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By Dennis Lloyd

Publisher, iLounge
Published: Monday, September 15, 2003
News Categories: Deals

Dealmac: The Apple iPod 30GB MP3 Player costs $449 with free shipping at Dell Home. At it to your cart for 10% off. Apply coupon code “AF0B8FF6A734” for another $30 off, a net price of $374.10. That’s slightly less than The Apple Store’s price on a refurbished iPod 30GB. (Dell’s is new.) Offer ends today.

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1

MUUSSSTTT RESIST.. wow, what a deal, now it will be even harder to keep convincing myself that my 2g 10gb is still sufficient

Posted by touch sensitive on September 15, 2003 at 7:20 AM (PDT)

2

Great deals from Dell, but be wary of shipping delays.  I ordered a 15Gb on 8/22, and I’m still waiting for a confirmed shipping date.  I’ve gotten 3 revised dates so far….

Posted by elclarko on September 15, 2003 at 10:17 AM (PDT)

3

Uhg!  Didn’t want to hear about a shipping delay!  Just canceled refurb order @ Apple and bought a new one from Dell instead.  It is 9/15 and they gave me a 9/18 ship date.  Hope they stick to that.

Posted by Cadilon on September 15, 2003 at 11:11 AM (PDT)

4

Whenever I order something from dell.com, they give me an absurd target ship date of like 1-2 months from the date of when I purchased the item.. it always ends up shipping within your normal 5-7 business days, however.

Posted by touch sensitive on September 15, 2003 at 11:26 AM (PDT)

5

I jumped on this Friday (9/12) before I knew about the $30 coupon code (oops).
Anyhow, the Dell site says mine shipped today (9/15), so I should have it by the end of the week!

Posted by doh doh on September 15, 2003 at 1:20 PM (PDT)

6

any difference b/w 30 gb and 40gb ipod in terms of sound, build quality? do they support aac?

I think I will buy it if someone can please answer that question for me.

Posted by steve on September 15, 2003 at 2:37 PM (PDT)

7

In response to Steve, no, the 30g and the 40g have no difference whatsoever when it comes to features. The only difference is that th 40g is 10g larger, but other than that, everything should be the same, including sound quality, and AAC/MPEG4 support.

Posted by Sraphim on September 15, 2003 at 3:00 PM (PDT)

8

hey Sraphim thanks bud, just joined the ipod world.

regards

Posted by steve on September 15, 2003 at 3:01 PM (PDT)

9

Ordered one too :D I’m very excited.  But I read in the forums that 20/15GB models are “noticibly” thinner than 30/40GB model.  Although 1oz, 0.1” difference doesn’t sounds like much to me.

Any comments?  Thanks!

Posted by ML on September 15, 2003 at 6:49 PM (PDT)

10

There is a great review of the 15G model in the July issue of Macaddict.  There is a side by side thickness picture of the 3g30/3g15/1g10/2g20.  The 3g15 is by far the slimmest.  Next is the 3g30 which is noticebly thicker (but still sleek), then the two older models look larger and blockier than the newer models including the 3g30.  So, though the 3g30 is thicker than the 3g15, its still smaller than older models.

It certainly is a trade-off and a tough decision I had to make too, but I ended up with the 30, if they ship it soon that is.  If it starts to drag out I might be forced to buy from a brick and morter just to get it soon!

Posted by Cadilon on September 15, 2003 at 7:03 PM (PDT)

11

Check the Apple Store.

The Refurb 30 gig is now $350.

But there is one less available now wink

Posted by Lux Interior on September 16, 2003 at 5:32 AM (PDT)

12

Come out to be about the same price after tax (not if you live in Oregon I guess smile  Still, I’d prefer the new model even if I paid little more…

Posted by ML on September 16, 2003 at 7:23 AM (PDT)

13

Well, my order now says that it is in process, but also listed as being “delayed”.  great.  It still lists a ship date of 9/18, so I will wait and see.

If nothing else, I WILL have one this weekend, if I have to drive a couple of hours to an Apple Store to buy a 40g.

Who knows, if they can’t get the 30g anymore, maybe they will upgrade to 40g!  i can dream can’t I?

Posted by Cadilon on September 16, 2003 at 6:28 PM (PDT)

14

My new 40gig unit is in UPS’ hands tonight.  Mine tomorrow.  I’m a new iPod owner.  Looking forward to this new chapter in music listening.

Posted by Tim on September 16, 2003 at 8:08 PM (PDT)

15

My order of the 15th now shows as being shipped!  wa-hoo!

Posted by Cadilon on September 18, 2003 at 2:49 AM (PDT)

16

Me too, yay~  smile

Posted by ML on September 18, 2003 at 6:22 AM (PDT)

17

All right!  Got it TODAY!  came overnight via Airborn Express.

Posted by Cadilon on September 18, 2003 at 10:30 AM (PDT)

18

I’ve loaded 3 cds on my new 40gig iPod.  Easy to do and the sound quality is excellent.

Posted by Tim on September 18, 2003 at 7:55 PM (PDT)

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