Last month I posted about refurbished 4GB iPod nanos selling for $99.99 shipped. I've got two updates for you. First, they're available again from Buy.com. Second, a Cheapskate reader picked one up last month and had these favorable comments to share. (It's always great to get some real-world feedback on a deal.)
As before, the only color option is silver, and the warranty expires after just 60 days. But for a hundred bucks, that's a risk worth taking. At the risk of repeating myself, the 3rd-generation nano is a wafer-thin thing of beauty and a steal at this price. And you don't have to wait on a rebate!
By the way, when the time comes to buy new music for your iPod, you don't necessarily have to buy it from iTunes. I'm a huge fan of AmazonMP3, which offers a fantastic library of DRM-free, iPod-compatible MP3s. Plus, its downloader utility will automatically add new purchases to iTunes for easy syncing to your iPod. Give it a try; you won't be disappointed.