How rare is the Jimi Hendrix model?

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  1. podpod, Mar 28, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2012

    podpod macrumors newbie

    Mar 28, 2012
    See attached ad. Amazingly 10000 usd asked. However not sold yet but anyway.

    I have exactly the same one and in similar condition (very very nice but used example), everything still there (box, earphones, cd, etc).

    I´m wondering if anyone know how many where produced of this special edition. Hendrix is one, miles davis another one...

    BTW, im not selling it, it´s a keeper
  2. SkyBell macrumors 604


    Sep 7, 2006
    Texas, unfortunately.
    Wow, I've never heard of ether of those editions. I bet they're worth a pretty penny.
  3. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    They are rare, so few survive...I guess the guy is after what he can get....Some collectors will pay crazy money for good examples but they like stuff pristine...If you have the packaging etc. and it's not badly marked, you could be onto something.
  4. podpod thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 28, 2012
    Wirelessly posted

    No one knows the actual productionfigures? How many of each model?
  5. drlunanerd macrumors 68000


    Feb 14, 2004
    I had one of these from new. But it's not a "limited edition Jimi Hendrix model", it just had a picture of him on the box that's all - all the iPods of that time had photos of various performers on the packaging. Didn't think it was rare?
  6. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604


    May 28, 2005
    Very few.

    going off of this data,, 2m iPods in 2 years. Assuming linear sales, that's 1m per year. In reality it's less.

    But assuming a million 1st gen iPods were produced, lets assume even HDD size distribution, so 1/3 are 10g, 1/2 of those are special (way over-estimating) gives us ~160,000 units.

    In reality, it's probably <1/2 are 10gig, and < 1/10 are Jimi Hendrix models, so we're looking at well under 50,000 units.

    EDIT: If drlunanerd is correct (I think he may be, my memory is fuzzy), it's say 1/2 are 10gigs, and 1/2 are Hendrix, giving us < 250,000 units. I think.
  7. hatimbt, May 18, 2012
    Last edited: May 18, 2012

    hatimbt macrumors newbie

    May 18, 2012
    They are not limited edition...

    As drlunanerd said, these are not limited edition iPods, but they just print the pictures of many artists on it. But there are a few Limited Edition iPods from :apple:, and I have included links to the archive of Apple's website that contains the product/promo page showing the Limited Edition iPods (see for yourself):

    - iPod Limited Edition Madonna - Proof:
    - iPod Limited Edition Tony Hawk - Proof:
    - iPod Limited Edition No Doubt - Proof:
    - iPod Limited Edition Beck - Proof:

    I hope this clarifies most of the doubts...

    These webarchives doesn't have most of the images, so after scouring the web I found these images:


    Tony Hawk:

  8. Fralle macrumors 6502


    May 18, 2012
    South part of North
    As stated its not a special edition. Its just the sleeve that differ from the various boxes. I have a Alanis Morissette one :D

    The really hard ones to find are the ones posted by hatimbt and the "Harry Potter" iPod with the Hogwarts crest on the back!

    As for the ebay auction...Its worth what someone is willing to pay :p
    I for one wouldn't pay 10k for that iPod even if it had belonged to Hendrix himself :rolleyes:
  9. Carlanga macrumors 604


    Nov 5, 2009
    TS you have to understand that the 10K is what the seller thinks he could get and he/she clearly doesn't now the true value of it which is why he/she keeps relisting it.

    He is also selling's lots of NIB old iPods and I also think he is overcharging for them... Hell, he is selling a Zune NIB for $449.99! :rolleyes: or the NIB 1st gen appleTV for $500... OR the Rio Player for 95K!!!
  10. Pracht macrumors member

    Jul 22, 2010
    Don't forget the 4 iPod bundle for almost $100,000! :eek:

    "Nah honey, our kids don't need college, really wanted 4 early iPods."
  11. Fralle, Jun 7, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2012

    Fralle macrumors 6502


    May 18, 2012
    South part of North
    Ebay seller samsonbible

    Yeah...that one is soooo messed up!! 100k hahaha :eek:

    But honestly, he has some really nice iPods, some heavily overpriced...

    My fear is that some crazy bastard with loads of money and no judgement,
    buys the lot and sets a whole new standard to the collecting market :(
    "My old banged up, not working, box missing iPod gen 1? Well you could have it for let say 5000 $..." :rolleyes:
  12. Marjamrob1 macrumors regular

    Jul 19, 2012
  13. SkippyThorson macrumors 65816


    Jul 22, 2007
    Utica, NY
    I'm most surprised that no one has mentioned the black and red U2 iPods.

    4th gen - greyscale screen, chrome signature rear.

    5th gen - color screen, chrome signature rear. (30/60gb, No Search)

    5.5 gen - color screen, black signature rear. (30/80gb, With Search)
  14. kyjaotkb, Jul 24, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2012

    kyjaotkb macrumors 6502a

    Nov 20, 2009
    London, UK
  15. Anonymous Freak macrumors 603

    Anonymous Freak

    Dec 12, 2002
    Daaaang... That $90K guy...

    I don't want to buy his iPods, but I would like to buy whatever it is he's smoking to think they're worth that! :confused:
  16. Fralle macrumors 6502


    May 18, 2012
    South part of North
    What about them? This thread covers the others...

    There are a couple of these out there! They are worth whatever someones willing to pay. I for one do not collect them ;)

  17. greygray macrumors 68000


    Oct 22, 2009

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