Received Current Nano as a Gift; Keep or Sell?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Briview, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. Briview macrumors regular

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    Hello,

    I usually post over in the iPhone category, especially due to the fourth generation's arrival, but my friend recently bought the current silver iPod Nano (video camera) and gave it to me as a gift. I honestly appreciate it and could use a mini player that's not as hefty as my iPod touch, but I know that the keynote on the iPod line is just a month or two away, and I'm thinking, should I sell this sealed product (probably not the best resell value, much under the $149 it costs to buy) or should I keep it and use it around? If I do sell it, I am genuinely thinking about getting the next Nano.

    I know that no one here actually knows what the next Nano may bring (or if there may be one or not... or if the Nano line changes its name), but I was hoping to get some of your ideas and insight into this decision that I have. No biggie.

    Thanks. I heavily appreciate the assistance. :)
     
  2. Alonzo84 macrumors 6502a

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    If you want to keep it, keep it. If you don't, sell it. Nanos play music and video. There will be nothing magic about the next one.
     
  3. Briview thread starter macrumors regular

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    Right on... ;)

    BUT, then again... who would have though of the addition of a video camera to the Nano, in mid-to-late 2009? It's not a huge gain, but it's still a new and usable feature, right?

    So that's what I'm thinking... what if I keep it and start using it and some crazy new feature gets added on to the next-gen? :rolleyes: Oh, not much... but I'll probably end up regretting it. :eek:
     
  4. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    stop obsessing on new features and just use what you have.
     
  5. Briview thread starter macrumors regular

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    Good point. ;) Thanks for the advice... I'll open it up and start using it. :)
     
  6. Alonzo84 macrumors 6502a

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    It was free. Use it and enjoy it. If you really really want a new version when it comes out, then buy it.
     
  7. mmulin macrumors 6502

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    It is a present. No value in this these days? You already have an iPod touch for the fancy things. So, as said before, use it if you have use for it.. and buy your friend a beer or so at least.
     
  8. Peterson8765 macrumors 6502a

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    I suggest that you don't open it just yet, if you have already opened it, thats fine, but the retail value of it will just go down. Wait until about Mid to late August until you sell your Nano, you will probably get about $100-110 for an 8GB or $120-135 for a 16GB, I did this with my iPod Touch last year and I got about $175 which isn't too shabby, but I did sell it in June of last year.
     
  9. Aero26 macrumors regular

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    I'd keep it. Reselling gifts just doesn't sit right with me. If you have touch, your Nano will likely not see much action but I wouldn't bank on this next gen nano.
     

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