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Schaller
Jun 13, 2008, 10:29 PM
--- It seems my post was deleted :( ---

How many unopened (= original shrinkwrapped) first generation iPods are out there?

My pride and joy:

iPod, 1st generation, model 8513, 12/2001, original shrinkwrapped

http://inlinethumb45.webshots.com/43052/2310917140103576343S600x600Q85.jpg (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2310917140103576343tVlZRq)



MacMalv
Jun 14, 2008, 05:00 AM
thats pretty cool, i doubt that there are many around now. i still have my first gen iPod but it has been well used, and the battery only last about 1/2 an hour!! still love it though. :D

Jozone
Jun 15, 2008, 02:05 PM
Don't think those numbers really exist.. i am quite jealous though of yours..

I've got a 1G windows iPod complete with all materials, but deffinetly used :(

colocolo
Jun 15, 2008, 04:02 PM
I personally think these "collectibles" are pretty pointless and shallow. Surely there are more important things to worry about than having a shrinkwrapped item? What's the point of having something that no one can put to good use? That poor iPod would be better off seeing some action on someone who can't afford a new one.

MattyMac
Jun 15, 2008, 05:41 PM
I personally think these "collectibles" are pretty pointless and shallow. Surely there are more important things to worry about than having a shrinkwrapped item? What's the point of having something that no one can put to good use? That poor iPod would be better off seeing some action on someone who can't afford a new one.

don't hate :D

alphaod
Jun 15, 2008, 06:33 PM
I have a shrink wrapped car; it doesn't have any miles on it; did I mention I have no idea what it looks like? :D

kuebby
Jun 15, 2008, 07:10 PM
I personally think these "collectibles" are pretty pointless and shallow. Surely there are more important things to worry about than having a shrinkwrapped item? What's the point of having something that no one can put to good use? That poor iPod would be better off seeing some action on someone who can't afford a new one.

To have an unused, original version of something that went on to be a cultural icon seems as good as collectible as anything.

As for numbers of them around, I can't imagine that there are more than a couple hundred.

mixmacface
Jun 15, 2008, 08:29 PM
wow. . . just wow.
i think it's a little crazy to have an unopened ipod like that. . just sitting around. . hanging out. . in the dark. . with nobody to love it. [tear] but hey! whatever floats your boat

wpc33
Dec 3, 2008, 09:05 PM
It is loved, if you read the initial post.

SkyBell
Dec 3, 2008, 09:09 PM
It is loved, if you read the initial post.

But it's not getting any lovin'.;)

Tallest Skil
Dec 3, 2008, 09:12 PM
It is loved, if you read the initial post.

I would love if you looked at thread dates before you posted.

backsidetailsli
Dec 3, 2008, 10:09 PM
thats gonna be worth a pretty penny in a few years

TheMonarch
Dec 3, 2008, 10:19 PM
Thats awesome, but I'm not sure its a good idea to keep it shrink wrapped for that long.

The Li-ion battery has likely permanently lost its ability to hold a charge. The battery my swell or leak, destroying you iPod from the inside out. :eek:


I'm not hating, but that just how batteries roll.:p

descartes
Dec 4, 2008, 12:28 AM
I've seen a few on ebay. nice collectible.

c-Row
Dec 4, 2008, 03:39 AM
I personally think these "collectibles" are pretty pointless and shallow. Surely there are more important things to worry about than having a shrinkwrapped item? What's the point of having something that no one can put to good use? That poor iPod would be better off seeing some action on someone who can't afford a new one.

There is no point in arguing about whether or not collecting something might be "pointless and shallow". There is only fascination, and that's a purely subjective thing.

waffle911
Dec 4, 2008, 08:54 AM
thats pretty cool, i doubt that there are many around now. i still have my first gen iPod but it has been well used, and the battery only last about 1/2 an hour!! still love it though. :D

You can fix that. (http://www.ifixit.com/Products/iPod-1st-Gen/90) If you wanted to.

As for a shrink wrapped 1st gen...
Let it be a testament to the former wasteful (but oh so cool) nature of Apple's iPod packaging. I remember opening my new first-gen iPod mini. It was almost a religious experience the box was designed so well. Then again, 4GB cost me $250, but it came with a driver CD and USB AND Firewire cables and BOTH chargers!
They just don't do that anymore. iTunes 4. Good times, good times.

themoonisdown09
Dec 4, 2008, 09:12 AM
I don't think it's wasteful at all to have an unopened item, especially something like the first iPod. I'm sure this could be sold for lots of money in the future.

I think some of you don't realize that collecting something and never opening it isn't new.