dealssandisk sansa fuze 4gb for $32.99 + free shipping

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I literally purchased one of these refurbs from Ebay last week (different seller..similar price). I purchased because my 4gb Sansa clip and headphones went through the wash after working out in the yard :( I like the larger screen and the fact that you can add another 4gb with a Micro SD card. The sound quality of these of these Sansa units is excellent. My unit came in absolutely new condition, just no paperwork - you can download user guides online. I have bought many of the Sansa clips from wOOt they also all came in new condition. The Fuze is a very good step up from the Clip for the price here. As for my headphones going through the wash it is a good thing I purchased (many) multiple pairs of the iMetal Maximo's from woot over the past couple of years!

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@mfladd: I agree on the sound quality. Really great for a tiny player. I use Zagg's earbuds and sometimes my Bose headphones, always sounds pretty awesome to me. They don't bundle "nice" earbuds with players anymore, you always have to buy em.

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These are really nice for letting the kid watch movies on. I just put Rockbox on it and then convert using WinFF. I had attempted to put movies on using the native firmware and Sansa's conversion utility but it is a piece of junk. File sizes are much larger and the utility was constantly crashing. All in all if I didn't already have several around the house I'd probably jump on this deal.

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Bought a red one for my wife a while back. It's a pretty nice, slim MP3 player for the most part; especially if you rockbox it. That said, I have to take issue with battery life. It's not nearly as long as my e260, nor is it easily replaceable when it finally starts to wear down. The headphone jack rolls a critical miss, being so close to the usb port that you'll probably have to unplug the headphones if you want to remove the data line since it's a pinch and pull type connection. That's a pretty minor, but annoying issue realistically.

FYI I picked up the e260 here on woot too. Much better product IMO.

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@bpcomp: I did Rockbox my Fuze at first, but then after not liking the control settings, I un-Rockboxed it. It was kinda cool to play Doom on an MP3 player, but I died instantly as I really couldn't figure out how to move properly.

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We have four of the Fuze, so obviously love them. For video, the program called video4fuze works very well converting -- do not bother with Sansa's video converter. I boot to Rockbox 95% of the time because it allows one to play a directory (like a PC file explorer), whereas I boot to the Sansa OS to play the radio, videos and especially shuffle all music. Rockbox opens txt files, so I even have a few to read. I also use the 16 gb microSD.

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@bmw66x: Yes the interface isn't as snazzy at first, and I agree that trying to play doom on the fuze is horrible. But if you ever want to watch a movie on your fuze and you find yourself frustrated with the process, you'll probably end up in Rockbox land and be very happy there.

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I had bought a Fuze at one point but took it back because, if I remember correctly, it has a proprietary USB connector rather than the standard Mini USB that the Clip uses. I enjoyed everything about it but I carry around too many devices to start having to carry charges and cables for each specific one. I bought a Clip+ and don't regret it for a second.