They ARE selling for a premium. I wish I still had it....anyway. I know everyone is crazy about the Sansa Clip but it's stupid small. The screen is tiny and the unit is so small I can see losing it or not being able to work it with my giant banana hands. And the Ipod classic.....God do I hate Itunes. I have no issue with the ipod but itunes is the absolute worst. Now I realize when I say that there's probably a million Itunes alternatives I don't know about.
What drew me to the iriver was the ease of drag and drop. Exactly what my Sony E series DOESNT have. I just want to copy my music to a folder on the player and forget about it. Not worry about what version ID3 tags I have or have to fire up Media Monkey or something similar and try to sync it and all that. Then I end up with duplicate songs. Probably all things the Sansa Clip does with flying colors.