If you are a Federal Employee, you can purchase an iPod for personal use (click on ‘How To Buy’). Certain restrictions apply, so read the fine print. The discount is the same amount as the Educational discounts (which is found at www.apple.com/education). The 10GB iPod is $269, 20GB $359 and the 40GB is $449.
I'm a passionate, long-time lover of Apple products, and was a civil draftsman and graphic designer before creating the iLounge web site. My prior projects include work for The Los Angeles Times' LATimes.com, and the company Creative Domain, where I developed websites for clients including Columbia Pictures, Disney, Fox Studios, Universal Pictures and Warner Brothers. As the Publisher of iLounge, I direct the site's community forums, photo galleries, iPod User Group, and general business affairs, which have grown under my watch to over sixteen million page views every month. I'm happily married with one daughter, one dog (Rocket the Wonderdog), one cat (Ferris), many iPods, iPhones, iPads, and two turntables.