What is the cheapest way to buy a 4G?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Kibu, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. Kibu macrumors newbie

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    With the help of this topic I found the cheapest way to order for NY residents, ordered an iPod 32Gb 4th Gen for 279 no tax payed and shipment included.

    See my last post in this topic for more info.
     
  2. ace198 macrumors regular

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    If you have a Costco membership, go to Costco.

    8GB: $179
    32GB: $279
    64GB: IDK
     
  3. Wallace2 macrumors member

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    I bought a broken mini off of ebay for $5 shipped and plan to use this for $30 off of the new 32gb Touch. Did the same thing last year also.
     
  4. Kibu thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Unfortunately no Costco membership, it's almost worth it though, 50 dollar membership for 50 dollar discount! Is there maybe a cheaper way to such a membership. I'm a student by the way.

    The 10% discount is nice, but only available at Apple Store, where I have to pay tax, and that is 8-9%. So that will cost me 230/240 dollars (buying broken ipod included)

    Other suggestions? Student discounts?
     
  5. zippyzoom macrumors member

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    Is it really 179 for 8gB?
     
  6. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Crutchfield sounds good with no tax or shipping. I would do that before trusting eBay.
     
  7. Kibu thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I trust E-Bay, it even gives insurance when Paypal is used. I'd only buy from respected sellers though.

    Anybody have experience with buying from E-Bay just a few weeks after release of the new model. Is it cheaper then new? If it isn't I'm gonna go with Crutchfield.
     
  8. SeniorGato1 macrumors regular

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    Purchased the 8GB for $215 from Costco yesterday. Not sure where the 179 price came from.

    Anyway, it's $15 cheaper at costco, 90 day return policy with no restocking fee, and 2 years warranty. Can't go wrong!
     
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  10. Kibu thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Amazon has tax for me, since I'm in NY, total 243USD for 8Gb Ipod

    Costco is 215USD, but you also have to count in Membership right?
     
  11. dhlee528 macrumors member

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    if you are not in hurry, wait for newegg
     
  12. Kibu thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Newegg? Is it cheaper there? Will they have tax? How long will I have to wait?
     
  13. dhlee528 macrumors member

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    I don't think they charge tax for NY, also

    usually $10 cheaper than apple store

    currently, they still sell 3rd gen(32gb is 299, and 8gb is 189 but I think they almost got rid of stock)

    shipping is usually less than $5
     
  14. dave1812dave macrumors 6502a

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    yes, u must have a membership for Costco
     
  15. dhlee528 macrumors member

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  16. dave1812dave macrumors 6502a

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    u left out the part about there being a 5% surcharge at the time of checkout for non-members (for online purchases)
     
  17. dhlee528 macrumors member

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    as long as warehouse purchase it shouldn't matter
     
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  19. Panther71 macrumors regular

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    I am wondering if the $179 was for an older generation 8gb. $179 would have been $20 off the $199 list for the older gens.
     
  20. Kibu thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Macmall was a good suggestion, 288USD for a 32GB is a good price. Unfortunately I have to pay tax there too, so total is 314USD...

    Are there besides Newegg any stores with a discount to +/- 290USD without tax for NY residents?
     
  21. puffnstuff macrumors 65816

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    Macmall + Fatwallet= $217.27


    edit:search around Fatwallet to see what store offers the touch and what percentage cashback you can get
     
  22. GekiRed macrumors regular

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    I enquired about student discounts for a 64GB Touch at my local store in Liverpool ONE and they said that they only do student discounts on the computers themselves. :mad:
     
  23. D4ng3rchris macrumors newbie

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  24. Kibu thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for all the tips guys.

    Just bought the 32GB for exactly USD299 shipment included from Crutchfield.com

    Only thing is their out of stock right now, so I don't know when it will arrive...
     
  25. ohaithar macrumors 6502a

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    Dang, $279 for a 32GB? Me should pay a visit tomorrow
     

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