iFrustration



For those who thought I was long gone, you must be having a right laugh, I decided to take a week-long public holiday as per Independence now. You know me, Lady of Leisure hehe. Anyways I'm back and I'm frustrated.

My post today is on The iPod - that sleek, wonderful (to some), innovative piece of technology that almost everybody owns today. Yes, the bloody iPod. Never again will I buy a piece of technology when it has just been released and pay ten times the price. I have learnt my lesson. I bought a 20GB iPod in 2003 for the full price (don't ask). It was fun to use then - all new and retro and perhaps there weren't that many of us on the tube with white earphones so I could feel cool but in saying that, you had to be careful when you wore the white earphones because you'd probably be a target for robbery. Now, I'm sure the thieves can't even be arsed to rob people off iPods. They are so played out. Apple have bought the entire world, releasing an iPod or a variation/upgarade every other week. Like for instance now, I heard some gist about the new one soon to be relased, see these pictures and also check out this link. I haven't verified that gist yet though but if it's true, new iPods will be touch screen - see the one below.


Anyways, now I don't even bother listening to it on the tube (or anywhere in fact), there is nothing cool about it lol plus it doesn't bloody work! Yes, that brings me to my point here, these iPods ehn, first of all, it's like the cost of making the earphones is like 1 or 2pence (a copper) hence the reason for them always packing up in the first few months. I'm sure I ordered about 3 during the tenure of mine. Anywhoo so mine stopped working oh, not really.... but the battery started acting up, going off randomly when I played it, so I chucked it in the corner and didn't bother with it for the whole of this year (2006). And even then, I went and got the Apple iPod Hi-Fi which I have never used. This my Oju Kokorovocab sef!

Anyways back to the iPod I decided hmmm, there must be some iPod trade-in or exchange scheme so I googled it. Unfortunately I wasn't smart enough to buy mine in the states, and here in the UK, (where a $300 iPod is £300) they didn't have a trade-in program - thieves. I sha looked at the following website, and guess what? I could actually trade in my broken 1938 iPod and guess how much I would get back? $57! This is about £30, also a tenth of what I paid for it.

Helllllll NO, I don't care whether I have Ijebuvocab blood or not, I'd rather keep the damn thing spoilt than get $57 (not even £57) for mine.


So an iPod trade-in was out of the question, p.s. my reason for wanting to trade it in was because it is a very old version and does not have as much compatibility with PCs or MACs as the new ones, I have to charge it with an adaptor as it does not charge directly on my computer etc. etc. Anyway I decided to go into the Apple Store.......I will continue this gist next week, needless to say I was amazed, all the DEMOvocab for nothing. Anyways I'll be back (watch out for the Apple Store and Podcasts in my part 2)

Speaking of iPods=Music, Bella has some nice downloads and videos to grab, so check out her post. If you ain't heard the song Coupe Decale or seen the video then you ain't heard nothing - BELIEVE.


Have a good weekend xxx

16 comments:

Don Chi as Blog Marley a.k.a. El Senor Supremo said...

boo hoo!

now get back to work Missy!

Flowy said...

Err someone's definitely got her knickers in a twist, at least you now know never to go be the first to buy new techi..... for all you guys out there wanting the PS3, I advise you wait till next summer or so, price will be more reasonable, and you will have no reason to cry like our Mona here! x

Anonymous said...

Sorry...but u will get over it.. U were ranting a bit.. so breathe!!!BUT.. personally £30 is too much for a 1938 iPod..i feel another rant coming on..hehe..

Mari said...

buahhahaha, sorry luv. Dats the thing about technology. Its always moving on so unless u have hundreds or thousands to spend on gadets each month, its best you chill or STOP BEING GREEDY! LOOOL.
Ipods...WTH?! I stay clear of that "bright white" store (looks like heaven in there) thats sooooooo inviting at the malls. Just being in the Apple store could hypnotise your ass and you'll end up swiping ure credit card without a second thought.

Biodun said...

Technology is forever changing, so buying those gadgets never payoff sometimes, pele dear. I remember getting one of the 1st pda's which was out within a year. I didnt pay for my "Nano" so its all good, lol, so did they coarse u into buying a newer model?

nosa101 said...

I was on the first 50 people to by a Sega Dreamcast and it flopped. So all i do is chill and see if any piece of hardware lasts the test of time. And I got the Dreamcast for $600, imagine how bad I felt when Sega announced they couldn't produce the games anymore. But still......LMFAO at your rant sha.

Bella Naija said...

I feeel ur pain! really I do! but tht is how technology is really! new versions of everything come out soo soon.....its sad but its part of the consumer game...
same goes for our phones, cameras etc...my phone tht was the ultimate shiznit last year and early this year now has a 'special edition'...so u see it happens!

thanks for the shoutout...btw i just ordered d new ipod nano...its fab..lol

LondonBuki said...

Pele... me I don't like Apple stuff - iMac,iPod, etc.

Good Luck with it...

Enjoy your weekend!!!

NaijaBloke said...

Pele O Mona!!! .. I get one IPOD shuffle with turn table wey i wan sell o,if u r interested ..hit me up style... LOL

Try selling ur Ipod on Ebay,cos they r still some suckers on ebay o.

Onada said...

i love you mona! i have two bloody ipods now! if i see this touch screen ipods in the apple store i'm going to wire my two ipods to my body (mini and video) and blow myself up in their store lol....
p.s didnt know you could blog in yoruba!

Mona said...

@ Onada LOL! And why do you have 2 madam, give your mummy one!

@ Naijabloke you're right actually, maybe there are some "collectors" that want every release

@ LondonBuki you too! Lookin fwd to mummy monday.

@ Bella, ah! goodluck with your nano madam, I will be back with the rest of my gist

@Nosa101, ok maybe I feel better, $600 ke?

@ Biodun, ah I will give u the remainin gist next wk.

@ Maripossa real heaven oh, can u imagine, how can u make ur shop look like heaven? lol

Bisi said...

Hehehe...u know wot? I feel u! I'm in the same boat as u, with my played out ipod...but i'm just gon stick with it. lol!

(P.S. I told u I read... will try to respond more)

ABBEY said...

yeah i never got into the whole ipod craze...maybe cus I could never afford it, thats technology though...u just have to keep updating or not care at all.

ok call me a hater...but i've heard so much hype about this coupe decale video and now i finally saw it, it really isn't all that. even styl plus' olufunmi video that did not impress me was better. i'm sorry...i'm hard to please.

@onada: suicide ibomber? don't do it lol.

tori said...

DONT TALK ABOUT MY BABY LIKE THAT!!!!! Chei, life without my iPod is torture! I just blogged now now self about how i forgot the USB cord so i cant charge or update it, i want to cry. my ipod kept me alive at work and keeps me company at school. Please stop the blaspemy!!!

NIA said...

I can so relate.. sony tried that with my Bean..talking about I have to pay 30bucks to send it off, they cant guarantee a repair period.. IRRITS!

Anonymous said...

Eh yah...pele!
I do give them something though, they definitely know how to market their products ;)

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