Your old iPod could net you up to $20,000

By , May 11, 2016

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Old iPods have apparently become the latest craze in the world of collectables. As noted by The Guardian, various Apple-branded MP3 players from the early 2000s are going for insane prices on eBay right now, depending of course on the model and condition.

For example, a factory-sealed third-generation iPod shuffle is listed on the auction site at $999.95, and it has 10 watchers. A fourth-generation U2 edition iPod is priced at just under $7,000. And a new-in-box second-generation iPod classic? A staggering $20,000.

These aren’t just exorbitant listings. People are actually paying these crazy prices.

Terapeak, a company which tracks pricing of collectibles on eBay, released a study on the pricing of Apple products following the iPod’s discontinuation. It found that classic iPods in their original packaging were priced at collectibles levels – one U2 special edition, Terapeak noted, sold in November for $90,000 – and that ever since Apple discontinued the item the price of even late-model iPods had risen considerably.

And there’s even more money in sets. A fully-boxed set of the three memory options of the first generation iPod is currently listed for $50,000. Or, for the same price, you can get a set of the fourth-gen iPod classic, which includes the U2 and other special editions.

Source: The Guardian via iPhone in Canada

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  • askep3

    I have an old 2nd gen iPod touch in pretty good condition, like the screen is pretty much perfect condition since I had a screen protector on it, and the metal back is all scratched like how it used to happen with those devices, how much will that net me

    • RayRayBeav

      Dang let me know lol

      • askep3

        You would get more than whatever I would get haha

    • Jonathan

      Let’s just sat my brother sold one for $2.50 at a garage sale. >_>

      • Steven S.

        Good job

  • JaeM1llz

    All of the auctions you linked are BIN, it’s what the seller is asking for them, not what they’re going for. Don’t you watch Pawn Stars?

    • Tommy

      $20,000 iPod touch, best i can do is $10.

      • The King

        This is worth at least 10,000, man. I wouldn’t take less than 8,000….

    • Bill

      Yeah, people are idiots. I’m going to post my iPhone 4 on there for $300,000. I mean, they don’t make them like that anymore! That’s a steal! I’m gonna be laughing all the way to the bank! Suckers…

  • Joey_Z

    Time to sell my old iPod and rebuild my garage, lol

  • Dalton

    1st gen touch & 1st gen nano… hmm…

  • Steven S.

    I have collected iPods for years. I have:

    1 iPod Mini 1st gen
    1 iPod Nano 2
    1 iPod Nano 3
    2 iPod Nano 5s
    1 iPod Nano 6
    1 iPod Classic 7
    1 iPod Shuffle 4

    I love it!

    • rockdude094

      10 dollars for the whole set

  • Jerry

    Gotta catch’em all!