Following up to a story I wrote about a week ago involving taking my own advice on buying good used late model electronics: the iPod Touch arrived and is completely satisfactory. Whew!
I normally peruse Craig's list when considering something technical and buying the brand new item is not acceptable. With Craig's I've had good experience obtaining a couple digital cameras, selling a pellet rifle, etc. With some advance research online as to what appurtenances are necessary (software? cables? batteries?) and meeting the seller in person, the risk is very low.
This time we were interested in an iPod touch. Very expensive new, and which hold a very high value even used. So I took a chance and checked eBay. These thingy's are still a premium, lots of bidders but also lots of choices. I went for a 1 year old device from a small computer refurbishing biz. The seller responded to my questions within a couple hours and all seemed to check out ok. So I held my breath and bid the last 30 seconds at about half the price of new. Won!
It came at the beginning of the week and glad to report all is well. But the risk still makes me nervous and I'm not buying anything else anytime soon.
Here's another really good deal, new work off my jewelry bench...
Pastel Pearl Mosaic Cuff Bracelet
The wire mosaic look is the new trend (I predict) and I love the color mix on this cuff.
Original and affordable, see
Two other cuffs available (not shown): blue ; red/white/orange pop
Thanks for reading!