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Topic # 54417 17-Dec-2009 09:31
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So my wife needs a cheap mp3 player for when she exercises - any hints? Only looking at paying 30-70 bucks.  These are what I have been able to find so far....

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Electronics-photography/MP3-players/2-4GB/auction-260562256.htm
http://www.noelleeming.co.nz/audio-mp3/portable-audio-mp3/ipod-mp3-players/samsung-ypu4jqr-2gb-mp3-player-red/prod10227.html
http://www.dse.co.nz/dse.shop/4b293f5d00f728342742c0a87f3b0659/Product/View/A5145

Thanks in advance!




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  Reply # 283342 17-Dec-2009 09:37
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http://www.dse.co.nz/dse.shop/en/product/A5156

Smaller, lighter and cheaper :)




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  Reply # 283346 17-Dec-2009 09:40
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I think the one xpd suggested looks best of them all :) and yeah its the cheapest for a 4GB model




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  Reply # 283348 17-Dec-2009 09:42
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yeah, looks pretty sweet that might be the one unless someone has any brighter ideas!




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  Reply # 283366 17-Dec-2009 10:24
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I've got the older Samsung like the one you suggested. The good thing about them is the screen which is actually quite helpful. The worse thing about it (maybe the newer one will have better firmware) is that when songs run into each other (e.g. live concert etc) it sometimes has a hard time with the transition. Not just the expected "blip" (i.e. no crossfade) but sometimes stuttering. It's no problem if there's silence at the end of a track. A pretty minor problem actually since most music is not like this.

You'd have to take your lady's tastes into account. I personally wouldn't want one that didn't have a screen at all, but that clip on one is pretty tidy.



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  Reply # 283368 17-Dec-2009 10:28
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I ended up going with the DSE one in my original post, thanks for your guys input. I liked the blue clip on one, but didnt have a screen, and the one I orignially posted had a screen, clip and fm radio for only 5 bucks extra, now I just have to pray to the shipping gods




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  Reply # 283418 17-Dec-2009 11:47
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harvey norman chch moorhouse has a 2gb one for $29. if you live close by that is

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  Reply # 285989 30-Dec-2009 01:49
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Get the new model 4GB DSE mp3 player from Dick Smith, basic but really functional. just bought one myself for christmas...




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  Reply # 285995 30-Dec-2009 07:21
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i have one 2gb for sale for $29 if you want - completely unbranded, no song list, does not come with headphones but plays fine. bought off harvey norman unopened.

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