Where to buy a good lighting cable?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by truelies, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. truelies, Nov 21, 2012
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    Apple one is too expensive. From the review the cheap cables can only charge, but can't sync.
     
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    XboxMySocks

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    $800 phone = not expensive
    $19 cable = expensive

    wat
     
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    I need one two.

    If I get another one I will then have too of them.
     
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    That's to funny. I wanted too get one for my to iphones two, but the ones I bought were two short too work for me.
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    Got mine for less than 10 total including shipping and tax from fasttech.com

    Edit: they're now 5.99 with free shipping worldwide
     
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    zone23

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    What the hell is going on with you guys and the word "two" you talking the number 2 or as in also?? I'm not the thread police but come on.. Ha HA good laugh I guess??

    bought mine at Best Buy walked in walked out works perfect..
     
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    dude thank you for that laugh.. i was about two say something.

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    ^^^
     
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    Get a USB extension cable from amazon $2
    6ft
     
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    Yes paying $200 at the least base price for an iPhone is okay but paying for a working lightning cord for $20 is bank breaking.
     
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    Lol exactly!! Some people just don't think
     
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    Yeah screw the OP for trying to save a buck or two.


    The hell is wrong with people?! They should pay whatever it costs for the things they want!
     
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    "I found some but they only charge, damn apple"
    *$3 knockoff cord*
    He wants a good lightning cable so he should buy it officially.
     
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    mikeydeezy

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    ahh. I see.

    The only other legit lightning cables I'm aware of is the few from Belkin. But the prices are comparable to Apples.


    $20 for a cable :apple:
     
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    I bought an ebay cable for £5 and it both charges and sychs fine
     
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    I'm willing to pay $35,000 for a car but I think paying $3,500 for a spare tire is bank breaking. Am I wrong? :rolleyes:
     
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    Hello sir I don't know what vehicle you drive but they definitely don't sell tires for 3500$ apiece, I suggest you look around some more and compare prices before you make that purchase.
     
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    Up to 30 days shipped from Hong Kong. Deal-breaker.
     
  19. panda bear, Nov 21, 2012
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    I got a flat on my BMW and it was about $1500 to replace the tire.

    The poster's point was that paying 10% for an accessory is a lot.

    $20 cable is to a $200 phone as a $3500 tire is to a $35,000 car.

    If you purchased a $35,000 car, should you then be okay with paying $3,500 for a tire?

    In this case, I think the charger would be more comparable to a set of tires, rather than one tire. And with my car, that would mean a set of tires is close to $6,000. And it's right around 10% of the price of my vehicle.

    The comparison is flawed, because most people don't pay for their cars outright.

    My mind says that if you have $200+ to buy an iPhone and can afford the monthly plan, you *should* have an extra $20 laying around to purchase a lightning cable or you are probably pretty bad with money.

    But if you take out a loan to pay on a $35,000 car monthly, that does not mean that you should have $3500 laying around for a set of tires.

    My, I'm verbose this evening. Sorry

    NOTE: This is not my analogy. I was explaining an analogy made by another poster in this thread.
     
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    Probably one of the worst analogies ever. FYI this is coming from a Benz and BMW owner.
     
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    panda bear

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    Haha yeahh not a great one. You are aware that it wasn't my analogy, right?

    I'm not trying to be credited with that nonsense..
     
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    LOL. It's all good. In reality though I'm sure if you ever get another flat on your BMW, you're not putting a cheap generic brand tire or cheap generic brand run flat on your ride.
     
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    tymaster50

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    Yes $20 is a lot of money but buying all these apple products isn't lmao
     
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    Nope.. I will be using another of the $1500 tires.

    That tire analogy was said by another person in this thread and I think the person I responded to misunderstood it, so I explained it then disagreed with it.

    Though, I tend to make up absolutely terrible analogies that no one gets but me. However, this doozy is not one I can take credit for.
     
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    My bad. I should have quoted the other poster. My apologies sir! =)
     

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