iPod shuffle bites the dust, or, Why I hate eBay
My oldest son wanted an iPod Shuffle for Christmas so my wife convinced me that we could get him one off eBay and a greatly reduced price. There was my first and biggest mistake, eBay, Gads.
We found one, bought it for $80 and it arrived in the mail. It was a reconditioned one. I didn't notice that in the online ad but when I went back to look, there it was in the very fine print buried in a ton of text.
It being nearly Christmas time and what with us having 5 kids to shop for, I was quite busy. So, I never tested the stupid thing to see if it worked as it should. Mistake number 2.
A Hastings store opened not too far from our house and they had iPod Nanos on sale for $100 and Shuffles on sale for $40! Boy that steamed me up.
My daughter wanted a Nano so we got her one and my son one as well. But we already have this stupid Shuffle right. So I told my wife that I would just keep the Shuffle.
Well, here it ism Christmas morning and my daughter has spent the whole day loading up her iPod with all her music and I asked her to put some of my favorites on my new-reconditioned Shuffle.
Well guess what boys and girls? The stupid thing doesn't work. Not at all. Powers up, but iTunes doesn't even recognize it as a Shuffle, it sees it as a USB storage device and will not let us use iTunes to place music files on it.
After trying for several hours to get the silly thing to work, I reached my ultimate limit and the little blue iPod Shuffle impacted the kitchen floor at a high rate of speed thus separating it from several other parts of itself. Problem solved.
Of course, my $80 is as good as flushed down the toilet but I sure felt good watching that piece of junk come apart. Not much inside one of those stupid things either.
I'll get myself an iPod Nano like theirs when they go on sale again or I just will do without like I have my whole life up until now. No biggie.
Lesson learned again, don't buy electronics off eBay.