Advice on an iPod Purcahse Needed!!!! Urgent!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Lray3152, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. Lray3152 macrumors newbie

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    Hey everyone, I recently sold my 1st Generation iPod Touch for a nice amount of money and WAS going to use that to help purchase a 2nd generation iPod Touch. Now I was wondering, if I should continue with that purchase or if I should wait til the January meeting to see if anything is new released (especially with the iPod Stick rumor)? Any Advice people? Thank you!
     
  2. bengal85 macrumors regular

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    If you got the money I would get it now.

    I would suggest you get one of the new nanos those are kinda cool or get a 2nd gen ipod touch
     
  3. Lray3152 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanksfor some advice. Do you think anything iPod wise will be released in January?
     
  4. bengal85 macrumors regular

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    I am not sure man I mean the ipod stick is still pretty much still in the rumor stage and with the new nanos just coming out not that long ago I dont think they will come out with a new ipod untill late winter.


    But I could be wrong I dont know
     
  5. mcavjame macrumors 65816

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    With the relatively new release of all the nanos and the second gen touch, it's unlikely. The next rumored update is the iPhone.

    I got the second gen touch and I love it. I'd still be using the first gen touch if my two year old hadn't got his hands on it. The second features I like:
    - awesome battery life. My son watched two movies on a long car ride last month
    - lighter in my pocket. It now replaces my Tungsten T3 as my daily planner/contact list
    - built in speaker and mic - I have forgotten my head phones a couple of times and was still able to listen to some tunes. I have yet to use the mic, but it will be great if I ever pick up an app that files voice memos

    On a side note - the unit is great for reading ebooks. I get copies from ereader.com and it now supports documents you create yourself, which is great.
     
  6. diamond3 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm in that situation. What is making the decision easier is the live.com promotion going on.If you want to order through a reputable webstore like J&R, you can get a 16gb for 289 and then get 7% off from the cash-back. So you would pay 289 and then in maybe 60 days you would get an addition $20 back. Hopefully it doesn't take the full 60 days but I don't think anyone has got it yet to know
    Another route I'm seriously considering, ebay you can get 25% cashback right now. It has been up to 35%. So, I found a 32gb ipod touch 2nd gen for 370, found an ebay promo code as well for $25 off a $100 purchase. So you'd pay 345, then you also get the 25% off from using live.com for the search. The discount shows it applying towards the 370, so you will EVENTUALLY get $92 back. The total would be around $252 for a 32gb 2nd gen ipod touch. That is an amazing deal as long as there isn't too much hassle. I've never had a paypal account, so i don't know how that will be.

    As far as your question about buying now or waiting, I would buy now. The past updates have all been around september after the educational promotion ends. If anything, I would bet on it only being a minor software update. IF that even happens.
     
  7. MACoconut macrumors regular

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    imo, get the ipod touch 2nd gen.

    i thought ipod nano 4G has bad reviews :rolleyes:
     
  8. therealdt macrumors regular

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    Geta 2G Ipod touch 16GB. If you really trust that LIVE rebate then do that. I would either go your Apple store or Apple online.
     
  9. Lray3152 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hey everyone! I really appreciate all the advice and help, and all the nice pointers. I too have seen the LIVE rebate or whatever on ebay, and wasn't too sure if that was legit or not, HAS ANYONE DONE THAT BEFORE? yeah if I am not too sure about it, ill end up just buying one at the applestore. But it would be AWESOME to get a 259 dollar 32GB iPod Touch 2nd Generation because that is so close to the equivalence of getting a brand new 8gb one at the apple store. keep feeding the posts!
     
  10. diamond3 macrumors 6502a

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    You can actually get it cheaper. I found a 10% off promo code online CHOLIDAYNOV2008 to use. So you will really get 35% off. I'm just contacting the seller and then I'm going to do it. Its too good of a deal to pass up.
     
  11. Lray3152 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hey diamond, yeah i have that 10% off coupon, did you have the code for that $25.00 off 100 promo code?
     
  12. diamond3 macrumors 6502a

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    CRTSY08JLY25 It cannot be combined with the other promo code though.
     
  13. Lray3152 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeah, you cant use it. but Update! I just bought the 16gb 2nd Generation iPod Touch on eBay. It was originally going to be $270.00 brand new with 10% it was $243.00 and I will be getting 25% off the 270 for the Microsoft Live discount which is another $67.50 off, so in all it really truly cost me $270.00-67.50-27.00 = $175.50!!!!!!!!!
     
  14. diamond3 macrumors 6502a

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    Alright, was there a message in you ebay mailbox about anything to do with the live cashback? Also, how long does it take to get a paypal account setup and be ready to purchase? I've been on their website, but I keep seeing 4-5 days for it to process etc.
     
  15. alexlovesmacs macrumors 6502a

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    Anything that has to do with new iPods will happen on September.
     
  16. Lray3152 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thats what i figured with the september. but yeah u get 2 emails, one to your ebay account and one to your email account, and the set up is so EASY for the microsoft Live account, and it usually takes 1-2 days for it to show up that you made a purchase it says depending on the traffic and also itll take some time before you can get the money? But setting up a paypal account takes minutes haha, its so easy! you should DEFINITELY do it, it only makes things cheaper : )
     

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