Functional, but disappointing.
So I bought this used iPod knowing I might encounter some issues I wouldn't have if I'd just sprung and bought a brand new one, but I find some issues I'm encountering surprising. The light wear and tear/paint chips are completely negligible and acceptable, but the decent scratch across the screen that I don't think was mentioned in the description was a bummer. Now granted, I uploaded almost 16,000 songs onto this thing immediately, but another issue it has that my new buy never had was that there's a few-second lag between tasks when try to use the scroll wheel; for example, I'll put on Shuffle Songs and it will be 7-12 seconds later until I can even use the scroll wheel to adjust the volume, etc.
But the most disconcerting issue of all is the battery life: I understand an older battery may have less capacity, and while my brand new iPod/battery I had 2 years ago could last a good 15 hours of use or more, this one seems to give up around 6-8 hours of near-constant use and often reads that it has a depleted battery when just seconds earlier it said it had almost half battery life yet. When I got to put on a new artist/album/shuffle songs after several hours of using it during the week day, it will immediately say its batter is depleted and no longer work until I charge it with my portable charger, wall charger, or FM modulator charger. It's an issue I've definitely never experienced before with any iPod. I will probably have to manually replace the battery myself with a newer battery I already have to alleviate this astonishingly enraging problem.
I guess this is what I get for buying used.Read full review
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: Pre-owned