I got a bonus at work, and I'm tempted to buy a new iPod.

  • Timbales

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    Jul 19, 2008 11:59 PM GMT
    I have a 4 gig g2 Nano, and it's always maxed out. I'm thinking about getting and 80 gig classic to replace it.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jul 20, 2008 12:01 AM GMT
    Tim, I think its a great idea if you feel you can afford it. What happens to the old one?
  • Timbales

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    Jul 20, 2008 12:11 AM GMT
    It's in great shape. I may keep it for working out, or sell it on craigslist.
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    Jul 20, 2008 12:18 AM GMT
    Get the classic, its sooooo good.
    Ipods make me hard.
    :s
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    Jul 20, 2008 1:54 AM GMT
    ... what's a bonus??
  • Timbales

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    Jul 20, 2008 1:59 AM GMT
    I met 2 of my 3 quarterly objectives. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 20, 2008 2:09 AM GMT
    If it's really that big of a decision, don't do it.
  • MSUBioNerd

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    Jul 20, 2008 3:46 AM GMT
    4 gigs is enough music to last for more than 4 days continuously. Is it really that big of an effort to just swap in a new playlist when you attach it to your computer to charge it?

    I admit I'm a bit...conservative...when it comes to spending money. So, I'd say, go for it if you can answer yes to each of the following questions:

    1) Can you actually afford this? That means you don't have any bad debt like credit card debt, and are steadily paying off any responsible debt you have like a mortgage, a car loan, or a student loan. It also means you're on track for your retirement savings.

    2) Have you thought about this gadget for more than a handful of days? It's better to buy electronic gizmos after careful thought, rather than as impulse purchases.

    3) Do you feel you will enjoy this purchase more than you would other ways of spending this money?

    If it's yes to each of those three, enjoy the new iPod.
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    Jul 20, 2008 4:16 AM GMT
    Well, one thing about those hard-drive based iPods is that they do wear out. Eventually it'll just be a paperweight. Mine lasted about two years, and a "shuffle" seemed like a better option than expensive repairs.

    BTW: I was on the point of getting in line for an iPhone yesterday. I can way justify it and deduct it. But then I started adding things up. To get the full benefit, I'd need to upgrade the WiFi cloud, pay for a .me account, and upgrade the operating systems on my computers. That would probably trigger more software upgrades... Yikes! This could get expensive!
  • EricLA

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    Jul 20, 2008 4:17 AM GMT
    Yeah, my 4GB iPod has been maxed out for a while, too. 900+ songs and room for a couple of podcasts, but there's so much more music I have and want to load on it.

    So I got an iPhone last week. But a friend still owes me for a Christmas gift, so he's paying for about 2/3rds of it.
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    Jul 20, 2008 4:34 AM GMT
    Keep it simple ...and pink.
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    Jul 20, 2008 4:53 AM GMT
    Timberoo saidI met 2 of my 3 quarterly objectives. icon_biggrin.gif

    Damn...you had sex twice in 3 months!icon_eek.gif Woohoo!icon_wink.gif
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    Jul 20, 2008 4:58 AM GMT
    Dang... can't find that pic of the dude wearing his shuffle on his nipple ring. (So there IS a practical use...)
  • GQjock

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    Jul 20, 2008 9:42 AM GMT
    I'm with the Shuffle boys...
    iPod's do flunk out after a few years
    I've seen it in the one's my friends have
    and when you bring it into apple for repair it's like...
    sorry buy another one

    I don't need to replicate my entire music library and carry it around with me all the time
    It's like going to the Park for a read and carrying around with you every book you ever read

    The shuffle gives you just enough songs to keep you more than occupied out running biking or in the gym
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    Jul 20, 2008 12:05 PM GMT
    I just bought the 80 gig ipod classic after having a 6 gig mini for four years (it finally died, RIP). I have 3000 songs on it already. I love music and like having my choice of music, based on my mood at the time. It also holds pictures and videos.

    As for GQjock's comment that it's like carrying an extra book to the park. Isn't that the whole point of the ipod? You don't need to lug all your cd's everywhere, because technology has allowed you to condense it onto a pretty little ipod.

    The classic's one drawback is that the wheel is a bit stiff...lol stiff... icon_surprised.gif)
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    Jul 20, 2008 12:18 PM GMT
    it's your bonus... do whatev you want personally i'm happy for my 4G nano and i don't mind updating tunes on it from time to time but then again it's really just for the gym and work commute (i listen to podcasts on my drive to/fro work) which is prolly 3 hours tops a day... let us know if you end up trading up
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    Jul 20, 2008 12:44 PM GMT
    Memory is the thing. I'd say go for it.

    My iPhone is the first, and so far only, piece of apple hardware I've owned. I love everything about it except the iPod. Not because of the technology, but because I think iTunes is horrible. My other mp3 players that preceded it were so much better in so many ways. But I don't want to carry all kinds of hardware around with me.

    I'm not upgrading my phone though until I can get more memory (like 32Gb). 8Gb means that I have to resynch the thing once a week to accommodate my varying preferences in music.
  • Timbales

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    Jul 20, 2008 1:30 PM GMT
    I bought it. icon_smile.gif

    I have a plane trip to London coming up, connecting through Detroit. This will make it a bit nicer.

    I haven't treated myself in quite awhile, and I've been thinking about getting it for a long time.
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    Jul 20, 2008 1:56 PM GMT
    Timberoo saidI bought it. icon_smile.gif

    I have a plane trip to London coming up, connecting through Detroit. This will make it a bit nicer.

    I haven't treated myself in quite awhile, and I've been thinking about getting it for a long time.

    well done you
    you won't regret it, i didn't. And witht he classic, you can download a few movies on to it as well.
  • Timbales

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    Jul 20, 2008 2:04 PM GMT
    oh yeah, and I'm a moron. My nano is only 2 gig.
  • Paradigm_Shif...

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    Jul 20, 2008 3:12 PM GMT
    I have an old 1st gen Nano which I wear to the gym and my BF bought me the 80 classic for my birthday in December. The classic is GREAT. It holds so much and can do a lot (Movies, Games, Photos, etc). I love it!

    BUT

    Wait until Apple comes out with their new iPod. A lot of people are thinking they will update them in Q3 of 2008 which means between now and Sept. There is nothing worse than parting with $300 for an iPod and being stuck with "The OLD!!" version lol.

    Check out this site for an iPod buyers guide.

    http://buyersguide.macrumors.com/
  • Timbales

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    Jul 22, 2008 1:01 AM GMT
    I bought the 80 gig in silver. I'm loading this little bad boy up right now for my trip to England.
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    Jul 22, 2008 5:22 AM GMT
    Timberoo saidI bought the 80 gig in silver. I'm loading this little bad boy up right now for my trip to England.


    Rot in blood sausage hell, consumer whore! icon_mad.gif

    *sigh*
    I still like you, sorta.. but if you keep this up we'll have to have a heart to heart about people suppressing feelings of alienation with techno crap.

    And I reply: Of course I can! to your remark of: You can't apply your mumbo jumbo to every non-essential purchase!

    I win.
  • Timbales

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    Jul 22, 2008 11:14 AM GMT
    Buckwheet said
    Timberoo saidI bought the 80 gig in silver. I'm loading this little bad boy up right now for my trip to England.


    Rot in blood sausage hell, consumer whore! icon_mad.gif

    *sigh*
    I still like you, sorta.. but if you keep this up we'll have to have a heart to heart about people suppressing feelings of alienation with techno crap.



    I like to use self checkouts at Home Depot. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 22, 2008 11:21 AM GMT
    Or maybe you could save that bonus for a rainy day? Just a thought. Too many people like to burn through money as soon as they get it instead of thinking about down the line from now. Yeah, you might have to change the music on your iPod a bit more than you'd like...but if you get in the habit of saving instead of spending...you'll be able to get much more than a funky ass iPod in the future. Lol.