Please Help: ISO 3x iPod Shuffle (512)

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by nerdykarim, Sep 23, 2005.

  1. nerdykarim macrumors member

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    i'm in search of three ipod shuffles and i need them as cheap as possible. iirc, the apple store for education is selling refurbs (which are okay, as long as they're apple recertifieds) for 79 each. if anyone can find something for 69 (or less!) please let me know. i need them as giveaways for a program at my school.

    thanks...i appreciate it.
     
  2. AP_piano295 macrumors 65816

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    some principal you are least you could do would be giving the kids a new ipod shuffle you sound like my principal :eek:
     
  3. MmmPancakes macrumors 6502

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    Check E-bay, and be sure to sort "Buy it Now" by price..be careful of egregious shipping charges, though/
     
  4. MmmPancakes macrumors 6502

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    Your in luck. There are a few in your price range with semi-reasonable shipping:

    click here



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  5. nerdykarim thread starter macrumors member

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    um, i dont mean to sound hostile but are you saying that i'm a bad school principal because i'm giving them recertified ones instead of new ones?

    first, i'm not a principal. i'm a student in charge of programming for a large segment of a student population at a university. we're holding a 3 on 3 basketball tournament and the shuffles are for the winning team.

    second, if your principal gave you an ipod for free, would you really complain that it was a refurb?

    third, apple certified shuffles should arrive in normal ipod boxes. i don't know of any way to tell the difference between a refurb and a new one (at least that was the case with my apple certified airport express)

    i know i've seen these at $69 like 3-4 months ago...hopefully i can find some in the next couple weeks.

    -kj
     
  6. nerdykarim thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks for your help--unfortunately, i can't get reimbursed for an ebay purchase. so i need to buy from an actual store (not necessarily a bricks-and-mortar store, but an online store would work, also)
     
  7. MmmPancakes macrumors 6502

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    I think the shuffles are a great idea for the tournament, and it shows the school is in tune with cool gifts for that age group. Apple refurbs are usualy great products...especially with a shuffle. With solid state flash memory, its either works perfect or it doesn't work at all, so refurb won't matter too much.
     
  8. jim. macrumors 6502

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    Well, if you know someone in a Bio lab who handles ordering ...

    Whatman is having a special through Fisher Scientific, where if you spend $300+ on Whatman products, they give you a free 512 Ipod Shuffle. It is trivial to spend this much if you do a lot of protein work. Nitrocellulose membranes are pretty expensive, and Whatman Optitran is good stuff. Some labs are spending this amount anyway every couple of months for membranes.

    Jim
     
  9. nerdykarim thread starter macrumors member

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    that's a great idea. unfortunately, i'm in the political science department and i try to stay the hell away from anything biology-related. i'll send out some emails and see if i can find someone who's willing to order some stuff and get some shuffles for us. thanks for the tip.

     

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