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Postby jzfran » Sun Jul 31, 2005 10:22 pm

What other brands are cheaper? I want 4-5 GB and all the otehr brands are just as expensive.
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Postby Rirruto » Sun Jul 31, 2005 10:33 pm

jzfran wrote:What other brands are cheaper? I want 4-5 GB and all the otehr brands are just as expensive.

The Creative Zen Micro is 5GB and retails at $200 while the iPod mini is 4GB at the same price
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Postby CubsFan7724 » Sun Jul 31, 2005 10:49 pm

A 20 gig zen creative is just as good, if not better than an IPod, and costs 80 dollars less than an iPod. Don't be a sheep and fall for the silly hip marketing ploys of Apple.
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Re: Should I buy an I-Pod?

Postby Madison » Mon Aug 01, 2005 4:17 am

jzfran wrote:I am in high school and have been working about 40 hrs/week between 2 different jobs. I want to save most, if not all of the money I make. However, i listen to a lot of music. I was thinking that of the $1500-2000 I will make this year, I would buy the IPod and then bank the rest. Does anyone have any suggestions about what type to buy? Also, how cheap could I find a new one for and where could I find them cheap? Thanks a lot!


Am I the only one who caught that? 8-o

40 hours a week=$1,500-$2,000 for the year?

You know there's a such thing as minimum wage now right? :-b

Just kidding around with you ;-) , you probably just mean you'll make that in the next month or so, right? :-o
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Postby jzfran » Mon Aug 01, 2005 9:40 am

Madison, I'm only working for about 6 or 8 weeks total for the summer. Thats where the #s came from. Once school starts up again, I am out of a job. I looked into the Zen Creative. I dont want to throw away over $200 for it. I only want 4-5 GB of memory. The 5 GB is about the same price on most sites as an iPod mini. Does anyone have a Zen Creative out there?
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Postby SaintsOfTheDiamond » Mon Aug 01, 2005 10:21 am

I was looking at NewEgg and most of the name-brand 5GB ones (I tend to stick to these with electronics) were less than $200 (the cheapest was around $185 I believe). I'd take a look there and see what you come up with first. I've bought a couple from them and have been extremely pleased so far, which is usually the case anyway with NewEgg. ;-D

You can try this link to see if they've got anything you're interested in. The great thing about NewEgg is if you don't like it or it isn't what you want you're just out the cost to ship it back, and even then you'll probably still be better off since it's usually so much cheaper than anywhere else. ;-D
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Postby blankman » Mon Aug 01, 2005 10:59 am

I never understood the fascination with iPods. A total rip off if you ask me.
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Postby Mets4Life » Mon Aug 01, 2005 11:44 am

blankman wrote:I never understood the fascination with iPods. A total rip off if you ask me.


Agreed.

Personally, I love these/this company

http://iriveramerica.com/prod/hd/
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Postby SaintsOfTheDiamond » Mon Aug 01, 2005 12:08 pm

blankman wrote:I never understood the fascination with iPods. A total rip off if you ask me.

Absolutely. You have to give them credit though, they sure marketed them well.
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Postby theskaboss » Mon Aug 01, 2005 12:20 pm

Mets4Life wrote:
blankman wrote:I never understood the fascination with iPods. A total rip off if you ask me.


Agreed.

Personally, I love these/this company

http://iriveramerica.com/prod/hd/


Dude, how is that any less of a rip-off, the 20GB are $300 also.... :-?

EDIT: I have an iriver 256 MB player, and the thing broke within the first year...
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