Wednesday, February 08, 2006

How I got a new iPod for $11.14


Some of you may know that my one-year old iPod has been giving me fits for the last couple months. It's only a year old and was in previously good condition until the hard drive started going loopy on me. I have also met other people with the same generation iPod that are having the same damn problem. I was worried and wondering what I'd do without a fully functioning pod. Well. After expressing this problem to a couple of my friends, one of them alerted me to the fact that since it was purchased from CostCo, that I could simply bring it in and get a new one. Of course, I was very skeptical. He told me stories though of how friends of his had gone in with items -- old flat-screen monitors that no longer worked and walked out with two brand-spanking new monitors; even a guy with a cd he purchased there and said to them "I hate this cd" and they gave him his money back. So today, with receipt and membership card in hand, I went in, gave up my baby Murray for adoption (or so it felt), kissed him goodbye, and kissed my $304.50 (bling bling) hello. I then proceeded to high-step/dance my way around the store flaunting my money and filled out the form for my iPod. "Item #: 911614. Item description: Apple iPod music player 30 gigs of awesomeness yeah." After paying the difference of 11 american dollars I had my new iPod. Not only new, but better. It is a video iPod, 30 gigs, and replaces my uncolored 20 gig unvideo iPod. Thank GOD for CostCo. If ANYONE here is considering buying any electronics in the future and has a CostCo near them, the membership is $45 per year and that includes their super awesome warranty that lets you return any items (other than food) that suck. I'm ecstatic.
Now here is a picture of an angry black woman:

She is angry because she did not purchase her iPod at CostCo.

4 comments:

Cognac said...

"Roarrrr" she must be saying

Thom said...

Costco sounds incredible. Well done, Waple, you lucky bastard... oops, I didn't say that. The angry black woman said that.

Cognac said...

Roarrr!

Brad said...

I have a similar story, only it involves Best Buy and for $48 and a trade in of my old iPod I got a Black 60gb iPod Video and a service plan that will last me another 3 years, which most likely means another dirt cheap iPod.

Let's thank the silicon gods for disposability.