What would you do? Advice needed

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  1. Jovian9 macrumors 68000

    Jovian9

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    Awhile back I ran out of room on my 40GB iPod Photo and my warranty was going to expire at the end of Oct '05 (bought when the Photos were originally released). So I waited to see if they would upgrade the full size iPods.....which they did not...they just released the Nano's. So I put my 40GB iPod Photo on eBay and it sold quickly and I ordered a 60GB Color iPod. But with the expo being next week b/t the 20th and 24th maybe they will still release another upgrade. Should I wait and not open my new 60GB iPod? This way I could return my iPod and order a newer one. Does anyone have experience with unopened returns to Apple?.....cost?.....can you return an iPod you ordered online to a local Apple Store? Thanks!
     
  2. Bear macrumors G3

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    40 GBs of music is enough so you don't need to keep changing what's on it.

    Since they just did the iPod/iTunes announcement, I somehow doubt there will be an 80GB iPod released that soon.
     
  3. James Philp macrumors 65816

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    I'm there with the Bear.
    Also, from an email I got from apple:
    So I'm guessing that means no major releases. You may have to hold out a while longer for your multi-media 'Pod yet!
    ..But you never know with Apple - damn them, damn them all!
     
  4. Bear macrumors G3

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    A multimedia iPod would have a the very least a big press conference. And we usually find out about those a week or two in advance. Since there is no keynote in Paris this year, I'd say no video iPod just yet.
     
  5. Verto macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe it's punishment for the leaked rumors. ;) NO MORE NEW PRODUCTS FOR YOU!
     
  6. Jovian9 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks for the advice. I did open my 60gb and it feels great to be able to fit everything on it again and backup my full-size photos. I didn't necessarily want a video-iPod but I thought they may just update battery life, functions, design, etc. Here's to at least a few months of no iPod updates since I just bought a new one :)
     
  7. wdlove macrumors P6

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    I wish you all the best. Sounds as though you made a wise decision.
     
  8. Lucky8 macrumors regular

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    Apple retail stores do not take returns on online ordered items.
    They have to be sent back at your cost unless if it's defective or damaged during shipment.
    It takes about 2-3 weeks after they receive the items for the credit to show up in your account.
    Oh, and 20% restocking fees for all open boxes within 30 days of purchased.
     
  9. Bear macrumors G3

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    May I suggest that you backup your Photos and other imprtant data to optical medaia (DVD-R/CD-R)?
     
  10. Jovian9 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    They are backed up on DVD-R's and on a FW Hard Drive (and on my iPod). Maybe too many backups :)
     
  11. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    you can never have too many!
    Just watch-- the DVD-Rs will be scratched, the FW hard drive will have some... malady, and you'll be left with your iPod. crazy go nuts!

    Enjoy your new iPod. :)
     

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