I bought an iMac and the iPod was thrown in free.
It's the older version, without the camera.
The promotion was limited, a back-to-school thing (for both students and educators, and E.G. is an educator, so we qualified).
IPhones over here are huge dosh and expensive minimum contracts, too. My iPod touch + my Blackberry = a rather inelegant iPhone (but way, way cheaper in terms of both initial cost and monthly fees).
To clarify, if you already have an iPhone, I don't think it makes sense to get an iPod Touch (most of the cool stuff is already there on the iPhone).
If you don't have an iPhone, then the iPod touch is very cool, but it depends a great deal on what you want to use it for.
I have wireless internet in my house and use the iPod as basically a back-up (verysmall) computer whenever the main computer is in use. (I can check email, A2K and Facebook, surf for misc stuff on the net, etc.) Then I also play games on it, etc.
Anyway, what would be the main purpose? Why would you be getting it? For R-boy as a present (just for fun), or for him to use as a music player, or something else...?