Thoughts on buying a refurbished 120GB iPod Classic?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by VTAb182, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. VTAb182 macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2010
    I recently dropped my 3rd generation Nano and busted the screen on it. I've been wanted to get a new ipod for a while seeing as my 11GB of music (and constantly growing, not to mention videos) no longer fits on the 8GB nano.

    I figured I might as well go for a classic instead of getting a 16GB nano that I'd fill up again soon enough. I really don't see myself getting to 160GB of music/videos any time soon so I'm looking into getting a previous version of the ipod classic (either 120GB or 80GB).

    After looking around I found a refurbished 120GB classic on Amazon for $140 and a refurbished 80GB classic for $150. Clearly I'd go for the 120 GB of these two, but I wanted to ask on here if anyone has any input on buying a refurbished ipod? I've never bought a refurbished electronic before but it seems like the best of both worlds to me (price and condition). Is there anything that would make this not true or anything I should look out for? Thanks!
  2. SkippyThorson macrumors 65816


    Jul 22, 2007
    Utica, NY
    I would personally always go the refurbished route on basic iPods. Always. There's no reason not to. Personally, nothing but my iPhone 4 was new from Apple, and I've never had a major issue with any Apple product. My original iPhone 2G got replaced with a refurbished model, and the wifi died in it. (It still works on some rare days it chooses.) There is a very fragile and thin wire right under where you'd open the iPhone, so I understand how the issue may have happened.

    Apple refurbished things are often just as good as, if not better than new. Instead of a product that came off an assembly line with thousands of others, and slapped on a store shelf, Apple refurbished product have been sent back, personally looked at and gone through, and given any attention they may need. I can't recommend refurbished enough. :)

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