“If you are one of those people who hoards old electronics, then you might be able to cash in those iPods from the early 2000s for a few hundred dollars – or even tens of thousands,” Nicky Woolf reports for The Guardian.
“iPods from the early 2000s are becoming the latest collectible items to be trading at frankly ludicrous prices on auction sites like eBay – especially since Apple announced in September 2014 that it was discontinuing the iPod [classic],” Woolf reports. “A factory-sealed third-generation iPod shuffle? $999.95. Mint condition fifth-generation iPod classic, in white? $1,394.99. A silver first-generation iPod mini? Yours for $2,499.99.”
“If you have a special edition, especially if it’s still in its original packaging, you could be looking at much more: Apple’s fourth-generation red-and-black special edition released in partnership with the band U2 are trading for around $7,000, used,” Woolf reports. “A first generation iPod classic – “battery is really good for its age” – is on sale priced at $9,999.99. A second-generation, still-boxed iPod classic – that’s the last version that had the moving wheel – is currently listed for an extraordinary $19,999.99.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Holy crap! (desk drawers being flung open throughout the palatial MDN headquarters)
The big money, though, to be sure, is in unopened, factory sealed products, not those old 40GB 3rd gen. iPods we just found that still work and while they were well taken care of, have nonetheless been opened and used. Those are going for under $100 on eBay right now. We’re keeping ours!