It's my birthday... and I didn't buy my first iPod.

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by Blue Velvet, Nov 1, 2004.

  1. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004

    Birthday today.
    Fantastic dinner tonight in town with friends...

    This morning, shifted the cash from savings to cheque account.
    Money burning a hole in purse... wanted (and felt I deserved) a new 60gb photo iPod, colour screen etc... lunchtime visit to several shops.

    Not released here yet in UK. Damn.

    Do I get the 40gb vanilla model? Do I wait?
    All spontaneous impulse-spending fun gone...


    Except three Bloody-Marys, dinner and a laugh with old mates :)

    Do I wait or get the 40gb one now? Music library almost 35gb already.

    60gb, colour screen, 15 hours of battery vs. immediate iPod gratification...
    What's a girl to do?
  2. tech4all macrumors 68040


    Jun 13, 2004
    If you really want the 60GB then wait for it. You don't want to rush into it, get the 40GB then down the road wished you would have waited for the 60GB. So I would wait, IMO.

    BTW: 35GB of music? :eek:

    Oh yeah, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! :p
  3. neilrobinson macrumors 6502

    Aug 21, 2004
    Perth, WA, Australia
    wait! the extra size would be great!

    35gig, im up to 55gig ish with a lot more cd's to go.
  4. jsw Moderator emeritus


    Mar 16, 2004
    Andover, MA
    Get the 60. Color, 20 extra gig - and only 50% more than the 4G 40GB ;).

    If you don't get it, you will wish you did - until the 5G's (or the 6Gs, if the iPorns/"iPod Photos" are the 5Gs) come out.
  5. Phat_Pat macrumors 68000


    May 8, 2004
    I Live Where I Live
    wow your guy's music is bigger than my whole hard drive :eek:
  6. Mechcozmo macrumors 603


    Jul 17, 2004
    Just tell Apple within the first year that it doesn't work correctly and you can get a new one. Don't worry about it. Wait for the 60GB and then pounce like a Tiger! :cool: Bad jokes/puns aside, wait for it and then get it. Happy Birthday, too...
  7. realityisterror macrumors 65816


    Aug 30, 2003
    Snellville, GA
    wait till the regent street store opens, go to the grand opening, and do your spending there...
    you'll want the 60GB in a few months... i know...

    happy birthdya

  8. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Happy Birthday!

    I would wait... I know it is a real downer to not be able to buy what you want, when you want it.

    How long before it is available for you?

    Hmmmmm... you have 35g and didn't have an iPod before?
    What have you been waiting on? :)

    Hope you got some other nice things for your birthday.
  9. St Soichiro macrumors regular

    Jun 30, 2004
    Tulsa, OK
    Happy Birthday!

    Sorry to rub it in - but I got one as belated gift from the wife. :D :D

    She asked me to go to the mall with her and the kids - a place that I absolutely hate. But they do have an Apple store there. While lounging around the A store - she asked me to go ahead an pick up a new 60GB iPod. (She had called ahead to make sure that they had one in stock). I could not be happier. It was a combined b'day and anniversary gift, and the best that I have ever received. My third iPod in one year, but that is another story.

    St. S
  10. Schroedinger macrumors regular


    Feb 12, 2004
    Baltimore, MD
    Not a big dog for long

    In January of this year, for my Birthday, I arranged to get myself a top of the line big dog 3G 40 Gig iPod. It was great. I thought I had an iPod I would never outgrow. I was wrong. I now have so much music, 90 gigs, that it won't fit on the ipod. So i'm picking and choosing. So, I think, if I'm picking and choosing, I might as well have a mini. And I back up iPhoto to my iPod as it is, so having photo viewing ability would be great. But, since I spent so much on the iPod, there is no way I can rationalize a new iPod.

    So, my point is this, figure out exactly what you want, and what you will use it for. Don't be seduced just b/c something is the top of the line product.

    Unless of course you've got deep pockets. In that case, go to town.
  11. Blue Velvet thread starter Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
    Thanks guys, for all the birthday wishes.

    Am going to wait till the new one gets here -- a new day brings the mature reflection & wisdom of being a year older...

    But I still want it now, goddammit!


    Now get out and vote!
    (Those of you in the U.S., that is)

  12. AmigoMac macrumors 68020


    Aug 5, 2003
    Get the 60 pPod... wait, why not order online?
  13. wdlove macrumors P6


    Oct 20, 2002
    Happy Birthday Blue Velvet, the good thing is that you had a good time with friends. If you are not in a hurry for a new iPod, then I also think your should wait. It should make your new ipod all the sweeter.


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