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1 iPod = 900 Children Fed for one Day

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I think I’ve talked about opportunity cost before, but it bears repeating. It basically means: “the cost of something in terms of an opportunity forgone”* which is exactly what this ad above is about. Now for my confession, for all my talk about giving and sacrifice I currently own an ipod. It doesn’t matter that I got it for free off one of those sites, the opportunity cost of it is still the same, because I could easily sell it. We’ve had an ipod for a year, and it’s not an evil gadget. What I found recently though, is that when I really check myself, there is a lot I can and should do without. I’m going to sell my ipod. You see when I really weigh the benefits of having an ipod, they still don’t outweigh the opportunity cost of selling it. We are still considering getting a different mp3 player as we’ve found having one has been extremely useful and enjoyable, but it’s definitly a choice to think through.

This is somewhat of a follow-up to the baseball card post. If you found there there are ‘valuable’ items laying around your home that you truly aren’t making much use of, consider selling them and donating the money. Feed someone by cleaning the dust collectors out of your closet.

(ht. to Some Random Dude for the image and idea)

is it worth fixing an ipod?

About 13 months after receiving a free ipod from one of those infamous online sites, my ipod died. Straight up died. The apple warranty conviently for them lasts only 12 months. This means I’m stuck at home with a broken ipod.

I’m waiting for another free ipod (I’ll let you know if it ever comes). Meanwhile, what should I do with my broken ipod? I’ve got two options:

1) Sell it on ebay for about $80 (broken and all)

2) fix it for $100 (and then maybe sell it?)

[fix your broken ipod]

eBay Sniper