After dwelling on this for months, I ordered my first proper iPod last night (already got a Shuffle) but not an iPod Photo -- there were too many reported problems with sound quality & distortion that made me a little leery. So I ordered a 40gb 4th Gen from a well-rated Amazon.co.uk reseller with a substantial history which was advertised as new, box opened but all complete with iPod still 'in plastic wrapper'. Also still has manufacturers guarantee (worth nothing without a receipt I would imagine) and seller has also given a 90-day return on it. This only cost about £25 more than the current 20gb model still on sale from Apple so it seems a good deal. However, I'm pretty apprehensive about it and will contact Amazon at the first sign of any problems or if it's not as it was advertised. When it arrives, what should I look out for to ensure that this iPod is new? If it's scratched or it doesn't work, then that'll be pretty obvious but what other more subtle signs should I look out for? How can I give it a thorough going-over so I can see if it's OK?