Hey guys. My young cousin accidentially put his Ipod Shuffle through the wash. It's pretty easy to figure out the result - it doesn't work any longer. However, he did hold onto the paperwork and the packaging that came with the Ipod BUT NOT the receipt. Now, I've heard, in other cases, that Apple can be relatively lenient/helpful in terms of replacing/repairing damaged material, like Ipods. If I contacted Apple about this, and noted that he's all of 8 years old and wasn't thinking, do you think I'd get any help? Side note: If you feel that this thread is the perfect opportunity to say "Put it through the wash? Your cousin is an idiot." or something to that effect, that's fine, go to town. However, the explicit purpose of the thread isn't to solicit a bunch of commentary on how idiotic he is and how it would be worthless to try and defend his stupidity, it's to find out if sending his Ipod to Apple and getting a replacement one is feasible. Regardless, this is an open thread and, if it simply is going to satisfy the asshole in you to call my kid cousin an idiot, then by all means - go to town.