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Old 01-15-2009, 07:21 PM
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Reasonable Price for a used 8GB 2nd Gen iPod Touch? (Help!)

How much can I sell my 1 month old 2G iPod touch for? It's barely used (0 scratches) and comes with a nice Elan style hard-shell case and screen protector. I guess in the end I'm just trying to figure out what my losses are going to be...
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Well, it doesn't matter how old your iPod touch is at the product is still used. You will get the same amount even if it was a few months old. The thing that will hurt you the most is the iPod's capacity. 8GB is the lowest model and many people are looking for 16GB+ devices.

Most people seem to be getting around $180-$200 for their used 2G 8GB iPod touch models. You cannot expect to get over $200 for the device (no matter how old it is or how much you didn't use it) as people can purchase them new from Apple for $24 more or new from Amazon.com for $15 more.

You can put it out there for an even $200 but it might sit in limbo for months on end. You can also put a price tag of $180 on it and you might sell it right away. I don't know how much $20 is worth to you. There are some idiots out there expecting to sell their 2G 8GB iPod touch models for more than $224 but, like I said, they are idiots.



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Old 01-15-2009, 10:51 PM
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So the case & protector doesn't add any value? Like I can't sell it for $205 or $210 or something?
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A friend wants to sell me his 8GB 2g iPod - how much should I offer to pay and what accessories can I expect to get with it?
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Again, I wouldn't pay more than $220 even with the accessories. You can buy an unused 2G 8GB iPod touch for $215 through Amazon ($235 if you include a new case) or you can get a 4G 8GB model for $230 new directly from Apple.

The 2G 8GB iPod touch is over 2 years old now and was recently upgraded. The only accessories it came with were the earbuds and USB cable, that was it. I think offering $160 is reasonable if it is in good condition, comes with a case, comes with the earbuds, and comes with a USB cable. Remember that your friend may have purchased the 2G 8GB iPod touch rather recently but that doesn't stop the design from being over 2 years old.



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Old 10-19-2010, 11:26 AM
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He wants $85 US for it - I thought that was a tad bit expensive but if they are still selling for over $100 I guess I should get it. I thought a 2g would be relatively cheap and had no idea iPods hold their value like this. Thanks for the info KornChikd...

P.S. Will I be able to jailbreak this model (Itouch 8gb, 2g) and what firmware should I go with - if I have a choice? I think he said it has the 3.1.2 firmware - is upgrading to the 4.0.1 recommended?
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If its 2nd gen you won't be able to get to 4.0 firmware. But you should be able to jailbreak it.
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You can install iOS4.0 on a 2G iPod touch. However, you won't have access to all of the features such as multi-tasking. Essentially iOS4.0 brings nothing new to the 2G iPod touch accept for the ability to create folders, that is about it.

Yeah, $85 might sound like a lot but iPods tend to hold a relatively high value even years after their release. I know people who specifically hunt down older generation models and will wind up paying either the same price as when they were released or they will shell out a little more. The 2G 8GB iPod touch is a strange model as 8GB really isn't a whole lot of space (it is more like 6.9GB of actual usable storage), it didn't receive the hardware upgrades, but $85 isn't that bad of a price especially considering that an older 8GB 5G iPod nano will go for more money.

In the end, the 2G 8GB iPod touch might not seem like much but that price is hard to argue with. You will just have to keep saying to yourself "it was only $85" every time you come across something that it can't do under iOS4.0.

I believe you/he can upgrade the iPod to iOS4.0 without any issues and there is an official jailbreak for that. Though, as I said, iOS4.0 doesn't bring much to the 2G iPod touch. It does for the 3G iPod touch but not really anything below that.



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That sounds good, I'm just looking for a decent back up for my iPhone 3gs 16gb. I have a bunch of apps and audio books on it so I don't have a lot of space left. I don't have the money for an iPhone 4 or the new iPod so $85 isn't bad for a used iPod.

The iPod I'm considering buying also has the app installed that let's you use it to make calls and has it's own phone number - I don't know how much value that adds but I guess it doesn't hurt to have an extra wifi calling device.
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If its 2nd gen you won't be able to get to 4.0 firmware. But you should be able to jailbreak it.
Actual you can get 4.0 because me and all of my friends have it on our 2g's, in fact we all have 4.2.1
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I regularly let used ipod touch 2gs go for between 80 and 100 euro (105-130$), usually i would take the old damaged one in part exchange though. But you can certainly get one for under 100$ these days.



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Well my Ipod Touch (second generation) was sent to Apple yesterday. The guy on the phone said I will be most likely given a new one (refurbished) under warranty. I was wondering what the new one will be worth if I take it and sell it un opened. (Its a 8GB). I was also wondering what my other Ipod was worth. It is a 8gb 4th generation Ipod Nano. There is a small crack in the corner of the screen but everything else looks like it new.
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Well my Ipod Touch (second generation) was sent to Apple yesterday. The guy on the phone said I will be most likely given a new one (refurbished) under warranty. I was wondering what the new one will be worth if I take it and sell it un opened.
Well, while they don't have any in stock at the moment, you can figure it's worth, at most, whatever the 8GB 2G refurb that will be back in stock at the Apple web store a few weeks after Christmas sells for, and I wouldn't even ask that much because whoever gets it will be dealing with you transferring the warranty and purchase info to them, which isn't always a sure bet. If I remember right, the 2G 8GB was selling for $149 before they went out of stock, so that's your upper end price for the replacement unit, and I'd knock $20 off just so I could sell it to someone instead of them going to Apple direct.


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I was also wondering what my other Ipod was worth. It is a 8gb 4th generation Ipod Nano. There is a small crack in the corner of the screen but everything else looks like it new.
With a cracked screen, "small" or not, you'd be lucky to get whatever an 8GB 4G nano sells for on eBay for parts. Again, when they're in stock, people can get the 16GB 5G nano from Apple normally for $149, and the 8GB for $99, and those are brand new condition with full warranty. If it were me, I'd just give it to someone who could use it. You might get $50 for it if you find someone who wants an iPod just bad enough to put up with a cracked screen instead of spending another $50, but selling it would be more hassle than the satisfaction of just giving it to someone who would appreciate it.
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Prices are pretty good for consumers of older itouches. I found a 16gb 1G touch for less than $100. Another 16gb 2G for $120. Both in near new condition--the 2G looks new. My kids use them for playing games and watching movies.
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kornchild2002 you seem you seem to have tons of info and i have a few qs!!!!!! ok i have a 2nd gen Ipod touch obvilously used. in great condistion! and i have the 4 gen software on it. i have the power cord and no headphones tho...how much can i sell it for...i need to know so i know how much i need to save up before i sell it...so i can comeup with the differance....if that makes cents.

Thank you so much
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