What's a reasonable asking price?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by engelbeaugt4149, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. engelbeaugt4149
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    macrumors newbie

    Jan 9, 2013
    I have a 4th generation iPod Touch that I got off eBay that wasn't as described. I'm going to try to work it out with the seller, but I want to know how much I should ask for back. Here are the details:

    • Latest iOS update installed
    • Missing piece on top right of screen (doesn't effect interaction at all)
    • Screen is loose
    • Power button doesn't work
    • Speakers don't work

    If you were a buyer, what's the most you would pay for this?
    Thanks for your help!
  2. likethesoup2
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    macrumors 6502a

    Mar 29, 2011
    Orlando, Florida
    I wouldn't have bought it to begin with so . . . nothing.

    Get ALL your $$ back and get a perfect specimen.
    That thing's probably been dropped, kicked, & who knows what elsed on.
  3. Thetonyk123
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    macrumors 68000


    Aug 14, 2011
    $50 max. Power button broken? Not good.. A part missing? Errr...... Latest iOS.. Ok sure that's ok. Screen lose? Sigh...

    Personally I wouldn't buy it at all.
  4. burgundyyears
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    macrumors 6502

    Sep 3, 2010
    I would return it for a full refund, especially if none of those issues were disclosed.
  5. 617aircav
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    macrumors 68040

    Jul 2, 2012
    So you are willing to keep a damaged iPod instead of getting your money back? Also, you should be able to decide what it's worth to you. We have not seen it and this can't judge.
  6. alphaod
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    macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    San Jose (CA)
    I'd return it and get all your money back. It's not worth your time trying to fix this or use it the way it is.
  7. 960design
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    macrumors 65816

    Apr 17, 2012
    Destin, FL
    Sounds like he tried to replace a cracked screen after watching a video tutorial from the internets. Unfortunately he didn't heed the warning with the pry tool near the power button, nor did he get the application of the new screen quite right.

    I'd say it's worth about $10US. To get it up to snuff, you'd have to purchase a power button cable ~$10US, speaker ~$10US, tape ~$10US, possibly a little soldering and about 4 hours to refix his fix. Then it should be as good as new and worth about $60US - $80US.
  8. BarryL
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    macrumors 6502

    Dec 2, 2012
    File a complain on eBay. Get your money back.

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