I Love Apple
I had forgotten what buying technology should be like. I almost bought a $2700 Macbook Pro 17” notebook right there. So if you are buying an MP3 player, remember you also get this level of service with Apple, I don’t expect the same with PC products. And Apple is right about controlling the retail experience, it does make a difference.
For double protection, I recommend buying your iPod at Costco, but in the first year, Apple has an amazing iron clad product guarantee. Beyond that Costco will take anything back that they sell for a replacement.