Selling an iPod touch with an engraving, will I have any interest?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by mogzieee, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. mogzieee macrumors 6502a

    Feb 8, 2008
    London, UK
    I got an iPod touch last December, and I'm thinking about selling it and then buying the next gen iPhone when it may be released in June.

    However, the engraving: "Merry Christmas! To Alastair, from Dad" will probably put off anyone from buying it... right?

    But has anyone made any money selling an iPod with engraving before hand anyway? Do you reckon someone would actually bid on eBay for it?
  2. Dudeman486 macrumors member

    Aug 18, 2008
    it would definitely drive the price down somewhat. i would suggest researching some methods for how to remove the engraving and post them alongside your information. i'd still bid on it, but definitely not as much as a non-engraved touch.
  3. iSaygoodbye macrumors 6502a


    Jan 2, 2009
    a boat
    i think if you rub steel wool up against the spot where it is itll go away and give the back of your touch a cool look. no sure though
  4. steve knight macrumors 68020

    steve knight

    Jan 28, 2009
    It's not really engraved. I mean the surface is not cut into. when they laser engrave it they paint on this stuff (one brand is cermark) and the laser bonds it to the it can be worn off.
    but if the price is decent it will sell. I sold my 32 gig on ebay in 15 minutes as I had the price a bit low. back was all scratched up from the case.
  5. wywern209 macrumors 65832


    Sep 7, 2008
    do you rly want to know?
    hm, if it just "painted on" then perhaps a couple of drops of vinegar on a cotton ball might just take it off. get some vinegar on a cotton ball. not dripping wet. just moist/damp. be careful not to touch the headphone jack with the liquids. this will void your warranty. gently rub on it for a few mins. do this for about 15 minutes. see what happens. if anything bad happens, im not responsible. :D
  6. mogzieee thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 8, 2008
    London, UK
    I don't really wanna go messing up the case in any way really, thinking this may damage the case and reduce the price more than it already has lost, lol

    also done a bit of research into how you can remove laser engravings from an iPod... and the general consensus is:

    you can't.
  7. lscha macrumors newbie

    Mar 12, 2009
    Why can't you have a laser rectangle done over the script? Just a thought.
  8. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030


    May 18, 2004
    any interest? ...........sure, you wont get as much for it because of the engraving but for the right price, somebody will definitely buy it
  9. Beerfloat macrumors regular


    Feb 21, 2009
    There's bound to be an Alastair out there whose dad buys stuff on Ebay.
  10. broncopde macrumors 6502

    May 12, 2007
    Conway, AR
    Wirelessly posted (iPod touch: Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5H11 Safari/525.20)

    Wonderful! Had to laugh at that. :)
  11. mogzieee thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 8, 2008
    London, UK
    Quite, lol.

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