from TechRadar where he’d been writing news, features, reviews and just about everything else you can think of for three years.

Hugh is now a correspondent at Business Insider.

Prior to Wareable, Hugh freelanced while studying, writing about bad indie bands and slightly better movies. He found his way into tech journalism at the beginning of the wearables boom, when everyone was talking about Google Glass and the Oculus Rift was merely a Kickstarter campaign - and has been fascinated ever since.

He’s particularly interested in VR and any fitness tech that will help him (eventually) get back into shape. Hugh has also written for T3, Wired, Total Film, Little White Lies and China Daily.

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