Jump to content



Welcome to AstaHost - Dear Guest , Please Register here to get Your own website. - Ask a Question / Express Opinion / Reply w/o Sign-Up!

Toggle shoutbox Shoutbox Open the Shoutbox in a popup

@  yordan : (14 April 2014 - 05:28 PM) By The Way, This Could Be An Interesting Subject For A Topic, What About Posting This Question? Let's See If Other People Have The Same Feeling Concerning Bootlists!
@  yordan : (13 April 2014 - 09:36 AM) Boot Order : Cd, [Usb,] Hard Drive :D
@  yordan : (11 April 2014 - 07:23 PM) I Simply Let The Bios Do That
@  Ritesh : (11 April 2014 - 10:23 AM) Is It Possible To Launch Fedora Live Cd Or Installation Disk From Hard Drive On Windows Platform Using Grub Mbr File.
@  Ritesh : (11 April 2014 - 10:21 AM) No U Are Not.. Btw.. I Have Question For You.
@  yordan : (10 April 2014 - 08:02 AM) You Are Partially Right.
I Was Not.
Nevertheless, I Am Again :)
@  Ritesh : (09 April 2014 - 07:33 PM) :P
@  Ritesh : (09 April 2014 - 07:33 PM) I Think U R Not..
@  yordan : (09 April 2014 - 09:28 AM) I'm The Master Of The Shoutbox!
@  yordan : (05 April 2014 - 10:32 PM) He-He
@  Ritesh : (04 April 2014 - 06:59 PM) Ha Ha Ha ....
@  yordan : (04 April 2014 - 11:15 AM) Welcome Back, Starscream!
@  yordan : (03 April 2014 - 02:31 PM) And I Hope That He Will Come Back Soon :)
@  yordan : (01 April 2014 - 02:53 PM) Nice, Ritesh Came, I'm Not Home Alone Today.
@  Ritesh : (01 April 2014 - 08:51 AM) Oh!!! Poor Dear Yordan..
@  yordan : (31 March 2014 - 10:02 AM) I'm A Poor Lonesome Cow-Boy
@  yordan : (27 March 2014 - 02:22 PM) He Is Unpatient Due To His Patients!
@  Ritesh : (27 March 2014 - 10:46 AM) :(
@  Ritesh : (27 March 2014 - 10:46 AM) He Is Busy With His Patients.
@  yordan : (26 March 2014 - 08:12 PM) Ahsani, Where Are You?

Photo
- - - - -

Ipod Prices MP3 player ipod


22 replies to this topic

#1 turehu

turehu

    Newbie [ Level 2 ]

  • Members
  • 11 posts

Posted 23 July 2005 - 10:58 PM

I am looking at getting an ipod mini 4gb but the differences in prices are qyite staggering. In a retail shop I have been asked $250. In an internet cyber shop I can get them for $185, if I go to Ebay and check out the ipods the range there is from $100 to $145. Has anybody bought any ipods from Ebay? What is the feedback?

#2 WeaponX

WeaponX

    Way Out Of Control - You need a life :)

  • Members
  • 1,086 posts
  • Location:New York
  • myCENTs:86.41

Posted 23 July 2005 - 11:11 PM

I never bought an iPod from eBay (nor will I ever), but you should have no problems getting it from eBay. Just make sure the seller has lots of good feedback (usually you will be buying from power sellers). Most, if not all, will have return policies if it's defective.

Like you said, the prices are staggering (for any of the iPods there). I look into other alternative MP3 players.

#3 turehu

turehu

    Newbie [ Level 2 ]

  • Members
  • 11 posts

Posted 24 July 2005 - 01:26 AM

Thank you for your suggestin. I had a look a Ebay yesterday and there was a member from China selling ipods for $45 each. No trackrecord of feedbacks, and wanted the payment in postal money order. Highly suspicious I though. Any suggestions for other types of MP3 players?

#4 WeaponX

WeaponX

    Way Out Of Control - You need a life :)

  • Members
  • 1,086 posts
  • Location:New York
  • myCENTs:86.41

Posted 24 July 2005 - 02:11 AM

Stay away from that seller. From China and at only $45 sounds too good to be true. Try to pay only by credit card also just in case there are some conflicts in the transaction.

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.

#5 wua05

wua05

    Newbie [ Level 2 ]

  • Members
  • 17 posts

Posted 24 July 2005 - 04:17 AM

I would definately not buy anything on ebay, because personally, i want the product to be new, and not touched or anything. As for ipods, I would just buy the mini at apple.com and get a free engraving. I bought my ipod a couple years ago, the 3rd generation 20 gig ipod at apple.com for 400$. Now, the 20 gig ipod is around 300$. However, i like the old ones because its all touch activated, where as in the recent versions, with the exception of click-wheel, are push buttons.

#6 Soleq

Soleq

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • 145 posts
  • Location:California

Posted 24 July 2005 - 06:52 AM

Just go to the Apple store and check the prices there. I believe a 4gb Mini costs about $200 retail, so anything above that is a ripoff. If you're a student, they're offering a free iPod Mini with the purchase of any Mac computer. I just bought a new Powerbook, and along with it I got a blue iPod mini for free (essentially, even though I had to pay for it initially and will get a rebate cheque in the mail sometime in the future).

All in all, I love my iPod, and wouldn't dream of owning another brand of MP3 player.

#7 Kevo32

Kevo32

    Newbie [ Level 1 ]

  • Members
  • 4 posts

Posted 24 July 2005 - 05:39 PM

I wouldn't suggest an Ipod at all, I've heard nothing but bad feedback on them since they came out, go to the apple site they have multiple complaints on every player they have, and they also give you negative if any at all feedback when you contact them with a problem.

#8 Mahanon

Mahanon

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • 133 posts
  • Location:The infamous OC
  • Interests:Chris with a &quot;K&quot; thats what what my friends call me.<br /><br />I am currently a Game Art &amp; Design student, however upon investigating the school I learned a few dirty secrets that I just will not tolerate.<br /><br />Currently I am in the search of a new school that specializes in the field of Fashion Design, I could be far more valuable in this field than any other I believe.<br /><br />I am working on a comic at the moment that I am basing off of a story I have written that is in all respect a Trilogy. <br /><br />Also I do a large amount of Illustrating and Costume design, (but the costumes are really just concept at the moment).<br />

Posted 24 July 2005 - 11:48 PM

Ughhh, I would never buy an ipod from Ebay there is just some things you should not buy from there. I really think you would be better off getting it from the Apple store or some onter place that specializes in ipods. Hey and if you are a student the Apple store does give you a discount, plus you can get the same discount on their online store as well plus you don't pay shiping either.

#9 turehu

turehu

    Newbie [ Level 2 ]

  • Members
  • 11 posts

Posted 25 July 2005 - 12:43 AM

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.

#10 Brian

Brian

    Premium Member

  • Members
  • 258 posts
  • Location:Online, USA

Posted 25 July 2005 - 06:37 PM

Mac Review Zone looks like a good place for price comparisons. In fact, I'm bookmarking this one.

Cnet Shopper

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?

#11 WeaponX

WeaponX

    Way Out Of Control - You need a life :)

  • Members
  • 1,086 posts
  • Location:New York
  • myCENTs:86.41

Posted 25 July 2005 - 09:59 PM

I don't have anything against eBay, but I too have heard horror stories about it. You just have to be careful when you buy things online (especially when it comes to bidding).

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).

#12 Grafitti

Grafitti

    Premium Idiot

  • [HOSTED]
  • 661 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Switzerland, but currently in Pakistan

Posted 26 July 2005 - 05:34 AM

i would buy from a refurbished dealer with a good rating. one who spells out clearly what their policy is on the standard of the used items they sell, and their replacement policy. most have at least a month warranty, which should be enough time if something will go wrong. you can get something for less than half price there. check out www.pricewatch.com
there you can find some of the best prices for almost any hardware you can think of.

#13 Wireless

Wireless

    Newbie [ Level 2 ]

  • Members
  • 12 posts
  • Location:England

Posted 01 August 2005 - 12:51 PM

Ebay is fine, aslong as you check out everything in the auction and everything about the seller...

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... :D

#14 matrixlover

matrixlover

    Member [ Level 1 ]

  • Members
  • 36 posts

Posted 01 August 2005 - 04:09 PM

I think that if you are going to buy the mini, minus well go with the 20 gig. It's only 50 dollars for and you get 16 more gigabytes. I got one for my graduation and I feel inlove with it. It is definitly worth your money.

#15 bmxpunker2005

bmxpunker2005

    Newbie [ Level 2 ]

  • Members
  • 16 posts

Posted 15 August 2005 - 04:26 AM

I beg to differ, Ive had and ipod 40 gig which was way too big for me to fill up with music I actually listen to, So I returned it, saved some money and got a 20 gig, which is perfect for me, I could care less about Ipod photos, I'll use a digital camera for photos, but I do fancy the new ipod mini, especially the 6 gig. 1500 songs and 18 hours of battery life in such a small device, and the ipod mini just has such a beautifull design. No one has been able to beat the design of the ipod yet (at least in most people's eyes). I personally love Itunes and Ipods, Some competitos will offer less expensive mp3 players with the same amount of disk space, but they have various problems of thier own, The only big problem for most ipods so far is the battery life, Which by the way can be replaced at your local Mac store or online for less than $20. Hope my experience's have helped. :D

#16 sicendoninja

sicendoninja

    Newbie [ Level 2 ]

  • Members
  • 17 posts

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.

<{POST_SNAPBACK}>


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 :D

#17 newtd

newtd

    Newbie [ Level 2 ]

  • Members
  • 14 posts

Posted 16 August 2005 - 03:33 AM

The e-bay issue:
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).

The IPOD:
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.

#18 ASR

ASR

    Member - Active Contributor

  • Members
  • 94 posts

Posted 23 August 2005 - 10:00 PM

I hear the ipod from china is a imitation of the real ipod... Its very similar and its much cheaper... apparently it has a very slick design just like the ipod and many features similar...

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.....

Chin chin....

#19 musichere

musichere

    Premium Member

  • Members
  • 311 posts

Posted 26 August 2005 - 06:04 AM

I can tell you for sure that there will not be a $40 iPod in any country in the world.

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.

#20 YudzzY

YudzzY

    Member - Active Contributor

  • Members
  • 80 posts

Posted 05 September 2005 - 11:42 AM

in mauritius here its like $100 - didnt check its specifications.. i'm thinking to taking one soon.
is there any specific feature that is important in buying it? like space, etc?



Reply to this topic



  


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users