To buy refurbished or brand new, that is the question. I need a new iPod. Via work, I can get refurbished ones for cheap. 30GB=$184.45, 60GB=$221.00, or 80GB=$258.00. If I buy new in store (at cost), then it’s 30GB=$217.00, or 80GB=$304.00. And of course if I buy brand new at retail rates (which I wouldn’t do, since I get ’em at cost) then it’s 30GB=$249.99, or 80GB=$349.99.
I need a new iPod. My current iPod mini holds 4GB, and is now “too small” plus it’s starting to break. I technically don’t need 30GB (or more) of space yet, but I know it probably won’t take me too long to fill the 8GB Nano, and the next step up after 8 is the 30. So, long-term wise, it would make more sense for me to get one of the 30-80 ones. Besides. I don’t really like the Nano’s. They are just TOO thin for me. I’m likely to lose something that tiny.
Which brings me back to the 3 iPods listed at the beginning. The 60 & 80 are video. I technically don’t need video, so it’s not a selling point, but I might use it if I had it. I think I’m somewhere @ 20GB of music on my PC at home. I don’t need all of it on the iPod, but if I have that much already, then if I decided I did want to just load it all, it wouldn’t take long to fill the 30. So maybe the 60 or 80 are better choices. And I still have to decide between refurbished and brand new. Sigh. Decisions. Ha.