JUST bought a touch, then I see this...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by twist2b, Sep 12, 2008.

  1. twist2b macrumors regular

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    So a new touch is out, RIGHT before I buy a WAY more expensive less powerful one.

    So, I think there is a 30 day trail period right? Can I return the first one and get the better one?

    Heres the bad thing:
    It is engraved o_O

    any thoughts? I am slightly new to apple.
     
  2. brand macrumors 601

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    Enjoy your new iPod Touch.
     
  3. twist2b thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yea, its no big deal. I still like the one I have. Its very nice. Just wondering if I could. If the option was there might as well use it.
     
  4. Vulcan macrumors 65816

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    They don't do returns if you get it engraved unfortunately.
     
  5. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    i believe each touch gen has the same "power" specs
     
  6. jackc macrumors 65816

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    Unfortunately you probably screwed yourself with the engraving. Try not to think about it. Now you know to watch MacRumors!
     
  7. Muncher macrumors 65816

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    It's not like the new iPod Touch is much improved. Marginally better battery life for video (5 hrs vs 6 hrs), external volume controls (which is the best thing added), and a crappy internal speaker that isn't usable unless you're in a quiet room (or so I've heard).

    Oh, and that Nike+ thing.
     
  8. twist2b thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yea thats the thing,
    I WONT use the nike thing
    I got an iPhone afterwords for free so speaker I just use for that.
    the battery life I am fine with a little less.
    But price is sooo much better :p
    I am not worried about it, I still love the one I own.

    Thanks for the help guys :)
     
  9. hogfaninga macrumors 65816

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    BTW the new one isn't anymore powerful. It has a few new features.
     
  10. sandman42 macrumors 6502a

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    I have no idea what Apple's actual policy is, but you might be able to get some money back due to the price change, like how other stores have a 'price guarantee'. It's worth asking.

    A very similar thing happened to me when I bought my first iPod (a 40Gb 4G). The iPod Photo came out the very next day. In that case the 'Photo' was more expensive, and added features I didn't really need, so I just lived with it.

    Otherwise, enjoy your Touch. I expected it to be a pretty cool device when I bought mine, and it has far exceeded my expectations.
     
  11. Thetics macrumors regular

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    talk to a manager, if its been less than 14 days they should help you out. If youre nice, and theyre having a good day, they most likely would help you. but walk in and ask for a manager and dont back down. =)
     
  12. Digital Skunk macrumors 604

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    Once it's engraved, Apple cannot take it back. There's nothing the OP can do but enjoy the iPod. Especially since there's nothing much improved in the new version.
     
  13. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    Ehh, IMO I think the incremental update isn't worth the hassle of maybe getting it exchanged. You can try, but I'd say the odds are certainly not in your favor. Its a nice little toy, enjoy!
     
  14. Dustman macrumors 65816

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    Since its now well established that the engraving screwed you, you should be able to contact Apple's customer support and maybe get a curtosy credit since the prices just went down.

    Definetly worth the try for a quick phone call.
     
  15. Muncher macrumors 65816

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    just out of curiousity, what does it say engraved?
     
  16. donga macrumors 6502a

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    it is engraved = can not return.

    so i'd just enjoy it if i were you, and manage the cognitive dissonance. also, make macrumors.com your homepage, or at least check it every so often. it will keep you up to date on apple products and possible release dates so you can make a better decision next time
     
  17. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Exactly. Go to the store and get some money back.
     
  18. sandman42 macrumors 6502a

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    The price is improved. I think the OP might be able to get them to refund the difference, or give store credit, etc. I still say it's worth asking.
     
  19. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed. Apple definitely won't take it back since it is engraved, but they might refund the price difference. You certainly have nothing to lose by asking. I would.
     

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