Best place for to buy iPhone case?

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  1. Mattyk182 macrumors member

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    I've finally decided to actually get a case for my 4s after buying it the day it came out and I really don't know where I can find a big variety of cases. I want a Beatles case really bad from Amazon but I really don't know what kind of quality they are with no reviews. Can anyone refer me to a trusted site where I can purchase a nice case? Also, what do you prefer, hard rubber or hard plastic?
     
  2. xnickitynickx macrumors regular

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    I bought my latest Otterbox on amazon and was very pleased. As a marketplace, amazon is great. As for some of the products, well they are subject to the manufacturer. But I love buying stuff on amazon :)
     
  3. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

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    amazon, ebay, or walmart /target. my local target has a MINI apple store so it has a lot of apple products and accessories :)
     
  4. ritmomundo macrumors 68000

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    Buying anything online is typically hit or miss, even with reviews. People love the Otterbox case, but I hated it (too big for me). I've wasted a lot of money on cases I bought online, only to receive utter crap. Its better to go to your local Apple store or Target/BBY and see what they have in person.
     
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    Apple store
    Best Buy

    Between the two you'll see something you'll want usually.
     
  7. megapopular macrumors 6502a

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    Cases that you buy from the AT&T store are warrantied for one year, so I like to buy cases from them when I can. I've had no problem exchanging a case that wears out from use for a brand new one, then the good part is that it's warrantied for another whole year!!
     
  8. nostresshere macrumors 68030

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    Best Buy, ... heck most good size retailers have a ton of cases. Most malls have kiosks with lots of cases. Ebay for cheap. Amazon is great.
     
  9. JoltinJoe macrumors member

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    I had a great experience with outfityours.com. They ship ridiculously fast and FREE (ordered on a Sunday, arrived on a Wednesday), they have competitive pricing for a lot of the big name brands, and they have lightning fast customer service.

    No-brainer
     
  10. ChrisTX macrumors 68030

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    Surprisingly, Apple is missing some of the big names in Cases. Amazon seems to be your best bet, but I hate ordering online so I'd say best buy. Though my last case was an element case which can only be purchased online.
     
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    Outfityours.com
    a) They have higher prices than competitors
    b) They do not have a low price guarantee
    c) They make it difficult to get a return
     
  13. JMountainDew macrumors regular

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    I've purchased a few different cases for my 4s from ebay, BestBuy, and the ifrogz website. I do prefer the hard rubber ones over the plastic ones... they have better grip.

    Go for the Beatles case on Amazon. If you don't like it, it is only a small hassle to return it.
     
  14. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    I recommend Otterbox Commuter series or Urban Armor Gear
    Comes in a variety of colors(both of these cases)

    Urban Armor Gear IPH5-RST/BLK-VP Composite Case with Impact Resistant Bumpers and Screen Kit for iPhone 5 - Rust/Black
    http://amzn.com/B0099I81K0

    OtterBox Commuter Series Hybrid Case for iPhone 5 - Night Sky
    http://amzn.com/B00974L62G


    Sent from my iPhone 5 using Tapatalk 2
     
  15. dictoresno macrumors 601

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    I usually buy 90% of the things I need on amazon if they are available since I have prime. Every iPhone 5 case I own came from there
     
  16. rward01 macrumors newbie

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    I would say the best place to buy cases at a reasonable price is Amazon. Many times they have the same cases that the carriers have, but at a much more affordable price.
     
  17. dictoresno macrumors 601

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    Yea most decent cases hover in the $9-15 range as opposed to $20-30 in store.
     

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