11" MacBook Air Sleeves are too expensive. $40+ for a piece of fabric? Pfffff.

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by El Burro, Jan 30, 2011.

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    El Burro

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    & the cheaper ones look like crap too. The amount of money some of you will pay for a sleeve is ridiculous. $80 or $100?

    In any case, if anyone can recommend some cheap/good looking sleeves let me know.

    Edit: I like this one
    www.airvelope.co

    price is excessive with shipping to America, but everything else seems to be way too expensive. Guess I'll have to wrap my macbook air in plastic wrap until then!

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    welcome to the world of Apple.
     
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    I payed 20 bucks for my macvelope and I love it. I don't call that expensive
     
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    I paid 29€ for my InCase sleeve for 13". I don't know what platinum covered sleeves you're looking at
     
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    Psilocybin

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    Maybe it's signed by 50 cent like that degraded laptop that was selling for that insane price
     
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    My take on it is that if you were willing to pay the price for the MBA in the first place, spending slightly more for a sleeve shouldn't be a huge problem. I agree that some are priced a little too high, but you can get some really nice ones for around $30. I got my Moshi Muse for $35 with free shipping.
     
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    lol
     
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    Also, check eBay. I got a sleeve for my 13" laptop for $15, and it's a beauty... just not a name brand.
     
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    Many people who buy expensive Apple products also have very expendable incomes, so it's nothing for them to buy a couple of MBAs. And because they have they have the mullah, they will pay another 100 bucks for an expensive sleeve, simply because they have the money to waste, and they want something that will set them apart. On the other hand, if they are members of this site, well, they're just Mac addicts like me, and they simply love their machines and they want something they preceive is stylish. But not me. I paid $30 for a Targus sleeve, and though I like it, and I bet it cost like $2 to manufacture it. In a montery system that's what is called waste and capitalist profit. Same goes for Apple products, especially.
     
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    El Burro

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    They should spend their money on better things --- like humanitarian causes i.e. feeding the poor!

    Eh they probably won't, yay for human greed!

    I still like my 11" macbook air tho --- really useful for my classes & far superior to winDoze.
     
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    Spending money on feeding the poor? What a stupid comment. We would either spend money on protecting our expensive investment before handing money out when a chunk of them use it to feed their drug habbit and or alcohol
     
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    What a ridiculous thread:

    1. If u want a sleeve/case for your MacBook air, then shell out whatever money you feel necessary to get one, don't b!tch about it on the Internet, and when u spill your coffee on it or drop it, the value of your case will be apparent.

    2. It's true many people who buy apple products have expendable incomes, but most of us dont, i bought my mbp because of appreciation for the product as a whole and it took me months to save up for it.

    3. Who is anybody to judge how you spend your money? Be it on the poor or apple products? I break my balls and earn **** money, yet I bought my own apple laptop AND I give to charity...

    Get off your high horses.
     
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    El Burro

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    You're so infinitely wise.
     
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    somebody has to say it, your the one who made that stupid a** comment, telling us what to do with out money oh wise man

    how we "should" spend our money, people like you piss me off.."oh feed the poor, oh donate your 20 bucks instead of protecting your investment"
     
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    Yeah, I understand what you’re saying, but donating money to the poor doesn’t really solve the problem. We need a different system that alleviates poverty and erases it off the planet. It can be done.

    As for people wasting money on expensive products, that’s just the nature of the capitalist society. Everyone is producing products to make money—pure and simple. It’s not about how good the product is necessarily but how much people are willing to pay.

    Many of the high price cases are probably not selling like hotcakes, but if you can make a case for say $10 overhead and then sell it for a hundred dollars, well then you can what the deal is.

    As for me, I really like the Waterfied case and the Tom Bihn Ristretto bag for the Air, but both are just a little out of my price range. While I could save and get them, I think about other things I could be doing with the money. And also think about do I really need them. It’s not like I‘d be showing them off or anything. They’re no more practical than the cheaper bags.
     
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    El Burro

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    [​IMG]
     
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    But not all of them do...

    So, let them all starve since a few use it for drugs???
     
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    Lol that dog picture made my day haha
    I have a different view on those that are poor. I live in an area full of them so my view on them is probably different but I'm not going to get into it right now

    This topic is not meant as a political debate on the needy
     
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    Its really obvious this has nothing to do with Apple. Apple doesn't make sleeves. Sleeves for PC laptops cost the same.
     
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    I spent $2 on my neoprene sleeve. Dealmac.com showed a sale for them on a site called Meritline. Took almost a month to get it since it shipped snail mail from Singapore but it was worth the wait.
     
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    Hmm. Meritline specialises in toner, ink and blank media it appears. So why is the current top deal "Meritline After Dark leg avenue burlesque the eva corset 81265 sml red panty gloves hosiery not included"? Can you post a picture of your "sleeve"? I dare say it gets comments when you take out your MBA at Starbucks.
     
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    How about a bubble-lined envelope? Protects well from impact and liquids.

    Price: 50 ¢
     

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    Psilocybin

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    creative and cheap..i like it...i bought a macvelope for 20
     
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    I'm not wealthy by any stretch of the imagination, but I bought Apple products because of its sheer simplicity and conformity, from the engineering and design of the hardware to the stability and consistency of its software.

    However, you have to realize that many accessory products are rebranded from manufacturers in Asia, and once it gets rebranded a couple of times, the prices tend to jump significantly.

    Moshi's ClearGuard for the MacBook Air costs $25. Similar products can be purchased for as little as $4. I would gather that these fabric sleeves can be picked up for 1/3-1/4 of the retail price that US shops are selling it for.
     

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