update for anyone who cares: took my ipod into compusa today to get the 2 year warranty. well, the general manager got kinda confused, but eventually i told him exactly what was needed, so he figured out to use the warrenty on portable harddrives. they got kinda confused about how to ring it up, and didnt even check to see if the ipod worked, when i bought it, or write down the serial number. they just wrote it up in the system that it was a 5 gigger worth $499 (so clueless they even added an extra hundred on there for some reason
). so in a couple years, ill take it in and get whatever apple has to offer thats worth 500 bucks.