pros and cons of getting an engraved ipod?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by spikeyjac, Sep 30, 2007.

  1. spikeyjac macrumors regular

    Sep 16, 2006
  2. overanalyzer macrumors 6502a

    Sep 7, 2007
    Boston, MA USA
    One con is that if you ever need warranty service and they replace it, you'll get a refurb without the engraving. So just don't be too attached to the engraving. I've never gotten any of mine engraved, but my mother did as a present, and was upset when they replaced it when it died with one without the engraving.
  3. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
    Pros: You have an engraved iPod, unique and cherished.

    Cons: You have an engraved iPod, tacky and embarrassing. Far harder to sell for a good price later.
  4. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    I am surprised they did not give you the engarving. I just know Applecare took care of a nano of my friend's and it came back engraved.

    Pros: It's always going to be yours and it may be fun for 10 minutes.
    Cons: It's like personalized license plates. You run the risk it whatever it says being stupid as **** next year. To resell would jack your selling price down as Blue said. And finally, if you buy a case it'll most likely be one that doesn't let others see the engraving.

    Me: I have a 60gb 5th gen not engraved and a 4gb Red Nano 2nd gen engraved. It was engraved with 150 11-11-06. It is a number and date that is significantly important to me. I will most likely never sell the nano, actually, I'll never sell it because it was bought for a reason other than what most would think and it was engraved with that very reason. If that makes sense. I have a clear case, no one has really seen it, I work out with it and such. I wouldn't get my everyday iPod engraved though for the cons listed above.
  5. spikeyjac thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 16, 2006
    No Sure Just thinking something along the lines of Jacks Ipod
    not sure tho
  6. Tim117 macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2007
    BC Canada
    On the back of my Nano it says

    Tim Wheaton (my name)
    is Awesome

    Since everyone around me is 15 they all think that's pretty cool.
  7. overanalyzer macrumors 6502a

    Sep 7, 2007
    Boston, MA USA
    Probably depends on how you get service. I, and she, have always walked into an Apple store, plopped down the iPod, and walked out 5 minutes later with a refurb. Clearly if you send it in via mail and wait however long that takes they have the ability to engrave it again. But I don't think the Apple geniuses will be engraving in the back room any time soon ;)
  8. Bern macrumors 68000


    Nov 10, 2004
    I never sell my iPods so I don't see any cons. But I do see the pros of having it engraved. On my iPod I have engraved on it "Don't Steal Music, please return this iPod to [phone number]"
  9. aethelbert macrumors 601

    Jun 1, 2007
    Chicago, IL, USA
    When it's engraved, it's so hard to sell. It makes it worth a significant amount less. But if you are going to get it engraved, make it something worthwhile and personal that won't be blown away with future trends.

    My favorite engraving that I've seen:

    Bomb Installed:
    Steal at your own risk!​
  10. queshy macrumors 68040


    Apr 2, 2005
    lmao, post of the day forsure!

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