iPod Classic bought on eBay...authentic?

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  1. ctakim macrumors 6502

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    So I'm kicking myself because I was going to buy a back up iPod Classic 160GB for my five year old model. I use it to carry my entire music library with me when I travel and for those intercontinental plane rides. Wouldn't you know it I held off until it is too late. Despite my best attempt to find them in stock after the discontinuation announcement, no luck.

    So I bit the bullet and bought one listed as "new" on ebay. The packaging seemed a bit strange as it was not a standard Apple box but the serial number checked out as authentic when I plugged it into the Apple Support website.

    But I'm wondering, is this the real deal? If it is not, it seems to be a high quality knock off!

    TIA
     
  2. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    There's not much we can do without pictures or more information... you'll find out soon enough.
     
  3. HereBeMonsters macrumors 6502

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  4. ctakim thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Okay, here are the pics

    As requested, here are the pics with the packaging.
     

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  5. ctakim thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Trying again

    A bit bigger pics!
     

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  6. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Can't really tell on the pics but it if works good then you're set.
     
  7. ancelrick macrumors member

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    Well, it's not likley fake. It's in an Apple service box. The same one you would get if you got a replacement at the Genius bar
     
  8. HereBeMonsters macrumors 6502

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    Yep, looks like a new/reconditioned one (hard to tell) that was given out when someone got a warranty replacement on their other one.
     
  9. alphaod macrumors Core

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    It's a refurbished new. For all intents and purposes it's a new one.
     
  10. ElectronGuru macrumors 65816

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    I just got phone like this, a warranty replacement sent to a MR member who then upgraded to a 6. It's a great way to get new HW for less.
     
  11. robertosh macrumors 6502a

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    check the seller votes, it's the best way to know if it is authentic.
     

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