Everything Must Go: Original Zune

On Thursday’s episode of the First Ring Daily podcast, I discussed giving away my original Zune.

It’s in good shape. The box is a bit beat up, but I have the charging cable, the original headphones, and the (black) device itself. I believe it works fine, no promises on battery.

To enter to win, just reply to this thread with the words “I’d like the Zune” (and only the words “I’d like the Zune”, with no quotes) before 1 pm ET today and I will randomly select a winner. There’s no purchase necessary—by which I mean you don’t have to be a Thurrott Premium member—and the gift has no inherent value, it’s just sentimental. There’s no location restriction, I can ship this anywhere the US Postal Service ships.

I ask only that you respect and preserve it.

Thanks!

Paul

Conversation 44 comments

  • 5558

    Premium Member
    04 November, 2016 - 7:38 am

    <p>I&rsquo;d like the Zune</p>

  • 538

    04 November, 2016 - 7:42 am

    <p>I&rsquo;d like the Zune</p>

  • 8035

    04 November, 2016 - 7:51 am

    <p>I’d like the Zune</p>

  • 5477

    04 November, 2016 - 7:55 am

    <p>I’d like the Zune</p>

  • 1488

    04 November, 2016 - 7:55 am

    <p>I have always wanted a Zune, so I would like to win it.</p>

  • 170

    04 November, 2016 - 8:07 am

    <p>I’d like the Zune</p>

  • 6044

    Premium Member
    04 November, 2016 - 8:07 am

    <p>I’d like the Zune</p>

    • 2

      Premium Member
      04 November, 2016 - 12:52 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#24568">In reply to </a><a href="../../../../users/scottib62">scottib62</a><a href="#24568">:</a></em></blockquote>
      <p>You won the Zune, thanks!</p>

    • 2

      Premium Member
      06 November, 2016 - 12:12 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#24568">In reply to </a><a href="../../../../users/scottib62">scottib62</a><a href="#24568">:</a></em></blockquote>
      <p>Anyone home? 🙂 Another day or two and I may need to move on to Plan B.</p>

      • 6044

        Premium Member
        06 November, 2016 - 4:25 pm

        <blockquote><em><a href="#24785">In reply to </a><a href="../../../../users/paul-thurrott">paul-thurrott</a><a href="#24785">:</a></em></blockquote>
        <p>Resent address etc thru email just now. Guess you didn’t get it Saturday morning.</p>

        • 2

          Premium Member
          07 November, 2016 - 9:18 am

          <blockquote><em><a href="#24808">In reply to </a><a href="../../../../users/scottib62">scottib62</a><a href="#24808">:</a></em></blockquote>
          <p>Sorry, I still don’t see it. paul at thurrott&nbsp;dot com</p>

      • 6672

        07 November, 2016 - 10:35 pm

        <blockquote><em><a href="#24785">In reply to </a><a href="../../../../users/paul-thurrott">paul-thurrott</a><a href="#24785">:</a></em></blockquote>
        <p>I’d like the Zune HD, and then the 1520, when you get to those. Please.</p>

  • 1070

    04 November, 2016 - 8:12 am

    <p>I&rsquo;d like the Zune</p>

  • 1304

    04 November, 2016 - 8:31 am

    <p>Of course it will be nurtured!</p>

  • 838

    Premium Member
    04 November, 2016 - 8:34 am

    <p>I&rsquo;d like the Zune</p>

  • 785

    Premium Member
    04 November, 2016 - 8:45 am

    <p>I’d like the Zune please!</p>

  • 8041

    04 November, 2016 - 8:46 am

    <p>I’d like the Zune</p>

  • 5548

    04 November, 2016 - 8:49 am

    <p>I&rsquo;d like the Zune</p>

  • 1202

    04 November, 2016 - 9:15 am

    <p>I&rsquo;d like the Zune</p>

  • 7874

    04 November, 2016 - 9:27 am

    <p>I’d like the Zune</p>

  • 13

    Premium Member
    04 November, 2016 - 9:39 am

    <p>I&rsquo;d like the Zune</p>

  • 5440

    04 November, 2016 - 9:45 am

    <p>I&rsquo;d like the Zune</p>

  • 5619

    04 November, 2016 - 9:51 am

    <p style="text-align: left;">I&rsquo;d like the Zune</p>

  • 3061

    Premium Member
    04 November, 2016 - 10:55 am

    <p>I&rsquo;d like the Zune</p>

  • 5184

    Premium Member
    04 November, 2016 - 12:12 pm

    <p>I’d like the Zune.&nbsp; I’m too late, but worth a shot.</p>

  • 3098

    04 November, 2016 - 12:29 pm

    <p>I&rsquo;d like the Zune</p>

  • 6359

    04 November, 2016 - 12:32 pm

    <p>I’d like the Zune</p>

  • 7946

    04 November, 2016 - 4:10 pm

    <p>I&rsquo;d like the Zune</p>

  • 677

    Premium Member
    04 November, 2016 - 5:22 pm

    <p>I’d like the Zune</p>

  • 4623

    05 November, 2016 - 11:30 am

    <p>I’d like the Zune</p>

  • 1519

    07 November, 2016 - 9:20 am

    <p>I’d like the Zune</p>

  • DocPaul

    10 June, 2017 - 12:49 pm

    <p>I'd like the Zune ;)</p>

  • StevenLayton

    10 June, 2017 - 4:03 pm

    <p>Does the US postal service ship to the U.K.?</p>

    • Locust Infested Orchard Inc.

      12 June, 2017 - 10:33 am

      <blockquote><a href="#124431"><em>In reply to StevenLayton:</em></a></blockquote><p>Of course it does, though initially it appeared Trump was gonna impose an export embargo onto the UK, but he had a change of heart. The problem is, the Zune may already have been shipped outside the US, depending upon the location of <a href="https://www.thurrott.com/users/scottib62">scottib62 </a></p>

  • Locust Infested Orchard Inc.

    11 June, 2017 - 10:35 pm

    <p>I'd like to smash iPods ????</p>

  • ilovemissy85

    12 June, 2017 - 8:39 am

    <p>I'd like the Zune</p>

  • jt5

    Premium Member
    12 June, 2017 - 10:14 am

    <p>I'd like the Zune</p>

  • Locust Infested Orchard Inc.

    12 June, 2017 - 10:28 am

    <p>I'd like <a href="https://www.thurrott.com/users/scottib62">scottib62 </a>to send me the winning Zune, so that I can compare it against the pathetically atrocious iPod, with a view to sledgehammering the despicable iPod.</p>

  • scottib62

    Premium Member
    12 June, 2017 - 10:58 am

    <p>Not sure why this is up in the forums again but I'm not shipping it anywhere.</p>

    • Angusmatheson

      12 June, 2017 - 11:10 am

      <blockquote><a href="#124857"><em>In reply to scottib62:</em></a></blockquote><p>How was using it? Zune music pass doesn't exist, can your groove music pass work, or do you have to get old school and load music on your computer to it?</p>

    • Locust Infested Orchard Inc.

      13 June, 2017 - 7:56 am

      <blockquote><a href="#124857"><em>In reply to scottib62:</em></a></blockquote><p>Hi <a href="https://www.thurrott.com/users/scottib62">scottib62</a&gt;, can you describe for us the truly awesome feeling of being a proud owner of the magnificent Zune ?</p><p>Also please share your undwindling love for the esoteric Zune by your frank and uncompromising loathing for the lacklustre and discredited iPod that everyone appears to have had before the advent of the iPhone ?</p><p>Your words of love for the Zune would be appreciated by Zune fantasists across the World. </p>

  • Angusmatheson

    12 June, 2017 - 11:13 am

    <p> What did people think about the end of the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 when Star Lord got a Zune? Everything else were 80s references – mix tapes of 70s music, PAC Man. I felt the Zune was out of place. My son thought it was hilarious.</p>

  • OhSoMuchFun

    Premium Member
    12 June, 2017 - 12:59 pm

    <p>OMG!!!!! Did Microsoft announce the new Zune at E3? And Thurrott is giving one away?</p>

    • Locust Infested Orchard Inc.

      13 June, 2017 - 8:09 am

      <blockquote><a href="#124934"><em>In reply to OhSoMuchFun:</em></a></blockquote><p>Yes, what a truly unexpected announcement by Microsoft. Never did I believe even for a slightest moment that the Zune was dead.</p><p>And so Microsoft has done us proud by revealing the immensely unbelievably awesomely jaw-dropping captivating device that puts all other devices of this genre to shame – welcome to Zune VR. WOW !!!</p><p><a href="https://www.thurrott.com/users/OhSoMuchFun">OhSoMuchFun</a&gt; I shall have this Xmas with my newly acquired Zune VR. Can't wait !!!</p>

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