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Old Sep 23, 2009, 07:19 PM   #1
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Best deal EVER on eBay

I may have gotten the best deal EVER on eBay.

I was just browsing, and i stumbled across 2 broken ipod mini's (4gb blue, and silver) for like $12 Buy it Now, $8 shipping. So i went ahead and made an offer of $7, and figured, if i got it, i might be able to make 1 working one.

here's the auction:http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWNX:IT

So, it seemed that the seller had no clue what he/she was selling also.

I recieved the two in the mail, a week later, and i tried to power them on and nothing. So i plugged them in, and a charging sign came up, and im like YES! then i tried (after 2 min of charging) to turn them on, and i got the Apple logo, then PSHHH dead. same with the other, so i figured, meh, why not take one apart? so i took the silver one apart, everything looked great, and i plugged it in for kicks, then i unplugged it, and what do you know? It turned on! went right to the home screen, and the same for the other. so i now have 2 (count em 2) working iPods, for $15, and they will sell for $50-$60 EACH! w00t
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Old Sep 23, 2009, 07:21 PM   #2
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Minis sell for $50 -$60 dollars each? I am baffled by this.
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Old Sep 23, 2009, 07:23 PM   #3
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well on eBay yes:

http://electronics.shop.ebay.com/iPo...=p3286.c0.m282

They are a good, reliable ipod, and have a big clickwheel, i like them
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Old Sep 23, 2009, 07:24 PM   #4
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Why would anyone buy a used mini for $50-$60?
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Old Sep 23, 2009, 07:27 PM   #5
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Why would anyone buy a used mini for $50-$60?
The Question is why WOULDNT you buy an ipod mini for 50 bucks?
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Old Sep 23, 2009, 07:58 PM   #6
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Why would anyone buy a used mini for $50-$60?
So you can spend another 60-85 bucks on a 32gb Compact Flash card, and then rockbox it to give more control back. I have one with rockbox and 32gb card and its nice(SQ could be better, but rockbox makes it worth it).
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Old Sep 23, 2009, 08:13 PM   #7
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So you can spend another 60-85 bucks on a 32gb Compact Flash card, and then rockbox it to give more control back. I have one with rockbox and 32gb card and its nice(SQ could be better, but rockbox makes it worth it).
Dude, i rockbox'd my ipod nano, and it was so cool, and ive herd about that mod with the 32gb cards
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Old Sep 23, 2009, 11:42 PM   #8
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You know what would be funny? If the poor chap who sold you this found your thread.
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Old Sep 24, 2009, 04:21 AM   #9
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A few weeks ago I brought 2 Airport Express which were boxed and like new from a car boot for 7.50 FOR THE TWO!!!!

Both were working great, upgraded them to the latest firmware and sold them on eBay for 50 each!!!

woop woop
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Old Sep 24, 2009, 05:48 AM   #10
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A few weeks ago I brought 2 Airport Express which were boxed and like new from a car boot for 7.50 FOR THE TWO!!!!

Both were working great, upgraded them to the latest firmware and sold them on eBay for 50 each!!!

woop woop

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Old Sep 24, 2009, 06:37 AM   #11
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I bought a 1st Gen Ipod classic for 7$ and 5$ shipping that was broken. When i got it i plugged it in, and it turned on! All it needed was to be restored.
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Old Sep 24, 2009, 08:15 AM   #12
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I bought a 1st Gen Ipod classic for 7$ and 5$ shipping that was broken. When i got it i plugged it in, and it turned on! All it needed was to be restored.
pretty much the same thing here, people are just dumb :P

"i found this iPod in the basement, Oops it wont turn on, put in on eBay"
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