30GB Refurb $199?

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  1. Mal macrumors 603

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    I'm assuming most people know about Apple's current offer in their refurbished online store (30GB iPods for $199), and I was wondering if this is really the best deal I can expect to get, and how long I probably have to take advantage of it.

    Small Dog Electronics has used, "A condition" iPods, same model, for $189, but I think I've decided I'd rather do the Apple one for a few dollars more since it's refurbished instead of just used. Are there any better options though? As a student, I have to try not to spend too much, and this is going to hurt my wallet as it is.

    jW
     
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    I think that is the best deal you can get. A couple months ago my dad bought a used iPod for $230 and now they are selling refurbished ones for $30 less than that and they are basically new while my dad's used one had scratches and music that my dad didn't care for on it.
     
  3. Kardashian macrumors 68020

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    Damn the US!

    The UK Refurb store is still more expensive that Amazon's brand-new iPods! :confused:
     
  4. CEAbiscuit macrumors 6502a

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    Price Drops=New updates to the line. We can only hope. :confused:
     
  5. rafifreak00 macrumors regular

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    Wow, that is a dirt cheap deal. Buy it while its hot.

    I sold a used 4GB black nano for 140 on eBay... maybe you could resell this one for 200ish?
     
  6. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    Well then move to the US. I just bought a 60GB Video for $400 a month ago and I certainly hope that they don't come out with a new iPod soon my wallet can't take another hit like that. But alas I think this is the sign of a new iPod that will be coming soon.
     
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  8. Mal thread starter macrumors 603

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    I ordered it. Took the plunge.

    Now, I have to decide on a case. Anyone used DLO or Griffin's clear hard cases? I have a flip case for my current iPod, and was considering doing the same, but I'm getting a black iPod now and would like to show it off. I also have a $50 Best Buy gift card that I'll probably use to purchase the case I end up with, but I don't know yet which one will work best for me.

    jW
     
  9. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    I've used a Speck productions hard case and I've been very happy with. I got it at CompUSA it came in a three pack clear, grey and red, it was $29.99.
     
  10. Mal thread starter macrumors 603

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    I've seen those for the shuffle, but not the video. I liked the looks of them, though I'd prefer just a clear case. I'm worried about scratches on the case though, I don't want to have to replace it often.

    jW
     
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  12. rockthecasbah macrumors 68020

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    yeah i sold my 4th gen 20GB mono today to get a refurbed 60GB. I was looking at a 4th gen color but then saw this sale of a 60GB 5th gen for only $299!! $20 more for a 5th gen, i sprung. Ordering my blackie tonight :)
     
  13. boiee macrumors member

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    does refurbished mean used and scratched up? i would like to purchase one but not if it is all scratched up..would someone please clarify the conditions of a refurbished ipod for me..thanks
     
  14. Kardashian macrumors 68020

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    Every Refurb item I have bought has been brand new.

    They are either returns, customer changed their mind - or returned with faults. Apple does them over, fixes the fault - voila, brand new and working once again, with 12 months warranty.

    Some companies sell Refurbs as ''could contain slight cosmetic damage'' - but I don't think Apple do. (At least everything I've bought has been new)
     
  15. Kardashian macrumors 68020

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    Wish I could! I was going to :p ... but then I found out the US doesn't let in standard UK-er's anymore.

    You need immediate family there :(
     
  16. alexstein macrumors 6502a

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    I just ordered one as well. 199 that's a steal for a 30GB iPod.

    My old 3G iPod crapped out on me I'm still working with the service center on a warranty issue.
     
  17. YoYoMa macrumors 6502

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    That really is a great deal, even if a new Ipod were to come out tmmw.
     
  18. MattyMac macrumors 68000

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    Yeah man!
    Anyone want my 3G check the link in the sig.
     
  19. ipacmm macrumors 65816

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    That is a really good deal. I would buy one if I didn't alrady have my 60gb.
     
  20. Selax77 macrumors member

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    Anyone know how long it took for the new ipods in the past to come out after the major price cuts were made?
     
  21. luckylisp macrumors 6502

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    Is this the new price on the refurbished 30gbs then I assume? Price won't go up again, do you think? Asking for a friend who is considering buying one, but needs to wait a bit.
     
  22. shadowmoses macrumors 68000

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    Yup they will most likely stay at this price point refurb until new iPods are released....Awesome deal I'd plunge if I were in the US,

    SHadoW
     
  23. hulugu macrumors 68000

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    Hey, alexstein, do you get your iPod yet? I got mine and it's a little scratched, and I wanted to know if others come that way or if I should ask for another.
     
  24. briansolomon macrumors 6502

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    just me, but I'm a huge fan of DLO's cases for the iPod across all generations
     
  25. JRM PowerPod macrumors 6502

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    I got mine au$309 which is 140 bucks of rrp. But the thing is, it comes in the Apple certified refurbishd box, but i swear that it is new. it was a great deal
     

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