iPhone 5 Cases WAY Overpriced?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by i5taco, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. i5taco macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2012
    I'm appalled. I am one of those guys who upgraded from iPhone 4. When I had my i4, a good full body case cost $25.

    Got my iPhone earlier this week and went to check out cases. This crappy "shell" case which doesn't even protect the front of the iPhone 5 cost $38. What a load of crap. And if you want a decent holster case (which I would never use), they cost a whopping $50.

    Don't even get me started on screen protectors. The only one in AT&T cost $40. Almost lost my marbles.

    Been searching online for some cheap cases but every company and their mother wants to scam the living hell out of you.

    Has anyone given into these ridiculous prices? ANY alternative online sites that sell cheap?

    I am sure some of you are gonna jump at me for being cheap and would take any chance possible to defend the apple market so ill tell you this: I've had a ****** day, don't need to hear you pointlessly defend some $3 cases made in China.
  2. RossMc macrumors 65816


    Apr 30, 2010
    Newcastle, UK
    I picked up a belkin shield sheer case from eBay for £11.
  3. Jane333 macrumors regular

    Jul 6, 2012
    Michigan USA
  4. NT1440 macrumors G4


    May 18, 2008
    Cases are always expensive when the product is just released. Wait two weeks and all the cheap ones come flooding the market.
  5. CanadaEh macrumors regular

    Oct 17, 2011
  6. Geckotek macrumors G3


    Jul 22, 2008
    I find most of the cases on the market are ridiculously overpriced and I'm always blown away by how much money people are willing to spend on them. If people just refused to pay such ridiculous prices, the market would adjust, but seem there's a an iPhone case sucker born every minute. :rolleyes:

    You might give the one's on Monoprice.com a try. They may be pretty cheesy, but they are cheap.
  7. VivaLaFisica macrumors regular

    Sep 17, 2012
    You just have to make things happen.

    I managed to get an otterbox defender from Otterbox's website on overnight shipping for $27.99. I love the blue color, too. Just need to wait for my phone on Monday.
  8. Droidrage729 macrumors 6502

    Sep 28, 2012
    I picked up an incipico case from radio shack. 24 bucks and it came with a screen protector . More then I wanted to pay but it covers the volume buttons and lock buttons. Very sturdy case I could easily keep this one but I ordered an otter box commuter anyway
  9. rorschach macrumors 68020


    Jul 27, 2003

    The ones out now are expensive because they're trying to get in on all the hype of a new iPhone release and the fact that a lot of people will be buying cases. Just wait a few weeks.
  10. MichaelKB macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2012
    They seem very comparable to the 4 cases from what I've seen (and I've been looking... a LOT).
  11. BlueGummiBear macrumors 6502a


    I would try the Incipio cases. They are reasonably priced, are very good quality and come with screen protectors. I have the Feather case, as I like a minimal case, and its very good quality. Highly recommend.
  12. jk4lebron23 macrumors 65816


    Apr 6, 2010
    Here is the way i look at it, since i have apple care then it's only 50 bucks to replace and since most cases are 35 and you're rarely going to get just one then why not go naked if you have apple care?
  13. ZekersSneakers, Sep 28, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2012
  14. ticklemeapple macrumors newbie

    Aug 11, 2012
    Because you pay 150 bucks (initially 100 to even have it) in actuality to go "naked"
  15. rollingstart Guest

    Jul 15, 2007
  16. macsrcool1234 macrumors 65816

    Oct 7, 2010
    Like cables and adapters,everything is overpriced at the moment. In a few weeks, you will be able to eBay anything for under $10.
  17. nostresshere macrumors 68030

    Dec 30, 2010
    Why so high priced? Simple.

    They figure if anyone will stand in line, wait up all night, drive around town from store to store, pay insane prices....then they surely will pay $50 for a case.

  18. armoredsaint macrumors regular


    Sep 7, 2010
    supply and demand. plus being a new iphone 5 it adds a preminum to everything.
  19. BFizzzle macrumors 68020


    May 31, 2010
    Austin TX
    incase slider. $35... has been that price since the iphone 3g
  20. opnr2000 macrumors member

    Oct 17, 2007
  21. alexmish macrumors newbie

    May 16, 2011
  22. bamafever09 macrumors regular


    Aug 6, 2008
    Hoover/Tuscaloosa Alabama
    My local best buy has plenty of really nice cases for 30 or less
  23. Beezzy macrumors 6502

    Apr 23, 2011
    Picked up a solid Best Buy cause for $18.99 just gotta look
  24. molingrad macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2012
    Otterbox defender for 4s was about $25 on amazon, $50 retail. The 5 is $50 at amazon. They are probably skimming the market right now. I bought anyway because I need the protection and to hide the iPhone in the case so I don't stand out with it.

    I have to say it is the best case I've ever seen. Everything is quality, feels great I don't think I'll have the problems I did with the old one falling apart after a year.
  25. sdyoyo macrumors regular

    Dec 15, 2006

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