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    What if I buy an iPod Touch now and the price drops?
    It has been rumored on various Apple rumor websites that a price drop ($100) for the iPhone and iPod touch are/were due sometime between the end of February and mid-April. It is rumored that the 16GB iPod touch's will drop to $299 and the 8GB's will be discontinued.

    I have also heard about Apple guaranteeing price drops within the first 30 days. Is this true? Does anyone have a link to Apple's official policy? I've searched but come up with nothing. What would happen if I bought a model that was then discontinued within 30 days?

    I am going home this weekend from school, so now would be a great time for me to buy if I could reasonably guarantee some price protection from this rumored drop.

    Thanks a lot!

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    Update: I found a link to Apple's price protection policies (listed under "prices"): http://store.apple.com/Catalog/US/Im...s.html#topic-3

    However, I've frequently heard 30 days elsewhere online (mostly in discussion forums such as this). Any idea why the discrepancy?

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    Then now is the best time to buy an 8GB iTouch! What a hot investment opportunity!

    PS please don't take financial advice from this post.

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    If the price drops just after you buy it then...

    TOUGH!

    think about it, if you constantly worried about price drops, you'd never buy anything

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    This isn't a matter of "constantly" worrying about price drops. This has to do with a rumored price drop in the immediate future. So yes, I think it's fair to worry about the "what if's" when there ARE in fact options.

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    So, what if it does?

    You must think it is worth the price they are currently asking since you're willing to purchase it.

    If it is worth the current price to you, go get it if it tickles your fancy.

    If it's not worth it's current asking price, then by all means wait for it to hit the price point you're willing to pay.

    No matter what price you pay, as soon as you open the box it becomes worth less than you've paid.
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    I appreciate the responses, but I just want to clarify that I wasn't looking for general advice on buying something before the price drops. I was only posting to ask about Apple's SPECIFIC policies on crediting for price drops.

    I just want to clarify so I don't seem like a whiner about price drops in general - I know they happen and certainly accept that.

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