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isf215
Jul 18, 2010, 06:50 AM
Im going to be in college in a month and im planning on buying a new macbook pro. I am planning on getting a 32GB touch. The question is should i:

A) Get the FREE 8GB ipod touch and spend the rebate money on a 4th Generation touch?

B) Get the 32GB ipod touch for $100 (After rebate) an not bother with the 4th generation?

Thanks



jimmy1984
Jul 18, 2010, 07:51 AM
I would get the standard free 8GB, and save the rebate until the 4th Gen comes out to make a final decision.

AceFernalld
Jul 18, 2010, 08:09 AM
4th gen iPod touch is gonna be preeettttyyyyyy awesome.

Peterson8765
Jul 18, 2010, 09:02 AM
Get the 8GB iPod touch, wait until August strolls around, and sell it sealed brand new in the box on either eBay or craigslist for $150-$165. Then, put the money towards a new iPod touch 4G, we are hoping for price drops.

elephantinc
Jul 18, 2010, 02:31 PM
Get the 8GB iPod touch, wait until August strolls around, and sell it sealed brand new in the box on either eBay or craigslist for $150-$165. Then, put the money towards a new iPod touch 4G, we are hoping for price drops.

This. Resale value is good, so it shouldn't cost much for the upgrade to 4th generation

isf215
Jul 18, 2010, 04:58 PM
the thing is i need a 32GB touch, cuz i have over 8GB of music alone, and if Apple doesn't really upgrade then the 32 GB will be alot more that just $100, after rebate, so im still kind of on the fence but i don like the sell the 8GB on ebay idea.

Aero26
Jul 18, 2010, 08:42 PM
the thing is i need a 32GB touch, cuz i have over 8GB of music alone, and if Apple doesn't really upgrade then the 32 GB will be alot more that just $100, after rebate, so im still kind of on the fence but i don like the sell the 8GB on ebay idea.
LOL. Compress that ****. If Apple is really implementing everything they're feeding us, you can wait and buy yourself a higher capacity 4G.

btw, you guys really that think once the 4G drops for presumably $199 for 8 or 16G, anyone will drop just $30 less on the outdated model. I mean, this won't be a 2G/3G difference; which was for the most part unnoticeable. This is a complete form factor revision.

Outrun1986
Jul 19, 2010, 04:50 PM
You would be surprised what people will buy on ebay. Even if you waited until Xmas you could probably get a decent amount for a 2nd gen touch. iPods are so ubiquitous that everyone and their mother wants one, and most holiday buyers are uneducated and as long as they get an iPod for themselves or their kids they are happy. The kids might not even know there is a difference until they see their friends with the brand new ipods.

liamkp
Jul 19, 2010, 07:12 PM
You would be surprised what people will buy on ebay. Even if you waited until Xmas you could probably get a decent amount for a 2nd gen touch. iPods are so ubiquitous that everyone and their mother wants one, and most holiday buyers are uneducated and as long as they get an iPod for themselves or their kids they are happy. The kids might not even know there is a difference until they see their friends with the brand new ipods.
Yep. I think the kids would know, but theyre not the ones buying.

Outrun1986
Jul 21, 2010, 11:31 AM
Yeah its all in the buyer, most people who buy on ebay think they are getting a good deal regardless if they are or not. Believe me I sell on ebay and I can get way more than I thought I ever could for outdated things especially around the holidays. But it usually only works around the holidays, because the gift-giving buyers are the ones who are completely uninformed (stupid) and have the deepest pockets and will buy whatever just to get something for their kids (especially if retail stores are sold out of the latest product).

For example if I sold a Nintendo DS Like, used on ebay for $90 during the holidays by the time they pay for shipping a few more bucks would get them a brand new DS Lite at a store since the retail price of it is $130. Or they could follow sales and buy a brand new DSi, which is the latest version for around $130 as I have seen them go on sale for around that price at various online retailers.

liamkp
Jul 21, 2010, 11:39 AM
Yeah its all in the buyer, most people who buy on ebay think they are getting a good deal regardless if they are or not. Believe me I sell on ebay and I can get way more than I thought I ever could for outdated things especially around the holidays. But it usually only works around the holidays, because the gift-giving buyers are the ones who are completely uninformed (stupid) and have the deepest pockets and will buy whatever just to get something for their kids (especially if retail stores are sold out of the latest product).

For example if I sold a Nintendo DS Like, used on ebay for $90 during the holidays by the time they pay for shipping a few more bucks would get them a brand new DS Lite at a store since the retail price of it is $130. Or they could follow sales and buy a brand new DSi, which is the latest version for around $130 as I have seen them go on sale for around that price at various online retailers.
Yep, its the best time to sell just about anything around October-November, even in December.

aozoranotsuki
Jul 23, 2010, 08:40 PM
Im going to be in college in a month and im planning on buying a new macbook pro. I am planning on getting a 32GB touch. The question is should i:

A) Get the FREE 8GB ipod touch and spend the rebate money on a 4th Generation touch?

B) Get the 32GB ipod touch for $100 (After rebate) an not bother with the 4th generation?

Thanks

my question is where are you getting a free 8 gig after rebate?

SoraLimit
Jul 23, 2010, 08:44 PM
my question is where are you getting a free 8 gig after rebate?

From the "Back to school" deal that Apple does every summer.

aozoranotsuki
Jul 23, 2010, 08:50 PM
From the "Back to school" deal that Apple does every summer.

really? ive never heard of this. is it in any store or their website or what? this is let the answer to my "buy one now or wait 2 months" ordeal

SoraLimit
Jul 23, 2010, 08:51 PM
really? ive never heard of this. is it in any store or their website or what? this is let the answer to my "buy one now or wait 2 months" ordeal

It's in the Apple website. You just need to buy a Macbook, and the iPod touch is basically free from the rebate.

liamkp
Jul 23, 2010, 10:29 PM
It's in the Apple website. You just need to buy a Macbook, and the iPod touch is basically free from the rebate.
Buy a Macbook and get a $200 rebate on a iPod.

bfritze00
Jul 24, 2010, 01:45 PM
I'd recommend doing what I did: Get your Macbook, pay just the difference between the 8gb and 32.
I sold that 32 for 250 just months later, and now have a 64gb 3rd gen.
Sounds like you could end up with a nice one to resell whenever the 4th gen comes out.
I haven't heard rumors of a date yet!..?

liamkp
Jul 24, 2010, 05:20 PM
I'd recommend doing what I did: Get your Macbook, pay just the difference between the 8gb and 32.
I sold that 32 for 250 just months later, and now have a 64gb 3rd gen.
Sounds like you could end up with a nice one to resell whenever the 4th gen comes out.
I haven't heard rumors of a date yet!..?
There arent going to be rumors. It is coming out in September when all the other Apple products are usually updated.

macpro2000
Jul 25, 2010, 02:36 PM
The new Touch should look just like the IP4...this time with all cameras as well.

liamkp
Jul 25, 2010, 06:10 PM
The new Touch should look just like the IP4...this time with all cameras as well.
It will be more likely to look like a mini iPad.

isf215
Jul 25, 2010, 08:50 PM
It will be more likely to look like a mini iPad.

I wouldn't mind it looking like either. Id just really like it to have a camera, be it a 3 mega pixel or 5 mega pixel, for the ease of taking pictures AND uploading them to like facebook or something like that.

liamkp
Jul 26, 2010, 10:14 AM
I wouldn't mind it looking like either. Id just really like it to have a camera, be it a 3 mega pixel or 5 mega pixel, for the ease of taking pictures AND uploading them to like facebook or something like that.
If they dont have a camera they will lose an incredible amount of customers.

leomac08
Jul 30, 2010, 11:43 PM
If they dont have a camera they will lose an incredible amount of customers.

I said that last year with iPod touch 3G and they surely lost my business when they didn't put a camera!

Which I would later buy an iPad 3G

v3allen
Jul 31, 2010, 11:57 AM
4th gen iPod touch is gonna be preeettttyyyyyy awesome.

Yeah, it will...so I'd wait.

tonywang.xmpt
Jul 31, 2010, 02:52 PM
save the money for the 4th generation if you're not in a hurry to get the itouch

liamkp
Jul 31, 2010, 10:16 PM
save the money for the 4th generation if you're not in a hurry to get the itouch
Im in a hurry but i dont want to wait!

djgeneral
Aug 2, 2010, 03:22 PM
Does anyone have any idea what pricing might be?

I'd like at least 32 GB and for $299 or less (aka the current pricing)

Will I be able to get that for the 4th gen?

Josh0806
Aug 2, 2010, 03:28 PM
Does anyone have any idea what pricing might be?

I'd like at least 32 GB and for $299 or less (aka the current pricing)

Will I be able to get that for the 4th gen?

Most likely, yes. Apple is unlikely to raise the or pricing of the touch.

liamkp
Aug 3, 2010, 09:38 AM
Does anyone have any idea what pricing might be?

I'd like at least 32 GB and for $299 or less (aka the current pricing)

Will I be able to get that for the 4th gen?
Yes a 32GB 4G for $299 will be probable.

Outrun1986
Aug 3, 2010, 01:36 PM
I said that last year with iPod touch 3G and they surely lost my business when they didn't put a camera!

Which I would later buy an iPad 3G

They definitely lost my business last year when they didn't add a camera to the touch, however I am willing to give Apple my business this year if they add a camera to the device. I am really glad I waited though because now I have a new computer so iTunes will work better and I won't have to deal with computer transfer hassles.