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Old Nov 12, 2009, 03:03 PM   #251
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My 5.5 year old 20gb iPod "classic" 4G finally bit the dust. The harddrive makes awful noises, it forgets what is on its HD, and it violently crashes about 15 seconds into a sync. It was a good 5.5 years and it only ended up costing me about ~$4.50/month when aggregated. I'm a piss poor graduate student, so I have no choice but to squeeze every last drop out of any piece of electronics.

I bit the bullet and ordered a new iPod 64GB touch that will be here tomorrow. Good prices on Amazon, eh? It's a good thing that I've been adding artwork patiently ever since the iPod Photo came out. Now, when I sync for the first time, most everything should look spiffy.

So, is there a market for busted iPod 4G's? Would I be able to sell it on eBay? It still turns on, which is saying something. I'd be thrilled if I could get ~$20 for it. What is a reasonable price for such an item?
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Old Nov 12, 2009, 10:54 PM   #252
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Just got my first iPod, a 5th gen Nano today. So far I'm loving it.
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Old Nov 13, 2009, 07:01 AM   #253
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So, is there a market for busted iPod 4G's? Would I be able to sell it on eBay? It still turns on, which is saying something. I'd be thrilled if I could get ~$20 for it. What is a reasonable price for such an item?
It's value largely depends upon its condition and what all it is coming with. 4G is pretty old so there is most likely not the biggest market for it. So putting it on eBay you're risking it not selling or not selling for much.

Presuming you had everything (charger/box/cable/headphones etc) you might get 12-15 out of it at one of those electronic trade in websites. Had you not already purchased your iPod touch I would have suggested you simply traded it in for the 10% discount that apple will give you for recycling it. That would have equated to $39 dollars off or so on a 64GB touch.
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Old Nov 13, 2009, 07:37 AM   #254
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Just got my first iPod, a 5th gen Nano today. So far I'm loving it.
I'm digging mine, too. It's proved very versatile. Over 1000 songs (including extended trance songs and megamixes), about three dozen music videos, a heaping handful of Looney Tunes shorts for when my daughter gets fidgety, and I still have plenty of room for two feature films and at least three hours of video camera footage.

I've already used it to record video clips at an event at my daughter's school, as a proof of concept. It'll accompany me to Disney in a few weeks, and will be much easier to carry around than my old-school miniDV camcorder.
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Old Nov 25, 2009, 10:30 PM   #255
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I am also interested in purchasing 8 ipod stands in the clear. How can I do this? Thanks....
Post your email...or email me
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Old Nov 26, 2009, 02:17 AM   #256
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As many of you probably are, I too am an iPod collector. It's hard to explain the feeling of getting a new iPod, eventhough you know there's no need for it

...my iPhone is pretty much the only thing that gets use nowadays, but I still find myself trying to find a way to get the next one

Here's a thread to that you can creatively show your precious collection. I for one have my collection displayed as such...

3/21/08 EDIT: Some of you expressed interest in the stands my iPods are displayed on. I have some of these for sale if you see this thread: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=446018

3/22/08 EDIT: I've added a pic of my collection up to date and removed the previous picture.
in the picture it looks like that the mini doesn't has a screen...it looks pretty cool

btw nice collection and cute stands
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Old Dec 6, 2009, 05:10 PM   #257
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Old Dec 8, 2009, 09:37 AM   #258
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My small collection. All my pictures of my iPods at http://www.flickr.com/photos/psykomaniaque/
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Old Dec 8, 2009, 10:04 PM   #259
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My small collection. All my pictures of my iPods at http://www.flickr.com/photos/psykomaniaque/
Very very nice!!! Definitely a quality post in this growing thread...and the pictures are awesome.
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Old Dec 8, 2009, 11:07 PM   #260
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I started an iPhone collection, I've two of evry edition on boxx new and the other ones for use...one day...
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Old Dec 9, 2009, 12:11 AM   #261
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I don't have a picture, but I know all of my iPods in the sequence I got them.

1. iPod Video 5th Generation: White (80GB)
2. iPod nano 3rd Generation: Product Red (8GB) - Gave to my dad
3. iPod touch 1st Generation: Black (16GB) - Was stolen
4. iPod touch 1st Generation: Black (16GB)
5. iPod nano 4th Generation: Black (16GB) - Gave to my brother
6. iPod shuffle 2nd Generation (clip): Product Red [right after release of 3rd generation] (1GB)
7. iPod shuffle 2nd Generation: Avon Special Edition Gold (1GB) - Gave to my mom as a birthday gift
8. iPod nano 5th Generation: Blue (16GB)

No more iPods for a while.....
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Old Dec 9, 2009, 06:23 AM   #262
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Thanks! But actually I am looking for the old iPod. But it's difficult to find there in good conditions.

My preferred is the iPod touch Coca-Cola.

(Sorry for my bad English)
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Thanks! But actually I am looking for the old iPod. But it's difficult to find there in good conditions.

My preferred is the iPod touch Coca-Cola.

(Sorry for my bad English)
I actually have a few older iPods. My prized possession is my sealed 1st Generation iPod from 2001. I will sell it one day for the right price!!
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Old Dec 10, 2009, 05:42 AM   #264
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I'm looking for a brand new iPod 1G. Why you don't open it?

I have an iPod shuffle 3G special edition and an iPod nano 4G black 16Gb scelled.












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Old Dec 11, 2009, 06:03 PM   #265
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I'm looking for a brand new iPod 1G. Why you don't open it?
I feel it is a collector's item and hopefully I will get alot of $$$ for it one day. Its just a hope.
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Old Dec 12, 2009, 02:10 PM   #266
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I feel it is a collector's item and hopefully I will get alot of $$$ for it one day. Its just a hope.

Yes, but I don't think that it cost more that the price in 2001...
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Old Dec 12, 2009, 02:19 PM   #267
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Yes, but I don't think that it cost more that the price in 2001...
Out of curiosity where did you get the coca cola iPod?
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Old Dec 12, 2009, 03:11 PM   #268
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It was a game organised by Coca-Cola. It's a collector for me, only 30 iPod Coca-Cola!
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Old Dec 18, 2009, 09:16 AM   #269
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Coming soon an iPod Classic 160Gb in my collection! ^^
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Old Dec 18, 2009, 10:53 AM   #270
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Note much a collector but since I buy and sell iPods/iPhones on a regular basis I did have (at one point) 40 iPod Touchs in my shop that were being worked on. If I had a picture of all of those it would show you how awesome it looks.

This thread is inspiring to show peoples respect for the iPod generation as a whole. I like the OP's first post with his iPods all on little stands.
I think one day those will be worth a hell of a lot of money if they're all fully working and in good condition.
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Old Dec 18, 2009, 10:53 PM   #271
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Here's my modest collection:



I have:

a 1GB Shuffle 2G
a 16GB Nano 5G
a 60GB Classic 5G
a 32GB Touch 1G
a 32GB iPhone 3GS

Enjoy!
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Old Dec 19, 2009, 02:35 AM   #272
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Nice!
I'm so sad to have sold my iPod 5G
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Old Dec 19, 2009, 08:20 PM   #273
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oops, I forgot one. My first iPod was a 20GB 3rd Gen. I really liked it, and used it like mad, but it's been retired. Like we say, we don't buy iPods to use, but to collect!

Here they are all laid out in order of purchase:
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Old Dec 19, 2009, 08:25 PM   #274
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Not entirely sure what happened to my original picture. My webhost was having some problems so maybe they restored to a backup or something, but alas a new picture as arrived.

The only iPod that is missing is the first generation shuffle. It's missing only because I lent it to my sister and don't really feel the need to have it back. The box is present though. All of these iPods are soon going to be protected with the invisible shield as I have one for every single generation.

All are functional and in reasonable to new condition. I even through a iPod + HP in there to be complete.

The List:
1G - 5GB
2G - 10GB
3G - 15GB upgraded to 30GB (My First iPod, and dear to my heart)
4G - 20GB
4GHP - 40GB
5G - 30GB
5.5G - 30GB
5.5GU2 - 30GB

Mini 1G - 4GB
Mini 2G - 4GB

Nano 1G - 4GB
Nano 2G - 2GB

Shuffle 1G - 1GB
Shuffle 2G - 1GB



ive won $1000 dollars on a scratch card and recived the money and thinking of starting an ipod collection so how mcuh for all ur ipods $1000 sound right plz reply asap
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Old Dec 20, 2009, 03:18 AM   #275
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1000$?!? Much more for the iPod 1G, 2G, 3G ect...

I think 2000-2500 for all but in really good condition.
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