I finally succumbed to the immense pressure and had to submit the 1-click button after thinking much about it. Yes, I ordered the 20GB Apple Ipod from Amazon.com. Amazon had a good deal on it and my Dell DJ Mp3 player's harddisk had crashed, making it a complete piece of dirt. I have had software issues with Dell DJ, but didnt expect it to completely stop working. This gave me enough courage to open out the mp3 player and see what it had. A Li-Ion battery and a Hitachi hard disk are the prominent ones (it could very well be an IDE cable issue or a software issue).
I am trying to get my pictures from the UK organized, should put it up by this weekend.