Value of a NIB Sealed 1st Gen 5GB iPod

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Chiggs, Apr 8, 2007.

  1. Chiggs macrumors member

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    Any input on the value of a Brand New, Sealed In Box 1st edition Apple iPod? I've been looking for one for a while as a collectors item and finally found one on E-Bay.

    I've bid it up to almost $400 but still under the reserve. I've sent the seller an E-Mail asking what the reserve is but wanted some thoughts from the forumn. I think I'd be willing to go up to $500 or so...

    Interesting that it's over the original selling price...

    http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Sealed-Box-...7QQihZ018QQcategoryZ67835QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
     
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    err... the less said the better. Yes, I know people pay $100s for Star Wars toys in their original package, but...
     
  3. CRAZYBUBBA macrumors 65816

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    Keep your money in your pocket... where it belongs.. I'd rather buy a mini


     
  4. reubs macrumors 68000

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    While this would be neat to have, I'm not sure what the point of it being NIB would be. It's not like a collectible toy...it's technology that will just lose value over time. however, something is only worth what someone else will pay for it...

    Good luck.
     
  5. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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    At this point, it's not the technology that someone is bidding on - it's the sentimental value. Collectors pay top-dollar for items like this.. not to use, but to have. I wouldn't be surprised if someday this type of thing is worth QUITE a bit of money..
     
  6. reubs macrumors 68000

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    You think so? I've never been a collector of electronic stuff...just sports cards and stuff, but I guess that if there is a market out there people will pay for it. I'm just speaking as someone from the outside looking in.
     
  7. Lancetx macrumors 68000

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    I saw one of these NIB sell on eBay for around $350 several months back. Geez, I can't imagine what this one is going to finish at if it's already at $380 with 6 days still remaining in the auction.
     
  8. me hate windows macrumors 6502

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    Last month someone had one up and it went for just over $260. I would pass on this and just try to find one later.
     
  9. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    A first Gen iPod NiB, (although it reminds me of picking up my first Gen within the first week and being the coolest kid on the block), anyway. Having a perfect condition iPod for a collection is cool, having one NiB will be painful, as far as the price, and the need to open it.
     
  10. Lancetx macrumors 68000

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    You've got that right. Especially if he actually thinks it's worth $2,399 like he says in the auction listing. I wish him luck finding anyone that will come remotely close to even paying 25-30% of that amount...
     

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