iPod … sell or fix

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Francey123, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. Francey123 macrumors newbie

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    Grandma here…
    I have an iPod Touch 2nd Generation.
    It stopped working.
    Should I sell it for $60 or should I have it repaired for who knows what?
    I used it for reading library books and Alert timing twice a day.
    The iPod has no scratches on either front or back. The appearance is shiny new.
    I received a Sony eReader as a gift to take it's place for reading library books and now have the non-working iPod sitting here. Any advice will be appreciated. Thank you. Francey123
     
  2. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

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    How much would it be to fix it,
    Reallesricly there will be no more updates as the itouch 5 will come out soon
     
  3. Thetonyk123 macrumors 68000

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    Repairing usually is more than $60 so my suggestion is sell it. If you do need a new one you can get a refurbished ipod touch 4g 8gb for less than $200.
     
  4. Francey123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Grandma here…. I appreciate the replies.

    That sounds like good advice.
    Where should I advertise the iPod for $60 ?
    I live in Knoxville, TN
    Thanks.. Francey123
     
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  6. AdrianK macrumors 68020

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    The 2G's received their last update around this time last year.

    Agreed

    Or gumtree.
     
  7. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

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    Craigslist, if you are comfortable with doing that. If not ebay.
    http://store.apple.com/us/product/FC540LL/A that is quite pricey, but it is like new, Allthough you could facetime your grandkids. (Video call)
    on CL near me used itouch 3gen's fo for around 100$
     
  8. likethesoup2 macrumors 6502a

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    Does kinda beg the question . . . if she doesn't know WHERE to sell it, how does she know it's worth $60?

    Things that make you go 'hmmm' . . .
     
  9. Francey123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    iPod - Sell or fix

    Grandma here…
    I suppose I could have guessed $100… ??? maybe $75…???
    $60 felt like a good price… I don't know what else to say. It doesn't work
    for me. It doesn't operate. It's so shiny and new looking I can't throw it in the trash. It must be worth something to a skilled iPod fixer-upper. I paid a lot for the iPod. I have no idea what's wrong with it and like the good advice above, it's not worth the
    price for me to have it repaired since I mostly used the iPod for reading books..and have been gifted with a Sony eReader… Would you like to suggest something different? Any helpful advice is certainly appreciated. Bye. FranceyS
     
  10. 32gb3gwifi macrumors member

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    My grandma doesn't know how to use an iPod.
     
  11. Francey123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    iPod - Sell or fix

    Grandma here…
    Your Grandma doesn't know what she's missing. -smile-
    Why don't you sit down with Grandma and show her how wonderful
    computers are and how wonderful it is to read library books from a
    small hand-held device. I'm sure there are millions of other uses,
    but grandmother's needs are generally small..-smile-
    Do Grandma a favor. You'll never regret it. Bye. FranceyS
     
  12. kbfr08 macrumors 6502

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    Grandpa here,

    Grandma, if you put your eBay up for parts on eBay, then you're going to get parts value for it. Most people don't bid high on broken 2G ipods, since they're not in demand, and most of the time, new parts can lower profits significantly.

    The 8GB model sells for $10-$30 consistently, the 16GB $20-$30 and the 64GB $45-$66

    The 64GB *might* sell for more, but keep in mind, the ipod 2g is no longer eligible for software updates, and is lowering in value. A 32GB ipod touch 4g only costs $199 refurbed on eBay, and the broken price is usually less than half that, so a 32GB 4th is like $40-$100 (and $100 might even have trouble selling).
     

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