IPod Touch: Info needed for buying

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by chan2004, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. chan2004 macrumors regular

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    Hello,

    I am planning to buy an unopened Ipod touch from a person for 229 euro.
    It has a 16GB capacity.
    The person got it while purchasing a macbook through student option.

    My question is
    1) Is this price reasonable for a second generation ipod touch

    2) What are the things i must verify before buying it (serial number, ...)?

    3) Is there any warranty or gurantee offered by apple?

    4) I currently have an ipod classic which i absolutely adore because of its huge capacity. So, is ipod touch worth the money? fyi, i am a techfreak and apple lover who constantly wants to buy new gadgets, as most of you:D

    Thanks
     
  2. thefatmould macrumors member

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    No!

    You could buy it if you feel the need as it is below retail to have it now as it is below retail but in less than 2 months we could see an ipod touch released with camera and other features.
     
  3. chan2004 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the info.

    I never knew that apple is planning one with camera.
     
  4. Dale Sorel macrumors 6502a

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    There not... but there's a group of fanboys out there who seem convinced it's gonna happen.
     
  5. jpbl68 macrumors member

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    You can buy a 16GB 2G iPod Touch directly from Apple for under €229.
     
  6. Tigger11 macrumors 6502

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    You wouldnt want to make a wager on that silly belief above would you?
    -Tig
     
  7. Yvan256 macrumors 601

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    Then again there's people who kept telling us that Apple would never release a phone-less iPhone as their next iPod model. ;)

    The next iPod touch will probably have some or all of these features: camera, compass, GPS, lasers, toaster.
     
  8. MTI macrumors 65816

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    Toaster? Damn, I guess I'll have to hold out for the 4th gen for the waffle maker/panini press . .
     
  9. leomac08 macrumors 68020

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    i feel that guy is ripping you off, in the US the ipod touch cost ($230) i don't know the price for the euro (i'm guessing $230 USD is $290EURO) i don't know, but he should sell it for cheaper.

    MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!!! a toaster!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol:D

    what's next a lighter? and an external fuel tank for propane?
     
  10. jpbl68 macrumors member

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    $230 is about €163. The Dollar hasn't been worth more than the Euro for a while now. But Europeans tend to get screwed (compared to the US) when it comes to the price of consumer electronics.
     
  11. Dale Sorel macrumors 6502a

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    Absolutely! Sign me up!!!
     
  12. baschdi macrumors newbie

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    1) A new iPod touch 16GB costs 279 € with tax in Germany. 229€ for a new iPod sounds ok, i think... but as mentioned there are new iPod touches on the way.

    2) why do you want to verify the serialnumbeR? just check if its unused an in its box.

    3) 1 year garantee world wide

    4) the iPod touch is much more than a iPod classic, becuase its more than a iPod. It is more like a PDA, if u need a PDA, buy it.

    230$ is the iPod touch 8GB as far as I know and without tax. the 16GB costs 299 $ without tax - around 211€. adding VAT (19% in Germany) makes 251 € (against 279 €)
     
  13. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

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    Propane is out, but a hydrogen power cell would be nice. ;)
     
  14. leomac08 macrumors 68020

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    why don't we just ask toyota for some ideas about adding a hybrid synergy drive microengine, to power the ipod:D or honda? idk which car brand makes perfect green friendly engines?

    hahahahaha
     
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    I second that wait... The new iPod Touch is coming in September. There is a good chance that Apple will lower the price or raise the features and keep the price the same. They've done that before. In other words... if you wait 1.5 months, for the same money you could be getting a 32 GB Touch or a 16 GB Touch with many more features than the current model.

    Or... if you wait till the new iPod Touch is out, you will be able to pick up an old one (the one your friend is selling) for even cheaper.
     
  17. chan2004 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I guess i will wait then:(


    I second that:D
     
  18. Silencer macrumors member

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    Good choice. You are better off waiting for the next gen iPod touch. When it comes out it is bound to make the older generations go down in price.
     
  19. Tigger11 macrumors 6502

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    Ok do I gloat now that I'm right or wait till its official on Sept 8th?
    -Tig
     
  20. Dale Sorel macrumors 6502a

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    I guess we'll see who has the last laugh soon enough :p
     
  21. wywern209 macrumors 65832

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    great job MTI. you've made me hungry now. mm.. cheesy panini....:rolleyes:
     
  22. MythicFrost macrumors 68040

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    I'd wait until the new one comes out, looks like iTouch 3G is coming out around September 7th from the info I've read, no guarantee's though.'

    I think you'll get cheaper prices probably for 2G and option of buying the 3G from apple (after the 3G's out).

    Kind Regards
     
  23. loneapple24 macrumors newbie

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    229 euros? How about dollars instead and then make the deal?
     

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