You won't find any Apple coupons in this review...I won't tell you how you can get a Brand New iPod Touch For Free~!! I will tell you what 100's of other eBayers including myself have been saying for Months..possibly even years....
Every day 1000's of FAKE MP3\MP4 players are being sold to unsuspecting buyers worldwide. These players are being listed as having 2GB\4GB\8GB\16GB (Gigabyte) of storage capacity but in reality they have much smaller memory chips which have been manipulated (Hacked) so that they read as larger than their true capacity. These memory chips can be as small as 128MB, the average Scam I've been apart of included the HACKED 8GB MP3 3RD Gen with actual memory of 2GB (1.89GB) or the popular 16GB Touch Screen with actual memory between 4GB & 8GB.
Why did I go back for more from different sellers? Simple, the prices are cheaper then iPod. If they had hacked memory I could create a list of known sellers selling hacked devices & hopefully along the way find 1 or 2 sellers who sold legit devices with memory as Advertised.
Some things you can do to help avoid being scammed:
(1). Buy from a well known store in your own Country & not from overseas. You may end up paying more, but at least you'll get what you pay for & if anything does go wrong it won't cost you an arm & a leg to send it back. ( Postal rates from Canada/USA to Overseas are expensive)
(2). If your going to buy on eBay, read the sellers feedback & proceed with caution. Just because the seller has Power Seller status & a decent feedback score doesn't mean he/she is 100% legit. Remember, eBay won't kick these sellers unless they receive a lot of complaints or item not as described cases. This works short term, but they just pop up with a new user Id & seller info and proceed to sell Fake (Hacked) memory devices all over again..Do you research & don't become apart of the never ending vicious circle of dishonest sellers & disgruntled buyers.
If your apart of the vicious circle or become apart of it, here are a few things you'll experience with your Hacked Mp3/Mp4 player.
As a Hacked player is loaded past its memory modules true capacity the user will experience file corruption problems, player restarts, duplicate files, files that do not appear,or can not be deleted and player crashes and resets. Eventually the file system can become so corrupted that the firmware will also become corrupted and the player will cease to function.
If you have bought a player from eBay and have experienced any of these symptoms you need to check your player true memory capacity. Please note: We suggest you contact your seller before following any of the procedures outlined from the links below. Opening your player will void warranty and should be avoided and used as a last resort.
I suggest you use the MP3 Disk Tool first to verify actual memory on your device.
Can't give you the exact link, eBay only allow links to other eBay pages.
Alternately you can open the player and check the memory chip true size using the chip serial number code. Remember this is a last resort & should only be used if you have a dead player & the Seller has refused a Refund, Partial Refund or Paypal has decided in favor of the fradulent seller.
Here is a list of Samsung and Hynix serials and codes: Google it
I can't include a list of the known sellers of Hacked memory devices, but if you do your research you'll find them pretty easily...99% of the ones I've dealth with on ebay sold Hacked devices. I received a partial refund on most, so it was cheaper to keep & remove the memory hack vs sending them back at my expense for a full refund.
The mympxplayer group has a lot of useful info. I hope this helps you!