Curiosity on US interest for Apple Micro USB to Lightning Adapter

EnJaNir

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Let me start off by stating I don't meet the current forum requirements to access the Marketplace so this is currently a feeler for interest.

I have an opportunity to get a handful of authentic Apple micro usb to lightning adapters and I am curious if there is any/enough interest to try to make them available for forum members stateside.

The biggest issue I feel would be if users would be willing to play extra for them given exchange rates, getting them here, etc etc.

Thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

Michael
 

sou1 so1di3r

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oh wow I did not know those existed.

so I could get those and then a female 30 pin to USB adapter and I wonder if it would function the same as the lightning to 30 pin cable?

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oh wait it's MICRO usb?


That's not very helpful
 
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EnJaNir

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oh wow I did not know those existed.

so I could get those and then a female 30 pin to USB adapter and I wonder if it would function the same as the lightning to 30 pin cable?

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oh wait it's MICRO usb?


That's not very helpful
Purpose of this is so that you can use what most people already have around a micro usb cable.

This adapter is designed for iPhone or iPod with Lightning Connector. So you can sync and charge these devices to a micro USB cable for charging or to a compatible micro USB charger connector.
 
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faiz23

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will it transmit all data, power and support all functions of the lighting port. Also why oh why would I want that. I am just exposing the iphone to a adapter that can get damaged or snagged. I will give you 25% of what apple is selling them at and would prefer if you snag some 30 pin adapters or cheap lighting cables that are genuine and below $15.99 each
 
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EnJaNir

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will it transmit all data, power and support all functions of the lighting port. Also why oh why would I want that. I am just exposing the iphone to a adapter that can get damaged or snagged. I will give you 25% of what apple is selling them at and would prefer if you snag some 30 pin adapters or cheap lighting cables that are genuine and below $15.99 each
As previously stated it would allow for sync and charge over microusb.

And I wouldn't do this for a loss, just doesn't make sense.

I was merely trying to help anyone stateside who perhaps wanted one of these adapters and did not have resources to obtain one.
 
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tasset

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Yes I am very VERY interested, have been asking a couple overseas friends if they can get a hold of a few for me. A bit of trouble bothering them though.

As someone pointed out, it does depend on price. Apple is charging about $25 (us converted from pounds). There are some on Ebay but of course people are gouging buyers for double the price.
 
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tasset

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Here's the thing OP. For some reason Apple doesn't offer these in the US so you will have some demand to sell.
However, people already feel they are being ripped by Apple for the $20 lightning cables and $30 lightning-30pin adapters. You can make 'some' profit and cover your shipping + cost of the adapter buying in the EU. But I would not expect more than a few dollars profit each, otherwise people will be even more turned off and just stick with the standard cable.
 
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EnJaNir

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Here's the thing OP. For some reason Apple doesn't offer these in the US so you will have some demand to sell.
However, people already feel they are being ripped by Apple for the $20 lightning cables and $30 lightning-30pin adapters. You can make 'some' profit and cover your shipping + cost of the adapter buying in the EU. But I would not expect more than a few dollars profit each, otherwise people will be even more turned off and just stick with the standard cable.
I agree 110%.

By no means would I try to be greedy, a quick ebay search yielded a shocking result of people wanting $55 shipped for these. I can tell you they certainly wouldn't be that much but I would have to cover expenses to get them here as well as paypal fees, shipping, then my time.

I'm a normal end user just like everyone else. Just trying to help out the community since I have an opportunity to.
 
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tasset

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I agree 110%.

By no means would I try to be greedy, a quick ebay search yielded a shocking result of people wanting $55 shipped for these. I can tell you they certainly wouldn't be that much but I would have to cover expenses to get them here as well as paypal fees, shipping, then my time.

I'm a normal end user just like everyone else. Just trying to help out the community since I have an opportunity to.
That's good to hear and very admirable if you're able to help out some folks this side of the world to get those adapters! PM me or reply to this thread, I am in for some units if you decide to go through. Also, I don't know how you plan to sell units. But I have an eBay account with perfect feedback if you need a US seller to move these at a reasonable rate I could help. I wouldn't accept a nickel of profit (though of course eBay and Paypal get their 10% cut).
 
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EnJaNir

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That's good to hear and very admirable if you're able to help out some folks this side of the world to get those adapters! PM me or reply to this thread, I am in for some units if you decide to go through. Also, I don't know how you plan to sell units. But I have an eBay account with perfect feedback if you need a US seller to move these at a reasonable rate I could help. I wouldn't accept a nickel of profit (though of course eBay and Paypal get their 10% cut).
Different forums and members have helped me out in the past so I try to help when I can...

Regarding selling them, my current plan was to simply create a classified thread (once my post count gets high enough) and sell them that way (I have positive iTrader ratings on several automotive forums). This way there isn't a middle man so to speak so any savings can be passed along. I really appreciate the offer though. Perhaps we can touch base via PM for more suggestions/details.
 
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tasset

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Different forums and members have helped me out in the past so I try to help when I can...

Regarding selling them, my current plan was to simply create a classified thread (once my post count gets high enough) and sell them that way (I have positive iTrader ratings on several automotive forums). This way there isn't a middle man so to speak so any savings can be passed along. I really appreciate the offer though. Perhaps we can touch base via PM for more suggestions/details.
Ah, ok. Was not sure if you're actually abroad or here in the US. Yes the less hands involved the less costs to be added.
Appreciated again- let the community know if/when you have some to sell.
 
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