rip off ipod

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by supermac96, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. supermac96 macrumors 6502a

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    So my friend got an ipod nano for christmas that i guess was found online for 20 buks from japan and when he got it it doesn't show up on the computer and feels strangly light wight like its made of plastic and the funniest part when you turn it on it says hello then it flashes the home screen for maybe 1 forth of a second that it says goodbye with a smiley face and turns off. anyone else gotten this rip?
     
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    I heard on the news last week that millions of $$ of counterfiet Apple stuff was snagged. Mostly iPhone / iPod clones.
     
  3. pepi macrumors member

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    Brings back an old saying my Dad told me many years ago.

    "If it's sounds to good to be true ... Probably isn't" :( :apple: :(
     
  4. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    I believe what you meant is:
    If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
     
  5. mgartner0622 macrumors 65816

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    OP, I had one of my friends buy an iPod like that for me when they went to china, just for fun. I doubt you'll be able to return it. Just take it as a lesson learned.... buy it from a retail outlet you know you can trust, such as an Apple Store.

    Anyway, the saying "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is" can also be said "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably isn't"
    When the is is used, it can be taken as the *item* is too good to be true.
    The other saying expresses that when the *item* sounds too good to be true, it probably isn't, with the isn't referring to the truth. All depends on how you look at it.
    Hope this makes sense.
     
  6. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    If there's a device that sells at retail for over $200 like the iPod Touch and you see one for sale for $20, then it is either obviously not a real iPod Touch or it is a stolen one. I don't have much sympathy for people who expect to get a real anything for 1/10th of the retail price.
     
  7. supermac96 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I agree with all you guys and I wouldn't have bought a 20 $ ipod. It was my friend that got it as a gift from someone who apparently didn't know a lot obout ipods.
     
  8. nukem170 macrumors member

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    LOL. It's only $20. Why on earth do you think anyone would sell something that worth $200 for $20? Be glad that they only lost $20 for a hard lesson learned.
     
  9. pepi macrumors member

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    No, I meant isn't :) Look it up
     
  10. Wondercow, Feb 15, 2011
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    Not when using standard English rules of grammar and phrasing.

    "If it sounds too good to be true it probably ..."

    The underlined is an adjectival phrase and operates just like a single-word adjective If it sounds loud, if it sounds high-pitched

    The adjective is modifying the subject of the sentence, in this case "it", thus, the second reference is a reference to the subject (... it probably ...). In order to change this the new reference would have to be explicitly stated: If it sounds too good to be true it probably isn't true.

    In the sentence "it" is a reference to "a deal" so let's substitute: If a deal sounds too good to be true it probably is; now it's explicit—the "it" refers back to the deal so the deal's quality is implied: If a deal sounds to good to be true it probably is [too good to be true]

    Now, please allow me :eek::rolleyes:

    Yeah, I'm bored (and a linguist). ;)
     
  11. pepi macrumors member

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    Oh no !!! Not a grammar Nazi ;) Anyway, what you said above still doesn't change what my Dad told me :p
     

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