Sorry to follow Monday's iPod deal with another MP3 player, but this one seemed too good to pass up.
Now, here's where it could get interesting. I received an e-mail this morning with an embedded coupon code that knocks the price to $0 (again, after rebate and plus shipping). I don't know if that'll work for everyone else or not, but definitely give it a try. Best case: you get out the door for $4.17.
Even if the code doesn't work and you don't bother with the rebate, a 2GB Shuffle knockoff for less than $20 is pretty sweet.
As you can see in the photo, the Eclipse looks like it was separated at birth from the previous-gen Shuffle. It has the same spring-loaded clip, the same simple controls, and even a pair of white earbuds. The only difference is that it syncs/charges via a mini-USB cable, not that annoying proprietary Shuffle dock.
I haven't tried this particular player myself, but the user reviews on TigerDirect's product page are mostly positive. If you're looking for a cheap, simple, don't-care-if-you-lose-it MP3 player to take to the gym, clip to your running shorts, give to the kids, etc., it's hard to beat one that's this size and price.
Bonus deal: Remember the Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3T convertible Netbook from a couple months ago? It's on sale for just $399 shipped (plus tax) when you apply coupon code USPS4F510 at checkout. (Make sure there are no spaces before or after the code.)