iPod touch Should I engrave it?

Irockgod

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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.
 

IllIllIll

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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.
 

john bacon

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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.
 

deaglecat

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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).
 

AngerDanger

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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:

 

XxpikachuxX

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i also have a question, if i engrave it, and for some reason it stops working apple wont fix it?
 

Thetonyk123

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i also have a question, if i engrave it, and for some reason it stops working apple wont fix it?
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
 

tonyr6

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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
Thanks. That for sure will stop me from getting it engraved.
 

deaglecat

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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.
 

GoCubsGo

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

k1lljoy

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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)
 

donlab

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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)
Wrong thread.
 

Scipod

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Oct 4, 2012
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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.
 

davidoloan

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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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