iPod Mechanic Stole Over 9,000 iPods From Apple, Feds Say

iPod Mechanic Stole Over 9,000 iPods From Apple, Feds Say

An iPod repair shop, that we ripping Apple off for 9,000+ iPod shuffles. The feds charged Nicholas Woodman with jacking iPod shuffles from Apple by guessing shuffle serial numbers from a shuffle replacement site without actually ever buying the original shuffles himself.

Reader’s iPod Returned From Shop After Consumerist Intervention

Reader’s iPod Returned From Shop After Consumerist Intervention

After asking The Consumerist for help, reader Lisa received an iPod back from iPod Mechanic yesterday, seven months after she first sent hers in for repairs.

We Help Reader Get iPod Back After 7 Months In The Shop

We Help Reader Get iPod Back After 7 Months In The Shop

Lisa’s story of iPod repair frustration has more tangles than that pair of 1st gen earbuds you’ve abandoned in the bottom of your “big” purse.

iPod Mechanic Emerges From Repairs

iPod Mechanic Emerges From Repairs

In response to our request for a statement on what iPod Mechanic did to rectify its customer service issues, owner Nick Woodhams says:

iPod Mechanic Bristles Over Post

iPod Mechanic Bristles Over Post

Two months after we posted a negative user review, the owner of iPodMechanic.com sent us this note:

iPodMechanic.com Takes Broken iPod, Runs

iPodMechanic.com Takes Broken iPod, Runs

With the meaty heel of a palm resounding against the center of your forehead with a leathery slap, this might strike many of you as particularly astounding advice, but we think it needs to be said: please, please do not mail your $400 iPod to some random Internet stranger proclaiming himself to be an iPod Mechanic. Especially if there isn’t even a phone number on the website.