Recent additions to Apple’s Special Deals section of the online Apple Store include a variety of interesting deals on refurbished iPod and Apple TV hardware, resulting in discounts of up to $50 off the cost of new models. Some of the offerings include:
1GB iPod shuffles in current/older colors: $39 ($10 savings, plus free shipping).
4GB iPod nanos with $15 iTunes Gift Cards: $129 ($35 savings).
8GB iPod nanos with $15 iTunes Gift Cards: $169 ($45 savings).
80GB iPod classics: $209 ($40 savings).
160GB iPod classics: $299 ($50 savings).
8GB iPod touches: $229-$249, software version dependent ($50 savings).
16GB iPod touches: $329-$349, software version dependent ($50 savings).
40GB Apple TV: $199 ($30 savings).
160GB Apple TV: $279 ($50 savings).
Each of the refurbished units includes original accessories, and is guaranteed by Apple to be as “good as new.” Fifth-generation iPods are also available at a more aggressively discounted price, as well.