Ipod touch 1st to second gen. upgrade

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Pokerking98, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. Pokerking98 macrumors newbie

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    I currently have an ipod touch first generation. I was wondering, if I brought this to the mac store would i get a free second gen. upgrade? Or do I need to buy a whole new itouch?
     
  2. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040

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    It would be a wonderful world to live in indeed if every time a new revision of a product was released all you had to do was go to the store with your old model for a free trade-in.

    In the real world that's a pretty poor business model.

    Yes, you have to buy a new one. :p
     
  3. fishface17 macrumors member

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    Dude, it's like saying you are going to take your xbox to the store and exchange it for an xbox 360 for free.
     
  4. Davy.Shalom macrumors 6502

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    You would have to buy a new one. If you turned yours in they may give you a very small discount on a new one, but that is about it.
     
  5. flyfish29 macrumors 68020

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    This thread needs to be put to bed!


    Gotta go.....Jeep just came out with a new redesigned Wrangler and I need to trade my '98 model in!!:rolleyes:
     
  6. creon macrumors 6502

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  7. sjleworthy macrumors 65816

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    it's like upgrading your wife - costs a fortune :(
     
  8. PMB macrumors 65816

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    When the 2nd gen iPod touch came out, i called apple and asked the same question

    They offered 10% off from their recycling program. but besides that, they make you buy a new one.
     
  9. streather macrumors newbie

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    best thing to do would be sell it, use the money you make and put that towards the newer ipod touch :)
     
  10. DHarrisDBS34 macrumors regular

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    Yeah you could probably get $100 to $150 on ebay for it. That's a good portion of the way to 2nd gen. It's not enough to justify an upgrade though I don't think.
     
  11. gan6660 macrumors 65816

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    Why in the world would they give you a free upgrade.
     
  12. queshy macrumors 68040

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    the gen 2 isn't that much better anyway. just keep it, or sell it if you don't want it.
     
  13. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    My suggestion would be to wait for the 3G when it comes out.

    Luckily my iPod 1G had a problem and I was able to get a gift card worth $400 (16GB iPod Touch 1G) out of which $300 was used for the 2G and the rest in groceries. It would be great if the same happened when the 3G comes out- or I can do it intentionally but that is unethical.

    Edit: I forgot to mention... I bought my iPod at Sam's Club.
     

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