How can I tell if my "new" ipod is refurbished?

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I was given an ipod as a gift, but now the giver suspects he may have been ripped off. It was not bought through Apple, but at a "reputable" place in NYC. However, it was not full price, which seems suspicious to both of us.
Is there a way to check online whether it's new or refurbished? Also, how do I know what gen it is, as it doesn't say on the back? Thanks.
Is there a way to check online whether it's new or refurbished?
You can check the serial number online. Go here and click on the link for your iPod type.
http://www.apple.com/support/ipod/
You should see a link over in the right column that says +Check your warranty status+. Enter your iPod's serial number. This may provide information on when the iPod was originally sold.
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