Out with the old, In with the new

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by rye9, May 11, 2006.

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When purchasing a new iPod, do you get rid of your previous one?

  1. Yes, I get rid of it.

    9 vote(s)
    25.0%
  2. No, I keep it but do not use it.

    8 vote(s)
    22.2%
  3. No, I keep it and use it as a secondary iPod.

    19 vote(s)
    52.8%
  1. rye9 macrumors 65816

    rye9

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    #1
    I am very likely to buy a new iPod within a month. I currently have a 2G iPod mini... which I have like a relationship with, yea im a loser. :D Anyways, I wanna get a new iPod bc my mini's battery is between 2-3 hours, it has trouble adjusting volume, and is just dying in general :( ...but it looks great on the outside (that's probably why I like it so much. lol) and I feel bad bc I spent $200 just to last about a year and a couple months. I was wondering whether to keep my mini or not, so that's obviously what the poll if for. :)
     
  2. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    #2
    I usually sell mine. Although I did keep my nano when I got a 5G. I found I dont use it, I should really sell it. No use in just having it sit around.
     
  3. rye9 thread starter macrumors 65816

    rye9

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    #3
    Yeah I agree, but that's my problem.. I can't get rid of things easily... heck, I still have my N64, even though I have a gamecube, and am getting the Wii. I need help. :rolleyes:
     
  4. janey macrumors 603

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    #4
    Replace the battery :)
    I have a 1g mini still going strong, battery life is about 6 hours now.

    although, the nanos are pretty decent and start at $150...
     
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  6. AvSRoCkCO1067 macrumors 65816

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    #6
    I kept my Nano when I bought my 5G as well and...

    ...I still use the Nano the most. The 5G is just used for videos in my case.
     
  7. iSaint macrumors 603

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  8. yankeefan24 macrumors 65816

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    #8
    I use old ones as back up drives normally. Also if I need to transfer a large amount of data.
     
  9. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    The posts don't seem to line up with the poll. But, maybe they just squeezed in to the nearest category. I have my 3G that acts as a back up. On occasion, it also serves as a focus tool. Since there is no video to watch, if I need to get some reading done on the way to/from work, I'll take it instead of the 5G which tempts me with Serenity and the Incredibles...
     
  11. killuminati macrumors 68020

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    I usually keep mine for a couple months because I never want to bring the new one with me to school. I usually try and sell it though before it depreciates in value too much.
     
  12. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    #12
    Hmmm... my 27 month old mini is still going strong... and I'm probably going to use it until something breaks and unless there opens up a marked for broken iPods in Norway (or within reasonable shipping distance) then I guess I'll just trash it and get a new one, when the time comes... hopefully not for a long time, still, since I don't like any of the current iPods half as good as the minis... :eek:
     
  13. student_trap macrumors 68000

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    #13
    i keep them all! in fact, i buy my friends old ipods...:eek: i just love the things. At the moment i have my 4G 20gig colour (the workhorse), and then two 20gig 3G's, a shuffle 512, and will soon be getting a mini!
     
  14. MIDI_EVIL macrumors 65816

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    #14
    I still have my Nes, Mega-Drive I and II, Playstation, Playstation2 and Gamecube. Some things you should never sell!

    Don't sell!

    Rich.
     
  15. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    #15

    Yeah, I kinda regret not buying a mini. I mean, they weren't anything special technically speaking, but they really look very cool.
     
  16. barneygumble macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't say things like that, i did it on this very forum about my 3G 15GB and not three weeks later the hard drive died, i hope you were literally draped in wood:eek:
     
  17. sunfast macrumors 68020

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    #17
    I'm still on my first iPod (2 years now) and it's going fine. I'm sure it will never die. Oh damn!
     
  18. Boggle macrumors 6502

    Boggle

    #18
    My iPod is now for listening to music @ home through my stereo & the Nano is for the gym & running. Yeah, sure running, and the gym. un-huh. Yep. Sure is.
     
  19. dmw007 macrumors G4

    dmw007

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    #19

    The iPod Minis are indeed very cool looking. In a way I miss mine- I gave it to my little sister after I got my 60GB iPod 5G for free. :)
     
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    #20
    Uh oh, mine's an Aussie one too! :eek:
     

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