dealssandisk sansa clip+ 4 gb mp3 player (black) w/ $2…

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These are by far the best mp3 player I've ever owned. If only the clip on the back wasn't so fragile...

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Newegg has refurb models of these pretty cheap.

4GB: $19.99 w/ free shipping
8GB: $29.99 w/ free shipping

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@totallynotevil: i don't know what you are talking about being fragile. mines been through the wash and it still works

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Love the Clip, and a great price, only $5 more than a refurb!

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The whole family has these, and we all love them. So easy, so cheap, and looks non-dorky for being so cheap. We bought three extra recently for...well, for the giggles.

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I love mines, I find it funny for 2 years in a row that the same one is still being pushed. I bought my 8gb model for $12 black friday at best buy.

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Not just cheap, but they're A: Easily modified with Rockbox CFW
B: Insanely durable! Mine went through the washer. And the dryer. Twice. Y'know what happened to it? It got CLEAN. Didn't even freaking lose track of my last played song.
C: I mean it on the cheap thing. Wow.

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I've been listening to clips for 6 years now, and have yet to get a bad one. All of mine have been refurbs, too.

Other Sansa stuff, maybe. But Clips (including Clip+) have been spot-on.

If I didn't have my primary, and 2 back-ups, I'd be getting some more. Couple years ago, my brother gave me a iPod something or other for Christmas, and I deferred on it. It was an 8 GB thing, and didn't have FM radio, or a memory port. Cost $100+. I showed my $20 Clip, and said THANK YOU very much. Then we took it back to Sams or Walmart, and refunded it. (That clip was a 2 GB one, and refurb as well.)

Clips rule. And, if the washer DOES trash it, you're out $25.

steve

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Agreeing with all of the praise here! My kid has been through three of these in the course of about as many years and it's cool-- I still haven't spent as much as I would have on an iPod. :P We had one go through the wash and survive, but when I dropped mine in coffee... not so much (but to be expected). I've had new and refurbs and they all seem comparable in durability, and would recommend without hesitation.

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I have (I think) the 2 gig+, and have used it for about 2 1/2 years now. I've had no issues with it, the battery still holds a charge for a long time, and its super easy to navigate and use. I paid quite a bit more then this deal when I got it from Amazon a few years ago, but I have no regrets. Its a really nice mp3 player. Love it!

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I got one of these, and the power button stopped working after about a month or so. I loved the previous generation of Sansas, but didn't have much luck with this particular model.

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All the refurbished Sansa players I've owned were indistinguishable from new. If you can get one for less than new, I'd advise pocketing the difference.

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I bought a SquareTrade 3 year Warranty for mine when I bought it for 9 bucks. That's very cheap for 3 years. At that price, it's just ridiculous not to.

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Got one of these a couple years ago, a black 4gb one. It's great. The only problem I have with it is for some mp3s, like 320kbps, or for hour long DJ Sets, it'll freeze for 5 to 20 seconds before catching up to either playing or button presses. It's great for running because it's small and light, and currently I have it hooked up to a FM radio transmitter thing in my car. It has a memory card slot, so you technically never run out of space. I don't use the playlists and stuff, I just set it on random.

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Oft' heard complaint: Oh... those darned "fragile clips" on the Sansa Clip+ ....

Easy to fix! Get a cheap tube of "GOOP" (sold at Home Depot and elsewhere), and put a glob of this strong, viscous, flexible-bond glue where the hinge became detached.

Put a small weight, rubber band, or some other form of light pressure to hold in place until the "Goop" dries.

Voila! The result is a flexible joint that allows the 'clip' part of the "Clip+" to function perfectly. Keeps your "Clip+" going and that tube fo "Goop" is good for all your other minor repairs too (great stuff, but use it up before the tube dries out.)

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Absolutely love the Clip for audiobooks, probably listened to 300 books this way. Clips are recognized by Audible and the Overdrive system at the public library. They last ridiculously long on a charge (eg 8-10 hours) tho I did get one dud refurb good for 6.

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I have this and it is a great player. The two minuses are

1) Clip on the back will come off within a few months.

2) The display washes out in the sun. If you use it outside to run, like I do, it 's nearly impossible to read it in bright light.

Neither of these is a big deal but just so you know.

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These are pretty amazing. Have had two for the past two years. They play flac files and I throw a 32gb card in it, so I have 36gb of live concert recordings for less than $60. I've paired it with this: http://www.ebay.com/sch/juice2214/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=25&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2654 for amazing sound with my Senns.

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FYI- the clip is not strong enough to hold onto your shirt as you workout.

Your shorts might be a better option, but judging from the rest of the comments, that might be detrimental to the clip.

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My family has 4 of these, mostly the 4 gig +. Plays the wma audio file from the local library. My kids are always listening to audio books on their Sansa's.

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I want to love this, but I bought my son a Sansa Clip last year and it lasted about two weeks before it started freezing up inexplicably. I tried a number of remedies to fix it and it ended up freezing entirely and is now completely unusable. A big disappointment. He ended up going back to his crappy old MP3 player that I bought for $7 on Overstock three years ago and it's still going strong!

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I bought several of these here a few years back. rock solid MP3 player, and small enough so that it doesn't bounce around and make itself known, while running or cycling. Literally gave my gf my ipod nano and kept this. Worked perfectly while training for 4 triathlons!

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I've had one of these for 3 years now and love it. If you listen to audiobooks, this is the way to go. One nit-pick, I don't believe that it shows pictures or videos, so the
"Store up to 1000 songs, 2400 photos or 12 hours of video"
is a little confusing. Of course you can "store" it on there like any flash drive, but that's not really the point of getting an audioplayer.

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@ljohnson381: I, too, broke the clip off the back. The player still works well, but the hinges of the clip broke a year into my ownership of this player. Granted, it rides in my pocket daily, has been dropped, has been flung across the room by its headphone jack, has been sprayed with water, and it's okay otherwise, but the clip did indeed break.

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I always use Sansa Clip since I started listening audiobooks many years ago. I have broken several due to my own stupidity, hence I always buy the same brand/model replacements. If the price is right ($20-$25 each), get two right away. So you don't have to search for a bargain when one gets broken.

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@marehaven: The link is not working and is redirecting to the 2GB version for $32. Click the 4GB version and it will drop to $25

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Can anyone say something about this vs. the Clip Zip? Amazon reviews seem to get at people being happy with Clip+ but not so happy with Zip, is that about right?

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@jeninmaine: Mine does this occasionally. The trick is to hold the power button for 30 seconds. That'll do a hard reset. You don't lose your music or anything, just where you were in your music since the last time you turned it on.

I've had my 4GB clip for about two years now, and it sees a few hours of use pretty much every day.

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My old clip has also gone through the wash and survived - wow, I didn't know it was a thing! And it still has its clip after 3 years. On the other hand, these new clip+ models are more fragile, although I did manage to fix one clip with a small safety pin. I also don't like the memory card slots, because mine will come out occasionally and cause the whole mp3 player to reset... kind of annoying.

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@racinreaver: Haha, yeah, I did all that, and then some. When it does come on the LED screen is all scrambled and it's a brick, trust me.