Getting a repair on my iPod will cost $200. I could get an equivalent nano for $250, plus the cost of engraving (my ipod has my name and e-mail on the back). I could get the 30GB full ipod for $300.
Or, I could lie and say that it’s a battery issue, send it in, and most likely get a refurbished ipod mini that will fix the issue anyways…and that’ll be $70. And it might be a battery issue…who knows?