Ipod Touch 4th generation buying advice

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by isf215, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    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
     
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    jimmy1984

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    I would get the standard free 8GB, and save the rebate until the 4th Gen comes out to make a final decision.
     
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    AceFernalld

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    4th gen iPod touch is gonna be preeettttyyyyyy awesome.
     
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    Peterson8765

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    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.
     
  5. macrumors member

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

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    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.
     
  7. macrumors regular

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    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you guys really that think once the 4G drops for presumably $199 for 8 or 16G, anyone will drop just $30 less on the outdated model.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.
     
  8. macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
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    liamkp

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    Yep. I think the kids would know, but theyre not the ones buying.
     
  10. macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
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    liamkp

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    Yep, its the best time to sell just about anything around October-November, even in December.
     
  12. macrumors newbie

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    my question is where are you getting a free 8 gig after rebate?
     
  13. macrumors regular

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

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    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
     
  15. macrumors regular

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

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    Buy a Macbook and get a $200 rebate on a iPod.
     
  17. macrumors newbie

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    Option A

    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!..?
     
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    liamkp

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    There arent going to be rumors. It is coming out in September when all the other Apple products are usually updated.
     
  19. macrumors 6502a

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    The new Touch should look just like the IP4...this time with all cameras as well.
     
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    liamkp

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    It will be more likely to look like a mini iPad.
     
  21. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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.
     
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    liamkp

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    If they dont have a camera they will lose an incredible amount of customers.
     
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    leomac08

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    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
     
  24. macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, it will...so I'd wait.
     
  25. macrumors member

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    save the money for the 4th generation if you're not in a hurry to get the itouch
     

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