At&t 3G iPhone Cases

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by brn2ski00, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

    brn2ski00

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    Does At&t brand Case-Mate iPhone Cases? When I was in the At&t store to buy my iPhone on 7/11, I noticed that they had a bunch of different cases that looked identical to that of Case-Mate brand cases.

    Take a look here:
    http://www.wireless.att.com/cell-ph...ies.jsp?q_filter=false&q_categoryid=cat980639

    The link above is to At&t's website for iPhone Accessories and they are strikingly similar to that of Case-Mate's. In the actual store, the cases are not in Case-Mate boxes, but rather in At&t generic boxes.

    However, I bought a Case-Mate signature series Leather case for my 1st generation iPhone at the At&t store and it was in the Case-Mate brand packaging. Just curious because the At&t branded cases are cheaper than Case-Mate.

    Signature Series Leather:
    At&t : http://www.case-mate.com/phones/apple3G/iphonesignaturecases_2
    Case-Mate : http://www.wireless.att.com/cell-ph...639&q_sku=sku2650233&q_manufacturer=&q_model=

    See what I mean?
     
  2. brn2ski00 thread starter macrumors 68020

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  4. jblock macrumors regular

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    Yes, I have noticed this. ATT is definitely using it's own boxes for 3G cases, but the cases themselves are the original manufacturers. I saw some Griffin and Case-Mate ones; the logos were plainly visible on the cases themselves so ATT is merely putting them into their own branded boxes (or the manufacturers are).
     
  5. brn2ski00 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Right, so do you think that this is why the cases are cheaper at the At&t Store than through the supplier (i.e. Case Mate, etc..) ???? :confused:
     
  6. jblock macrumors regular

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    Probably, although the Griffin cases don't seem any cheaper at ATT despite the ATT box.
     
  7. brn2ski00 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Cool, thanks for the response! I really just wanted to make sure that I wasn't seeing things :eek:
     
  8. Case-Mate macrumors newbie

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    Yep yep, those are our cases there. AT&T likes to keep a consistent store front so they omit a lot of names from the site, and depending on how they're purchased you'll either receive them with our packaging or AT&T's.
     
  9. brn2ski00 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Nice! But I see that the prices are cheaper through At&t... is that really the case (no pun intended)?
     
  10. Ntombi macrumors 68030

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    Probably because they buy them wholesale, and without Case-Mate's packaging. :)
     
  11. Case-Mate macrumors newbie

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    Yes indeed, we provide an MSRP, but they're not contractually obligated to put their prices at any specific place.
     

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