iPod touch Fixer-uper?

nutella-addict

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May 22, 2012
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Puxico, Missouri, America
I have found that used iPod touches (4G) are considerably cheaper- especially if they are broken. So, I was wondering, if I bought a used broken iPod touch 4G instead of spending all that money to get a brand new one, would that be a good idea? like, would it be cheaper to fix it? if I were to fix, say, one with a broken screen, would I have saved money in the long-run? If so, how do you fix and iPod touch or about how much would it cost to take it to a store to get it fixed? Actually, if you buy it off, say, Amazon/Ebay, will a store take it in and fix it since you won't have a warranty with that store or whatever? like, would you have to have bought it from the store to get it fixed like that? is it illegal to get it fixed if you have no warranty? I'm debating on whether I should just get a new one. But here's the other thing, if I buy one of Ebay/Amazon, and it has a no return policy, and a store won't fix it, I can't return it then, so I'd either have a useless iPod that doesn't work or I'd need to fix it SOME HOW!! So again, what risks would I be making by fixing or even attempting to fix an iPod Touch 4G? Should I try or go with a good-condition used one or even a new one for that matter?
 

nutella-addict

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May 22, 2012
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Puxico, Missouri, America
i dont understand, broken ipod touches are costing the same or more than a reg brand new one. thats a rip off considering most of them arent worth spending the money to fix in the firt place!! :mad:
 
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Slinkwyde

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Jan 26, 2012
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is it illegal to get it fixed if you have no warranty?
No, of course not. It just means you'd need to pay for the repairs.

I get the impression from your posts that you are probably not someone who should attempt a DIY repair. The $25 repair site sounds like a good way to go, if that company is legitimate. If you do choose DIY, iFixit is a good source of instructions, parts, and tools.
 
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One thing to consider is that more things can be broken than what they tell you...

If the screen is broken, something else could be damaged as well. You could get burned by thinking it's an $80 fix and find other problems...

Consider, if it that easy to fix... why don't THEY fix it and sell at normal retail? Someone could get water damage and hide it in order to get more of your money.

Anyone can get one fixed, why would they NOT get it fixed then sell it to you.

The price should reflect the risk you are taking.

Don't give much weight to asking prices, we've seen all kinds of crazy asking prices, then we hear people say "that's what their going for on the internet" ... Complete BS... Nobody knows what the selling prices are on CL, only the asking price. eBay is scammed, people have friends bid up prices and repeat sellers 'sell' to friends to up selling prices.

Many will say 'easy fix' but yet they don't fix it themselves...
 
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