iPod 5G: Where can I get the best price?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by VirtualNsanity, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. VirtualNsanity macrumors newbie

    Jun 25, 2009
    I am buying an long overdue iPod for my mother for Christmas, but I'm certain the new one isn't for her (the screen is too small, it's not as intuitive to use, and, apparently, isn't as "cute").

    Either way, I want to get her a 5G while they are still around! I might just get one off of Amazon today, but do we know, historically, what they go for after the release of the new ones? They are currently down to $129, do you think they will slide any more? Anybody who has any idea about the prior trends I'd appreciate hearing about it. And, if it will only go down like $5 from there, then I might as well get it now and start scouring for music she actually listens to :p

    I really appreciate the help!
  2. Dino451 macrumors 6502

    Sep 12, 2006
    I am assuming you mean a 5th gen Nano. The best place to buy one is straight from apples site. Specifically a refurbished unit which is essentially a brand new nano with the same apple 1 year warranty. The 8GB goes for $99 and the 16GB goes for $149. I have ordered 2 refurbs and know someone who has done the same, they come in brand new cases and new batteries. I already ordered the 5th gen nano (refurb) that is delayed in shipping due to a holiday.

  3. brentsg macrumors 68040

    Oct 15, 2008
    The price on their 8GB model is nice, but the 16GB one is a bit high for the refurb.
  4. Alaerian Guest


    Jan 6, 2005
    A barstool, Innis & Gunn in hand
    Just do some scouring on eBay. I was able to snag a 5th gen 16GB iPod Nano for $99 shipped. It works perfectly and is in great condition. There's one significant scratch on the backside, but the seller provided a picture in the original auction so I knew exactly what I was buying.
  5. VirtualNsanity thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 25, 2009
    Thanks for the input

    Decision made! Ultimately went with Amazon, just so I'd have the original retail box. I like to have them as close to complete as possible, to add to the collection :)

    Refurbs look good though, and I'd snatch them up while we can. I like the new Nano, but even in the keynote, watching him try to scroll through letters on the side for music was painful. It's not broke, so WHY did they "fix" it...

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