The pool was empty
Alas after trying to overcome a few hurdles I am going to have to postpone my foray into the land of fruit. The ipod touch I received was the wrong model. I got a 1st gen not the 2nd gen which was advertised. The seller was clearly pondering playing games but his listing was beyond obvious that it was not the first gen so he is paying shipping back to him and giving a full refund (or so I hope if not paypal disputes here I come).
So the loss of that (which I was eventually going to get a 30% discount on) combined with the need to purchase a mac or create a hackintosh in order to run the dev software has at least temporarily taken the wind out of my sails. A shame but life goes on.