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An iPod dilemma
The setup: I have a 20gig, 3rd generation iPod. Bought it almost two years ago, and it’s on its last legs. Not much life out of a battery charge, and the screen is dimming. I bought a 2-year replacement warranty from CompUSA, though, and I took the iPod in. They said it qualifies to be replaced for $299.99 of store credit — the cost of a new 20gig iPod.
So I could get that new 20gig, color screen, 4th generation iPod. Or, I could get a brand new, super-spiffy, fresh to the world iPod nano plus $50 of store credit to use on a new case, maybe an AppleCare warranty (not as good as the old CompUSA replacement warranty, though), maybe a game or something.
Keep in mind that I’m a complete and total gadget nerd. I love new gadgets. I love being one of the first people on the block with a new gadget. And the iPod nano is one of the keen new gadgets that turns heads.
That having been said, I’d be losing 16 gigs in storage — from the 20gig iPod to the 4gig nano. On the other hand, my iPod currently only has about 2.5 gigs in use, as I tend to keep my music lists trimmed of any fat (storage is for CDs).
So what do you guys think I should do? I’m in a win-win situation, I really can’t lose here.
Mon September 19th, 2005 8:55 pm
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