Awesome $1 case from China that solved all of my signal problems!

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  1. mrat93 macrumors 65816

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    So I was looking for a nice cheap case for my new iPhone 4 on eBay and I came across this. IT cost me $1 with free shipping from China. Ten days later, it arrives. It looks much nicer thanI would have expected for one dollar, and it fixes all of my signal problems!

    Note that the crappy screen protector is not part of the case.
     

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  2. mrat93 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    More pictures...

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  4. toxictrix macrumors 6502a

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    I'm wondering how they make money... How much does shipping cost them to the states?
     
  5. Hellishness macrumors 65816

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    I would think more than a buck...I also can't figure out how these guys make money. Even if they get the case for a cent, how do they get it to you for under $0.99?
     
  6. PennStateMatt macrumors newbie

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    One American dollar could be worth alot to them. My only guess. Lol

    Edit: btw +1 for this post. Just bought one for myself to try out.
     
  7. Aero26 macrumors regular

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    Possibly. Who knows, they could probably buy the world with six yuan.:D
     
  8. EstrlM3 macrumors 6502

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    neat case but try pulling it out of your pocket with jeans on.
     
  9. nospinguy macrumors newbie

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    A cheap product made in China... what are the odds?
     
  10. chembox macrumors 6502a

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    Looks like the case interferes with the LED camera flash...
     
  11. Goaliegeek macrumors 6502a

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    Yup:
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  13. mrat93 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yeah it does. That's the only downside I've seen so far.

    It comes out of my pocket smoother than my old Belkin silicon case.
     
  14. bluenoise macrumors 6502a

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    Very nice. I may order a couple myself. If it interferes with any of the important holes on the phone, it's probably very simple to cut it or punch out the necessary material.
     
  15. vertigo235 macrumors 6502

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    Is that the white one you have there?

    Seriously, for a $1 how can I NOT buy this?
     
  16. iPadztr macrumors 6502

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    ordered one myself.. although i already have the bumper on my i4. :D
     
  17. vertigo235 macrumors 6502

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    I love how we can "buy with confidence" because it has a 12 month warrenty! This is awesome.
     
  18. cloudberrybrew macrumors regular

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    What signal problems?

    EDIT: mistype, changed "why" to "what"
     
  19. psxguru macrumors 6502a

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    apart from the fact they use HK$ in Hong Kong :p
     
  20. mgmusicman94 macrumors 6502a

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    Most china stores use hong kong post. (it's like USPS but china) they pick the cheapest option which is like 25¢.
     
  21. PNutts macrumors 601

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    Interesting. I returned a Belkin for the 3GS because it was too slick and ended up with a Speck.
     
  22. mrat93 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I took a few pictures with the flash on. I saw no difference with or without the case. The case stays in a fixed position so it doesn't really "shift" over the flash.

    Nope, this is the gray case.

    Huh? I'm having no signal problems after using this case, if that's what you're asking.
     
  23. mytakeontech macrumors 6502a

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    Ordered 2 for myself :D

    Even if it's not good, $2 not bad at all!
     
  24. livingonvideo13 macrumors regular

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    Sweet.

    I just ordered a bright Orange One. I wanted a cheap case until the iSkin case comes out for the iPhone 4.
     
  25. Reser macrumors 6502

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    Thanks! Ordered one to tide me over till Apple give in and give me a free bumper. Wonder how they make money off these.

    seems you probably just got this guy 10+ sales, you should ask for commission lol.
     

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