Resale/Trade value of a 3rd gen 32g ipod touch?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by PacSunMama, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. PacSunMama, Dec 18, 2012
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    macrumors newbie

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    Hi there, I wanted to see if any of you have an opinion or advice for me. I recently won a 3rd gen 32gb ipod touch and otterbox defender case for it. It's all still new in the package. I like it, but the thing is that my husband and I already both have (and use) iPhones, and our son plays with our old iPhone 3gs when he feels like it.

    I was thinking about listing it on our local Craigslist, but I don't want to sell it- I wanted to see if I could trade anybody for an iPad (which is what I really want!) Do you think this is even feasible? I don't know... wwyd?
     
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    Almost 600 views (apparently?) and not a response? Hrmmm.... well I will try to be patient! :p
     
  3. SnowLeopard OSX, Dec 18, 2012
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    See what they sell for on Apple's Refurbish section. And Price $20 cheaper.

    The reason no one has answered cause it's an easy click and check there. and on everymac.com
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    The 2nd gen no longer has any iOS updates and the 3rd gen will follow in the same situation sooner than later.

    Unless I'm not familiar with a 'well know fact' that would make the 3rd gen less likely to soon go 'obsolete' as did my current 2nd gen ... I personally would not spend over 100$ for a device that will become obsolete in the near future.

    Even then, given that I can now spend 3x as much money on an IPT5 that would give me 3x (and more) 'ROI' ... I'd probably invest that 100$ along with two more on the IPT5.

    Having said that, you'll probably find a person with a different view on this who'll be willing to pay between 100$ and 150$ or more if they really don't know much about the market for iPods.

    Good luck.
     
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    Plutonius

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    The newest IOS does not run on the 3rd gen (i.e. no more IOS updates for the 3rd gen).
     
  7. macrumors 6502

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    If I won it and didn't need it, I'd give it away to someone for free. Give someone a little joy.
     
  8. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks! I actually may do this.

    I did look around for pricing but was only finding retail pricing for 4th gen and newer, everything else like eBay was alll over the place. It's in new condition- still packaged and sealed.

    Thank you!
     
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    Just sold a 4th Gen 64 GB for $250. Apple sells the refurb 64 for $299. I would think $175 would be on the high end. More reasonable would be $100-125.
     
  10. macrumors 6502

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    Sites like Gazzelle are only offering about 50 for an untouched one, so about 100 or so. The 3rd gen doesn't actually have much to recommend it, not with the 4 in the market. No camera, no mic (without add-on), and now outside its support life. Gazzelle is trying to sell a 64 GB 4th gen for 180 so.... that should give you some idea.

    And no, you'll never get anyone to trade an iPad 1 for and iPod Touch 3rd gen.
     
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    I just sold my like new, perfect condition 3rd Gen 64gb for $200.
     

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