“…we’ll engrave gifts purchased elsewhere. No matter what the gift or where you purchased it, we can engrave the item for that extra, personal touch. Simply bring your item to any of our 600 nationwide mall locations and one of our experts will carefully engrave it.”
As an employee of the above mentioned store, we engrave: jewelry (men’s and women’s), keychains, money clips, cufflinks, picture frames, albums, lighters, glassware, flasks, plates that get attached to all sorts of items, cake knives and servers, desk pieces (nameplates, business card holders, penstands) pens, trinket boxes, silver-plated banks, charms, knives, tools, wine bottles, earbuds, clocks, and so much more. We engrave a variety of items brought in to us (but don’t bring guns, because we’re not allowed to do them anymore) including but not limited to: Swords, frames, tools (lots of hammers) chef knives, toasters, medical equioment, flashlights, shovels, handcuffs, electronic devices from calculators to iPods, chunks of metal, machine parts, molds for plastic parts, urns (sometimes not empty), bar ware, and just about anything we can hold in our vise.
And many people do not consider their iPod disposable…they intend for their child to have it for a few years.
Seems to me that having your name and contact info permanently etched on something as transportable and highly valued as an iPod is a great idea. Especially when you’re going to be carrying the thing all over the place, increasing the chances that you might leave it somewhere. In fact, I think I’ll go get my cell phone engraved as soon as I can find a spare $40.