There's a large flea market in my area every Sunday, figured I'd stop there yesterday...nothing else to do and I haven't stopped here in years. After 1 hour in the sun, 90º heat, humidity I was ready to leave, plus the vendors were packing up. As I'm heading to my car I spotted one table with a black iPod, I knew this was at least a 5th gen. Yeah I know it's old, but I ALWAYS wanted this..especially after buying the 4th gen - which I still have, it does act goofy at times, I replaced the battery about a year ago. I was skeptical, this 5th gen 30gb iPod had a charge so I can see it did turn on, scroll wheel was fine. The front looked ok, no scratches at all, but the back was a bit scratched up - no dents, cracks. Plus I can see this thing already had 1000+ songs on it (some of the music is cool, a lot I would delete), few full length movies, couple of music videos on it already. He was asking for $15, I said I'll buy it for $5. I thought I was pushing it, but he paused and said "sure"...but he did look a bit peeved (lol, sorry dude) Got it home, cleaned up the exterior with a mild cleaner, micro fiber cloth - it's works perfectly fine. Battery life seems fine (guessing its not the original battery..no big deal) So as lame as my holiday weekend was looking, something this minor made my day. One tiny issue so far, I can't get it to read / sync on my iMac. Hm.