That's what I did. I was waiting for a true video iPod to come out, but it didn't. Then I was saw that the "old" 5g's were selling for super low prices, and I couldn't pass up the deal.foreign said:well, for the price of a new 30gig, you could actually get a refurb 60gig for $20 less. if the minimal upgrades don't pose a problem to you and you want more hdd space, i'd say go for the 60gig.
There are places that can do repairs for you, or can sell you the parts so that you can do the work yourself. If you are thinking of replacing the iPod, you don't have to much to lose by trying to get it fixed or fixing it yourself.ps56k said:Glad I stumbled across this thread - had not seen the refurb stuff before.
We have a 20g clickwheel that has some probs with the clickwheel, and don't know what to do with it for repair.... maybe the refurb route is the way to go.
I was wondering about the refurbs.... Do they look new ?
What about all the usual surface scratches on the front, screen, and metal back ? What about the batteries, are they also new ?
I guess it really just depends on how much money you are willing to spend. Since I am saving for an iMac, I was only willing to go about $250 for a video iPod. The refurb 60gb at $240 delivered meets my needs (I think). Let you know how it turns out once it arrives this week.Killyp said:I'd say new personally. My 80gb is amazing! The search features are incredibly useful...
They look just like brand new, even have all the plastic coverings and the plastic that says "do not steal music". I don't have one complaint about my 60gig iPod video refurb, works perfect and I saved a ton of money.KevKaos said:There are places that can do repairs for you, or can sell you the parts so that you can do the work yourself. If you are thinking of replacing the iPod, you don't have to much to lose by trying to get it fixed or fixing it yourself.