If you have an original iPod, you may want to dust it off and put it inside a protective case. Why? Recently The Guardian scoured the internet for vintage electronics on sale. They found a second-generation iPod (still in it’s original case) on sale for $19,000.00. Wait, what?
Yes, it’s true. Here’s the link to it on eBay.
They also found some other Apple products with attractive sale prices:
- 3rd generation iPod shuffle (still factory sealed): $999.95
- Mint condition 5th generation iPod classic (white): $1,394.99
- 1st generation iPod mini (silver): $2,499.99
Terapeak is a company that tracks the prices of items for sale on eBay. They found that a factory-sealed 20GB U2 edition iPod Classic sold for $7,99.99 in September 2014.
But here’s the most impressive: on November 9th, 2014, a factory-sealed 30GB U2 edition iPod Classic sold for $90,000!
Ever since Apple announced in 2014 that it would be discontinuing the iPod, prices on this revolutionary technology have started to rise. They’re now being collected like baseball cards, vintage stamps, coins and Precious Moments.
And it’s not just iPods that are for sale at a hefty price.
This vintage 1990’s MICKEY’S MAC CLUB PIN is listed for $4,999.99.
This JLPGA PowerBook is listed for $6,989.00
You can check out more vintage apple products for sale here.
But is it too good to be true? Probably.
When I searched “iPod” on eBay, I got over 10,500 results. The iPods for sale ranged from $0.99 to $50,000 (a full collector’s set). But the sale price is only as much as someone else is willing to pay.
According to this thread on Apple Support Communities, most people could expect to get around $70-90 for a 4th generation 8GB model. Unfortunately, on Gazelle, they’ll only offer you about $5 for a 5th Generation 60GB iPod. Bummer.
So if you have an Apple product, you might take good care of it – it could (but probably not) pay off as a nice little next egg down the road.