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How to Buy a 32 GB iPod Touch

written by: Shane Burley•edited by: Amy Carson•updated: 5/30/2011

Here is a look at how to find the best deal on a 32 GB iPod Touch.

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    People used to have a very selective point of view as to the type of music they want to bring with them, especially when it meant using CDs for playback. Now people often want to bring their entire music library along with them, syncing their entire iTunes library to their iPod Touch so that it can be used in any location. To do this you need to get a larger storage spaced item, and this used to be the 32 GB model of the iPod Touch. Though the iPod Touch 3rd and 4th generation have a 64 GB model, this may end up being too large to be practical and the price may end up being prohibitive. Here is a look at purchasing the iPod Touch 32 GB model, and how to find the best deal you can.

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    Buying New

    Walmart.com Order Option If you want to buy an iPod Touch 32 GB 4th generation brand new from Apple then you are going to pay a base of $299.00, and more if you want things like the AppleCare Protection Plan. This is not the best price for an iPod Touch 32 GB model even if you want a brand new item, though there are a lot of options that come when you actually buy it from Apple. Instead, you can get a great iPod Touch deal when you purchase it from Walmart, both online and in store. There is actually a significantly lower price for this newest model as it only costs $274.00, which is $25 less than you pay from the Apple Store. This is the online price set by Walmart, though you have to expect that there may be a price differential when you actually purchase this model in the store, but this will usually be the best price for iPod Touch 32 GB model.

    Amazon.com, on the other hand, holds the exact same price as the Walmart store does. The only real difference is that you have the option to bypass shipping costs with Walmart by having it shipped directly to your local store for pickup.

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    Buying Refurbished

    Instead of buying a used iPod Touch 32 GB model you will want to purchase a refurbished one, which will allow you to get a guaranteed iPod Touch and one that can come directly from Apple. This can be the best price for an iPod Touch 32 GB, though you may not be able to get the newest model available. What you then want to do is look for the iPod Touch 32 GB 3rd generation model because it is the most recent besides the newest model, and it is also going to be the only older model that is still supported by the newest iOS updates. Unfortunately, you cannot determine whether or not it is an iPod Touch 32 GB 3rd generation model easily from the Apple Store. Instead it just lists it Amazon.com Purchase Option generally as an iPod Touch 32 GB model, yet the price is only $179.00. That device will then be listed that it has the iOS 3.1, which indicates that it is an iPod Touch 2nd generation instead of the newer model. If you want to specify that you want to purchase a refurbished iPod Touch 32 GB 3rd generation then you are going to pay a lot more money. For example, Overstock.com lists that exact item for $244.49. You will also be able to specify the version you want when purchasing from Amazon.com, and it will come at a slightly reduced price from the brand new 4th generation model.

    Right now, if you want to have the newest incarnations of the iOS then you are going to have to shop among the iPod Touch 4th generation model rather than the best prices for the refurbished models. This will also ensure that you have a little software longevity rather than a limited period of time. You will, on the other hand, have the ability to do an iPod Touch trade in option if you own an older version.

    Buy an iPod Touch 32 GB 3rd Generation Model from Amazon.com

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    References

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    Amazon.com Purchase Option

    Walmart.com Order Option

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    Refurbished iPod Touch

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