About the scratch thing... these things are SOOOO scratch-prone it's unreal! I had mine for less than a day and it had several light scratches on it.
In fact, I was looking at it after taking it out of my winter jacket's inside pocket, and thought I saw a scratch. I wiped it straight up and down once, then in a semi-circle with the side of my pinky finger, and guess what? I had scratches going straight up and in an ark exactly where I had just rubbed.
Turns out I had some rough skin on that finger I didn't know about... (I completely forgot about my manicure appointment...
For the next half day, all I could do was think about that damn scratch.
So, I sold the thing! (as used, and I did disclose that "you can tell it's been used - it's been in and out of my pocket a few times") Turns out these are extremely hard to get in parts of Canada right now.... which was good for me!
I bought it for $572 CDN (I get great deals from a reseller I buy all my Macs from) and sold it for $585. OK, so I lost a few bucks on tax... but I made up for part of it with shipping - it ended up being less than we thought it would be.
So I'm getting a second chance on a scratch free iPod for about $20 CDN. What's the first thing I'm going to do?BUY A CASE.
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