Originally Posted by SillyJilly
My DH bought a couple broken IPods and fixed it up so it was cheaper than buying a new one. Even getting a new 1GB Nano is aroung $149 I think, and that would actually be worth it. The NIKE+ part is about $35. The lacelette is about $8. Now you can get the arm band for around $20 but it's actually very comfortable in my hand and that's where I carry it, plus I'd never spend $20 for some velcro!
You can get the plastic stretchy covers for the IPods at the dollar store for $1. (duh! $1 at the dollar store right! Go figure!
). Most of the broken IPods came with music on them so we got all the songs free too! Bonus! So I don't actually know how much we have into the IPod itself but I did pay the $35 for the NIKE+ part and that's it. I think that Apple has also been running some refurbs on their site for like $119 as well, but not sure. I think I remember DH saying something like that! (I really should pay attention a little more huh?) I know my neighbor wants one now too if my DH can manage to rebuild another one, but she's a little tight on money so if she doesn't get it from us, we are just going to sell it.
You know you can always pull the line on your DH like, "I need this honey so I can look sexy for you!
I think he'd let you get anything you want!
Wow -- your DH is awesome. What a steal!
My brother gave me my nano (and I gave my BF a nano for Christmas). We got ourselves the nike thing. Anyways, the cost is about this:2 GB apple ipod nano - $134 (see amazon link below)
Nike+ipod attachment - $29
Armband - $15 - $29 (dep. on style; mine cost $20 - I run or use the elliptical and don't want to worry about dropping it; also, I use it on the rowing machine, too -- so handsfree is a must!)
Shoepouch - $10 (shipped)
*on advice of starryeyedtiger
, I went luggage shopping at TJMaxx/Marshalls & happened to see a few ipod armbands for 50% retail; so check there, too!
Here are some links to check out:Nike+ipod: http://www.apple.com/ipod/nike/ipod nano: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aws/cart/ad...rom+Amazon.comshoepouch:http://grantwoodstore.com/Shoe-Pouch...B000MGL6FK.htm
I figure it's an investment in your health. Plus you can listen to music or books when you travel/commute.The Nike+ipod thing:
-Enter your weight and it'll calculate the calories burned.
-It keeps track of your workouts & can upload automatically to your file on nike's website, so you can keep track (it graphs your workouts & you can see your pace during the workout).
-It helps you pace your walk/runs, e.g. by telling you how far you've run, your mile pace, your calories burned, etc.
Can you tell I love it?!
I went from couch potato to running 5-miles x 3-4 times/week (but had to cut back b/c I pushed myself too hard and injured my knees
, but now I'm back running about 2 miles x 4-5 times/week, slowly working my way back up