Apple Bumpers not coming in retail packaging anymore

Ferris23

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Sep 24, 2007
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Not sure if already mentioned but:



Got one before that came in retail box.
 

Tarzanman

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Jul 16, 2010
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You guys sound surprised. Everyone overcharges for mobile phone accessories.
 
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tremble

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Jun 17, 2010
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I noticed this during the Australia release. It was interesting, I bought my iphone from a apple store and there wasn't even a hint of a bumper in sight. However, some of the carriers had bumpers (in these lovely boil in a bag wrappers) which they were providing with each sale.
 
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Frenchjay

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Jul 6, 2010
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It looks like they wanted to save on packaging and also so it will be harder to just sell it on ebay etc!!
 
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Chupa Chupa

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Jul 16, 2002
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So suddenly it's not worth $30 since it doesn't come in a pretty package?

Newsflash: it was always a $1 rubberband, packaging or not. Stupid that Apple held back from handing these out; stupid that people wanted them so badly -- like there were not less expensive cases around. I guess bumpers in peasant packaging are not cool. It's like a 2 y.o. who loves the box the toy came in more than the toy itself :D
 
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samcraig

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Jun 22, 2009
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Smart if only because there can be less "returns" to the apple store without the original packaging once they start selling them again.
 
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Bowsey

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Jul 11, 2010
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Mine came yesterday in the original Retail packaging. I'm in the UK though.
 
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PNutts

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Jul 24, 2008
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Newsflash: it was always a $1 rubberband...
No. It is well engineered and is similar to a Speck Candyshell case (hard and soft bits). It fits, covers what it's supposed to and doesn't what it's not. There are dollar cases and imitation bumpers floating around that demonstrate poorly designed/made products.
 
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COSWORTH

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Jun 20, 2010
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mine was in original packaging, but the one i bought was shipped in a box, the free one shipped in a bubble wrap envelope
 
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