I'm thinking of selling the 1st Gen ipod and getting the new shuffle

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by wnameth, Jan 12, 2005.

  1. wnameth macrumors 65816


    Nov 18, 2004
    Hi, i have a 5GB ipod, 1st Gen, i hate the size. I am thinking of selling it or trading it for the new flashed based one. I really do not know what i should do. Please help me out.
  2. macaddictann macrumors member

    Sep 23, 2004
    Heh, if you're willing to sell it at a Shuffle price, maybe we can talk. ;) My only really solid reason for wanting a Shuffle over any other iPod is the price.

    I don't know about trades, but eBay is a pretty standard selling tool for things like this.
  3. sigamy macrumors 65816

    Mar 7, 2003
    NJ USA
    What is so bad about the 5gb iPod's size? Are you trying to use it when jogging or something?

    You need to figure out how you currently use your iPod. If you don't navigate playlists or thru genres then the Shuffle may work for you. You also have to look at the size of your library.

    In my opinion you are losing a lot--4gb of space, extras like contacts/calendar, navigation and control. The only thing you are gaining is a smaller device.

    Only you know if it is the right way to go.
  4. AdamZ macrumors regular

    Feb 15, 2004
    Don't do it!

    Dude, you got one of the first 100,000 or so iPods ever sold. Jobs just showed us the 10 millionth! I am in the same boat as you, but I decided to just RETIRE the old banged up beauty while it still works and get a Shuffle since that is exactly how I use my iPod anyway, and don't mind refilling it every so often. I would just save up the money, you never know how these may be coveted in the far future.
  5. rueyeet macrumors 65816


    Jun 10, 2003
    I find that while I listen to my songs on random constantly, I also skip songs a lot. So I'd end up probably skipping 1/3 of the 120 songs I could put on a shufflePod for the $99, leaving me only 80 songs....not even an hour and a half of music.

    That's the one thing about the iPod shuffle that's a deal-killer for me. Not the lack of a screen; the limitations on how much music I could carry with me.

    If that doesn't matter to you, and you don't care about the screen, then go for the shufflePod. If you think you'll need more than a couple hours' music at a stretch, you're better off with even 5 GB.
  6. Inkmonkey macrumors 6502

    Oct 2, 2003
    Holy Shuffling Squirrel Monkeys! 80 songs should give you a whole lot more listening than an hour an a half. Even at 3 minutes per song that's 4 hours of music. Enough to finish a marathon for some people.
  7. 603 macrumors member

    Jan 27, 2004
    wow, that's about three and a half albums out of the 400 that i own. no thanks, Steve.

    like your sig says, "Everybody needs a gimmick..."

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