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Apple iPod Shuffle 2GB - Space Grey, Silver, Pink, Blue & Purple - $39.95 + $7.51 Postage @ COTD

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The cheapest I could find, especially if want to use the COTD store credit.

$75.00 at Apple Store: http://store.apple.com/au/buy-ipod/ipod-shuffle
$53.50 at JB HI-FI: https://www.jbhifi.com.au/ipods-docks-sport/apple/apple-ipod...
$49.88 at Officeworks: http://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/ipod-shuffle-...

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  • +45 votes

    $47.50 for a 2GB MP3 player with no LCD screen.

    Dreaming.

    • -5 votes

      What if you are in the apple 'ecosystem' and don't want to use your iPhone for whatever reason?

  • +6 votes

    Why would anybody want this?

    • +39 votes

      Same reason they'd want a $550 watch.

      • +1 vote

        Did expensive watches not exist prior to the Apple watch?

        • +11 votes

          An expensive watch would usually hold its value. Unlike the iWatch, where its value will plummet as soon as the next watch is released. Technology and fashion should never mix.

        • +3 votes

          @jelko: Apple phones (and other products) usually have a very good second hand price, so wouldn't the same be probably true with apple watch?
          And then really the same could be applied to any smart watch that either the price will plummet or that it is unwarranted for what a phone in your pocket already does.

        • +2 votes

          @jelko: They are the most valuable company in history, and got there partly through mixing fashion and technology (well designed phones and laptops that act also as fashion statements). Your desk chair market analysis falls pretty flat.

        • +2 votes

          thats correct, thats what he is saying, all smart watches will plummet in price. Otherwise by your logic, I should be able to fetch a pretty penny for my old iphone3

        • +3 votes

          @Venom_TAG:

          Watches are meant to last a generation. iWatch will not. Simple.

        • +2 votes

          @darpy01: No, that was not my logic as jelko stated "the value will plummet as soon as the next watch is released". I did not say that your phone succeeded by many models will still retain a good price.

        • +1 vote

          @Neo: Sundials also can last a generation. Are you trying to tell me noone has ever upgraded their watch,etc for a new feature? Or that the iWatch will physically die and be unoperational?

        • +2 votes

          @Venom_TAG:

          I suppose if Amiga's had made an aWatch in 1989, you'd still be wearing that?

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          @Venom_TAG: If you look at the mechanical aspects of the mechanical watches, I think you'd see why they are timeless. It's not from being absolutely accurate or functional aspect. I think it's from complexity and craftmanship. So much complexity in work and craftmanship from watchmakers who've spent their lives on making those, I think those are what makes them timeless.

          Of course, the accuracy of those mechanical watches are beaten easily with measley $10 digital watch you can get from anywhere. In fact, mechanical watches are pretty much abysmal in terms of accuracy and maintence. Explain to me why on Earth I have to wear this stupid watch in order for it to work tomorrow (with no guarantee whatsoever whether it will be working when I wake up tomorrow morning). I cannot even change the date between 10 to 4 without worrying about damaging it. Even then I need to take it for a maintanence every year etc etc. However, the complexity of the mechanisms and the craftmanship that was used to build that said watch is amazing and makes it timeless, in my opinion. Those things cannot be replicated/superceded easily.

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        lol, not that I agree, but great comment :-D

    • +4 votes

      They are at least decent enough MP3 player. I've heard decent things about iPod shuffle so it may make a decent workout MP3 player.
      Of course we can go into Chinese fake ones, but I've had bad experiences with Chinese ones (i.e. dies within a month, white noises etc).
      So I think the price is alright, not decent, but alright.

      Though at that price range, it's still awkwardly too close to the special price that 4GB Sony Waterproof MP3 (that doesn't need an earphone) go down to, which I use for gym.

      • +10 votes

        A decent MP# player would have Blutooth and support reading a standard file structure vs the must have connector and iTunes for syncing songs.

        I think BTRaynes nailed this deal pretty well,

        • +2 votes

          That depends on what you want for your MP3 player. I didn't say the price was amazing, it's alright. i.e. I wouldn't think it's a complete ripoff. As I said, I think the price is slightly too close to the special prices I've been seeing on NWZ-W series (from DSE). I personally like my NWZ-W(I forgot the exact model name), because it's water proof, but I can hear white noises on those fairly easily (which can be annoying sometimes).

          I don't think you'd be able to get something with bluetooth at that price range without going to $100~ (though I have been staying away from the MP3 player market, since I already bought one, so please correct me if I am wrong). It's hard to get something that has decent sound quality, i.e. no white noise etc etc, at that price range. That is why I said it's a decent MP3 player, in terms of sound quality.

          If I go to cheap MP3 market, the only ones I've heard decent things about are Sansa Clip Zip which is around that price range, but I think you can only get them from Amazon as far as I know (I am happy to be proven wrong). Other than that, everything I know that I've heard recommendations for are above $100, something like Fiio X1 or Sony NWZ-A15 series (which I've been wanting to get). I think they are slightly too big to be considered as a workout MP3 (i.e. you cannot attach it to your shirt and work out).

          Though I do agree with you that iTunes is… I dislike them a lot. I have been staying away from Apple products after my old iPod Classic died because of that reason. The new Fiio X3 looks alright, I might look into that if I want a decent MP3 player at the price range iPod Classic was at.

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          you dont need itunes, I use Media Monkey to manage all the music on my ipod.

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          @AznMitch: I got a Clip Zip on Ebay a couple of years back. AFAIK it was classed as refurbished or something. Use it most days.

          Just checked, 2013 for AU $34.79.

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          @MissMurd3r: Don't you get the option to get 3rd party firmware on it? (Rockbox, I believe?) I've heard decent things about those MP3 players, never got the chance to get them though.

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          Did you just say standard file structure? Are we really bringing that old war up again?

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          @darpy01: I find media monkey painful. I deleted it off my computer about two days ago after using it for over 6 years. Using the itunes program again to organise my music. Better interface with the new version, also my ipod is not as buggy.
          Reason I changed was the last mediamonkey sync I did bricked my ipod, thought my beloved ipod classic (1997) was dead.

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          @AznMitch: When you say you can hear white noises that generally means that the DAC/Amp is rubbish, just so you know.

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          @algy: Not really from my knowledge. If you compare 2 devices with same DAC/amp, one might have more white noise than the other depending on how well the board and everything else was designed for white noise reduction, i.e. proper grounding, shielding etc etc. As white noises can be made from electrical interferences from other parts of the device, power fluctuations and other reasons, devices with same DAC and amp can have different white noise level (as far as I know). Correct me if I am wrong, I am not an engineer of sort.

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          @AznMitch: I have tried the rockbox on my ipod and really regret it. Did it so I could play flac files, but its so troublesome in terms of needing to hold down buttons etc.

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          @darpy01: Can't you convert FLACs into ALACs?

    • +5 votes
      • +2 votes

        Thanks . Made my day .

    • +1 vote

      one thing these inexpensive mp3 players lack is shuffle mode.

  • +7 votes

    2gb? wow whats that like 5 songs?

  • +11 votes

    Only 2GB? 1999 called.

    • +1 vote

      There's always a relevant xkcd…

  • +14 votes

    Actually a great running option, super light, decent battery, enough storage for most runs. Battery on the knock offs are really crap (used them before).

    I was actually thinking bout picking up another one of these, but I mean why buy off COTD when they are $50 at Officeworks every day of the week? I guess some people don't have one nearby… Might be able to price match and save $5 too with this.

    FYI, the lack of LCD is actually why I would WANT it.

    Price is fair. It's apple, it's always gonna be more expensive. But there is nothing else out there in the market to compare it too. The clones are really crap quality on comparison. I've had one and mate had one, both dead in the first few months, and prior to that battery lasted all of two hours.

    • +2 votes

      There is plenty on the market to compare it to, and the price is silly.

      For instance, a 2GB Philips Sound Dot is half the price of this.

      Or maybe a 4GB Philips GoGear for $10 cheaper.

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        The 4GB Philips (among others) are regularly discounted on DS, to around $20.98

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    Please note, your mobile phone can store and play music now.

    • +15 votes

      Also note, iPhone 6 is horrible to go running with, as opposed to a device which is like 3x3cm and 5mm thick (ignoring clip).

      Also don't have to worry about damage occuring to your $1000 phone like sweat, etc. But just my preference of course. Lots of people use htose armbands, personally I don't like the balance and also tends to get a bit of condensation in there if you're running hard.

    • +1 vote

      Battery life?

    • +3 votes

      $12 prepaid phones can also store and play music. Turn off cellular and everything and they'll last ages

      edit: thought I'm not sure if the non-android cheapies work without a sim

      • +1 vote

        But again, even the smallest one is very large. Sound output pretty average. Takes ages to turn on. Not as set and forget. To be fair though, might work for some people for sure. :)

        • +5 votes

          a phone has one vital positive though, the abiltiy to choose the exact song

        • +2 votes

          and play / edit playlists.

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    How many ports ?

  • +5 votes

    These days <$10 gets you a micro-SD based MP3 player with no iTunes BS and a 4Gb micro-SD card to go in it

    • +3 votes

      I got a Kogan "Clip-on MP3 Player 8GB, Silver" for $10 shipped, Nov 2013.

      Basically a shuffle copy, still works!

    • +2 votes

      Do try them and see how your ears bleed from the sound quality.

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    I still use a shuffle when I go for runs, I still use the 2nd gen though

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    Silver sold out so at least some folks still would buy it despite with all the negativity in here.

    • +1 vote

      good for them for choosing to spend their money however they please, not based on some random's opinions

  • +1 vote

    i'd rather buying something like this Mp3 music Player with 16G and a small screen for $US 9.74 delivered at aliexpress.

  • +7 votes

    I'm trying to understand how this is a deal?

  • +2 votes

    Thanks OP, I ordered a Purple one.

    It's not the best deal…2GB for $40. But it will do me just fine. I just want a small iPod (physical size and capacity) to listen to some songs on the train or if I go for a walk and want to listen to some tunes.

    • -3 votes

      You could of bought a Nokia Lumia 530 for less to use as a music player, it has a micro sd slot so you could store way more than 2gb. https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/186498

      • +1 vote

        You really can't compare the sound quality and the size. The iPod and the earphones sound quality is way better and it is tiny to carry while running or cycling.

        Apple iPod Shuffle:
        Dimensions 29.0 x 31.6 x 8.7 mm (including clip)
        Weight 12.5 g

        Nokia Lumia 530:
        Dimensions 119.7 x 62.3 x 11.7 mm
        Weight 129 g

        • +1 vote

          EXACTLY!!!!!!!!

      • +2 votes

        I already have a Nokia Lumia 800, why would I want another Nokia Lumia?? Besides the reason I wanted to buy the shuffle……It's small! I wanted a small MP3 player. Why am I defending what I bought? It's my $$$!

      • +3 votes

        more isn't always better
        bigger isn't always better
        cheaper isn't always better

        the product that best suits your needs is what's better

        • +1 vote

          Touché!!!! Couldn't have put it better myself!

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      It arrived today. Wow! Super fast! It said 7-9 days to arrive. That was 2!! :D Sweet!!! It's so small! So cute!!