Brand New Sealed 1st Generation iPod

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  1. MattyMac macrumors 68000

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  2. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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    uhm.

    wow.



    i personally would have no interest in it - i'm not much of a collector of things.. if i want an iPod, i want a new one with a big drive - not one that's 3 times as much just because it's a "relic" (hardly a good word for it, even).
     
  3. kaboutertje macrumors regular

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    Just like the above poster I'm not a collector. But I can imagine it being worth a lot, who could predict it being so popular, and who would buy one and not open it.
    It's worth what a fool pays for it....
    I would rather buy a macbook for that amount of money though :)
     
  4. chaosbunny macrumors 68000

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    Haha, read my sig. I guess I should not have opened the box 4,5 years ago.:D

    My 1st generation iPod still has 5-6 hours battery life and is still very useful. I have no need to carry more than 5gb of music in my pocket and do not care about watching videos on such a small screen. No need to upgrade it anytime soon!
     
  5. erickkoch macrumors 6502a

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    No. I just don't have any nostalgia for electronic gadgets. Paying a grand for an old unused iPod? It better be made of gold or something.
     
  6. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    ridiculous! :eek: I don't know if it's the only one in the world, as the auction said, but I'll bet there aren't many!
     
  7. Willis macrumors 68020

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    My 10Gb iPod is still going strong. i get about 5 hours too. I want a new one soon though as its a bit chunky for carrying around. that and weighs 3 times more than the new ones.
     
  8. MattyMac thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Nice...I just scored an original ipod the other day. Can't wait to get it....and no I didnt pay anywhere near that ridiculous amount of money!
     
  9. MattyMac thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Nice...you should sell it to me:D

    I'm guessing its a second gen.
     
  10. Lau Guest

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    It would be funny if it didn't work when someone finally opens it...:p
     
  11. SuperCompu2 macrumors 6502a

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    turns out some electronic eating termite got in through the corner unnoticed and slowly devoured the device
     
  12. Lau Guest

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    Totally! The box is full of a little pile of dust and chewed components and a huge super-insect. :p
     
  13. MattyMac thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Haha yes, things like that would haunt me to no end...until I caved and opened the darn thing...to lose about 700$ in value apparently:rolleyes:
     
  14. brepublican macrumors 6502a

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    Now thats just mean :D
     
  15. G5Unit macrumors 68020

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    Wow. I didn't even know if there were any survivers. I have a 1st gen almost broken but still works good.
     
  16. MattyMac thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Nice...I wish they were worth that much.
     
  17. rafifreak00 macrumors regular

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    Kinda makes you think of why you didn't do that.
     
  18. iZac macrumors 68000

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    is that a second Gen? I cant remember exactly when apple started using Myriad on the iPod instead of good old Garamond

    (my 1st gen still works, need a new battery for it though, only gives me an our or two at the most)
     
  19. bowens macrumors 6502a

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    Did you guys look at the bid history on this thing? The bidding started at $950!!!
     
  20. mattjgalloway macrumors member

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    That guy is so clever for putting that away in a safe place... it makes me want to buy another MacBook and leave it hidden for a few years...

    He's made a mint on that and well done I say, he chose the item well that would make cash. I reckon if you bought a modern day iPod and kept it for 4 years it wouldn't make that much...
     
  21. iHotu macrumors regular

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    Did Apple use shrink wrap? IIRC they used the little round tape pieces to seal boxes.
     
  22. Lau Guest

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    Yeah, I thought that too. And if you knew someone at any shop that has a shrink wrapping machine, you could just get an open, but unused iPod resealed. Not that I think there's much difference between that and a never opened one, but I presume that's what they bid so much for.
     
  23. Chundles macrumors G4

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    It looks like it has been resealed, mind you, it could just be 4 year old plastic wrap.

    It's a 1st Gen, but released along with the 10GB model. The original 1st Gen didn't show the capacity and they used the Garamond font on the box and engraved on the back of the iPod.
     
  24. dualsyste macrumors newbie

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    The funny thing is the old cat in the box with poison that releases on opening (anyone that has read a bit on how Quantum computing will know what I'm talking about).

    He bought it clearly as a collectors item.

    What if its empty.

    What if the iPod doesn't even work.

    Haha. He can't open it.
     

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