… that is actually not the question.
Because unless you’re buying for a child under 10 or someone you don’t like very much, if you want an MP3 player, you want an iPod.
No, the question is which iPod. And the Apple Refurbished Store has a ton of options in stock. When you can get a Shuffle for as low as $29, you start to understand why the question isn’t whether you should go iPod, but which iPod to get.