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praterkeith
Dec 30, 2006, 02:24 AM
I have a 4th Gen. iPod that is pretty much immaculate. I've had it in a case, and even while in the case I also kept it in the plastic wrap it was originally packaged in. It gave me the folder to restore once but hasn't been a problem since.
I'd like to trade it up for a new iPod video if they do that. Or I might just put it up in the forums marketplace....whats up guys?



mad jew
Dec 30, 2006, 02:57 AM
Apple won't allow this, but you might find a reseller who will. Nevertheless, I reckon your best bet is to sell it privately and then buy your new one. Unfortunately, you'll need more posts (http://guides.macrumors.com/Help:Marketplace_Rules#Can.27t_Start_a_Thread.3F) before you can place it in the MacRumors marketplace (100 posts or more). :o

MattyMac
Dec 30, 2006, 09:30 AM
If it is immaculate as it sounds, you would get much more in the marketplace or ebay. I think apple has a trade/recycling program where you get approximately 10% off the purchase of a new iPod...not worth it in my opinion.

mad jew
Dec 30, 2006, 06:51 PM
Interesting, thanks for that. They don't seem to have it in Australia.

buffalo
Dec 30, 2006, 08:21 PM
... I think apple has a trade/recycling program where you get approximately 10% off the purchase of a new iPod...not worth it in my opinion.

Link (http://www.apple.com/environment/recycling/) for anyone interested in Apple's recycling efforts.

MattyMac
Dec 30, 2006, 10:01 PM
Interesting, thanks for that. They don't seem to have it in Australia.

Yea, I suppose its a pretty decent system they have....but only if your iPod is totally demolished and not worth anything. Otherwise...ebay or any other marketplace would be best!

buffalo
Dec 30, 2006, 11:01 PM
It only seems worth it if you were trading something like a 512mb Shuffle. With 10% off you could get up to $35 off an iPod. Not sure if you'd get much more than that selling it separately. I would consider it for the convenience of dealing solely with Apple.

AppleIntelRock
Dec 31, 2006, 12:00 AM
Link (http://www.apple.com/environment/recycling/) for anyone interested in Apple's recycling efforts.

Apple only started that after being named one of the lest environmentally friendly computer companies in the world :rolleyes: