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MP3 player question

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by melock, May 6, 2007.

  1. melock

    melock Well-Known Member

    I'm thinking about buying an MP3 player, but I'm kind of oblivious to what's what. I don't want to spend a ton so an iPod is out. They have a Sony Walkman 1GB player at Circuit City for $40. It holds up to 685 songs and has gotten good customer reviews. Anyone have experience with this brand and if so good or bad? And should I buy an added protection plan?
  2. Mayfly

    Mayfly Active Member

    I do not have experience with Sony MP3 players, but if you are apt to be using it during exercise such as running or biking, I would suggest the protection plan.
  3. audreyld

    audreyld Guest

    I had a Creative Zen Micro which I loved until it inexplicably stopped working one day.
  4. Trouser_Buddah

    Trouser_Buddah Active Member

    If the thing costs $40, is it really worth buying the protection plan?
  5. Mayfly

    Mayfly Active Member

    If it costs $10, why not spend that so you don't have to spend another $40 if it breaks?
  6. melock

    melock Well-Known Member

    It's $20 for a 2-year plan and $40 for a two-year plus plan.
  7. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    By which point you might want something bigger/better anyway.
  8. melock

    melock Well-Known Member

    That's what I was thinking. You think I should go regular plan or plus plan for another $20?
  9. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Why would you even consider buying a $40 protection plan for a $40 mp3 player?

    Even the $20 one is a massive waste of money. It should come with some level of warranty anyway.
  10. melock

    melock Well-Known Member

    That's why I'm here; I'm oblivious about MP3 players. It comes with a 12-month warranty on parts, 3-month on labor.
  11. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    My main point is, the $40 protection plan would cost the same as the mp3 player. In other words, you could buy a new one if it breaks and it wouldn't cost you any more.

    Even the $20 one is half the cost of the player, and players like that are getting cheaper and better. I wouldn't spend nearly that much on a plan for an item that inexpensive. (And honestly, I've never paid for a protection plan for something like that, and I've never regretted the decision.)
  12. melock

    melock Well-Known Member

    You make many good points. Ever have a Sony MP3 player?
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