iPod - Wait or Buy?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by chopsuey158, Mar 31, 2006.

  1. chopsuey158 macrumors member

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    I was expecting a media event April 1st to announce the new ipod, which I was going to purchase. My 20 gigger has been full for quite some time now, and I've been holding off for this event which now is not happening. What is the general consensus? Is there going to be an announcement soon, because I really don't want to wait until August or the next macworld to upgrade my ipod...

    Buy now (after April 1st just in case) or wait?
     
  2. iEric macrumors 6502a

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    Well April 1 isn't that far away anyways. So you might as well just wait. I mean, if your order an iPod today, it won't even get processed til Monday morning. And if an announcement does come, maybe Tuesday, and it's a new iPod then you can get that.
     
  3. Artful Dodger macrumors 68020

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    I would wait until next week, say Wednesday just to make sure. Really though if you need one buy it, but you've waited this long so a week or less won't hurt you...or maybe it will ;)
     
  4. chopsuey158 thread starter macrumors member

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    Alright, that's what I was thinking (wait a week or so, then buy regardless). Thanks for making me feel smart!
     
  5. mikeyPotg macrumors 6502

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    wait! I've been putting it off for over a month! I'm still burning cd's... its rough.

    but it'll be oh so sweet once the video ipod is released. oh so sweet.
     
  6. student_trap macrumors 68000

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    definitely wait, it will only be a couple of days, and it'll be woth it if something new comes out
     
  7. rye9 macrumors 65816

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    I am waiting too bc im in the market for a new one... but I'm afraid there wont be anything... but theres always hope. :)
     
  8. m-dogg macrumors 65816

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    I'd say just buy it (unless you need more than 60GB capacity or you think you'll watch a lot of video).

    People on these boards love to say wait...
     
  9. rye9 macrumors 65816

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    Well... its only 4 days. :p
     
  10. St. Shaun macrumors newbie

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    I've been waiting since before Christmas, so don't even get me started. I sold my old iPod in November in order to get a new one for Christmas, but decided to wait for the next model. Maybe that was a mistake.
     
  11. Phobophobia macrumors 6502

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    Wait until after Wednesday, April 12th. Then buy.
     
  12. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

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    Delay.

    :D
     
  13. jsho macrumors newbie

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    Why that date? Ive been waiting about a month or two to get an Ipod video 60gb. I really have no intrest right now in the rumored AV, but im really just wait for the 60gb to drop in price. Espically now with all these rumors about the Video 60gb is at risk. Do you think it will drop in price in the next month or two, or should I just buy one now?
     
  14. chris y. macrumors regular

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    If you wait a couple of months for the price drop and it doesnt drop in price then you REALLY shouldnt buy it because the chance of a price drop will just keep going up over time.

    Id agree with the comments about buying it now if you need/want it now.
     
  15. jsho macrumors newbie

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    Well with the at risk reports from last month and the rumored announcement of the new Ipod, I price drop would seem kinda obvious. But the 30gig has been selling strong so its price should stay the same...so i guess really how much would the 60gig drop in price, or would it even at all, having it just stay at its current price then its gone. I guess really if the 60gig did drop in price all of the Ipods would have to drop in price too keep the pricing differencial in perspective. Now its not looking like I will wait much longer haha
     
  16. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, where is this April 12th coming from? Are we just pulling random datess out of nowhere now?

    April 14th!

    August 7th!

    BUY! SELL! TRADE! DONATE!
     
  17. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

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    That was awesome.

    It's May 3rd. That's when the planets are in alignment...
     
  18. gman71882 macrumors 6502

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    A Unique Alignment of TIME

    HAHA DONT BUY IT YET...
    On WED april 5th there will be a unique align of TIME: @ a little after 1 o'clock the time and date will be:

    Time & Date: 01:02:03 04/05/06 :eek:

    haha get it????
    Thats when you should buy your ipod!!!! HAHAHHA:D :cool:
     
  19. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    Sorry, but we here in Europe have to wait till May 4th for such fun things :rolleyes:

    So I have an extra month. Drat.
     
  20. ibbetson macrumors newbie

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    iPod today.... BUT HOW?

    I think I've decided to buy my first iPod... the 5G 30Gb model and then wait for an upgrade at G7 or so!

    QUESTION:what's the best way to purchase an iPod [amazon, online apple store, in the apple store, student discount +?] which method is best? anyone had good experience with used?

    How do other stores work with the apple care- because thats an obvious requirment as well
     
  21. shadowmoses macrumors 68000

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    If you want quality service go for the apple store but it can be slow, otherwise all other retailers are fine...Amazon etc, personally I would go for the official Apple Store,

    ShadoW
     

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