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need help buying an mp3 player

by marnza / October 17, 2006 10:20 AM PDT

I've owned 3 or 4 ipods within the past 4 years all of which have dissapointed me by breaking down soon after the warranty expires. I'm currently travelling and in desperate need for a music device that WORKS. I've heard that sony is a good company to buy from and irivers are also good quality. i want something that can hold a few thousand songs and something that will last a while. Any suggestions??


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by liser950003 / October 18, 2006 8:52 AM PDT

I have had nothing but trouble with iRiver. I have had to have it replaced twice and lost all my music both times. I also had to mail the broken one back to them at my own expense. I would not recommend it. I am in the same boat replacing the iRiver, also going travelling. I have narrowed it down to Creative Zen Vision or Toshiba Gigabeat.

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Ever thought of...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 18, 2006 8:59 AM PDT

1. Buying it on American Express or a card the doubles the warranty?

2. Getting a longer warranty?


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by liser950003 / October 18, 2006 1:54 PM PDT
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This was with a 2 year extended warranty. The first time it broke was within 30 days so the store replaced it, the second time it was under factory warranty so I had to mail it California (cost me $40) to get it replaced. This last time it broke it is now under store extended warranty so they are giving me store credit ( I also have to buy another extended warranty on the new player), which is why I am also looking into better mp3 players. It is an H10 I have, I don't know if it's a bad product or if I've just had really bad luck!

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