iPhone 5 Cases WAY Overpriced?

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  1. i5taco macrumors newbie

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    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

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    I picked up a belkin shield sheer case from eBay for £11.
     
  3. Jane333 macrumors regular

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  4. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    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

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  6. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    This.

    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

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

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    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

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    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?
     
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  14. ticklemeapple macrumors newbie

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    Because you pay 150 bucks (initially 100 to even have it) in actuality to go "naked"
     
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  16. macsrcool1234 macrumors 65816

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    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

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    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.

    LOL!
     
  18. armoredsaint macrumors regular

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

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    incase slider. $35... has been that price since the iphone 3g
     
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  22. bamafever09 macrumors regular

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    My local best buy has plenty of really nice cases for 30 or less
     
  23. Beezzy macrumors 6502

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

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    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.
     
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