The final part of this guide will turn to a discussion of where you should go to buy an MP3 player. Once you have assessed all the options and thought about which model is best for you, you’ve got a few options when it comes to making your purchase. The key part of the decision, as you’ll have seen from the discussion above, may be the choice of whether to go with Apple or one of their competitors.
If you’ve decided to go for an Ipod or an Ipod Touch then there really is only one right choice when it comes to making your purchase. Despite the vast amount of shops selling Apple products, you should go directly to the Apple store to buy your product. Its very unlikely that the products will be available for cheaper elsewhere, unless you are going for an older model. If its an older model of Ipod you want (which could save you money) then you should buy from a reputable online retailer like Amazon. If you’re going to get one of the current models then its best to go straight to the Apple store itself. Here you will get the best prices, the best customer service and a guarantee that you can bring your product in for repairs or replacement at any time. When you’re spending a large amount of money this peace of mind is really worth having. Also, the Apple store offers various discounts, such as a decent sized student discount, so make sure you ask about your eligibility for that too.
If you’re going to go for the waterproof in-ear MP3 players discussed above you’ll probably need to look online. Some high street stores do stock these products but they are not easy to find and you want to make sure that you get the model you want. For these more specialist headphone online is both more likely and cheaper and a website like Amazon stocks them at a good price.
If you decide you want to avoid an Apple product then you’ve got to be careful which model you go for, as some are far better than others. If it’s a small MP3 player you are after then stick to the advice given here and order a Creative Zen or a SanDisk online. If it’s a larger model you are after then consult a lot of forums and review sites to find a model that will meet your specific needs. When it comes to where to buy from, you’ll find that Apple have come to dominate the market so much that not many high street shops offer a good range of alternative MP3 players. This means that your best bet is online, where you can access the full range of rival products out there. Research it well and then carry out further research into where you can order the product from for the best price.