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Lavender iPod mini?

An eBay auction has turned up a lavender iPod mini. We don’t know what to make of this, but we are checking with the auctioner for more proof. The ‘Buy It Now’ price has been set at a whopping $575. Buyer beware.

“DO YOU LIKE THE UNUSUAL? Then this mini iPod is for you. I ordered a pink iPod for my daughter and waited a month for it to come. When it finally came it was in a box that showed pink, but when we opened it, it was lavender! I spoke to the company and they say they don’t even make lavender and it was a mistake with the dielot. Personally I love the lavender but my daughter wants the pink one, so this one is up for auction. The company couldn’t believe it and says it will probably become a collectible. It is totally BRAND NEW & perfect, we opened the box and took the picture, it hasn’t been used.”

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Comments

1

Just because he got something for his little girl doesn’t mean she is spoiled.

Besides the fact, I think anybody will pay for something that is “unusual.”  If they did mess up the “dielot,” shouldn’t there be more lavender minis out there?

Posted by Asian_N02 in Delaware on May 3, 2004 at 9:12 AM (PDT)

2

Who said anything about the girl being spoiled?

Posted by steven on May 3, 2004 at 9:17 AM (PDT)

3

So, I guess it got the pink-treatment and the blue-treatment?  Anyone out there know anything about the coating process, and if this would work?

Posted by thenightfly42 on May 3, 2004 at 9:50 AM (PDT)

4

That ipod is NOT lavender. that is just a pink ipod. that is what color pink the ipods are. i thought it was a little purpley too, but def. not lavender. my pink mini looks just like the one the woman posted.

Posted by jenna on May 3, 2004 at 10:02 AM (PDT)

5

Yep. My girlfriend has a pink iPod, and it looks EXACTLY like the one in the auction.

This guy is nuts.

Posted by Chris Vaughan on May 3, 2004 at 10:13 AM (PDT)

6

My best friend has a pink mini and the color absolutely does not match the photos in the auction.

Posted by Prudence in Somerville, MA on May 3, 2004 at 10:30 AM (PDT)

7

Whatever color this is it’s ugly. A true dark purple would be cool..lavender is ok but this looks more like a dirty pink..a dark pink..I wouldn’t pay a dime over retail for it.

Now if it came out black or cherry red or some really cool but obviously not intended color then maybe but this is too close to the actual pink color…

Posted by name on May 3, 2004 at 10:39 AM (PDT)

8

The post referring to the “spoiled little girl” was deleted.

Posted by Asian_N02 in Delaware on May 3, 2004 at 10:53 AM (PDT)

9

It’s the color of Barney.

Scary.

Posted by Zim on May 3, 2004 at 10:55 AM (PDT)

10

LOL… all that is, is a Pink mini in bad lighting…. nothing more…. take it from a guy who studied color theory in college even and the effects of all that .. etc.

Posted by Eddy Tofslie on May 3, 2004 at 11:48 AM (PDT)

11

They say the iPod hasn’t been used..yet look closely at the picture. It’s been charged.

Unless the iPod minis come half-charged, I smell a fake.

Posted by Proto on May 3, 2004 at 11:56 AM (PDT)

12

my iPod mini came with a small charge and i could scroll through the menus, etc. before it had been plugged in.

Posted by jenna on May 3, 2004 at 11:59 AM (PDT)

13

my mini did come with some charge on it.

the color does not look like the pink that I’ve seen, but that’s not to say that the image was taken in good lighting or even that the picture hasn’t been manipulated

Posted by Starboard on May 3, 2004 at 12:02 PM (PDT)

14

http://a32.g.akamai.net/7/32/51/86c05ea9638f0c/www.apple.com/ipodmini/images/index_headerfamily01122004.jpg

thats the color a mini should be. a pink one that is. so i dont get why yours look like lavendar..or barney lol

Posted by zeve on May 3, 2004 at 12:08 PM (PDT)

15

I call hijinks!

Posted by birddog in CA, USA on May 3, 2004 at 12:12 PM (PDT)

16

I used to work for an aluminium anodizing company, this is the process used to coluorize the mini iPods. There is no way that you could make that kind of mistake in the anodizing process to cause that kind of effect to happen. Either the image has been changed or its a lighting issue.

Posted by shifty on May 3, 2004 at 12:28 PM (PDT)

17

the wheel is VERY splotch—bad photoshop job?

Posted by tharealtripod on May 3, 2004 at 12:30 PM (PDT)

18

Oh yeah? That’s nothing.
I’ve got a PURPLE iPod mini:
http://www.texwire.com/~steven/ipodmini_purple.jpg

lol

Posted by steven on May 3, 2004 at 12:51 PM (PDT)

19

nice wink
too bad you didn’t leave the apple black/grey

Posted by kirara on May 3, 2004 at 1:19 PM (PDT)

20

I think that one is fake, its a pink ipod mini. Just slight adjustment of level on PS and it will show up a pink ipod mini. OR I could be that during processing of colors on meteal of ipod mini that one might have over colored thus having some getting lavander color.

Posted by WoW on May 3, 2004 at 1:28 PM (PDT)

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