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http://www.woot.com/special.aspx?k=vipzune

From Zunerama forums (thanks Apallohadas)

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Hello Zune Wooters,

Thank you for supporting the amazing new social ecommerce entertainment web community 2.0...er, well, thanks for picking up the cheap Zune deal at Woot.com the other day. We hope you are enjoying it as much as we enjoy your cash. We have some updates just for you:

First, as many of you may have heard yesterday, your Zune woot just got better - Microsoft will offer automatic software upgrades to improve the functionality and feature set of the Zune(s) you own. Yes, you heard correctly - Microsoft. Early-adopter support. Whoa. You can be assured that Woot staff will stay tuned and report the amazing developments in this area-for now, we're consolidating all previous Zune threads to the latest sale here. Please share any information you have with the rest your fellow new Zune owners there. There's a nice Zune news roundup post here.

Second... shhh... don't tell anyone! We have a limited quantity of official factory-refurbished black Zunes (now aka Zune 30's) to offer effective immediately. Our elite strikeforce of pirate-tongued, ninja-trained negotiation commandos worked their powers of persuasion to obtain every single official factory-refurb Zune 30. No, no blackmail, extortion, or coercion was involved (as far as we know). The point is, you won't see these anywhere else. These units are Microsoft-certified with full accessories, full warranty and even factory fresh retail packaging. And - in an ironic twist you're sure to enjoy - you get the scoop first. In fact, as a previous buyer, we're notifying only you (and your fellow Zune buyers) of a VIP behind-the-scenes event prior to their hopeful full day in the Woot sun: http://www.woot.com/special.aspx?k=vipzune. Slide on in past the velvet rope - these units are available immediately on a first-come, first-served basis at $99.99 each + $5 shipping. Sneak a friend or two in if you want - this is indeed an exciting chance to join the Zune in-crowd, but please, no "Welcome to the Social" jokes. (Unless you're as good at satire as fake steve jobs, that is.) We'll hold this sale open for as long as we can, but as with most Woot items (infocus projectors aside), quantity is limited.

Hey, cheapskates: don't forget your credit! Some of our own "early adopters" may have missed our follow-up Zune event, Open Letter spoof and all. Make no mistake, though, all buyers at $149 have real $10 credits on their accounts, ready to use on any sale over $40. Your discount code is BUMPYROAD. (Before you ask, yes, it will work on the VIP Zune sale, 2 magnums of Polyphemus, 3 yet-to-be-reckoned Woot tees, or anything else you can find that we sell for more than $40.)

On a final note, I've been asked to forewarn our newest members that the shop may be a bit busy on Friday - not to tip you Wooters Off or anything...

Thanks for your support,

Matt Rutledge
Woot CEO
post #2 of 167
Excellent find Ricardo! If only I had the money right now.
post #3 of 167
Thanks...bought one!
post #4 of 167
What a good price, if only I knew someone who needed a new player right now. Still, great deal there.
post #5 of 167
haha I just bought one on Woot a few days ago for the previous price of 129.99! What a rip off!

Good deal at either price, really, especially with the firmware announcement...wifi sync is a mighty hot feature.

Edit: Looks like these are refurbs while the one I purchased was new. Makes the price difference more reasonable. Still, I'd say the original Zune is still a good deal at anywhere less than $175. Even worth importing by hand into Canada.
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Originally Posted by error401 View Post
haha I just bought one on Woot a few days ago for the previous price of 129.99! What a rip off!

Good deal at either price, really, especially with the firmware announcement...wifi sync is a mighty hot feature.

Edit: Looks like these are refurbs while the one I purchased was new. Makes the price difference more reasonable. Still, I'd say the original Zune is still a good deal at anywhere less than $175. Even worth importing by hand into Canada.
can you not invoke the price change thingymajiggy, refund the differential, if only a few days ago?
post #7 of 167
Wow, at this price very tempting, but I will wait for gen.2., I prefer slimmer and better looking one (at least for me)...
post #8 of 167
I've never had an MP3 player, but this seems like a good price. Can anyone tell me if it's worth it?
post #9 of 167
For the money, this is a great deal. If i didn't have like 3 spare players on my desk I'd be all over this
post #10 of 167
Hmmm, no lossless and no gapless seems like kind of a deal-breaker though. Is the software annoying or can I just drag and drop like it's a hard drive?
post #11 of 167
I've never bought anything from Woot. Is there anyone who can vouch for the site as being trustworthy?
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Originally Posted by GSurge View Post
Hmmm, no lossless and no gapless seems like kind of a deal-breaker though. Is the software annoying or can I just drag and drop like it's a hard drive?
The firmware is also a major concern for me. No FLAC, OGG, gapless, folder support, etc.

As far as I know you cannot drag and drop on the zune, you must use their program.
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Does the Zune play WMA Lossless?
post #14 of 167
Nope, no lossless on the Zune. A review of the Zune for a bit more info. Hmm, that's a good price...
post #15 of 167
must. resist. the. temptation
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