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eBay flooded with iPod minis; Prices top $500

How popular is the iPod mini? Point your browser to eBay and search the words ‘iPod mini’ and you’ll get over 10 pages of results. Most auctions are selling the mini for well over $300 and pink is the most expensive color with some auctions over $400. The most popular color with three pages of listings is the silver mini. You’ll find pink iPod minis selling for up to $485 ‘Buy It Now.’ eBay UK just sold an iPod mini Pink for 510 about $905. Another auction at eBay US lists a blue iPod mini with the current bid at $510 with 44 bids. Did you buy or sell your mini on eBay?

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21

Oh, I’m certain a lot of these auctions are scams.  but again… if you’re going to pay more than retail for a mini rather than wait for production to catch up (or just cave and get the real iPod, which IMO is better in nearly all respects), you will get exactly what you deserve. smile

Posted by scaredpoet on May 1, 2004 at 4:52 PM (PDT)

22

Anyone got tips on how to get the best price when selling your mini on ebay?
Are UK buyers looking at American sellers?

Posted by lambrusco on May 1, 2004 at 5:15 PM (PDT)

23

bought 2 from ebay - paid 250 for each! really didn’t find any excesively priced - whoever paid 510 must have bought the most expensive one they could find!

Posted by n on May 4, 2004 at 2:09 PM (PDT)

24

Well I got mine off of ebay UK in the nick of time,  I got it three days ago for 250 and that was on the expensive end,  generally it costs more to get ones that are already in the UK but you don’t risk getting charged tax etc.

Posted by idioteque on May 5, 2004 at 5:27 AM (PDT)

25

plenty of people in the U.K. are getting them on eBay for less than the 199 Apple plans to charge when they finally go on sale. Once they are available here, the price on eBay will drop accordingly. U.S. sellers are making great profits by targeting U.K. buyers, putting the price in sterling and offering to ship only to U.K.
Once supply is in the country, there will still be profits for U.S. sellers since Apple isn’t pricing in the UK according to exchange rate, but at a price point that people will tolerate.
Very few people ever pay duty or VAT either on these shipments.
Plus, the warranty on all iPods is worldwide, says Apple.
(I’m a journalist and just wrote a story about this…)

Posted by margot on May 12, 2004 at 3:13 AM (PDT)

26

What’s the story with the ‘link’ selling on ebay. It looks as though you buy access to a web link and buy the ipod from there ??

Posted by twiz on June 4, 2004 at 2:27 AM (PDT)

27

sketchy ebay suckers

http://forums.ebay.com.au/thread.jsp?forum=18&thread=100025112&message=100501589

Posted by ipoddude on June 23, 2004 at 11:27 PM (PDT)

28

How about doing the free ipod thing? It is a little bit of hassle but quite worth it…
I just signed up to to get one for free. all you have to do is referr 5 friends to the site and sign up for one of their sponsor offers (which you can easily cancel). just don’t use your ‘real’ e-mail unless you want to get spam…
good luck!

http://www.freeiPods.com/default.aspx?referer=10641947

Posted by carro on October 17, 2004 at 6:58 PM (PDT)

29

“How about doing the free ipod thing? It is a little bit of hassle but quite worth it…
I just signed up to to get one for free. all you have to do is referr 5 friends to the site and sign up for one of their sponsor offers”

How about you just feck off and stop filling up websites with your spam?

I am not your “friend”, I don’t want to help you win an iPod, and I don’t want to read endless postings by you pleading for people to help you.

Posted by spammers on October 18, 2004 at 3:36 AM (PDT)

30

I would not pay even close to that amount for an ipod.  Worse yet, many of the people are charging like 30 bucks shipping.  For what?  A like half-pound item?  Checking on http://www.shippingsidekick.com show’s their shipping cost is less than $10 by any shipper.  Ebay needs to crack down on excessive shipping charges!

Posted by Pretty Poster on November 22, 2006 at 2:50 PM (PDT)

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