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iPod touch: buy now or wait for Black Friday!?


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#1 mum2luke  OFFLINE  

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Posted Aug 30, 2013 - 6:22 am

We are taking our kids to Disney in Florida from Dec. 19 to Dec. 24th, but we still wanted to get them something for Christmas.  My son has wanted an ipod touch for years and thought this year I could get him that as his Christmas present.  Do you think I should buy now or wait for Black Friday?  4th Generation is fine and was only going to get him 8g.  Opinions would be greatly appreciated :-)

 



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Posted Aug 30, 2013 - 8:00 am

I would wait. Only because of the warranty. It'll start when it's purchased. Plus closer to Christmas there are usually better deals.


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Posted Aug 30, 2013 - 8:10 am

I would wait. Only because of the warranty. It'll start when it's purchased. Plus closer to Christmas there are usually better deals.

 

I agree - I waited until closer to Christmas last year not only for the warranty, but also because closer to Christmas many of them came with free Gift Cards (which I used as a gift for another member of the family.) It was a win-win situation. :)


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Posted Aug 30, 2013 - 9:05 am

Agree as the time grows near you will start seeing gift cards with them.



#5 len_mullen  OFFLINE  

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Posted Aug 30, 2013 - 4:08 pm

Also, apple has some product launches in the next couple months and amazon and microsoft have new stuff coming out so google and samsung must too.  Seems like you ought to be able to get a discount if you can wait.



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Posted Aug 31, 2013 - 7:29 am

I would wait because there are always giftcard deals when you buy an ipod touch closer to bf and on bf. My dd11 has wanted one for years and I was finally gonna get it for her this year but now she wants a kindle fire....


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#7 Scott  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 1, 2013 - 4:17 am

I would wait until closer, but it doesn't have to be for BF.

 

Apple products are rarely marked at any sizable discount.



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Posted Sep 3, 2013 - 12:15 am

It's not so much as the price, but you get other offers with the purchase. I bought one a couple of years ago on BF (for $195) and got a $50 GC. Why pay full retail and get nothing else. I'd wait.


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Posted Sep 3, 2013 - 5:20 pm

I bought DD11 an IPOD 4th gen last year a few weeks before Christmas. Price wasn't anything special but the added gift card paid for 2 ITunes gift cards to go with it.

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Posted Sep 3, 2013 - 8:34 pm

wait so  the suspense can kill us eventually !!!! :gdiagree:



#11 berry  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 7, 2013 - 2:25 pm

If it was me, I would wait until closer BF. If I got before BF, I would be so excited I would have to give it to her before Christmas.



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Posted Sep 11, 2013 - 7:31 am

I waited last year and got it when there was a Target gift card with the purchase of an Ipod (at Target). The only BAD thing was

Target was not offering the "insurance" one could buy at that time for the ipods so that came back to haunt me because my son

dropped his and now we have a cracked screen.  Grrrr. I should've bought the apple insurance.  Kicking myself.



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Posted Sep 11, 2013 - 10:00 am

I waited last year and got it when there was a Target gift card with the purchase of an Ipod (at Target). The only BAD thing was

Target was not offering the "insurance" one could buy at that time for the ipods so that came back to haunt me because my son

dropped his and now we have a cracked screen.  Grrrr. I should've bought the apple insurance.  Kicking myself.

You can also buy them from SquareTrade. I have used them in the past for my MacBook, when it broke and the cost to fix exceeded the value of the laptop they gave me back what I paid for the machine (I bought it used on eBay) which was awesome.



#14 shopping4my3son  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 11, 2013 - 10:17 am

You can also buy them from SquareTrade. I have used them in the past for my MacBook, when it broke and the cost to fix exceeded the value of the laptop they gave me back what I paid for the machine (I bought it used on eBay) which was awesome.

I have Square Trade warranties on 3 iphones and a 3DS.

 

They also have coupon codes to bring the price of the warranty down.


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Posted Sep 13, 2013 - 8:38 pm

I got an iPod Touch last year (5th gen 32GB) for BF & got a GC, so I found a good deal. Wait you'll get a great deal maybe the price will drop some more ? & a GC ?



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Posted Sep 14, 2013 - 10:51 am

QVC started early with there christmas shops they have on the weekends i believe that there return policy still stands until january 31st with purchase made today if you were to find an item you wanted to give for the holidays very good deal i love qvc 


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Posted Sep 15, 2013 - 4:31 pm

WAIT!!!  Every black friday they have offered some kind of gift card (usually itunes) with the ipod.



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Posted Sep 27, 2013 - 4:22 pm

Since I was getting 3 last year, I just went ahead and bought from the web site (5th gen, 32 g). It was worth it to me to skip the gift cards and have them in hand and not have to stalk some poor clerk at 3 am. (it was their "big" gift")  They had some good prices on the refurbs as well.



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Posted Sep 28, 2013 - 8:56 am

If you are still looking and have a Radio Shack nearby, they appear to be clearancing the 8GB version - black or white - for $64.99

 

http://www.radioshac...lterValue=Apple


Edited by momtodemons, Sep 28, 2013 - 8:57 am.


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Posted Sep 29, 2013 - 1:58 pm

Since I was getting 3 last year, I just went ahead and bought from the web site (5th gen, 32 g). It was worth it to me to skip the gift cards and have them in hand and not have to stalk some poor clerk at 3 am. (it was their "big" gift")  They had some good prices on the refurbs as well.

I did the same thing!!! I bought 3 last year as well and it was worth not worrying about not finding enough for the kids to skip the gift cards. I bought 2 refurbs for the twins and a 5th gen for the big brother.



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Posted Sep 29, 2013 - 2:13 pm

I did the same thing!!! I bought 3 last year as well and it was worth not worrying about not finding enough for the kids to skip the gift cards. I bought 2 refurbs for the twins and a 5th gen for the big brother.

Twins here too, though the girls are the big sisters and their brother benefits from them not wanting to share.






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