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Posted 23 July 2005 - 10:58 PM
Posted 23 July 2005 - 11:11 PM
Like you said, the prices are staggering (for any of the iPods there). I look into other alternative MP3 players.
Posted 24 July 2005 - 01:26 AM
Posted 24 July 2005 - 02:11 AM
I assume you want a hard drive based MP3 player right? I haven't tried many out myself but check out the ones from Archos. I have an old model of it and it's not as pretty, or as small, as the iPod but works great. It's a 20GB Archos Jukebox Recorder. If you want to go small, there is the Archos gmini. I think those play movies as well as play songs. Another hard drive MP3 player which might interest you is the Creative Zen Touch. Should be small enough and has a simple interface.
If you want other types of MP3 players (like flash based ones), I highly recommend getting the Creative Muvo. I got the one where you can record your own speech, listen to the radio, record the songs from the radio, play MP3s and use it as a data storage device. It's very small and easy to use.
For reviews on these products, I suggest going to Epinions and type in the product name.
Posted 24 July 2005 - 04:17 AM
Posted 24 July 2005 - 06:52 AM
All in all, I love my iPod, and wouldn't dream of owning another brand of MP3 player.
Posted 24 July 2005 - 05:39 PM
Posted 24 July 2005 - 11:48 PM
Posted 25 July 2005 - 12:43 AM
Posted 25 July 2005 - 06:37 PM
Just two places that list prices for iPods with price comparisons.
As for eBay, there have been problems with sellers who were less than honest in their descriptions of items where buyers have been cheated.
When it comes to something electronic and you might want the manufacturer to stand by their warranty, buy it from a reputable business.
There are too many horror stories of items purchased from eBay and the buyer has no recourse when the item stops working after a few days. There may be perfectly honest sellers on ebay, but as the expression goes, one bad apple spoils the whold barrel.
Many resellers online have used or demo units, which have been refurbed and come with a warranty. One of my favorite places, Small Dog Electronics gives detailed information on their used/demo units as well as explaining any warranty that would come with them.
It pays to shop around.
Hope you find an iPod in your price range that works great. My big sister gave me one!
Think I could talk her into buying me a new powerbook?
Posted 25 July 2005 - 09:59 PM
The two sites that Brian gave are pretty good. I checked out the prices on eBay and they are a little lower. My suggestion is to buy from a power seller that has great feedback (anything above 99% is good).
Posted 26 July 2005 - 05:34 AM
there you can find some of the best prices for almost any hardware you can think of.
Posted 01 August 2005 - 12:51 PM
In the auction remember to check the postage price, and the description for small print...
the sellers are usually okay, just check their feedback and on what items did they get this feedback...
Posted 15 August 2005 - 04:26 AM
Posted 15 August 2005 - 09:48 PM
I am interested in finding out why there is such a bad reaction to Ebay. There was a time when articles sold there were second hand but my understanding is that now a days most electronic gadgets including ipods are brand new on the original box with a full manufacturers guarantee. It seems to me that Ebay cuts all all the expensive middle men and the need for the consumer to pay for the luxury of the main street shops and instead offers the product direct from the manufacturer to the consumer. Is it more to do with the traders operating in Ebay? Are there too many rip off artists operating in Ebay? Or has Ebay a low reputation in the Marketplace. I am from New Zealand, Ebay has a very good reputation here.
I don't think there is any problem in using ebay! I buy/sell stuff on there all the time! Just as long as there is alot of good feedback and using paypal there should be nothing to worry about! Ebay has saved me outta a few jams where I needed some quick money
Posted 16 August 2005 - 03:33 AM
My first tech purchase there: a cell phone. It only answered calls half the time.
I have a friend who bought a piece of music hardware that was never delivered.
I bought a Netgear wireless card for $50 under retail. It works wonderfully.
Answer: Stay away from sellers without small business setups and return guarantees (as far as tech items).
Are you married to Apple? If you don't mind jumping ship, CREATIV makes a player with a 40 G HD that can be used as an external HD on top of an MP3 player for the same price as the 4 G IPOD. Dell OEM's it, I believe, if you'd rather purchase through them. Further, the non-IPOD players are compatible with Napster and Real services for monthly music membership, the direction I'm looking at going.
I'm a regretful IPOD owner, to give you my perspective.
Posted 23 August 2005 - 10:00 PM
Obviously with everything online... theres no guarantees... So my suggestion is relax and chill for awhile and see if that seller gains any positive feedbacks... once you see and feel comfortable with the amounht of positive feedbacks the seller obtained... Then go ahead and do it... Theres always people out there who would blindly bid for something and not caring about trusting the seller or not....
Hope that helpes.....
Posted 26 August 2005 - 06:04 AM
Contary to popular belief, actually electronic products are more expensive to buy in China than in most countries in the world, and this is because the government don't want people communicating as much and there are very high taxes especially on electronics.
A typical CD player will cost about twice as much in China than here in United Kingdom.
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