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Old 01-04-2010, 09:00 PM
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Was poking around the electronics section of my local grocery store when I discovered four 2Gb Sansa Fuzes collecting a LOT of dust behind the counter. All are in the old packaging with a few new package ones sitting behind them (guess they want to move the old stock first). I've been wanting to play around with a v1 and rockbox for a while so I took a chance and picked the one with the most dust.

I have a hard time describing the sick I felt on the way home, hesitation to open the plastic, then joy at seeing that I've got a V1!

Anyone in the area interested in picking up a new V1 here is the location of the store (Maxi):

http://maps.google.com/maps/place?so...91634098178353

There are at least three left. The way Sansa was packaging the Fuze there is still no guarantee but they all looked to be sitting there for quite a while. It was $64 which is steep for an mp3 player but well worth the price considering how much toy I'm getting.
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Old 01-05-2010, 10:02 AM
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Was poking around the electronics section of my local grocery store when I discovered four 2Gb Sansa Fuzes collecting a LOT of dust behind the counter. All are in the old packaging with a few new package ones sitting behind them (guess they want to move the old stock first). I've been wanting to play around with a v1 and rockbox for a while so I took a chance and picked the one with the most dust.

I have a hard time describing the sick I felt on the way home, hesitation to open the plastic, then joy at seeing that I've got a V1!

Anyone in the area interested in picking up a new V1 here is the location of the store (Maxi):

http://maps.google.com/maps/place?so...91634098178353

There are at least three left. The way Sansa was packaging the Fuze there is still no guarantee but they all looked to be sitting there for quite a while. It was $64 which is steep for an mp3 player but well worth the price considering how much toy I'm getting.
That is expensive especially for 2GB, but you'll be paying a premium for the v1's unfortunately. Good luck with Rockbox. I know you'll love it as much as I love Rockbox on my 8GB!
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Old 01-05-2010, 10:03 AM
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You should have looked for a refurb, they're half the price ...
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Old 01-05-2010, 10:10 AM
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You should have looked for a refurb, they're half the price ...
Not readily available in Canada, and on a couple of occasions when I have seen them advertised, they were expensive and/or out of stock. and still no guarantee they are V1.

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Old 01-05-2010, 10:13 AM
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Not readily available in Canada, and on a couple of occasions when I have seen them advertised, they were expensive and/or out of stock. and still no guarantee they are V1.

Steve
That sucks, here you have a very good chance to get a v1 and if it's not return it. Or you could look from a resale from an owner that can tell you if it's one.
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Old 01-05-2010, 03:53 PM
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Or you could look from a resale from an owner that can tell you if it's one.
That's definitely the best way.
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Old 01-05-2010, 08:11 PM
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That sucks, here you have a very good chance to get a v1 and if it's not return it. Or you could look from a resale from an owner that can tell you if it's one.
That's assuming the owner knows what they are selling. Last Sept. I bought a Clip on Ebay from a person who said that it was a v1. Turned out it was a v2. I know the guy could've been lying just to get rid of it but I was too lazy to send it back. Anyway makes a great exercise player.
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Old 01-05-2010, 08:25 PM
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That's assuming the owner knows what they are selling. Last Sept. I bought a Clip on Ebay from a person who said that it was a v1. Turned out it was a v2. I know the guy could've been lying just to get rid of it but I was too lazy to send it back. Anyway makes a great exercise player.
Best way is to ask what firmware version is on the player and explain how they can tell, little do they know why you want the info
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Old 01-06-2010, 09:10 AM
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Best way is to ask what firmware version is on the player and explain how they can tell, little do they know why you want the info
I tried that several times, and everytime I got back a reply (WHEN I got back a reply) that they didn't know & didn't want to damage the packaging to find out. Buy.com seems to be a good source. 8 of 8 Fuzes I've seen from them (refurbs) have been v1's.
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Old 01-06-2010, 09:26 AM
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I tried that several times, and everytime I got back a reply (WHEN I got back a reply) that they didn't know & didn't want to damage the packaging to find out. Buy.com seems to be a good source. 8 of 8 Fuzes I've seen from them (refurbs) have been v1's.
I was talking about buying from another individual vs online store and if it's still in a package, then I understand they don't want to open it, but normally from another user they're not packaged till they're going to ship. And yes, buy.com is a good source, 2 of the refurb clips I've bought from them are v1's
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Old 01-06-2010, 11:46 AM
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sorry for my newbie ignorance... but what is the main diff between a V1 and V2? Is it Rockbox capability?
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Yes it's Rockbox. Other than that there's no difference to the end user. That one difference is pretty important though!
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