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Old 09-25-11, 10:33 PM   #1
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Okay, I went to Best Buy today and looked around now remember I'm 40 years old. Times like this I need a man.

Anyway, I bought a car stereo a couple of years ago and they guy told me it was Ipod ready.

Another problem, I have ruined so many CD's in this car stereo, maybe when I'm going over potholes, IDK. I decided maybe I should get an IPOD and download music on there. No more damaged CD's in the car.

Then I look at the price of the Ipod and it was expensive. Then I saw MP3 players in there. Then I began questioning do I really need an IPOD, it looks like it does so much more than what I need.

I began thinking I don't. Then if that's the case, can I get an attachment for an MP3 player and plug it into my CD player in the car where that little hole is?

Why are my CD's getting all scratched up anyway?

If I do decide to download music where is the best place to go?

If I get an MP3 player is it difficult to download music?

Jeez, sometime I wish I had a man around.
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Old 09-25-11, 10:46 PM   #2
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I found this site for you, hope it will help! I didn't need a man to find this. I hope this helps!

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Old 09-26-11, 08:22 AM   #3
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If the only thing you want it for is listening to music, without a doubt I would recommend a regular MP3 player. iPods, IMHO, can be really finicky and annoying. If you're just looking for basic functionality and nothing flashy like watching videos or a cute-looking gadget, an iPod would be a waste of money. They are overpriced compared to other brands of MP3 and MP4 players which serve the same functions but might not be quite as pretty

Personally all I want from a music player is for it play music... so yeah, iPods seem kind of overrated to me. I use some little silver thing. I don't even know what brand it is... but it plays music perfectly well so I'm happy with it.
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Thanks Aries for the information. Thanks Knox exactly what I needed to hear! I've made my decision.
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I play music in my car via my HTC phone. It acts as an MP3 player in the same sense that you would like to use it. If your car stereo has an AUX-IN jack (looks similar to a headphone jack) then you can play music from a device such as an MP3 player. All you would need it a standard AUX input lead like this one:

Car + Home Stereo Auxiliary AUX-IN Input Lead: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics Car + Home Stereo Auxiliary AUX-IN Input Lead: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics

I wouldn't pay that much though.... lol!
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wanna buy my 8-track player?

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If I do decide to download music where is the best place to go?
I tend to use iTunes and Amazon depending on which one is cheaper. Alternatively you can just buy the CDs, then rip and convert them to MP3s yourself.

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If I get an MP3 player is it difficult to download music?
No, not at all. A few clicks and the file(s) should download. Then it's just a case of either importing or dragging and dropping the files to your iPod/MP3 player.


It sounds like you've already made your decision, TooMuch, but for anyone else reading this thread I'd definitely recommend you do your homework before buying any MP3 player.

iPods are popular and fashionable but that just makes them all the more expensive. They're not necessarily bad MP3 players but you can get more machine for less money if you look at alternative players.

My personal favourite is the Sansa Clip+ . It's very cheap (the 8GB model is around £40 in the UK), very compact (similar size to a small box of matches) and simple to use (drag and drop file transfer). It also has a micro sd card slot allowing you to double it's storage capacity should you need it, a built in microphone and FM radio.
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Thanks for all the great ideas and advice. Will look into everything that everyone has told me about.

It may sound so silly but I'm very, very uncomfortable asking for help with this stuff. I couldn't even approach a sales clerk at Best Buy I just walked around for about 20 minutes, felt more confused and left. This to me is like Man territory or something, I just feel like fish out of water.
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Okay, I bought myself a Sansa Fuse + mp3 player. I did my best to read the instructions. I also went on the internet to look for more HOW TO INFO. I made the stupid mistake to get an Itunes card. I have spent all day trying to figure out how to download everything. ALL I CAN SAY IT'S BEEN HELL.

In the end I manage to download the music I wanted on some blank CD's. Basically out of desperation. So at least I could enjoy the friggin music for awhile before I damage them again in the car. I cannot get my friggin Sansa Fuse to work. I manage to get it charged. Then after I unplug in from the computer, I can't turn it on.

I am mentally exhausted. If I had the energy I think I would beat up this music player. I'm done. I'm not trying anymore. I don't know if I try to play it again or work with it again. I'm not returning it either.

I hate technical stuff. I do. Not really looking for advice at this point. Just p*ssed and tired and needed to vent. Thanks. It just sucks, that I'm all alone. This is basically an example of everyday life for me. Struggling by myself to get everything done.

I bought a lawn mower last year and when I bought it, I asked the guy if I could have the display model, because I didn't want to put it together.
I hate putting things together. Sucks. Why can't I have a decent man around to help me once in awhile?

Just tired and fed up. Thanks. I'm about to cry from frustration, think I will head to the fridge and pig out right now. I feel incompetent and stupid. I'm going to stuff myself with food. I'm good with that!
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I've found Amazon to be cheaper and slightly easier to use than iTunes. To add them to your MP3 player (assuming the Fuse is similar in design to the Clip) you just need to drag the MP3s to the music folder on your MP3 player.
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