I’ve been looking for a sweet deal to get my brother a player.
$20.00 = 2GB Clip Refurb => free shipping, currently available
$30.00 = 4GB Clip Refurb => unknown shipping, unknown availability, online site’s reputation unknown
$49.94 = 4GB Clip+ New => free shipping, currently available
$55.59 = 4GB Fuze New => free shipping, currently available
Is there going to be a Fuze+?
There’s a current online deal on the 2GB Clip refurb for $20 with free shipping.
Amazon has the 4GB Clip+ for $49.94 and the 4GB Fuze for $55.59.
The $5.65 more for the Fuze over the Clip+ gets me a bigger unit, bigger screen and no clip.
Is it that much bigger and is that a plus or a minus?
The original, refurbished, 2GB Clip can be had for $20 and the 4GB for $30 or $40 at various deal sites and online retailers.
The $19.94 between the 4GB Clip and the 4GB Clip+ gets me video capability, better firmware, better build quality and NEW over refurb.
The $20 2GB Clip refurb is black with free shipping. Black is a desireable color.
There may or may not be a current $30 deal for the 4GB Clip refurb in silver.
Silver is not as desireable as black. I don’t know about shipping, the rep of the site or if the deal on the 4GB silver is currently available.
I think it is available.
Are the Clip+ and the Fuze the same animal except that the Fuze is bigger, has a bigger screen, video capability and no clip?
Is the overall difference in size between the two enough to be of concern? I’m guessing, no.
I’ve read that the clip on the Clip and it’s earphone jack are somewhat fragile.
I’ve read that the Clip+ now matches the Fuze in quality of build.
I’ve read that the better firmware in the Clip+ is a great improvement over the firmware in the Clip.
I believe I read sometime ago that the Clip+ would accept RockBox firmware but don’t know if that’s turned out to be true.
I believe I read sometime ago that RockBox would be made available for the first Clip.
It’s Beta was available for download and working for endusers this past Spring.
It was expected to move from Beta to Official Release by the end of Summer or the end of this year.
I currently have an OLD 1GB Sansa sort of mini-coke-bottle shapped player. Does e200 sound right?
I also have an e270 refurb (6GB, accepts memory cards) that I haven’t used yet.
I suppose a method to carry, clip or otherwise attach an MP3 device to one’s person is a plus.
I used a carbiner to clip the case of the coke bottle shaped model to me.
I’ve purchased a case with clip and a case sans clip for my e270 but have yet to use either.
All advice is greatly appreciated.
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