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Old Jan 20, 2007, 03:21 PM   #1
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Recommend ipod shuffle to me?

Hi all

i have a ipod nano at the moment and i am planning on getting either the latest ipod out in the summer or the 80gig video in the summer...for now i would like something which holds say a 100 or something songs that i can easily take to the gym or college ...


i am not going to get the newer shuffle mainly because i dont really need to shell out more money than the 1st gen 512mb shuffle.

your opinions will be grateful

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Old Jan 20, 2007, 03:24 PM   #2
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Um, okay...I'll recommend a first-generation shuffle, but it sounds you already know exactly what you want. I have the 1 GB version and love it...I take it with me almost everywhere I go.
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Old Jan 20, 2007, 03:27 PM   #3
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If you want it go and buy it.
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Old Jan 20, 2007, 04:14 PM   #4
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seeing as they arent really sold new anymore ... apart from ebay and other sellers ... would a refurbished shuffle do any justice ... well i mean .. would it be just as good and fully working
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Old Jan 20, 2007, 04:20 PM   #5
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Absolutely...nothing wrong with Apple refurb. Terrific opportunity for a good deal. I only see the 1 GB model in the store right now...$59. The smaller model may show up again, but I haven't been following things there to see if they've had the 512 MB model in their recently.
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Old Jan 20, 2007, 04:47 PM   #6
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oh and i am from the uk and looking at amazon aswell as apple .
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Old Jan 20, 2007, 04:52 PM   #7
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oh and i am from the uk and looking at amazon aswell as apple .
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Well there you go...512 MB model in the UK refurb store right now for 29.
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Old Jan 20, 2007, 05:44 PM   #8
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I bought two 512 shuffles refurbished on apple.com about a week and a half ago for $29 each -- they weren't there when i initially entered the refurbed page, only appearing once I hit refresh, and they were gone virtually immediately after I purchased them. If you see one there, definitely buy it!

I love it -- it's great for using on walks (I listen to audio books on it) and I love the all in one design, something that I hope they bring back sometime. Having it in your pocket, it's easy to tell which direction it's facing, due to its long shape, making it super-convenient to use the controls without even looking. I can't imagine the new shuffle being as easy to use in those regards.

I am impressed by the size and weight (and price!) of the new shuffle, but a bit put off by its reliance on the dock to plug into the computer.

I've had a 4g ipod for two years, and loading music on the shuffle has baffled me a little. I wish it were more ipod-like and less automatic -- I've deleted the shuffle a few times because the external hard drive containing my itunes library was disconnected.
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Old Jan 21, 2007, 09:18 AM   #9
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okay thx for all the replys and i have purchased one myself

cant wait but i need to ask this:
does it come with headphones .. cd etc
and do i have to install it again using the cd that comes with the shuffle or can i just plug it in and start dropping songs onto it
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Old Jan 25, 2007, 07:43 PM   #10
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Good quality refurbed equipment... Cant beat that!
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