Five Tips for Saving Money When Buying an iPod


What, you've never bought an iPod before?  Then let me be the first to welcome you to the information age.

All sarcasm aside, today's iPod is a great way to bring music, video, and audio around you wherever you go without feeling like you have to bring along an entire computer or a packet of CD's.  But what if you're short on cash?

You might want to listen to music on the way to work, but without a little extra green handy, you might be a little hesitant to make the purchase.  Have no fear:  here are five tips for saving money when you're buying an iPod.

1.  Three words:  eBay, eBay, eBay.

If you don't want to buy an iPod at a full price, simply search for one here!  Joining up with eBay doesn't cost you anything, and you'll be able to search through plenty of used iPods - or even new iPods - in the blink of an eye.  Well, a click of the mouse.  eBay is a great place to check out whenever you think you can't afford something - at least give it a shot!

2.  Craigslist.

Craigslist is like the ultimate online garage sale, and if you haven't had any luck on eBay, you can try Craigslist.  Some people don't trust Craigslist, but if you do enough research and are careful about what you purchase, you should be fine in buying something as simple as an iPod.

3.  Buy an old model of iPod.

If you don't have the money to buy an iPod Touch, that doesn't mean you need to go iPod-less.  You can always purchase an older version that works just fine but doesn't feature all of the bells and whistles of the up-to-date iPods.  If you feel like all you need is music in your ear, you can buy the simplest iPod available - after all, that's what you wanted, isn't it?

4.  Purchased a refurbished iPod from Apple.

These are used iPods but are "refurbished" in order to make them run like new - check out Apple's site for refurbished iPods. You can find iPod Shuffles for as little as around $40.00 there.

5.  Research, research, research.

You're already doing one right thing in order to save money on your next iPod, simply by reading this article.  Now go out into the world and make it happen!