I really do have a NIB original Classic, what to do?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by seadawg, Nov 9, 2014.

  1. seadawg macrumors newbie

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    Greetings, this is my first post here, and I come seeking information. I am not trying to mess with anyone! So, in cleaning out today, we found an iPod Classic (160gb), and I know it goes back to Christmas 2009. We (my husband and I) both have them, use them, love them etc. However, this is an extra - I started looking on-line for some info thinking that I would try to sell it and make a few bucks - only to find out that this is now discontinued!

    This is truly an original, it is not refurbished, it still has the Apple shrink-wrap on the box with the killer day and age pic, the back of the box has the serial #, upc # part # etc, etc. In looking at ebay and others I see a multitude of prices and generations, and again, I am seeking information since I am quite Apple illiterate.

    Is this worth me trying to sell it on ebay? and if so, does anyone have a suggested price? I sincerely appreciate any insights that can be genuinely offered! thanks in advance........
     
  2. vinny3101 macrumors member

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    Keep it as a backup. It is the last Apple product to have a clickwheel. Might be worth a lot in the future
     
  3. klo6 macrumors member

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  4. vinny3101 macrumors member

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    Lol me too
     
  5. 617aircav Suspended

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    Its not worth much in my opinion.
     
  6. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Agreed.

    My advice, too, would be to suggest that you keep it as a backup; a time might come when you may wish to 1) use it; or, 2) gift it to someone, or, 3) sell it. There will always be a (granted, limited) market for a device which can host and play a large music library.
     
  7. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

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    i hope you realize that the original iPod was released in 2001...
     
  8. flyinmac macrumors 68030

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    She said iPod Classic (This is the last version of the hard drive based large capacity iPods).
     
  9. HereBeMonsters macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, it is. They're commanding a premium over their new price already on eBay, and that will only go up - at least until Apple come up with a replacement.
     
  10. nep61 macrumors 6502

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    Agreed, Especially since Apple stopped producing them. Ebay prices are quite high right now.
     
  11. Suture macrumors 6502a

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    eBay it if you're not going to use it. Should get a nice price from it. I still use mine due to the storage size.
     
  12. myrtlebee macrumors 68000

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    Wouldn't the battery go bad after a while of no use? It's already been 5 years . . .
     
  13. venomgt95 macrumors 6502

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    Im wondering this same thing, but for my 3rd gen classic. its been dead for i dont know how long, and i just ordered a charger for it today. I hope things go well and it charges just fine :)
     
  14. Kasalic macrumors regular

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    I have a 30GB black iPod Classic which was used heavily for the first couple of years before being wired into my car. Took it out and used it for a Halloween event (it had a 2 hour mix of songs interspersed with creepy sounds I made several years ago) and was worried the battery wouldn't last, but it ran fine for the 3 hours and was still showing around 75% battery.
     

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