Stop me from buying a Shuffle!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by geese, Mar 16, 2005.

  1. geese macrumors 6502a

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    I'm having a moment of weakness and I think i'm going to get an iPod shuffle!

    I cant really afford it 'cos i've got no money, and I've just had to pay £200 to get my car back from the pound (it got towed away- Waltham Forest council, you're first against the wall come the revolution)

    I vowed to get a proper iPod once i changed my job, as a wee incentive to myself, but I feel that like a zombie, i'm going to shuffle to the shop and buy a Shuffle.

    Stop me!
     
  2. SFVCyclone macrumors 6502a

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    Nice try on getting some one in here to stop you, you get 5 points for that one, :D
     
  3. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    I love my Shuffle.

    I'm just about to put it on now as I leave the office for the day.
    What shall I listen to? The Orb, The Strokes, Miles Davis?

    It's so small, light and convenient. It's my little friend... :D
     
  4. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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  5. Metatron macrumors 6502

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    Would love to help, but I bought mine 2 days ago and I a listening to it at work right now. I thought I would never buy one because it did not have a screen. Then I realized that I am not going to keep chosing songs all day long on a mini and would just suffle them....so guess what I bought.

    Love the 12 hour battery life....keeps going and going and going...
     
  6. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    id like to say no as well, but it really is a great little thing, especially at only $100 for the 512, which is what i got to compliment a lager iPod when i can afford it.....

    the only downside to the shuffle is that it is so small and lightweight is that i am afraid of losing it
     
  7. SFVCyclone macrumors 6502a

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    believe it or not my cousin actually sold off his 4g 40gig ipod after having the shuffle for a couple of weeks. same reasoning as before, much lighter and way easier to carry around, enough songs in it to take you throught the day.
     
  8. ExoticFish macrumors 6502a

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    i love my shuffle to death, but i MUST say that you should definately pay any bills and such first before buying the shuffle. i get into trouble all the time for buying something and then not having enough money to pay the bills. :D

    also, Do Not Eat iPod Shuffle
     
  9. geese thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Better idea- my girlfriend is going to New York next week- I'll get her to buy me one. Save me a few £'s.

    Phew! Cleared the guilt zone.
     
  10. ijustin macrumors newbie

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    i love my shuffle too.. but if you want something to put you off.. well the slider on mine has gone a mingin yellowy color :eek:/
     
  11. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    haha, that works!!! you win out either way!
     
  12. Dagless macrumors Core

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    hold out man, the mini is just around the (price)corner. ;)


    erm... its... um... got the worst cost/memory ratio of all current Apple music players? ok im all out
     
  13. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    You have a really nice girlfriend.....
     
  14. geese thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'll have to pay for it though :(

    Off-topic slightly: I did notice in Dixons that they sell alot of mp3 players of many different kinds. They are displayed in a glass case in all their glory, except for the iPods which are left in their boxes on the display case.

    Most of the iPod copies were crud, but there was a new iRiver and an Olympus one that looked neat.
     
  15. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    You have these moments of weakness a lot?

    You might want to check in to getting some therapy, or buying some Tony Robbins and Billy Banks videos to toughen you up mentally and physically.

    Be a man, don't get the Shuffle yet. Go pay for some of the more important things in life, like: the car, beer, and porn. :D

    Somehow, I don't think this motivational speech will work. But I think we can probably sell him to some advertising companies for some subliminal message testing. So there's a chance some good will come out of this thread. :p
     
  16. jayeskreezy macrumors 65816

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    i'd sell you mine if you were in the u.s.....i dont feel like listing it on ebay and i dont feel like getting ripped off for selling it lower than the cost....so guess where im takin it tomorrow? yup...goin to the apple store to get a store credit instead and buy some accesories from the apple store
     
  17. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I did not think I cared about having one, but since I got it as a gift I love it! Use it all the time!
     

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