Ebay sellers are asking outrageous prices for vintage Apple iPods

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The vast majority of electronics don’t become collectibles – they become e-waste.

But Apple’s not like other computer companies. Its cult-like following leads fans to collect old Apple products long after they’re obsolete. One teen in Maine has even turned his collection of vintage Apple products into a technology museum.

So it’s not surprising that, as The Guardian points out, some sellers on Ebay are listing older Apple products for truly outrageous sums, hoping that someone will spring for the one device that would complete their collection.

Of course, just because a seller is asking for a specific price doesn’t mean that anyone will buy it for that amount. Most of these listings are listed as “Buy It Now,” not true auctions. But it’s still fun to look through some of the most outrageous Apple listings on Ebay:


3rd-generation iPod Shuffle (4GB ), in stainless steel: $995.95

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5th generation iPod (80GB) : $1394.99.

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There’s a retail sticker on the box that shows it was bought for $350. Link.


Limited edition iPod Video ( 30GB), U2 edition: $6995.95

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First generation iPod, white: $9999.99

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Look how big that power brick is! Link.


Set of three classic first generation iPods in all three sizes: $50,000.

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“Collector’s set” of seven 4th generation iPods: $50,000

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2nd generation iPod (20GB ), in white: $19,999

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First generation iPod Mini (4GB), silver: $2499.99

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Full collection of 399 Apple computers and related products: $109,000

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The seller’s based in Denmark and expects potential buyers to contact him for more information. Link.