199 = still to much.
cause the way i see it is i already got a lower end flash based player and even stuff like ipod nano etc is facier it just aint good enough for me to justify buying another mp3 player
about $100 tops is about the most i would even consider right now... although i would like to upgrade from my sorta crappy RCA Lyra 128MB player (i got a 512MB SD card in it though, basically 8hours @128kbps ... so 10hours total counting the built in 128MB to)
i just wish any of those decent (functionality similar to ipod nano basically) 4GB flash based players would get to around the 50 dollar area i would probably get one.
and another thing that sucks about most of those fancier mp3 players is they dont have standard AA batts like i use (i use NI-MH AA single batt in my current one, basically unlimited power) so basically when the battery dies your pretty much screwed
... and even if u can replace the players battery it will probably cost damn near the price of the entire device lol.
p.s. i know im sorta cheap but i just cant see paying 199+ for a portable mp3 player when u never know how long it will last.... plus it aint like i really "need" 30GB either. 4GB would probably be "good enough" for me although with 10GB it would give me some breathing room. but i can get by with the 4GB with little to no issues.This post has been edited by ThaCrip: Sep 5 2007, 03:54 PM