I am not sure if anyone told you that you can also get an educators discount. It is not much, but it is something. Look for it on the mac website.
I too am looking into purchasing an ipod so I asked my kids which one is a good one to get. My students told me not to get the nano because several of them have had many problems with it. My husband also said students at his school said the same thing. So you might want to stay away from the nano and get another one.
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