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Old 02-06-2006, 03:34 PM   #1
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U2 I-Pods on Ebay...Too good to be true?

Just before xmas i noticed a glut of 'brand new U2' ipods on ebay at knockdown prices. These ads have re appeared, for example

h t t p ://cgi.ebay.co.uk/APPLE-20GB-iPOD-U2-COLOUR-LCD-SPECIAL-EDITION-NEW_W0QQitemZ5863777300QQcategoryZ67838QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


Bit concerned that the 'Irish seller' is shipping from China
All the feedback is positive, but also some of it makes no sense ?

Anyone bought one ?

Anyone know the catch ? (If there is one?)

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Old 02-06-2006, 03:58 PM   #2
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Registered Mail to anywhere in Australia for $12.95 or Worldwide for $39.95.

Still, it does seem pretty cheap...£70 for a brand new iPod of any kind
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Old 02-06-2006, 05:03 PM   #4
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Strange.....



Thanks for the info though Neutral
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Old 02-06-2006, 10:40 PM   #5
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are the U2 Ipods hard to come by?
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Old 02-06-2006, 10:42 PM   #6
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are the U2 Ipods hard to come by?
Heard that they're discontinued by Apple.
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are the U2 Ipods hard to come by?

They are no longer being made, there were only a small supply of them meaning they will be or rather are collector's items. I would be wary of any U2 iPod listed on ebay at this point.

My sister gave me one in November, she had purchased it in a silent auction (which was cool for her cuz the $250 went to charity and she can write it off as a tax deduction). I am a U2 fan and I love having the U2 iPod but quite frankly I'd prefer the newer one with video, 60gb....
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So, I'll take that Ipod off your hands Carek - I don't want you to suffer while pining for the video Ipod
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hehehehehe nice try Lila!
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And now they are back on again
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i go by this rule: if you think it's too good to be true, it usually is. and i always avoid buying things from countries like china and malaysia just because of the high content of stolen/pirated merchandise coming from those countries and the number of scam artists there. sure it can happen from someone right in your city too but it's more likely to happen there is all i'm saying.
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i wouldnt buy one from china, its the knock off capital of the earth! fake crap
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i actually bought one, but it has all this Chinpokemon stuff. what's that about?
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I am a U2 fan and I love having the U2 iPod but quite frankly I'd prefer the newer one with video, 60gb....
me too!!! does this make us bad fans



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I had mine for a year and it crapped out on me. Not cool
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I bought my U2 iPod in October 2005, and it was hard to find it at that point. It was one of the last ones available from the website I bought it off of.
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I think at this point I would encourage anyone looking to buy an iPod to go for one of the new ones with video, 30GB or 60GB. The Nano is really small and cute, but doesn't hold much.
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I had mine for a year and it crapped out on me. Not cool
my U2 iPod crapped out on me 3 weeks after the warrenty expired...
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my regular one broke 3 days after the warranty expired! I do not recommend buying iPods, unless you buy them from a shop in the UK (2 year warranty for all electronic goods)
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my regular one broke 3 days after the warranty expired! I do not recommend buying iPods, unless you buy them from a shop in the UK (2 year warranty for all electronic goods)
wow 3 days? thats awful... i think Apple plans the iPods to break right after the warranty is up. lol.

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