In further proof that people will pay ridiculous sums of money for just about anything on the internet, Billboard reports that a recent surge in eBay auctions for classic iPods has gotten out of control. One 7th generation iPod, for instance, sold for $900. Yes, $900.
Popular among buyers is the massive 160GB model, which holds around 40,000 songs. Apple used to sell them for around $250, but hundreds of new and used ones are currently being hawked for much more than that on eBay, where ongoing auctions have people bidding over $400 for a piece of history. In all, over 5,000 160GB versions have been sold on eBay, where they’re being billed as “vintage” and “rare” — with one boxed player going for a whopping $899.99 back on Nov. 29.
Clearly, it’s time to start dusting off your junk electronics left over from the early aughts. Anyone have a MiniDisc player, by chance?