Best deal EVER on eBay

Discussion in 'iPod' started by bjh1414, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. macrumors member

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    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?ViewItem&item=170383916022&ssPageName=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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    Koodauw

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    Minis sell for $50 -$60 dollars each? I am baffled by this.
     
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    anjinha

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    Why would anyone buy a used mini for $50-$60? :confused:
     
  5. thread starter macrumors member

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    The Question is why WOULDNT you buy an ipod mini for 50 bucks?
     
  6. macrumors 65816

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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).
     
  7. thread starter macrumors member

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    Dude, i rockbox'd my ipod nano, and it was so cool, and ive herd about that mod with the 32gb cards :)
     
  8. macrumors 6502

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    You know what would be funny? If the poor chap who sold you this found your thread.
     
  9. macrumors 6502

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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 :)
     
  10. thread starter macrumors member

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    "Watchu talkin' bout Willis?!?"
     
  11. macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  12. thread starter macrumors member

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    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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