Ok, I am on my 4th Bad iPod in the past month

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Luigi239, Oct 11, 2007.

  1. Luigi239 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 25, 2007
    I am really upset right now. A month ago, I bought a 16gb iPod touch from the 5th avenue store. It had the negative screen issue, and so I took it back a week later and got another one, which had a bunch of dead pixels right in the middle of the screen. I got skeptical of the build quality of the touch, so I just thought I would return it and get myself a nano. (due to the defect, I didn't have to pay the 10% fee.) So, I did, and lo and behold, the screen on the nano was all yellowed out. So, I brought it to the Apple store again, and this time, it has the tilted, or i guess rotated screen.

    This is my 4th broken iPod, and I simply can't take it anymore. I do not have the time to go back to Apple and get another replacement. So, I wrote a letter to Steve Jobs' email address (which really goes to executive relations). I started off praising the iPod line, and telling them about my 3 previous perfect iPods. Then, I retold in detail my saga, and said that I truly believe that the iPod is the best portable media player out there, but these issues are making me second guess this. Lastly, I asked for a replacement, and some sort of compensation for my trouble.

    Do you think this was fair of me to ask? I have had nothing but problems recently with iPods, and I shouldn't be forced to make a 5th trip to the store to make it right.

    Has anybody else experienced a problem like this?
  2. queshy macrumors 68040


    Apr 2, 2005
    I understand your frustration...tomorrow I'm going back to the store to return the 3rd iPod touch I've had (all 3 had stuck pixels). Although I don't see the use...#4 will most likely be messed up as well.

    I don't think I would have e-mailed him after 4. I went through 4 or 5 iMacs before getting a good one and I didn't e-mail him, and a computer is a much bigger "hassle" than an iPod. I'll probably e-mail him after #5 doesn't work, but hopefully it won't have to get that stage.

    But I totally understand why you e-mail "him". It's funny how whenever you call Apple about this they ask if you want to buy apple care...I just say "if the iPod wouldn't have been given to me broken I wouldn't need apple care."

    Good luck on #5...
  3. rockthecasbah macrumors 68020


    Apr 12, 2005
    Moorestown, NJ
    Wow you have terrible luck :eek:

    I have not heard of anyone having this many problems with multiple iPods in such a short timespan. Writing the letter as you did was certainly good to do. As for your request, i wouldn't hold my breath for compensation, but stranger things have happened in the world. Maybe a small iTMS credit may come your way? Who knows.

    Sucks to hear about your trouble though, i'd be livid if it were me with 4 crap iPods in a month...
  4. queshy macrumors 68040


    Apr 2, 2005
    Yeah they might give you a gift card or something...who knows. And I don't think it's "bad luck" - I just think their QC has detereorated (sp?) over the years. I've had 3G, 4G, 5G, 5.5G, etc iPods and none of them have ever been defective. I'd say in the past 1-2 yrs their QC really went downhill.

    I wish the OP luck though...both in terms of getting compensation for that big waste of time and finding a good iPod.

    I, too, feel as though Iv'e wasted tons of time with the iPod. I went to the store 3 times already back and forth, am down several hundred dollars, and all I got was a messed up iPod...I really don't have time to keep going back to the store but I guess I will have to until Apple gets this one right.

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