If you have a new iPod or iPod mini, but don't have enough hours in the day to rip your existing CD collection to disk, LoadPod is a new service that can help. A division of iPod Garage, LoadPod offers local service in areas including Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Houston, Indianapolis, South Carolina and Minneapolis. Box up your audio CDs and your iPod, and LoadPod will send someone to your home or office to pick them up. Within five days you'll get everything back, and your iPod will be fully loaded with your music, ripped in 128Kbps AAC format, the same format used by Apple's iTunes Music Store. The cost is $1.50 per CD with a minimum of 50 CDs, along with a $20 travel charge. The travel charge is waived if you have 100 CDs or more.
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