Company giving away Iphone 5 Cases....

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  1. korndawg macrumors regular

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  3. boss.king macrumors 68040

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    Or they're using the iPhone 5 hype to promote their business.
     
  4. mikethebigo macrumors 68000

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    Why would they limit to 1 per customer? There's a good chance the company made millions of these things, and want to get their name out with just a small part of the first batch.
     
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    You pay 5 dollars for a free case that ships 10 days after a non-existent product is launched? Makes loads of sence.
     
  6. mloffa macrumors 6502a

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    I remember when the iPhone 4 came out there was a company selling cases for 1 penny. I'm pretty sure they're still around but I bought all the colors they offered (you had to pay shipping for each one, though). SO maybe it's not hopeless?
     
  7. james92se macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't necessarily think that.

    A ton of us on here got free iPhone 4 bumpers last year when the 4 came out. I can't remember the name of the company but all we had to do was pay shipping.

    And keep in mind a shipping price of anything over about a dollar, especially for these flimsy little silicon cases, they're overcharging you. So, even with these "free" giveaways rest assured these companies aren't losing money since they all make you pay $3-4 to ship.
     
  8. Frenchjay macrumors 68000

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    Free case, just pay the 3$€£ shipping and it's yours. This does not mean there is no IPhone 5 or they would recycle them and get some money back!
     
  9. korndawg thread starter macrumors regular

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    I sure wish I had the hopeful/positive attitude that you guys seem to have. I'm unfortunately convinced that I'll be greatly disappointed tomorrow.
     
  10. thrill5one6 macrumors regular

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    cases are cheap to make. they will mail them out with shipping less than $1. $4 profit for them.
    Plenty of cases on ebay for $2 with free shipping
     
  11. boss.king macrumors 68040

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    How about you just keep an open mind and wait to see what they announce.
     
  12. mikethebigo macrumors 68000

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    Well then Apple marketing has you right where they want you, primed for a big surprise ;)
     
  13. vincenz macrumors 601

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    Exactly. The same people will agree that the company is using it as a promotion to advertise their company. Talk about not seeing the forest for the trees...
     
  14. korndawg thread starter macrumors regular

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    I hope you're right!!! :D
     
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  16. therationalist macrumors regular

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    Some of you guys dont understand marketing.

    They are giving away to get the name and address of people who might/will/could own iphones. Once they have that, they will try and sell you more stuff through email/post.

    100%

    Its called a loss leader where you loose money on your first contact with a customer but you sell them on the backend.
     
  17. Harvey Specter macrumors regular

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    It's just promotional. Think of how many other manufacturers have made ip5 cases and are not giving them away?
     
  18. xdbuix macrumors 6502

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    100% agree. Marketing degree here. That's exactly what i was thinking.
     
  19. Zepaw macrumors 65816

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    The founder was a bit of a MR troll when the iPad was was released trying to get people to buy his case. Guess persistence pays off. :p

    I agree however at $5 shipping he is probably certainly making a profit.
     
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  21. ifluckrunsout macrumors newbie

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    Yep, agreed. The whole thing is just loaded with advertising and marketing potential:

    FIRST 50,000 CASES FREE! (Limit 1 per customer)

    STEP 1 - Click the Facebook Like Button & copy the coupon code that pops up.

    STEP 2 - Choose which color you would like.

    STEP 3 - Add this product to cart & apply coupon code during Checkout.
     

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