How much in accessories have you spent?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Rayfire, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. Rayfire macrumors 68020

    Rayfire

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    It's been almost a year since I got my iPhone 3G, and I never upgraded to 3GS due to personal preference (and abiding to my contract lol). It just came into my mind the amount I've spent all in all just for my iPhone alone, and I was quite surprised. To start with, I've created a list of what I bought arranged based on when I bought it

    • :apple: iPhone 16GB 3G $499 :apple:

    Accessories purchased:
    1. iPhone Apple Care $69
    2. Griffin Elan Form $25
    3. Incase Black Matte Slider $35
    4. Griffin's PowerJolt Car Charger $20
    5. PS Anti-Glare $15
    6. PS Clear Air Jacket $35
    7. Switcheasy CapsuleNeo Black $30
    8. Griffin's iTrip AutoPilot $75 (on sale)
    9. iMax External Battery $50 (on sale)
    10. Griffin iClear $20
    11. SGP Anti-fingerprint film $12
    12. Switcheasy Rebel Serpent $27
    13. iFrogx Luxe Case $10 (on sale)
    14. Sony CD Clock Radio for iPhone $99
    15. Zagg's Back InvisibleShield $10 (on sale)
    16. BSE Back skin $7 (recent, currently using)
    17. iSkin Solo FX Red $25 (recent, on sale, currently using)
    18. Motorolla S9-HD $60 (recent, on sale, waiting for arrival)

    Note: the ones in RED where returned and got credit for

    So in a year-long course of having this amazing iPhone, I've spent US $537 for accessories alone - damn! It's more than the iPhone itself :eek: Unbelievable, I never thought I could've spent that much in just a year, still I really really love this device. If I counted my app purchases then that's gonna be a different story, but yeah.. this iPhone can really get expensive in the long run, but the phone itself is worth it. The hunt for the best case, as you can see, really kept me purchasing.
     
  2. moka macrumors 6502a

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    Previous 2G 16GB Iphone, $499 with
    Incase slider $35,
    dynex headphone adapter $2 best buy clearance,
    Invisible shield $15,
    Altec Lancing T612 Dock Speakers $200
    Total Accessories $252


    iPhone 3GS $499 with
    Incase slider $35,
    BodyGuardz Front Shield (have not used yet, don't plan to) $free
    Total Accessories $35.


    I don't understand why you would purchase that many accessories for one phone.
     
  3. Rayfire thread starter macrumors 68020

    Rayfire

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    They keep on making accessories that has a WIN label all over it

    OR

    The hunt for the perfect case (yet as one of the threads said, all cases sucks)
     
  4. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    Incase Slider - $35
    Shure MPA - $39
    Shure SE530 - $500 at the time

    someonelse do the math please.
     
  5. spillproof macrumors 68020

    spillproof

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    Power Support Air Jacket x2- $70
    :eek:

    If you don't mind, where did you find them at that price? :D
     
  6. Rayfire thread starter macrumors 68020

    Rayfire

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    A few threads below, here. Though I just checked, I think it's OOS but you can buy it on a different seller at $77 now.
     
  7. iBookG4user macrumors 604

    iBookG4user

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    I can honestly say that I've not spent a cent on accessories. I do use a soft case for my iPhone though, but that came with my old iPod Video so I already had it.
     
  8. moka macrumors 6502a

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    Gulp! :eek:

    hows there performance? :confused:
     
  9. spillproof macrumors 68020

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    Thank a lot man!
     
  10. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    3GS for $399
    Incase Slider (black matte) for $27.99 on sale at Target
    BSE Total Body Shield for $7.99

    I'm looking into getting a car charger.

    I had all this for my 3G, including car charger, and a Cap Rebel case. So, 2 cases, car charger, and BSE for my 3G when I had it.
     
  11. 007bond macrumors 6502a

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    3g 8gb for $199

    DLO Jam Jacket + 3 Screen Protectors X2(they accidentaly shipped 2)- $19.99
    Griffin Wave Case for iPhone 3g X2- $15
    SkullCandy Headphones - $12 (on sale at target)
    Griffin NuForm Case White - Free
    Griffin Clarifi Case - Free
    Griffin WindowSeat - Free

    they sent me the last 3 free b/c they messed up my phone with the wave.

    $199 for the phone +$46 in accessories. i guess i got a lucky with my cases;)
     
  12. astudentis macrumors regular

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    $40 Griffin Graphite Elan form
    $30 SwitchEasy Capsuel Rebel White
    $50 Speck Candy Shell White-Red
    $38 iSkin Solo Black
    $45 DLO Hipcase Holster Black$
    $35 Apple Universal Dock

    Total: $103
     
  13. caligurl macrumors 68030

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  14. miggitymac macrumors 6502a

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    Spent $17 on a Switcheasy Colors...

    Then had it refunded because it's been 2 weeks and I still haven't received it. :mad:

    Just got an email saying that they've already shipped the case tho, so I'll be getting it for free.

    So, technically, I've spent -$17 (when/if I ever do get the damn thing...) :D
     
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  16. Rayfire thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Wow, it seems I'm the second to the highest spent. But I purchased way way more than anyone here, I should start saving heh
     
  17. Synthetickiller macrumors regular

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    iPhone 32gig white 3GS: $299
    White Rebel Serpent: $26.99
    Griffin generic USB car charger: $14.99
    Plantronics Voyager Pro Bluetooth headset: $108.75 (w/ tax)

    So, about $150 so far, not including the phone itself. I really want an element case, but the compatibility with upcoming models scares me out of the purchase for now.
     
  18. normwood macrumors 6502a

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    So much that when I walk into the Apple Store trumpets blare and a red carpet appears as if by magic. :D

    Steve
     
  19. Blueline29 macrumors 68020

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    All of my accessories except cases I actually bought for various iPods (DLO TransDock Direct, headphones, etc.), but I have purchased 3 cases (Speck Candyshell - $24.99 through Amazon, Switcheasy Capsule Rebel - $30, or whatever they charge, and an Incase Slider for $34.99 from Best Buy.) I'm actually probably taking back the Slider, as I'm liking the Candyshell a lot better and pretty much using it exclusively.

    Oh, I forgot--I also got that Power Pack thing they were offering at AT&T on launch day that came with Apple Care, a car charger, and a case, so that was $99.
     
  20. UngratefulNinja macrumors 68000

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    SwitchEasy Colors case- $17
    Speck Candyshell case- $23 on Ebay
    Power Support Anti-Glare film- paid $16 with tax, but since I only need one film, sold the other film on Ebay for $7.99 :D

    That's it for me! :)
     
  21. tayshon macrumors 6502a

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    1st Gen
    iPhone Bluetooth $129 (worst bluetooth ever)
    Dock $29 (I think)
    Incase Cover $30 (I turn it into a iPod Touch for my son)

    2nd Gen
    Dock $19
    Incase Slider $35 ( never really use it )
    Leather Holster $40 (gave it to my husband to guy-ish)
    Motorola Bluetooth headset $50 (After $20 Rebate :))

    3rd Gen
    Case-Mate Barely There Case $20 (I finally found a case I like)
     
  22. Dr Lu 2010 macrumors member

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    you should prolly do more research before actually purchasing ;)

    Ive only got:

    Capsule rebel that ive had for almost a year
    just replaced it with a incase slider (in transit)

    total was around 60 bucks
     
  23. Rayfire thread starter macrumors 68020

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    How much is "so much"? :p

    Sad thing about this is those purchases that I made came from recommendations here from Macrumors iPhone accessories forum :eek:
     
  24. pgicruiser macrumors newbie

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    How do you like the Plantronics Voyager Pro?

    I just ordered a 32GB 3GS but haven't received it yet, so I don't have any accessories. I'm looking for a noise canceling BT headset for using on my boat, so noise/wind cancellation is important to me. What about comfort? pairing of multiple devices? Is this the same as the Plantronics Voyager 855? I can't find any reference to the Pro anywhere.
     
  25. B737 macrumors 6502a

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    It's clear after reading these posts that iPhone cases DO in fact suck.

    We all spend our money on trying to find the right case!

    I'm in this boat too! It's more than I'd like to add
    up.
     

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