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iPod touch Is it time to sell?

spartanrob

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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?
 

heesey1010

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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.
 
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spartanrob

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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
 
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Peterson8765

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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.
 
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spartanrob

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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.

Good to know. Thanks. It is in perfect condition and I have the original, unused earbuds. Gotta check on the box.
 
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spartanrob

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How does the back look? Accesories?

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.
 
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Aero26

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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.
 
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0dev

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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.
 
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Briview

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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.
 
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liamkp

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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.
I would guess $150+.

And no im not interested.
 
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spartanrob

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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.

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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spartanrob

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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 :)
 
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elpmas

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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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