I have an old 3rd gen 8gb "fatty" nano. It is my my fav "classic" iPod for its shape (square) and for its simplicity. Last week, my girlfriend washed it last week with our laundry when I was really sick. I was pissed, added more misery to an already ****** day. I knew it would be difficult to find another working model without risking eBay. I almost through it away, but decided to hold on to it to do something fun with (break it?). To my surprise, I hooked it up to my dock and it powered on and still has a charge. What a surprise, these things must be made to withstand quite a beating! Just thought I would share my story, haven't posted in some time.