How to Buy an iPod for Cheap

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Posted on 09/28/2007

iPods are all the rage these days, and just recently Apple announced its new line of iPods, just in time for the holiday season. Unfortunately, iPods aren't exactly cheap, especially if you want the latest model. To get an iPod at rock-bottom prices, you have to make some sacrifices. Here's where to look.

1. Get the old model. While the new models that just came out are cool and can do more than ever before, the last models were considered top-of-the-line until recently. Which means they're still great. And yet, they're lots cheaper. If you can stand to not have the latest model, look for a good deal on the previous models at places like Amazon and the online Apple Store.

2. Used. If you really want a good deal, get a used iPod. You'll get the cheapest prices, and it's often in excellent condition. Try the best three places for used stuff: Craigslist, eBay, and Amazon. If the seller has a good reputation, you'll probably get a good product at great prices.

3. Refurbished. These iPods are almost as good as new. They were slightly used, and then given new parts in order to make them just like a brand new model. The best place to get a factory reconditioned iPod, with a full 1-year warranty, is directly from Apple.

4. Mr. Dealio. One of the best sites for finding cheap electronics, Mr. Dealio will track the prices of a product for you. Keep an eye on the iPod model you want, and if you're patient, you can find a good deal, even on the latest models.

5. Discounts and Coupons. If you keep an eye on The Bargainist, and get to know who carries new iPods, you can score a great deal with a coupon code. One of the best places to get a discounted iPod is Target.com. They nearly always have some sort of storewide coupon available. For example, right now you can use coupon code TGTAFLAF to save 10% off an entire order — or up to $40 off an iPod.

* Hot deals expire quickly. This deal may no longer be valid.

Comments


ledet

Posted on 11.25.09 at 7:46 AM

wow this is so nice if i omly had money to buy one
im 11 and my name is ledet

Danny Quiroz

Posted on 12.26.09 at 9:33 PM

1.8" 4GB Cheap Mp4 Player w/ Mp3, FM Radio, Voice Record - 4gb Holds 1000 Songs - DVP-88-4GB

lenni tiller

Posted on 04.06.10 at 9:22 PM

A fun way to pick up a good deal sometimes is at a penny auction. I was on a site the other day called 5050auctions.com, and it was an auction site, but the prices only went up by a penny at a time. You had to buy your bids in advance, but I won a nano for like 10 bids or something, which is about 10 bucks. It fealt really great! Anybody else ever heard of this, or win something there? check it out: http://www.5050auctions.com

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Ella

Posted on 07.31.10 at 11:47 AM

Why isnt there any old ipods there the best i think , ipods are only for music and now they have messed with it so many times the old ipod is now gone and you carnt get them from anywere!

Lisa Cook

Posted on 09.28.10 at 12:56 PM

no comment

justin

Posted on 10.14.10 at 1:50 PM

please i really want one

davide

Posted on 03.06.11 at 10:10 PM

A cheap place to get ipod and electronics is http://esmerceshop.com

Ben Weaver

Posted on 04.17.11 at 7:37 AM

I want a cheap ipad,too

yui

Posted on 07.16.11 at 9:37 AM

i want a cheap ipad so i guess i can make some sacrifices that pic of an ipad up there what kind is that?

Yui's nemesis

Posted on 05.09.12 at 8:32 AM

It's an iPod, dumb dumb

tutu

Posted on 07.26.12 at 2:37 AM

i want it too but cheap one howw can i get it????

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