The other day I heard that Apple will replace first generation iPod Nanos because of a battery defect that could cause them to burst into flames. You get a first generation Nano back in six weeks with a new battery and shell.
I use a first generation Nano every day, so this sounds like a good deal. The problem is that I’m really fond of mine because of the paint job I got at Colorware (below), which I would lose in the exchange.
In order to have my cake and eat it too, I bought another Nano on Craig’s List for $20 (main picture). That guy told me that he found it in a second-hand couch he had just acquired. It was set out in front of somebody’s house with a “FREE” sign on it. He said the couch was loaded with stuff. I didn’t even ask what else it was loaded with because EW!
When I hooked it up to my computer, I had to name it:
Now I’m sending in the Sofa King. When I get it back I’m going to switch shells and send my original Nano (with the new shell) back to get it refreshed, too.
Two new iPods for $20. Not too shabby.