iPod touch at Costco

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by trojanvillage, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. trojanvillage macrumors member

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    I was in Costco the other day and the 16GB Touch was $369.99 (in canada) ($419.00 at the apple store here). Is this a good price, is costco a recommended place to buy apple products? Does anyone know if it has the January software update?
    Thanks!
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  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    I bought the 16gb one the other day from Costco. They are the updated ones. The Costco return policy is no-quibble 90 days so I went for that over Futureshop which is selling them for $360.
     
  3. trojanvillage thread starter macrumors member

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  4. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    yep
     
  5. Eric Lewis macrumors 68020

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    i bought a shuffle for $49

    touch 8gb for 249

    nano 8gb pink for 179
     
  6. davidy macrumors 6502

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    IApple authorizes the retailers to sell Apple products so it should be no difference from buying directly from Apple. Also, most retailers have a longer return period than Apple itself (90 day vs 30 day). Regardless of where you buy the Touch you still have the Apple one-year warranty. If you get an extended warrenty beyond the one year, the additional warranty is the store's policy not Apple's.
     
  7. Rizvi1 macrumors 6502a

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    I thought Costco had a unlimited return period except on certain items (PCs - 6 months? TVs - 1 year?). Unless iPods are on the restricted list, you should be able to take them back anytime.

    I myself have a 4GB iPod Nano I got last fall from Costco (not sure what gen it is.. the model is A1236 and it has a screen for watching vids).
     
  8. vwDavid macrumors regular

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    definitely buy at costco, the return policy is way better than the Apple store even if it is 90 days.

    Anyone seen a 32 gig touch at costco (US or Canada) yet?
     
  9. Eric Lewis macrumors 68020

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    they were $478
    last night when i was there
     
  10. onionperson654 macrumors regular

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    Costco is THE place to buy ipods. Most importantly, the have a 90 day return policy for them (they are on the special list, at least in the United States, and 100% sure on this, although one can get away with complaining at Costco and getting their way much of the time), and its usually a couple of dollars cheaper.

    At one point my Costco store didn't have 16gb touches, so there may be limited selection, but at this point I'd bet they all have 16gb at least, if not 32gb. 90 days compared to Apple's 30 days plus restocking fee is a great deal, and since there are no questions asked its like you get 3 months to try it out without any risk.

    If you're thinking of this, then you're a Costco member, and you know how great they are, this is no exception (I actually waited a couple of weeks to get it there instead of Best Buy).
     
  11. Rizvi1 macrumors 6502a

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    Damn, I've had my iPod Nano since early October so I'm a little over 4 months now. But maybe I'll try to complain and see what they say *crosses fingers
     
  12. agentkow macrumors 6502

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    iPod touch 16GB is only $358.99 and the 32GB is $479.99 at Future Shop right now! Way cheaper than Apple for sure, and better availability that Costco it seems.

    My 32GB is shipping right now...
     
  13. ExcelonGT macrumors regular

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    Just picked up my 16gb here in the states at Best Buy. It was open box and I got it for $342 vs $399 brand new. There were 6 open boxed 16gb in the store and the manager was nice enough to let me inspect all 6 of them before choosing one. (how nice). The one I got was in mint condition (screen protector still on, accessories not even opened). My guess is that the person probably bought it the day before the 32gb touches were available :D
     
  14. trojanvillage thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks all,
    anyone seen a 32gb at costco in Canada? what about in the US?
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  15. touchnewb macrumors newbie

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    i just got my touch today!!! i paind 300 for mine and it is the 32gb model!!! i love employee discounts!! and i also got a belkin case and some spare earphones! now all i need to find is an easy no fuss way to jailbreak this sucker! any one know how? i got ziphone 2.?? not sure if it will work but would it work for the touch too?
     
  16. Wiseguy22 macrumors newbie

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    Anyone know Costco's price protection policy?

    With the ipod touch price drop rumours should I wait a month or two to buy or will Costco refund the difference if/when the price goes down?

    Thanks....
     
  17. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Within 30 days they refund the difference. If its outside the 30 days but less than 90 days, just bring the iPod in and try to get the refund. If they won't give it to you, return the iPod for a full refund and buy again at the lower price.
     
  18. vwDavid macrumors regular

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    So far, in Canada I still haven't seen a 32gig iPt at Costco. Just saw it advertised at London drugs for $469!!!

    Are 32g touchs now common at US costco's?
     
  19. kramjam macrumors 6502

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    I'm in the market to buy an iPod Touch 32GB soon, and was considering it buying it at Costco too, but I was wondering if anyone knew if they offer an extended product replacement plan for outside the 90 day policy?

    I've bought all previous iPods at Best Buy and bought their replacement plans and service plans, but I've been having bad experiences with Best Buy lately and pretty much want to avoid them for the rest of my life, so was wondering if Costco had an extended warranty or something similiar..

    thanks in advance!
     
  20. Eric Lewis macrumors 68020

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    the 32gb touch

    is 458.97

    at my costco

    in london ontario
     
  21. Eric Lewis macrumors 68020

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    its like 1 year


    i just got back 34 dollars after the shuffle price reduction

    and it was about 1 year after i bought it

    there is no 90 days or 30 days

    there is only a rule on computers thats....6months

    you can return an iPod up to 5 years after you bought it and get the price difference for 5 years
     
  22. vwDavid macrumors regular

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    Anyone know the current price at US costco's?

    (Bought my first ipt at a US costco but returned it in canada. Paid GST+PST at the boarder and can't get that refunded so I don't want to pay it again!!)
     
  23. JAT macrumors 603

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    You need to read the new signs. They went in early last year, or was it 2006? 90 return policy on ALL electronics, now. Also clearly reprinted on your receipt if you buy something like an iPod.

    One of the nearby Costcos has all 3 Touch sizes as of about 2 weeks ago, maybe the others by now, too. Haven't been in all of them in the last 2 weeks. I saw $490 for the 32GB.
     
  24. martinmartin macrumors 6502

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    32GB touch's were available at my local costco yesterday (maryland).

    didnt check the price, though.

    costco is the *****.
     
  25. iTeen macrumors 65816

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    next time i am at costco i think i am going to buy me a brand new ipod touch 16gb....can't wait.:D

    EDIT: anybody know how much they are running in the us for price????
     

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