Over a year ago, in April 2009 I think, I bought an iPod Classic 120GB as my old iPod with Video model reached an ufortunate end (flat and dead battery, and five or more bad knocks to hard floors). If you want an iPod, buy one and get the Rough Guide to iPods book, which is full of helpful information, and if you need some more help, "iPod: The Missing Manual" is another helpful book, which I bought from the USA, and I was really pleased with the helpful information that it contains. Images are in full colour, which is another reason to buy a copy of this book. I taught myself how to operate gadgets such as iPods, but read the section that you 'may' be struggling with three or four times, and the information you've learned from a guide book will make you wiser! And happier, too!