Should I engrave it?

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  1. Irockgod macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I am planning to buy the new black iPod Touch 5th Generation. I was wondering if I should engrave my name on it. I am buying it online. Also what are the differences between the iPod touch 5th generation and the iphone 5?

    Thank you.
     
  2. needfx macrumors 68040

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    Polling info?
     
  3. LadyX macrumors 68020

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  4. shoes222 macrumors member

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    I wouldn't do it if there is any chance of you reselling it or returning it.
     
  5. designs216 macrumors 65816

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    Once you do, it's yours to keep even if it bricks.
     
  6. IllIllIll macrumors 6502a

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    If you want to, do it. If you don't want to, don't. There is no "should" about it - it's simply a question of personal preference.
     
  7. john bacon macrumors newbie

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    I opted to buy an iPhone, but before deciding that, I was sure to engrave my iPod Touch 5G with my name and email address. Just to piss off possible thieves/muggers.

    But that's me. I don't like reselling things.
     
  8. belltree macrumors 6502

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    Certainly not if you intend to every resell it in the future.
     
  9. deaglecat macrumors 6502

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    You can (of course) still get warranty support.

    Apple Ts and Cs say no returns just cos' you have changed your mind (for unerstandable reasons).
     
  10. AngerDanger macrumors 68030

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    If you ever want to sell it in a year or two, bear in mind that this is how the engraving will look to all who consider buying it:

    [​IMG]
     
  11. XxpikachuxX macrumors 6502

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    i also have a question, if i engrave it, and for some reason it stops working apple wont fix it?
     
  12. Thetonyk123 macrumors 68000

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    If it stops working you'll need to send it to Apple to get it repaired. With no engraving you can bring it into an Apple Store and they can repair it there.

    Overall I stay away from engravings
     
  13. cobbyco macrumors 6502a

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  14. tonyr6 macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks. That for sure will stop me from getting it engraved.
     
  15. stiligFox macrumors 6502a

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    That's not entirely true, you can take it in, but they can only replace it right then and there with one that is not engraved.
     
  16. deaglecat macrumors 6502

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    To be clear. The fact that Apple have personalised the goods for you (i.e. engraved) does not mean that it absolves them of their warranty obligations.

    In the UK, the Sale of Goods Act does not offer any relief for the manufacturer on the basis that he has customised the goods for you.
     
  17. FlatlinerG macrumors 6502a

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    As long as it says:


    Nana nana nana nana
    BATMAN​
     
  18. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Nope. They can repair there but replacements won't come engraved. Where do you see that it must be done via the mail?
     
  19. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    An engraving will make it harder for thieves to sell too ;)
     
  20. Thetonyk123 macrumors 68000

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    Thought I read about it somewhere, sorry if I'm wrong!
     
  21. k1lljoy macrumors member

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    The biggest difference between iPod touch 5g and iPhone 5 besides the phone aspect is the display (iPhones is better) and the iPhone's badass A6 processor as opposed to the iPod's A5 (same as iPhone 4S)
     
  22. donlab macrumors 6502

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    Wrong thread.
     
  23. teleromeo macrumors 65816

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    I got my email adress engraved, after 5 years or so it's hardly readable due to the scratches.
     
  24. Scipod macrumors newbie

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    Personally I never engrave my iPod products anymore. As I love to update as often as possible I also sell off my old products to make some money for the new ones. When you engrave it takes a lot of money off of the resell value, therefore I don't do it.
     
  25. davidoloan macrumors 6502

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    I have sold a few old engraved iPods on Amazon.

    It was no problem. I got two good prices and they sold within days. A certain kind of person just doesn't care.
     

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