iPod Meets Grumpy Old iMac

This tickled me today…

Whatever I work on, I can’t help but go to the nth degree to make sure it’s right for the recipient — even if it’s an eBay listing!

40GB iPod Photo

I’ve been enjoying a bit of life laundry recently through eBay, the perfect method for recycling instead of disposing.

All those years ago, I was so excited to receive my very first iPod (above) for Christmas one year but the time was right for it to find a new home.

As you might imagine, I keep the boxes and original documents for most things — the makings of a good future eBay listing.

The lucky buyer of my iPod was very pleased, so much so that she took the time to write this glowing feedback, which I thought I would share with you (and with the buyer’s permission, of course):

“Just wanted to say many, many thanks for the iPod! Loved the listing, the perfect packaging, the “open other side” on the box — in fact, by the time I had sliced through all the sellotape with my scalpel it actually didn’t matter what was in the box!

“I knew the iPod and accessories would have every little piece of protective packaging in place and I wasn’t disappointed. The iPod is the perfect companion for my grumpy old iMac, they bonded immediately via Firewire and plan to live happily ever after. It is the 40th birthday present that I wanted but… yes, I am that old.

“eBay Feedback couldn’t possibly reflect all of this and maybe that’s a good thing, not everyone sees the world as we do.” — a happy eBayer

That kind of recognition for my efforts just makes my day, especially in the knowledge that a much-loved item has gone to a happy home…

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