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I am going to buy my husband an Ipod classic 8Gb when I can eventually get my hands on one. Have been wondering whether it is worth paying for 3 years insurance - I think John Lewis was £39 for 5th … Read More
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9y, 9m agoPosted 9 years, 9 months ago
I am going to buy my husband an Ipod classic 8Gb when I can eventually get my hands on one. Have been wondering whether it is worth paying for 3 years insurance - I think John Lewis was £39 for 5th generation but if it stays the same that is quite a high proportion of the total cost of Ipod for what is effectively just 2 years of insurance. Thought I would ask here as have no idea of reliability. Many thanks
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9y, 9m agoPosted 9 years, 9 months ago
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u mean Ipod classic 80Gb
banned#2
Hello MoneyLover

Its best not to buy an iPod yet the new Apple iPod lines are coming out this month.

Visit [url]www.apple.com/uk[/url] for more information.

No its not worth buying the insurance for £39 unless you think it will get damaged easily or you think you might lose it or get stolen/
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No its not worth buying the insurance for £39 unless you think it will get damaged easily or you think you might lose it or get stolen/


Sorry, I shouldn't have called it insurance, I really meant extended warranty.
I am trying to get a feel for how reliable Ipods normally are as we havent had one before. It would be the Ipod classic for £159 so the extra warranty add on is quite a high percentage of the actual Ipod price.
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moneylover
Sorry, I shouldn't have called it insurance, I really meant extended warranty.
I am trying to get a feel for how reliable Ipods normally are as we havent had one before. It would be the Ipod classic for £159 so the extra warranty add on is quite a high percentage of the actual Ipod price.


Hello MoneyLover,

No there is no point they come with free 1 year warranty. If anything ever happens you could always buy it later!
#5
My friend has one of the first ever ipods and it's been through the wars yet it's still on the go.

My ipod nano had a problem a couple of months out of warranty but they still fixed it for free.

I would say, out of my friends who've had ipods which have died, the average lifespan for those have been 3-4 years. Those who had extended warranty or insurance were quids in though as two of them had discontinued models and got new ones which were worth a lot more - an ipod mini 3 or 4gb was replaced by a 30gb video ipod. That was insurance though on that occasion.

I personally wouldn't buy extended warranty, they are pretty reliable in my opinion and the only thing I worry about is losing it.

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