Is it time to sell?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by spartanrob, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. spartanrob macrumors 6502

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    My daughter 'really' want's the new iPod Touch, assuming it has a camera. I told her she would have to buy it herself. I was pleasantly surprised buy her response "OK, can you sell mine on eBay so I have some of the money and I'll use my birthday money for the rest"

    So is it time to sell a 3rd generation touch, before the official announcement of a new model?
     
  2. heesey1010 macrumors member

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    Let's make sure of one thing first: what storage capacity is it? If it's the 8GB one...it's actually a second generation which means it can't run iOS 4 to its full potential. In that case, SELL IT ASAP.

    If it's a 32/64GB iTouch...then that's a little more complicated. But I would still sell it because the iTouch would probably depreciate in value anyway no matter when the announcement was going to be made.
     
  3. spartanrob thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's a 16gb. I thought it was current generation (how can you tell for sure)?. Currently running 3.1.3
     
  4. SlovakApple macrumors 6502

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    As far as I know, it is the second gen. Because in the third gen, there are the 8GB(which is actually the second gen), 32GB and 64GB.
     
  5. Peterson8765 macrumors 6502a

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    In order to sell it a good price, it depends on the condition of the touch, if it includes the original manuals, box, earbuds, etc. and other accessories it will up the resale value. If it is a 16GB it is a 2G touch so it should fetch a little more money then an 8GB. I don't what your gonna include with the touch when you sell it or what condition it is in, but it could fetch about $150-$190 depending on everything.
     
  6. spartanrob thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Good to know. Thanks. It is in perfect condition and I have the original, unused earbuds. Gotta check on the box.
     
  7. Peterson8765 macrumors 6502a

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    No problem.
     
  8. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    That's a big assumption :). The 16G is a 2g Touch and can have issues with IOS4 (you may not get much for it).
     
  9. INeedAMacBook macrumors 6502

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    I would say keep it on 3.1.3 as people may pay more for it,
     
  10. liamkp macrumors 68020

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    How does the back look? Accesories?
     
  11. spartanrob thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The back seems to be in pretty good shape. A few light surface scratches. There is an iFrogz (2 piece) case on it (included). Screen has had a BSE on since day one. The protector is a bit worn, but the screen should be perfect. Also have the original headphones unused, unused original screen cleaner and quick start guide.

    You interested?

    It is the 16GB and does have 4.0 loaded.
     
  12. Aero26 macrumors regular

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    Well obviously unless you're banking on selling it 40 years from now as an antique, I'd get rid of it. Most of us saw how resale value of 3Gs even in higher capacities fell sharply once the iPhone 4's got a date/release.
     
  13. OGDaniel macrumors 6502a

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    I know this isn't the marketplace, but how much would you be willing to sell it for?
     
  14. spartanrob thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i'll PM you
     
  15. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    If you have iOS 4 loaded on it, its got to be 2nd Gen as my 1st Gen doesn't even give the option to go above 3.1.3...
     
  16. spartanrob thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's 2nd or 3rd gen.
     
  17. 0dev macrumors 68040

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    Update it to iOS 4, that's the easy way to tell what gen it is for sure. You'll get a lot more interest on eBay if people know exactly what they're buying.
     
  18. Briview macrumors regular

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    This may help you a bit.

    I had my 2nd generation 8GB (still on the signature :rolleyes: ), which I sold last week. The back was pretty scratched up and scuff marked (placed on tables, taken out of pocket, etc. all back and forth for nearly 2 years), but the functionality was top notch... no dead pixels, never dropped, never jailbroken/hacked. I loaded up the updated iOS4 on the device itself. I then bought a brand new case for it (clear/transparent Belkin SonicWave silicone sleeve), and acquired the original box with all the unused accessories (I had used my iPhone 3G's 30-pin and earphones with remote/mic for the iPod, so everything including the manuals, cleaning cloth and dock holder were untouched. I packaged it all up and traded it for $135, so I think this was very decent... but you do have to note that my iPod touch was on the higher-end in value, so expect something around $170 for a 16GB.
     
  19. liamkp macrumors 68020

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    I would guess $150+.

    And no im not interested.
     
  20. spartanrob thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I did update to 4.0, does that mean it's 2nd or 3rd gen? How can i tell definitively?

    Gonna try craigslist for a few days, then to ebay
     
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  22. spartanrob thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No, doesnt appear so.
     
  23. Peterson8765 macrumors 6502a

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    If it is a 16GB and you upgraded to iOS 4, it is a 2nd gen. model
     
  24. spartanrob thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks everyone for your input.

    Sold on craigslist for $175 in less than 24 hours.

    Maybe i should have asked more :)
     
  25. elpmas macrumors 68000

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    Kind of late on this, but 3rd gens dont come in 16gb. Also, if you checked the model, it would have to be MC to be 3rd gen, if it's MB, then that's 2nd gen. :D
    Glad to hear you sold it for 175 :}
     

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