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Retailer GameStop Will Stop Carrying Microsoft Zune Because of Poor Sales

Do You Own an MP3 Player That's Not an iPod?

GameStop has announced that it will stop carrying Microsoft's Zune because of shabby sales — a blow to the heart of the device that was hoped would be a worthy opponent to Apple's iPod. I feel a tiny bit for the little guy, who's an underdog fighting the good fight of consumer competition.

But in my own personal microcosm, I don't actually know anyone who owns or has owned the Zune, while I have had many iPods (and my iPhone) and most of my friends have also owned multiple iPods. I struggle to even think if I know anyone with a non-iPod. But I want to know — do any of you own an MP3 player that Apple didn't make?

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gabiushka gabiushka 9 years
SANDISK! go against the flow.
The-City-Girl The-City-Girl 9 years
Just because Apple comes out with a new model, it doesn't make the previous model obsolete! After my iPod touch was stolen, I've gone back to the silver mini I received for my birthday 3 years ago, and it works just as well as it ever did. No, its display isn't in color and it doesn't play movies, but it plays my music perfectly, which is just what I want of it until I get my iPhone. This staying-power quality has been typical in my personal experience with Macs.
jrebeccat jrebeccat 9 years
I have no plans of ever owning Apple products. I started with a little Bantam A350 back in the day, then a Creative Zen Micro 5GB, which I gave to my dad, and is still going strong, when I upgraded to a Zune 80GB for the storage capacity.
witchbaby witchbaby 9 years
i have only owned an ipod but i got my dads a tiny zen stone for xmas and it started acting weird a week later and we returned it. got him a nano instead. >.<
advo advo 9 years
I've never had an Ipod nor a MP3 player. I have always just used by phone. I had a Sony Ericson Walkman for a long time and now I have a Nokia which has a decent player as well. I hate it when you need to carry all those gadgets, I have enough with keys, wallet and phone, I don't need to add more, thank you very much. No, I'm one of those people who like one-in-all solutions.
bajeckabean bajeckabean 9 years
Creative Zen here. I love it.
lily8206 lily8206 9 years
I've had (and used) the same iPod for at least 3 years now.... and I've never even heard of the Zune!
Patty2586 Patty2586 9 years
I have a Sony bean, it works great for me, no hassle. My sister has an Ipod and she is fine with it. I just don´t think the price on the Ipod justifies what you are getting. But if someone decided to give me one as a gift I wouldn´t turn it down :)
amandalynnmc amandalynnmc 9 years
I got a free Sony MP3 player when I bought my car. I already had my iPod so I sold the Sony on eBay. Poor thing didn't even have a chance.
nlj nlj 9 years
I used to have an old Audiovox player that my brother bought me for Christmas. But then when I got married, my husband and his kids all had iPods. Now I have an iPhone (which is ok, but i would really like a slider qwerty keypad!). But I must say, it was fun to take my iPhone into the bathroom last night and listen to music while i showered, since it plays music through the speaker phone. BUT, I now buy my mp3s through Amazon as much as possible!!!!
shannon_xo shannon_xo 9 years
i love my ipod!
gemsera gemsera 9 years
No to the iPods for me. I have a Samsung K3 which the battery lasts over a month (used on my last longhaul for 30 hours straight, and it lasted a month after that of regular use). It charges in a few hours and has never let me down. Bit tricky to use with this mac I was given, but a bit of custom software and run windows via parallels seems to work. I also have a Sony Ericcson walkman "cell" phone, which has upgradable memory and syncs via bluetooth to my 24" mac, seamlessly. I think alot of non americans have non iPod devices, mainly because we are not sheep to a product. But thats just my opinion. I dont know more people with iPods than other products, given a survey of my friends. People use whatever device suits them the most. That, and who buys music these days? I find it fascinating that iTunes is making so much money off the ill informed.
i-am-awesomeness i-am-awesomeness 9 years
i like iPods. iTunes is cool, and you can buy giftcards if you don't wanna use your credit card online, and there's a huge selection of music.
kizzmeistah kizzmeistah 9 years
My boyfriend turned husband bought me my first ipod (grey ipod mini 4GB) and then upgraded me to the 60GB 5th generation ipod when it came out in November 2005. I still have it and use it as an external hard drive too. He is a mad gamer and use to be anti-apple until he won a nano in a contest at work. He fell in love with it. We both now have iPhones and we absolutely love them.
kcwebgirl kcwebgirl 9 years
i have had multiple ipods but i have friends with creative zens and zunes and wide range of other gadgets. i like my ipod but they break easy and i hate itunes. it annoys me when i go to burn a song for a mix cd for a friend having a bad day and it won't let me because it's holding my music hostage! give me a frikin break.
jennacyde jennacyde 9 years
I did have one non-iPod mp3 player... but that was before they invented the iPod. It was very primitive.
jduffey jduffey 9 years
I bought a Zune because I wanted to be different than everyone else. I hate the's awful. Microsoft should give me my $$ back.
asmariamoon asmariamoon 9 years
My MP3 player is a Sansa E260, and before that, I had a C250. They work pretty well for me, except the C250's screen is completely unusable, and I can no longer change the tunage on it for some reason, so it's stuck with the same songs it's had on it for a couple years, and my E260's screen is cracked on the upper half, thankfully, the song title and track position/volume are still readable though. I like to take my music everywhere I go, but I don't have a holder for my MP3 players, so I usually just put them in my jacket pocket, where they usually bump up against stuff like other people, poles, doors, etc., and they take quite a beating... I really should get a case for my E260, but I can't really afford it right now.
underyourwaves underyourwaves 9 years
I have an awful track record with iPods but I still want a Classic 80 GB. Right now, I have a 4 GB Sana e260. It's pretty good.
purpleb23 purpleb23 9 years
ipods are the only way to go !!!
lilchibi lilchibi 9 years
im like addicted to ipods...i tried a sandisk mp3 player because ive gone through too many ipods, but im addicted. i just keep going back to them...i think im on like my sixth ipod in the past four years.
macgirl macgirl 9 years
I find this poll interesting on two levels. One, it's neck and neck right now! Awhile back Apple announced that 85% of the portable music population was toting an iPod. By the looks of this poll that doesn't appear to be true. Second, the amount of misinformation out there... yes you can use other mp3 players with your Mac. I've never had to supply my own album art in iTunes. (then again my music is all legal- maybe that's why I get my album art supplied for me?) I only have iPod's now. I have had other players in the past though. In my house we have owned over 10 iPod's. We've never had one break. My original 5GB moving scroll wheel one is alive and well in the care of my ex husband (did you think I would give him a good one??). Oh and I've never changed a battery. Not all of them live long off the cord but those have been commissioned to acts that leave them on a charger all the time so it really isn't an issue.
Hannah_101 Hannah_101 9 years
I've had a Creative Zen for a few months now and I absolutely love it... It's my second mp3 player; my first was a Lexar mp3 player that used SD cards and I had that for nearly 2 years. If someone gave me an iPod, I'd probably use it; however, my Zen is wonderful --- the screen is great, and I like being able to play iTunes plus tracks on it... Although I've never owned an iPod, I've always used iTunes for buying and playing music on my computer...
MsTerious82 MsTerious82 9 years
I had a Creative Zen Vision:M up until I got an iPhone 2 months ago. It was great.
candysmata candysmata 9 years
I had a Sony mp3 for a while, while most of my friends had iPods. After a while I got sick of saying "my mp3" (and, besides, I got to a private school where iPods are standard) and begged my mom for an iPod. My mp3 had waay too little storage anyway. Then I got another iPod from a very very good friend, so now I guess I have 2 iPods :D
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