How would you use $50 Apple Store Gift Card?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by b2387692, Nov 26, 2017.

  1. b2387692 macrumors regular

    Nov 9, 2014
    Hello all,
    On Black Friday, I bought my first iPhone (unlocked 7 with 128GB in Black), to replace my Blackberry Z10. Included with the purchase was a $50 Apple Store Gift Card. That said, I'm looking for a good silicone case as well as screen protector. How would you use $50 Apple Store Gift Card?
    1) Buy case & screen protector at Apple Store with Gift Card.
    2) Buy case & screen protector elsewhere; save Gift Card for future wants/needs, at Apple Store.
  2. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Option 1. I would purchase the case you want at the Store. Apple also sells a Belkin Screen protector, which they can apply directly to the display for you.
  3. elemenohme, Nov 26, 2017
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2017
  4. b2387692 thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 9, 2014
    As for silicone case, the one in Apple Store online I want (black) is $35 but it has 1.5 out of 5 stars on 2 lousy reviews vs. something like this Hicober for $8.99 with 5 out of 5 stars on over 1,000 reviews.

    As for screen protector, the Belkins, in the Apple Store online both get 1.5 out of 5 stars; the $39.95 InvisiGlass on 66 reviews (52 1 star), the $19.95 Anti-Glare on 3 reviews (2 5 star, 1 1 star) vs. something like these 2-packs on AMZN; Tech Armor, amFilm, Omoton or JETech for about $8 shipped, all of which have ove 4.1 out of 5 star, on thousands sometimes tens of thousands of reviews.

  5. Speechless macrumors 6502a

    Mar 5, 2015
    Non-gentrified Brooklyn.
  6. pdxsellers macrumors member


    Jun 30, 2016
    I would sell the gift card on eBay or any gift card outlets and use that money elsewhere.
    The case I’m rocking is X-Doria.
    The screen protector is Tozo.
  7. Starship67 Suspended


    Oct 28, 2017
    Don’t pay any attention to the reviews on the Apple store.

    I would put the $50 towards some AirPods
  8. powerocool macrumors 6502


    Jun 5, 2007
  9. b2387692 thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 9, 2014
    Sounds like a backup plan...Speechless is on the list, if I get it and don't use it. ;)
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    Other than Ebay, what are recommended gift card outlets?
    --- Post Merged, Nov 27, 2017 ---
    Thanks for the ideas!
  10. its Dale macrumors 6502

    Apr 8, 2013
    LA California
    Airpower for sure. I would never spend more than $15 on a phone case and never more than $10 on a screen protector

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