Ipod from Ebay? Safe? Secure?

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  1. scuppe macrumors newbie

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    u dont need to know that.
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Well, its as safe as anything else on eBay. No warranty and you have to be careful of scams.
     
  3. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    if you live in a large city, try craigslist. nothing like eyeballing and touching it before you shell out cash.

    Instant gratification is fine, if you can wait that long...
     
  4. donmei macrumors regular

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    Years ago, I sold an ipod on ebay for $20 less than I had paid for it NEW 4 months earlier.

    ipods get bid up high on ebay. is it really worth the risk to save $30 on a $400 item? Thats your decision

    I'd rather either pay up at a store, or get a refurb from apple at a discount.

    But thats just me.

    Don
    p.s. as wi write this there is a 32 gb ipod on ebay. 39 min left for $428 +$12 shipping. Seller has 35 reviews. seems solid. Item # 130204087177

    Lets see where this one goes. I'm betting there is another
    $50 coming.
     
  5. DakotaGuy macrumors 68040

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    I buy and sell quite a bit on eBay and for the most part I have had good experiences. The thing to remember with eBay is that if something is too good to be true...it's probably a scam. Sometimes you can save a few dollars on things, however sometimes it is cheaper to buy in a store. It just depends.
     
  6. delude macrumors 6502

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    Well, I bought my original iPod £60 ($120) cheaper on eBay, brand new in sealed packaging. I did end up taking it back to the Apple store, as it had a contrast problem but now I'm happy on my third iPod, and still glad that I managed to grab it cheaper :D
     
  7. richc71 macrumors newbie

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    I bought my 16 gB Touch on Ebay 2 weeks ago from weripods. It was a decent deal... slightly used and $110 cheaper than a new one. There are a few guys who seem to be selling plenty of used Ipods in big volume on Ebay. Look at seller ratings.
     
  8. forafireescape macrumors 6502a

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    Just check the seller out and make sure they're legit.
     
  9. Jack Flash macrumors 65816

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    You have a warranty with Apple as long as the device is within one year of purchase.
     
  10. ThreeOhTwoLX macrumors newbie

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    how could someone prove that warranty though if the person they buy it from doesnt have a receipt? I'm thinking about trying to sell my 16gb iPod Touch, and bought it back in November. I'd like who ever buys it to know that they have the comfort of the rest of my warranty.
     
  11. maclovin' macrumors regular

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    I bought my 16gig iPod Touch off of eBay in December. It was an iPod only sale, it didn't come in a box or with a charge cable, but the iPod itself was in mint condition. All I paid for it was $320 including shipping. All you have to do is be careful about the seller you are buying from. Check the feedback and make sure it is good, and you should be fine.
     
  12. delude macrumors 6502

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    You just type the serial number in on the Apple website, and it will tell you how long you have left ;)
     
  13. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    i have sold many iPods on eBay...standard rules apply about using eBay...but if the item isnt working...paypal will usually have your back
     

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