Expected iPod Touch price drop

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by pismodude2, Sep 5, 2008.

  1. pismodude2 macrumors 6502a

    pismodude2

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2008
    Location:
    MacWorld
    #1
    I have an iPod Touch that I need to keep up til the 9th (so no selling early).

    How much will I be able to get for it after the new one is released?
     
  2. MacBass macrumors 6502

    MacBass

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2005
    Location:
    La Crosse, WI
    #3
    No one can really say for sure, MacRumors users don't control the economy. If you're looking to unload it, compare the original price to the refurb price - at which point you should begin crying - on Apple's site, then subtract an arbitrary number from that to get the mean market value, resulting in a loss of money and triggering uncontrollable sobbing. Good luck!
     
  3. exhibit.b macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2008
    #4
    I just sold my ipod today on ebay for $300. If the new ipods are cheaper then you are going to have to sell it well below that price. I am thinking around 200 if its in great condition.
     
  4. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2008
    #5
    There's a great chance the price of a Touch will be going down. CNet reports the Samsung P2 will become the P2+ and will come out the 14th at a cheaper price for the same memory. 8gb was $229. Will be $179 for the new model. Not known if anything will be different other than the included firmware version. The price is relative to the lower cost of flash ram. Apple could easily lower the price $50 for each memory model, so I'd sell ASAP if you don't intend to keep the one you've got.
     
  5. mattniles007 macrumors 6502

    mattniles007

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2005
    Location:
    Michigan
    #6
    Good advice
     
  6. Francois22 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2008
    Location:
    Vienna
    #7
    well...apple halved the prices of the iPhones,... I guess,...they will do the same with the touch for example, because it´s the most expensive player,... gosh, i hope, they will halve it ;)

    as steve said,... the iPod can´t be more expensive than the iPhone...hopefully
     
  7. mattniles007 macrumors 6502

    mattniles007

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2005
    Location:
    Michigan
    #8
    One can hope:D
     
  8. bassproguy07 macrumors 6502a

    bassproguy07

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2008
    Location:
    Katy, TX
    #9
    sell it now on ebay, there are some people out there who will buy it not knowing of an update. You know the apple stores are still selling em to people at a cost of 499 when they will most likely get dropped tuesday.
     
  9. angemon89 macrumors 68000

    angemon89

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2008
    Location:
    The place where Apple designs stuff
    #10
    I craigslisted mine a couple days ago for $260. I priced it low so it could sell fast.

    If the new one comes out and it's $200, then you're screwed.
     
  10. majordude macrumors 68020

    majordude

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2007
    Location:
    Hootersville
    #11
    Get real. The only thing Apple makes that under $200 is a charger for a MBP. :rolleyes:

    My guess...

    16GB = $299
    32GB = $399
    64GB = $499

    Dropping the 8GB (or dropping it below $200 to $199).

    Those are my two cents and, as you can tell, I'm not overcharging. :D
     
  11. dcorban macrumors 6502a

    dcorban

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2007
    #12
    There won't be a 64GB.

    It will be:
    8GB $199
    16GB $299
    32GB $399
     
  12. i.e.Mac macrumors newbie

    i.e.Mac

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2006
    #13
    They're not going to have them way to high. Remember at this point apple may want to keep prices low in contrast to iPhone 3G. To try to keep things a little even I think they may make prices lower than many may think.

    Here's my theory. It may be seen as crazy, and it may turn out to be so here goes:

    16GB: $249.99

    32GB: $299.99

    64GB $399.99

    I would wager that they're gonna drop the 8GB touch. It's just way too small to be practical.
     
  13. Beric macrumors 68020

    Beric

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2008
    Location:
    Bay Area
    #14
    Looks good to me. I'd probably get a 32GB at that price. I just don't think I can use (or need, that is) 64GB. Definitely agree about the 8GB version being dropped, though. That's almost certain.
     
  14. ChristopheJD macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2008
    #15
    I'm not throwing what you think out the door but $199 is ridiculous. Not much profit there. I'm not saying I would rather pay $299, but that is definitely not going to happen.
     
  15. Jack Flash macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    May 8, 2007
    #16
    Apple's making the iPhone 3G for around $100. There's plenty of profit at $200, especially with how well the new models will sell this Christmas.
     
  16. iMacmatician macrumors 601

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2008
    #17
    8 GB: $249*
    16 GB: $299
    32 GB: $399
    64 GB: $499 (Q1 2009)

    * Why not $199? Because right now 4 GB -> 8 GB is +$50. 8 GB -> 16 GB is +$100. So with the update, 8 GB -> 16 GB would be +$50.
     
  17. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2008
    #18
    8gb: $179
    16gb: $249
    32gb: $349
    64gb: free to anyone who is exactly right guessing what the new prices and features will be. Kevin Rose is excluded.
     

Share This Page