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ipod or mp3?

by chop924 / March 1, 2008 8:05 AM PST

Hi, so my Ipod got stolen (figures, right? it was mailed to me and somehow someone ripped open the package and stole it) and I'm in need of a new one, or something similar.

I'm a poor college kid, so price is important for me. (so not expensive. $100-150 at most) I don't need tons of capacity, somewhere between 4 and 8 GBs would be great.

Any suggestions? I'm either looking for a place that sells ipods at a good price or a device that is similar. I realize that apple has an iron hand on the market and so fluctuating ipod prices would be close to nil, I'm just seeing where a good place would be.

Thanks!

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Just sharing.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 1, 2008 9:19 AM PST
In reply to: ipod or mp3?

I picked up my last 20GB ipod classic at geeks.com for 99 bucks. I didn't need anything fancy. Yes it was that HP refurb.

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thanks
by chop924 / March 2, 2008 1:26 AM PST
In reply to: ipod or mp3?

thank for the site.

another question- i was surfing around the net and found the Zune. have any of you tried this/own it? what do you think? also, because it is microsoft, will it not sync with itunes? all of my music is on itunes, so would this be a problem if i got the zune?

thanks.

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Zunes are nice
by ktreb / March 2, 2008 3:04 AM PST
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I don't own one, though. I'm an iPod user.

Of course, only iPods sync with iTunes. The Zune has its own software; in the same vein as iPod/iTunes it's a closed system. This shouldn't be a problem as long as you don't have DRM'ed purchased iTunes tracks. If you have iTunes Plus tracks, the Zune will play them. If you end up with the Zune, you just import all of your music into the Zune software, then sync with it.

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