Unopened OG Apple iPod carries hefty $200,000 price tag on eBay

Unopened OG Apple iPod carries hefty $200,000 price tag on eBay
The other day, we showed you an eBay listing for the original Apple iPhone, still sealed in the box, priced at $22,000. Before the iPhone allowed Apple to change the smartphone industry, the company changed the music industry with iTunes and the Apple iPod. Essentially a glorified MP3 player, the original iPod held 5GB of music and could run for as long as 10 hours before needing a charge. The device carried` a 2-inch monochrome display.

What makes the iPod so important from a historical perspective is that it gave Apple the confidence to take on the smartphone manufacturers with the iPhone. The success of the iPod showed that the company could prosper in the consumer electronics business, and succeed on its own terms. This was a different ballgame than selling high-priced computers to people who "think different." 

Now, an original Apple iPod still sealed in its original box is being sold on eBay. If a mint condition OG iPhone sealed in its box is priced at $22,000, how much would a seller want for the device that paved the way for Apple's iconic smartphone? How about $200,000. The seller, who has a history of selling old and rare Apple items, is pricing this well above other sealed iPods listed on eBay. But part of the fun of making a purchase like this, is being able to say that you spent $200,000 for a box that you will never open in your lifetime.


source: eBay via BGR

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28 Comments

1. IT-Engineer

Posts: 569; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

Idiots

25. lyndon420

Posts: 6868; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Excluding the seller obviously. If he/she gets what they're asking, they'll be laughing all the way to the bank as they gravitate towards genius levels lol.

2. FlySheikh

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

What??? That money can set you up for life if you Incest it well.

3. FlySheikh

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

* invest. My keyboard went rogue.

4. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

I'm going to guess that anyone that can afford to spend $200k on such a purchase is already set for life.

8. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

People have blown their entire life saving on stupider things so just because someone can spend 200k doesn't mean they are set for life because it could very well be the end of whatever life they were living.

12. FlySheikh

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

You couldn't have said it any better.

24. lyndon420

Posts: 6868; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

It would take a special kind of stupid to blow $200,000 on something they never plan on opening when all they have in the bank is $200,000...don't you think? With today's self-oppressed-snowflake generation, the seller better include a disclaimer that releases him/her from the idiot/rich dummies life changing decisions.

26. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

It would take a special kind of idiot to blow $200k like that but hey there are 7 billion+ ppl on the planet so the odds are that there are plenty of them lol.

13. FlySheikh

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

I agree... And I also agree with Arch_Fiend .

23. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

If Apple itself could sell discontinue product catalogue for US$300 dollar per book. Its just show how devoted their fans are.

27. LanjaKodaka

Posts: 219; Member since: Sep 27, 2016

iFans really are morons. For that price I could get a new phone instead. And iPhones are s**t devices(Ive used one and returned it within a week).

28. LanjaKodaka

Posts: 219; Member since: Sep 27, 2016

* invest in a new keyboard*

5. skyline88

Posts: 700; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

200k for a piece of junk. well done.

11. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

1. buy it 2. unbox it 3. ask full refund to ebay because it's a crap

14. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

You should ask for refund for your brain

15. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Gave you a +1, but not for promoting honesty.

6. monoke

Posts: 1193; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Let's say some rich moron decides to purchase this. He doesn't break the seal to keep value high... How would he know it's not a lemon or worse a box stuffed with rocks inside? lol.

7. peegieislim

Posts: 68; Member since: Dec 14, 2016

That's just plain stupid 22k for that outdated piece of tech.

9. blingblingthing

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Based on the features it lacks compared to the competition, this in the eyes of some should be the best product available and command a higher price.

10. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Whoever buys this is the ultimate sheep in existence.

16. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

just because someone sell it at that price doesnt mean someone will buy it... and listing useless stuff with high price on eBay is as easy as typing it.. example:http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Miniature-Sun-Maid-Raisin-Box-1950-/160544852913 but since this one get some media coverage (thanks to apple's media: BGR and iPhoneArena), someone might actually bought it, get media coverage (again) and his name will get famous (for a week or so, until everyone forget him)

17. FlySheikh

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

700, 000???

18. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Normal, it changed the way we hear music.

21. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I'm curious. Do you actually believe the stuff you say? Or do you say it just to get attention? MP3's sound like crap no matter what device plays them vs lossless formats. Apple simply had better market over Creative and Sony who already had music playing devices years before Apple did. Even Samsung had a music player the F700. The fact you just lay on every word Steve Jobs ever spoke, shows you are just what we call you...a dumb follow the leader off the cliff to yoru death sheep. At what point in life will you think for yourself. Since you love Apple so much, follow this advice from them - "think different".

19. cdm283813

Posts: 424; Member since: Jan 10, 2015

This is what I've been telling Note 7 owners. Brand new in box Note 7 never used or turned on could be worth a lot if it changed Samsung.

20. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Doesn't mean anyone is going to buy it though.

22. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"But part of the fun of making a purchase like this, is being able to say that you spent $200,000 for a box that you will never open in your lifetime." Is that really the fun about that??? LOL

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