Well with the arrival of my iPod Mini I thought it was time to send my 3rd gen iPod into Apple to be fixed. It is about 7 months old and has several problems. First the battery has worn down to about 5 hours, which I don't know if the constitues replacement or not, this I can live with. My main gripe is that I get the "Check Disk" error frequently when I sync it to my computer. It also will randomly skip chunks of songs while I am listening to it. Like 20 songs, it will just advance right past them. Oh yeah and the screen freezes up sometimes as well. I can still advance, but the song on the display wont change. Anyways, I filled out Apples online request for to send it in to be fixed. While it is still under warranty they told me it will cost me $30 to have to shipped to and from Apple. I think this is kind of a rip. $30 to get an item fixed under warranty??? I called Apple and they told me there was nothing they could do. Does anyone else think this is a bit ridiculous, or am I just making a big deal out of nothing?