My poor iPod died today and is no longer under warranty…the very nice guy at the Apple Genius Bar told me that my options were:

  1. Turn it into a paperweight.
  2. Pay $250+ to get it repaired.
  3. Sell it on eBay for parts…should be able to get $125.
  4. Recycle it with Apple and get 10% the purchase of my next purchase.

He also said that if I had paid $59 for the AppleCare plan, he would have been able to replace it at no charge. Normally, I am morally opposed to the extended warranty plans, but I am definitely going to get it with my next iPod.