Amazon has Speck Pixelskin HD for half the cost of Speck website. Legit?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by The Toddler, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. The Toddler macrumors member

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  2. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    Yep. I got my Candyshell on Amazon for 18 bucks. I got mine straight from Amazon too. I can't explain the discount, but if it says it's from Amazon, it's definitely legitimate.
     
  3. joec1101 macrumors 6502

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    I'm not so sure I would count on everything from Amazon as being original. I have seen some complaints on this board from people who have bought cases from them and they appear to be counterfeit. :eek:
     
  4. Anthony T macrumors 6502a

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    The black and cobalt ones are now $7-$8. Candyshell on sale for $5.99.
     
  5. RolandNights macrumors 6502a

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    I used to work at a major electronics retailer. The employee discount was the wholesale price plus 10%. Cell phone cases were very, very cheap, so I'm not surprised by Amazon's prices at all.
     
  6. JMies419 macrumors 6502

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    I got the Pixelskin from Amazon and the fit was horrible, put it back in the mail for a return the same day. Not sure if I just got a bad one or what but I was not pleased.
     
  7. andyx3x macrumors 65816

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    I bought one of these from one of their 3rd party distributors the other day and am still waiting on it. I would be very surprised if it were a knockoff.

    There is a local wireless store here in my area that sells cases very cheap. Speck Candyshells for $13.99, Mophie Juice Pack Air for $39.99 and cheap Otterbox cases. I have seen them all and they are legit.
     
  8. The Toddler thread starter macrumors member

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    The amazon link above no longer directly points to the "sold by amazon" version, and apparently the price has dropped 5 cents to $14.89.

    Jmies419, have you tried a pixelskin from another vendor? Just curious if only the one you got from amazon fit poorly vs a pixelskin you got somewhere else.
     
  9. The Toddler thread starter macrumors member

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    Now it's gone up to $17.27! The price for this thing fluctuates more than the price of gasoline.
     
  10. iAmYou macrumors 6502

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    According to speck, if the seller is amazon themselves then the items are legit.
     
  11. djransom macrumors 68040

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    Yeah I saw a tweet about this yesterday.
     
  12. andyx3x macrumors 65816

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    I received the case the other day and it's perfectly legit.
     
  13. The Toddler thread starter macrumors member

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    And today's price is $16.05! What the?

    Here's a link to Speck's Twitter feed: http://twitter.com/#!/speckproducts

    They say that as long as the seller is Amazon LLC, it is a legitimate product.
     
  14. The Toddler thread starter macrumors member

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    My Amazon-ordered Pixelskin showed up this weekend. The final sale price was $14.75. It appears to be legit, although it's in different packaging from the one found in the Apple store the last time I was there. But from sight, feel, and fit, it's identical to the Pixelskin HD I have been using for the past five months.
     

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