Time to get an ipod

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by SamVilde, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. SamVilde macrumors regular

    SamVilde

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    #1
    Hey,

    My old skool 40GB ipod died in December, and now I'm sick of constantly adjusting content on my 8GB nano. I want an ipod that can hold all of my music -- only 22GB currently -- with some room to grow.

    What do I want?

    Refurbished 80BG from apple - 170$ (the refurbs scare me a bit -- what if the problem that they fixed isn't the only problem the unit had? Is this not such a big worry?)

    New 120GB from apple - 249$ (Sure it's bigger than I need, but does it have other advantages over the 80GB? Is there anything 'improved' about it?)

    Something through Amazon - (if bought from Apple through Amazon, is the warranty still there?)

    Try to wait for next batch.

    Anyone have any opinion on this - reasons to support the opinion?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Jmclark macrumors regular

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    Buy the refurb 80 gb unit. It comes with a year warranty, and it's Apple...
     
  3. -Ryan- macrumors 68000

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    80gb refurbished. Apple refurbished products are still at a very high quality, and the warranty is the same as a new item. You just won't get the original box and instructions. It'll be fine; if not, it can still be repaired through warranty.
     
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core

    miles01110

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    I'd also go with the refurb, or depending on where you live you could look at craigslist. I've bought several 30gb 5th generation ipods for under $90 off craigslist.
     
  5. SamVilde thread starter macrumors regular

    SamVilde

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    Thanks

    I think you all are saying what I wanted you to say. Just ordered the refurb. Thanks for your advice...

    Sam
     

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