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Old 11-22-2011, 06:56 AM   #1
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Sansa Clip+ for $30 -- 22 Nov Only

The SanDisk Sansa Clip+ 4GB is today's featured Black Friday Week deal at Amazon. Retailing for $45 and normally selling in the $35~$40 range, it's on sale for $30 today (22 Nov) only.

This is a great device for audiobooks and always scores high marks when reviewed. I own several and it's, by far, my favorite gadget because of it's small size and feature set.

Please note that there is now a newer model called the Clip Zip. It's basically the same thing with the addition of a color display (LP artwork only), AAC support, and a separate folder for audiobooks. This model retails for $70 (8GB) and $50 (4GB). It sells for around $57 and $47 respectively. Currently, the 8GB model is on sale at Costco (in-store) for only $40 ($55 - $15 instant rebate). That's an excellent price. I believe the sale goes through 27 Nov. I just bought this model because of the audiobooks folder and am testing it out.
  • Sansa Clip+ 4GB -- Amazon ($30) - 22 Nov only
  • Sansa Clip Zip 8GB -- Costco ($40) - thru 27 Nov

Black Friday Deals
  • Sansa Clip Zip 4GB -- Best Buy ($30) / RadioShack ($35)

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Old 11-22-2011, 10:08 AM   #2
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I bought one last month - it is a wonderful mp3 player - easy menus & directions for the tech-challenged.

Wonder if I need a back-up .....
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Old 11-22-2011, 10:21 AM   #3
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Wonder if I need a back-up .....
Of course you do

It's just a matter of deciding which one
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Old 11-22-2011, 01:13 PM   #4
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I loved my Clip+ until the actual clip on the back broke. My original Clip (without +) still works just fine. Maybe I need a new Clip +...?
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Old 11-22-2011, 02:01 PM   #5
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I bought one last month - it is a wonderful mp3 player - easy menus & directions for the tech-challenged.

Wonder if I need a back-up .....
Not to mention you can improve it by installing Rockbox on it....
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Old 11-22-2011, 02:07 PM   #6
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Ooooo... you have the rare Clip-
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Old 11-22-2011, 02:10 PM   #7
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Please note that there is now a newer model called the Clip Zip. It's basically the same thing with the addition of a color display (LP artwork only), AAC support, and a separate folder for audiobooks. This model retails for $70 (8GB) and $50 (4GB). It sells for around $57 and $47 respectively. Currently, the 8GB model is on sale at Costco (in-store) for only $40 ($55 - $15 instant rebate). That's an excellent price. I believe the sale goes through 27 Nov. I just bought this model because of the audiobooks folder and am testing it out.
The 4gb Clip Zip is on sale on Black Friday at Best Buy for $29.99, and at Radio Shack for $34.99--the ads are here.

I would be interested to know how the Clip Zip handles audio books. I saw a review somewhere complaining that it didn't do well with them.
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Old 11-22-2011, 02:20 PM   #8
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who of you all has tried the rockbox firmware on them?
am curious about since i ve only a zen stone plus so no rockbox for me
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Old 11-22-2011, 02:24 PM   #9
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I would be interested to know how the Clip Zip handles audio books. I saw a review somewhere complaining that it didn't do well with them.
I picked up the 8GB Clip Zip at Costco over the weekend. Later today or tomorrow, I'll do an audiobook side-by-side with my Clip+ and report my experiences. With Costco's 90-day return policy on electronics, I can always take it back if I'm not satisfied.
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Old 11-22-2011, 05:27 PM   #10
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who of you all has tried the rockbox firmware on them?
am curious about since i ve only a zen stone plus so no rockbox for me
I do, and I very much like it. Mostly, I use it to give myself different visualization options. It also allows me to collect Last.fm data which I can upload. I kinda miss having a player with album art, but it is a hell of a player for such a small size.
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Old 11-22-2011, 06:13 PM   #11
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Old 11-22-2011, 06:14 PM   #12
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I kinda miss having a player with album art, but it is a hell of a player for such a small size.
The new Clip Zip has a 1.1" full color screen and displays album art.
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Old 11-22-2011, 06:43 PM   #13
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I picked up the 8GB Clip Zip at Costco over the weekend. Later today or tomorrow, I'll do an audiobook side-by-side with my Clip+ and report my experiences. With Costco's 90-day return policy on electronics, I can always take it back if I'm not satisfied.
Please do, I'm planning on going to Costco on Saturday and I might want to get it.
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for all thos who hasn't tried yet: the firmware I spoke of is here: http://www.rockbox.org/
the clip zip is currently in the works (unstable atm)
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I picked up the 8GB Clip Zip at Costco over the weekend. Later today or tomorrow, I'll do an audiobook side-by-side with my Clip+ and report my experiences. With Costco's 90-day return policy on electronics, I can always take it back if I'm not satisfied.
TubeMonkey, can you check the battery life on the Clip Zip? The battery life of Clip + was a disappointment, especially when using a micro sd card. I love my orig. Clip and its back up so much that I spent $15 at the Sansa site for a set of 3 replacement clips.
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