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Apple 8GB iPod nanos (5th Gen)

As kids, some people had their nanny, who would take care of them while their parents were away. I just had my nano. Me and my nano. That's all I needed. Really, that's all kids need. I turned out fine. Didn't I? DIDN'T I?!?!?!?
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demonbox


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Does this come with Apple 1 year warranty on refurbished products?

skispeakeasy


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I've used an 8gb 5th Gen daily for the past 3 years. It's a rock solid product and has never failed me. I feel like this was the best designed 'wheel' Nano Apple made.

There's a ton of super cheap, soon to be out dated 30-pin accessories out there now too.

Be Warned: Woot has pictures of games on the screen. But Apple no longer supports classic games. The classic games that come with it are all you get.


Done and done! ;)

ThunderThighs


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demonbox wrote:Does this come with Apple 1 year warranty on refurbished products?

The come with a 90-day woot warranty. You can purchase a SquareTrade 1-year plan if you like though. See the sale page for each item for more information.



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joecooool


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Had one and loved it until the battery took a dump and it would no longer carry a charge.

orchidluvr


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This type of iPod is great for audiobooks. When I first started using my gen 4, it was pretty terrible...but they have improved the software a *lot* since then. I love mine and don't want to go to the touch screen model...so I am looking seriously at that green one as a backup.

chimunga


quality posts: 7 Private Messages chimunga

My husband dropped his in the toilet twice, put it through the washer and drier, and dropped it four stories. It lasted almost 4 years, and the screen might have crapped out after the drop, but that thing stills plays music.

Sardinicus


quality posts: 9 Private Messages Sardinicus

Thunderthighs: do we know if the refurb process here included battery replacement? As others have noted, battery degradation has been an issue on these, but if they are new batteries I'm all over it.

ThunderThighs


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Sardinicus wrote:Thunderthighs: do we know if the refurb process here included battery replacement? As others have noted, battery degradation has been an issue on these, but if they are new batteries I'm all over it.

Sorry, but we don't have specifics on the refurbishing process.



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erabidoux


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I've been rocking a 8GB 5th Gen for years now and my battery is just now starting to fade. Still holds a charge for a few hours of listening, but not length it used to. I highly recommend the product for the price!

jhammer76


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erabidoux wrote:I've been rocking a 8GB 5th Gen for years now and my battery is just now starting to fade. Still holds a charge for a few hours of listening, but not length it used to. I highly recommend the product for the price!



Seems like a very good deal for the price and even compared to the cheapo Sandisk ones. However, after my wife and I have gone through at least 5 or 6 different Ipods in the last 5 years, I hesitate to buy another. What happened was the scroll wheel or the power switch went out on each one, and the Apple stores or service centers said it would be cheaper to just replace it with a new one at that point. In fact, the cheap Sandisk player I bought on Woot about 6 years ago is still going strong and has outlasted those 5-6 different Ipods!

thericochet


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I'd probably be in for this if I knew about the battery situation. I had a 4th gen 8gb and it was great until the battery crapped out late last year and Apple wanted the price of a new Nano in order to replace the battery. I have no use for a tiny touch screen device when I need a tactile play/pause function so I don't have to look down while driving.

bloodypenguin


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This is the best gen nano IMO. Though I must say, my ONLY issue is that the battery does seem to be going. Harder and harder to hold a change.

Had mine about 3 years before it started having issues. I used it EVERYday.

Now I just use my Galaxy S3 or Sandisk Clip+.

traquy


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I have one of these that I use for my daughter. I have an iHome dock speaker/lamp combo by her bed and I put a bunch of audio books on the iPod (winnie the pooh, Skippy John Jones, Curious George...whatever I find at the library) and some music. She gets to choose what to listen to each night and it has done wonders at keeping her in bed and helping her get to sleep. The battery isn't a problem because it's always on the dock. I've had it about 4 years now so it will be interesting to see how the battery does when she starts carrying it around and using it with headphones. She asked me the other day to put some "fun" music on it so she can us it like her cousin did (8 yr old who stayed with us). I might have to grab one of these since it sounds like my old one might not do well off the dock.

turtlegir1


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orchidluvr wrote:This type of iPod is great for audiobooks. When I first started using my gen 4, it was pretty terrible...but they have improved the software a *lot* since then. I love mine and don't want to go to the touch screen model...so I am looking seriously at that green one as a backup.



Totally agree! I have one on my iPod alarm clock for audiobooks before bed. Going strong for a few years now, only thinking of replacing it to get more space...but it's a beast and so cute!

Alison Gail Bixby


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Think I have five of these now, and I may add another at this price. Too lazy to change the music, so keep one for Classical, one for rock, one for Christmas, etc. Not sure if they are fifth generation, but most of them are refurbs bought from Woot. Never had a problem with any of them.

dehr


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very tempting. if i didn't already have 2 ipods that are just sitting around not being used i would be in for one. 5th gen was my personal favorite because they kept it nice and slim and the video recording was a big plus. i took it snowboarding and every now and then would pull it out to video some riding and i have to say, for an ipod the recordings were pretty impressive

jiggersgreen


quality posts: 36 Private Messages jiggersgreen

In for the silver one. Does anyone know who did the refurb.? Is square trade @10.99 a good idea on this?

oldgal3


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As a satisfied owner of a 16 gb version of this, I'd also be in for one or two if I knew the battery was new. The videos this takes, while not outstanding, are decent, and gives added value to the product. I still have hours of China vids on mine. Just can't jump not knowing about battery possibly being three plus years old.

jiggersgreen


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Battery replacement service is available through Apple (expensive) or third party.I haven't used them (less expensive) but an option: You can also buy battery and self install if you have the skills.
http://www.ipodbatterydepot.com/shopping/productdetails.asp?recordid=5601

thericochet


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Woot, can you let us know which company refurbished these so we could make a more educated decision on whether to take the gamble as far as the battery goes?

shaun40555


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thericochet wrote:Woot, can you let us know which company refurbished these so we could make a more educated decision on whether to take the gamble as far as the battery goes?



I'd like to know too. I'd really like to pick one of these up. I think it's my favorite ipod design ever. I have a the nano before this one and it works great after I washed it.

ThunderThighs


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thericochet wrote:Woot, can you let us know which company refurbished these so we could make a more educated decision on whether to take the gamble as far as the battery goes?


Sorry, we don't have that information nor do we release it (we have competitors that read our boards, you know). Per the sale, this is not an Apple recertified sale.

If you have problems within the warranty period, Contact support@woot.com.

There's also a link to SquareTrade on the sale page if you would like the extra assurance of a protection policy.



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thericochet


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ThunderThighs wrote:Sorry, we don't have that information nor do we release it (we have competitors that read our boards, you know). Per the sale, this is not an Apple recertified sale.

If you have problems within the warranty period, Contact support@woot.com.

There's also a link to SquareTrade on the sale page if you would like the extra assurance of a protection policy.



I'm not sure I understand why releasing the name of a company that refurbishes electronics would help the competition (how secret can it be if that's their trade?) but thanks anyway.

bakerzdosen


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I'm bummed I missed this. My wife's ipod nano 3g (aka her gym companion) is starting to finally get flakey and she refuses to use her iphone because it's too bulky and she uses the click wheel too much when exercising.

Man, this would have been perfect. Oh well...

finzup


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ThunderThighs wrote:

There's also a link to SquareTrade on the sale page if you would like the extra assurance of a protection policy.



but does squaretrade cover if the battery dies?

I've noticed that some people list all their woot purchases in their signature. Me? No way, no how. I don't even want to acknowledge to myself, much less anyone else, just how much $$ I've spent on woot crap since 2006.

junipermonkeys


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I got my iPod Nano today, and something's seriously off with it. The case is a little odd, but that's fine. The problem is that it's way too slow -- scrolling through a playlist is almost impossible, skipping tracks barely works, etc. My first thought was that it's a Chinese copy, but it seems to talk to iTunes, take Apple software updates, and play iTunes DRM files just fine. So it didn't seem like that was it.

I benchmarked it against two other fifth-gen Nanos (bought from Apple) in the house (using XBench, with the same USB cable on the same port, with the result being that the iPod from Woot has much slower memory than either OEM Apple unit. There's a particularly big drop in 4k sequential and random reads (0.84 MB/s in the Woot iPod vs. 3.21 and 2.85 in the Apple iPods) that I'd guess is responsible for a lot of the trouble the interface has keeping up with input.

I'd be interested to hear if anyone else got a similar experience. I'd love to open up the Woot iPod and see if the refurbishers replaced the Toshiba memory with something cheaper, but I don't wanna lose any hope of getting my money back, heh.

Here's the Woot iPod vs. an OEM Apple unit:
Woot. It has a lot of trouble with those little 4k reads:


Apple:

jiggersgreen


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junipermonkeys wrote:I got my iPod Nano today, and something's seriously off with it. The case is a little odd, but that's fine. The problem is that it's way too slow -- scrolling through a playlist is almost impossible, skipping tracks barely works, etc. My first thought was that it's a Chinese copy, but it seems to talk to iTunes, take Apple software updates, and play iTunes DRM files just fine. So it didn't seem like that was it.

I benchmarked it against two other fifth-gen Nanos (bought from Apple) in the house (using XBench, with the same USB cable on the same port, with the result being that the iPod from Woot has much slower memory than either OEM Apple unit. There's a particularly big drop in 4k sequential and random reads (0.84 MB/s in the Woot iPod vs. 3.21 and 2.85 in the Apple iPods) that I'd guess is responsible for a lot of the trouble the interface has keeping up with input.

I'd be interested to hear if anyone else got a similar experience. I'd love to open up the Woot iPod and see if the refurbishers replaced the Toshiba memory with something cheaper, but I don't wanna lose any hope of getting my money back, heh.

Here's the Woot iPod vs. an OEM Apple unit:
Woot. It has a lot of trouble with those little 4k reads:


Apple:



I'd love to compare with mine unfortunately even though Woot says it was shipped....FedEx says only that the shipment was initiated 7/5 and no further info or eta available. So for now I sit and wait,and wait,and wait.......zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

hardcle


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I discovered part of the problem. The tracking number supplied by Woot doesn't match the one on the package I received.

jiggersgreen


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Mine showed up finally. Dent & scratched case. Bottom bezel has broken plastic piece sticking out. Added bummer, I had also purchased the square trade warranty. Waiting to hear from Woot on resolution.

pfeester


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Yup, mine showed up and its an odd, plasticky, very not Apple case. Really bad fit and finish. So far its still working, but the case has me nervous for our long term prospects.