1st gen Touch for $279 or 2nd gen Touch for $299? Which to buy?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by techmonkey, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. techmonkey macrumors 6502a

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    Is the 2nd gen Touch worth the extra $20 ? Ive been waiting to get a Touch, but I am a bit disappointed in the "new features".
     
  2. paul.b.davis macrumors 6502

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    I would say it is worth the $20

    I would pay that just for the external speakers, for watching movies and TV shows without having to bring along my headphones, but alas I already have a 1st gen and can't justify buying a new one...
     
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  7. pacers721 macrumors member

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    I actually think you should get the first version. Consider this:
    Amazon.com sells the 16gb for $269 WITH shipping and taxes
    Apple charges $299 plus about $20 for taxes, then add shipping if you're ordering online.

    Amazon (1st gen new): $270
    Apple (2nd gen new): >$320

    What are you getting for $50 more dollars: Longer battery, external speaker, dedicated volume control. Those are all nice features, but from personal use of my own Touch, I'd say the new ones aren't worth $50 more.

    If you want to save even more money, you could buy the 1st gen Touch used from amazon for about $225 (total) or refurbished from apple for $250 (total)

    hope that helps...
     
  8. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    Are you really sweating over saving $20? The better batter life is worth $20 alone.
     

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