Are you short on cash this holiday season? You may want to dust off your iPod Classic and try to sell it. The discontinued device is worth a lot of money on sites such as Amazon and eBay, according to The Guardian.
Officially discontinued in September, the iPod Classic is the last Apple device to feature a physical hard drive. Before its retirement, users could purchase the final iPod Classic produced for $249. Its 160GB of storage held somewhere around 40,000 songs.
At the time of this writing, new iPod Classic models are selling for around $490 through Amazon, nearly double its original retail price. Used models are going for upwards of $300 on eBay.
The Guardian notes:
More than 3,000 of the models – the seventh, final version came out in 2010 – have been sold on eBay since the Classic was retired in October, most for between £350 and £500. Even refurbished older models now cost far more than the £229 for which the later generations retailed.
First introduced in 2010, the seventh-generation iPod Classic remains the highest-capacity portable device Apple has ever produced. The iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and iPad Air 2 are available with 128GB of flash storage, while the iPod touch maxes out at 64GB.
At the time the iPod Classic was pulled from the market, CEO Tim Cook noted that Apple was no longer able to source parts for it. He said “We would have to make a whole new product.”
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