7 July 2006
If you are thinking of purchasing an iPod, particularly if it comes without packaging but is still sold as new or nearly new, you can check whether the serial no. is valid and whether the iPod still has any warranty time left. Ask the seller for the serial no. before going ahead with your purchase.
Check the serial no. on the ipod website support pages. On the right-hand side of this page is a small box titled 'Support Coverage'. Enter the serial no. here. A dialogue box will appear if it is not valid which will save you a lot of heartache and money if you get any faults on your iPod after you have bought it.