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bigboar
Nov 1, 2012, 11:58 PM
I cant imagine stock lasting very long!!!!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0082YLJQ0/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00



jmxp69
Nov 2, 2012, 12:00 AM
Wow! Great catch. I just ordered three. Getting them for my three youngest kids for Christmas.

bigboar
Nov 2, 2012, 12:09 AM
Wow! Great catch. I just ordered three. Getting them for my three youngest kids for Christmas.

Thanks! I ordered 2 for myself!!:D I figure I can just put one up for use later at that price....

jmxp69
Nov 2, 2012, 12:16 AM
I just bought 16 more. I'm going to see how much I can flip them for on eBay.

MusicEnthusiast
Nov 2, 2012, 12:20 AM
I just bought 16 more. I'm going to see how much I can flip them for on eBay.

You're joking, right?

bigboar
Nov 2, 2012, 12:21 AM
i just bought 16 more. I'm going to see how much i can flip them for on ebay.

:cool:

hyteckit
Nov 2, 2012, 12:23 AM
Wow. Ordered 100.

jmxp69
Nov 2, 2012, 12:30 AM
You're joking, right?

The full size MoKo has been about $19 on Amazon as long as I've been looking at cases. No reason the mini version won't fetch $12-$14 on eBay, so no, I'm not joking.

Wow. Ordered 100.

Wow, I would have thought after the Walmart mini fiasco, people would be a bit less skeptical. So, here it is...

ANMA dojo
Nov 2, 2012, 12:40 AM
does it have smartcover function?

KingArthurVI
Nov 2, 2012, 12:49 AM
OMG and it's free with Prime shipping 2-day. holy crap. how do they earn money like this?

hyteckit
Nov 2, 2012, 12:54 AM
Wow, I would have thought after the Walmart mini fiasco, people would be a bit less skeptical. So, here it is...

Are you skeptical that I bought 100?

jmxp69
Nov 2, 2012, 12:57 AM
Are you skeptical that I bought 100?

When I placed the larger order, there was a drop down above the buy button for quantity. The list originally went as high as 17, I selected that and hit buy which left me with an error page saying the product was no longer available. I reloaded the product page and the drop down changed to 16 and that time it let me place the order. Right now, the list allows qty 3 only. So I'm assuming that stock is being updated.

So since I tried to get as many as I could before you first posted and was limited to less than 17, the evidence suggests an order for 100 wasn't possible.

Not true?

Edit: Interestingly enough, the quantity drop down now shows the max number as 10.

hyteckit
Nov 2, 2012, 01:03 AM
When I placed the larger order, there was a drop down above the buy button for quantity. The list originally went as high as 17, I selected that and hit buy which left me with an error page saying the product was no longer available. I reloaded the product page and the drop down changed to 16 and that time it let me place the order. Right now, the list allows qty 3 only. So I'm assuming that stock is being updated.

So since I tried to get as many as I could before you first posted and was limited to less than 17, the evidence suggests an order for 100 wasn't possible.

Not true?


Haha.. there's a limit of 2 now.

Luckily I got 100.

ercsliberty
Nov 2, 2012, 01:20 AM
Haha.. there's a limit of 2 now.

Luckily I got 100.

good for you/bad for others

MR1324
Nov 2, 2012, 01:37 AM
i have one of these cases for the ipad 3. it's **** quality

hyteckit
Nov 2, 2012, 01:43 AM
i have one of these cases for the ipad 3. it's **** quality

Is it?

I read the reviews for it, and customers seem to love it.

http://www.amazon.com/MoKo-Slim-Fit-Folio-Stand-Apple/dp/B007CKLCSK/

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good for you/bad for others

Why? It's still in stock for those who want it.

bagelmaker
Nov 2, 2012, 01:46 AM
Thank you for the tip OP! I bought one. Just one;)

duck33
Nov 2, 2012, 02:19 AM
I cant imagine stock lasting very long!!!!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0082YLJQ0/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00

I must be the only one that thinks that looks ugly as hell.

MistaGavin
Nov 2, 2012, 03:57 AM
I have prime, but it wants me to pay shipping :/

steve dave
Nov 2, 2012, 06:54 AM
I don't see anything about this being prime eligible.

hyteckit
Nov 2, 2012, 07:01 AM
Shipping is now $4.98, so you guys missed the deal.

bigboar
Nov 2, 2012, 07:04 AM
Deal is dead! No longer prime eligible...

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I must be the only one that thinks that looks ugly as hell.

LOL! It's a black fake leather case and was $1.98...I have seen much worse for a whole lot more.....

LSUtigers03
Nov 2, 2012, 02:10 PM
Still showing as Prime eligible for me.

hyteckit
Nov 2, 2012, 06:50 PM
Haha... back to $1.98 again.

Better hurry guys.

Johnwebster79
Nov 2, 2012, 07:26 PM
Drawback is sleep/wake function, I bought this one instead:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008YZ8TQK

Hope that helps

glen e
Nov 2, 2012, 08:57 PM
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1482103

Tsikura
Nov 3, 2012, 12:49 AM
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1482103

It's what I'm also expecting, but for 2 bux, if the case is decent enough it'll hold me off until I buy this sucker http://shop.portenzo.com/hardback-for-ipad-mini/

For the people that bought 20+ of these cases, may they luck out.

steve dave
Nov 5, 2012, 01:33 PM
Anyone use theirs yet and have any thoughts? Mine is waiting for me at home.

LanEvo
Nov 5, 2012, 01:53 PM
Anyone use theirs yet and have any thoughts? Mine is waiting for me at home.

I have one, I like it, for the price it cannot be beaten. It holds and protects the Mini very well. Turns out I will be getting more as well, seems that mine did not come with a wake/sleep function, so they are sending me new ones with it. I could do with or without it, but I will take it.

steve dave
Nov 5, 2012, 01:56 PM
I have one, I like it, for the price it cannot be beaten. It holds and protects the Mini very well. Turns out I will be getting more as well, seems that mine did not come with a wake/sleep function, so they are sending me new ones with it. I could do with or without it, but I will take it.

Did you have to email them about that? I can only assume that mine won't either since it probably has something to do with them being manufactured from rumored specs

iAi
Nov 5, 2012, 01:57 PM
I must be the only one that thinks that looks ugly as hell.

Yeah, imo, it's not pretty but not that ugly. Plus that hole ...

I could put a sticker to cover it but I want free shipping as I don't have APM.

LanEvo
Nov 5, 2012, 02:24 PM
Did you have to email them about that? I can only assume that mine won't either since it probably has something to do with them being manufactured from rumored specs

No, they sent me an automatic email... I received the cases Saturday.

steve dave
Nov 5, 2012, 05:29 PM
Got mine and am giving it a shot. First impressions are mostly positive. It seems well put together. Nice materials. The channels for the stand are pretty deep so the ipad will stay where you put it. Leaves the screen totally unobstructive which is a huge positive. My issues are the corners don't seem to hold the ipad really tight. The upper right corner is too close to the sleep/wake button so it is kind of difficult to press. Also, no auto sleep/wake function in the cover. However, I just got an email that says they are going to ship me a new one with that functionality in the near future.

Overall, it is easily worth many times the $2 price.

bagelmaker
Nov 5, 2012, 06:57 PM
When you have the case on does it keep a pretty slim profile or is it bulky?

epi117
Nov 5, 2012, 06:58 PM
picked up two, $10 with shipping

steve dave
Nov 5, 2012, 07:06 PM
When you have the case on does it keep a pretty slim profile or is it bulky?

It does some bulk. Not anything outrageous but it is definitely thicker. I think it somewhat helps holding with one hand when you have the cover folded back, though. I can safely say that it is easily the best case I have used with regard to using it as a stand. It is very sturdy and doesn't move unless you want it to. Of course I am comparing to the numerous cases I used with my regular iPads.

iAi
Nov 5, 2012, 07:34 PM
It is so cheap that it has an extra hole? :D

Seriously, it definitely looks bulky and I feel like even if somebody gave this to me as gift or free, I will not use it. I guess, if you like it, not bothered by the defects and will be using for a long time, kind of worth for those who bought it cause like me - the case am using is kind of little off but am getting use to it. And am loving more & more the additional form factor and some protection it provides to the mini.

KingArthurVI
Nov 6, 2012, 02:12 AM
Got mine today as well. It feels like it could cost like $10, definitely a steal. Not to mention they are sending us a free replacement that has the smart cover feature!

hyteckit
Nov 7, 2012, 06:14 AM
Very nice case. It does have a magnet. However, there needs to be two magnet for the auto sleep function to work. It's missing the second magnet.

ipoddin
Nov 7, 2012, 09:56 PM
I like it. Not bad for $2. Not much bulk either. Similar one at a generic kiosk in the mall on launch day was going for $45!

I'm getting a new one too as the magnets for sleep function were not installed on this one. Tey emailed me. Should have it this weekend.

At least now I have something to carry it around in until I find the perfect case.

bagelmaker
Nov 8, 2012, 01:06 AM
I received mine today and I really like it. Well worth the $6 they are charging for it now. I'd have been happy if a $20 case was this quality. Not too bulky. Provides a ton of protection, and actually makes the mini easier to hold. My one company is that you have to remove the bottom have of the ipad from its clips in order to out it in the stand position.

ipoddin
Nov 8, 2012, 12:30 PM
I can't imagine that i can get a good case for my mini by this price.

But you can! Some of us are using it. And it's now $1.88! Fits perfectly. What I can't imagine is why people will drop $40 on a Smart Cover when for $2 you can get a smart slim case.

Jacoblee23
Nov 8, 2012, 12:48 PM
This is the best 2.00 I've ever spent. I can't wait until they send me my replacement!

But you can! Some of us are using it. And it's now $1.88! Fits perfectly. What I can't imagine is why people will drop $40 on a Smart Cover when for $2 you can get a smart slim case.

LSUtigers03
Nov 8, 2012, 03:34 PM
The replacement cases are available I just got the email. You can get the same case as before but it has the auto wake/lock feature or you can get a smartshell stand case with the auto wake/lock feature.

ipoddin
Nov 8, 2012, 03:57 PM
The replacement cases are available I just got the email. You can get the same case as before but it has the auto wake/lock feature or you can get a smartshell stand case with the auto wake/lock feature.

Got that email too. Think I'm going with the alternate case. Since the one I have is the same as the replacement minus wake/lock I'll still have that plus the new one as choices to use!

LSUtigers03
Nov 8, 2012, 04:03 PM
Got that email too. Think I'm going with the alternate case. Since the one I have is the same as the replacement minus wake/lock I'll still have that plus the new one as choices to use!

That's what I'm doing. I didn't want to do another order through Amazon so I just asked them to send the alternate case as my replacement.

dthmtlgod
Nov 8, 2012, 08:29 PM
That's what I'm doing. I didn't want to do another order through Amazon so I just asked them to send the alternate case as my replacement.

That is what I did as well.
I got my original one today - Best $2.00 i spent in a long time.

hyteckit
Nov 8, 2012, 08:39 PM
What if I ordered 10? Should I ask for 10 replacements?

OdT22
Nov 8, 2012, 09:59 PM
Ours arrived today. Thanks for the tip OP. For $2, it exceeds all expectations. (Very nice in the hands while typing)

We also got their email offer to exchange them, and took them up on it. We chose the smart-case clones, but we have a hard time expecting more from a seller on the net. Wow!

Best tip so far on these forums. Glad I kept reading past the retina despair tales.

LSUtigers03
Nov 9, 2012, 09:13 AM
What if I ordered 10? Should I ask for 10 replacements?

I would send them your order number and they should see how many you ordered and I would assume they would send you that many.

MrXiro
Nov 9, 2012, 12:46 PM
Looks a little thick for my tastes... but I like the price! Even at 7 bucks it's probably worth it.

Would like to hear more thoughts on this case.

School tech guy
Nov 10, 2012, 02:27 PM
does it have smartcover function?

I bought the $1.98 one. The manufacturer imediately sent an email
stating that it did not have the auto on and off feature but i could
choose between 2 other cases that did, for free. They even said to keep
the first one.

bagelmaker
Nov 10, 2012, 04:13 PM
Help, I can't decide. I got the non- sleep/wake one and love it. And now I get to choose my replacement. I kind of just want this one replaced with the feature, but I like the idea of a different option. I also have a Smart Cover and stopped using it because it keeps falling down while on the stand.

Someone decide for me...

bagelmaker
Nov 14, 2012, 03:43 AM
Did any of you get the other replacement case yet? How did you like it?

KingArthurVI
Nov 14, 2012, 03:18 PM
I got the replacement case 3 days ago. Magnet works awesome and they removed the rumored mic hole at the back. Reviews are here: http://www.amazon.com/MoKo-Slim-Fit-Multi-angle-Tablet-Feature/product-reviews/B0082YLJQ0/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

LSUtigers03
Nov 14, 2012, 05:31 PM
Did any of you get the other replacement case yet? How did you like it?

I got my replacement yesterday. I picked the alternate case they offered. The sleep/wake functions work great and the case is really thin. I like it a lot. You can't beat 2 great cases for $1.98.

Jessica Lares
Nov 14, 2012, 06:55 PM
Haha, seems to be the same one I have, just different brand. Totally go for it, I've been using mine all day today. Nice and snug.

TB07-NJ
Nov 14, 2012, 10:35 PM
$6.98 now (with Prime)

xraydoc
Nov 15, 2012, 12:22 AM
Just ordered one. $10 with overnight shipping (Friday). I have this same case for my Nexus 7 and iPad 3, so I'm very happy to get one for my mini.

spmiz12
Nov 15, 2012, 12:41 AM
Bought this for 6.95, recieved it and think its great for my application. It's a great compliment to my iPad mini..... More then worth the price......

Scott

james92se
Nov 15, 2012, 07:30 PM
Just got mine. It's surprisingly high quality.

What's up with the thin elastic strap, though? I assume it's to keep the top cover tight against the back when you have it folded back, but to get it to work it covers some of the screen. Am I doing it wrong? :confused:

*edit* it would be nice if there were magnets that held the front cover to the back when it's flipped around. I wonder if any similar cases do this?

cbronfman
Nov 15, 2012, 08:05 PM
I did pay the "full" $6.98, but the case fits perfectly and does what I want it to do. I had pre-ordered the Marware CEO Hybrid for the mini, but this case is virtually identical, about $32 cheaper and available now. I saw this thread Tuesday - ordered the case, it came Wednesday, and my iPad Mini came today. Great case. Now I'm trying to cancel the other.

bagelmaker
Nov 16, 2012, 01:09 AM
I couldn't decide which way to go for my replacement. I ordered the slimmer Smart Cover like case. But since I really want the sleep wake feature I think I might order a second of the original case, I really like that one too.

hyteckit
Nov 16, 2012, 01:48 AM
Just got mine. It's surprisingly high quality.

What's up with the thin elastic strap, though? I assume it's to keep the top cover tight against the back when you have it folded back, but to get it to work it covers some of the screen. Am I doing it wrong? :confused:

*edit* it would be nice if there were magnets that held the front cover to the back when it's flipped around. I wonder if any similar cases do this?

You don't know how to use the elastic strap?

It snaps to the front screen. Then pull the strap in the middle and wrap it around the back, over the latch. It won't cover your screen.

james92se
Nov 16, 2012, 08:34 AM
You don't know how to use the elastic strap?

It snaps to the front screen. Then pull the strap in the middle and wrap it around the back, over the latch. It won't cover your screen.

Wow, I feel like an idiot. I now see it even shows that in the picture on Amazon lol. Thanks!

AppleRobert
Nov 16, 2012, 09:50 AM
Just got the Mini a few days ago. I just ordered one of these and will get free shipping delivered Tuesday.

Thanks!

dthmtlgod
Nov 16, 2012, 01:38 PM
Received my replacement hard shell. Very impressed with it. Smart Cover works great. Can't really say a bad thing. Best free case I ever received.

Jacoblee23
Nov 16, 2012, 03:46 PM
This case is absolutely fantastic. What a freaking steal.

KingArthurVI
Nov 16, 2012, 08:01 PM
I still can't believe I got two of this (the second one as a replacement) for $1.98. I'll be keeping the first one in case the second one wears out :)

xraydoc
Nov 17, 2012, 12:48 PM
Received mine ($6.90-something). Works great. Smart Cover function works perfectly. My only real complaint is that the loop for the stylus isn't in the best spot.