IPhone Case Purchase Amazon vs Direct Seller?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by pauly1, Mar 4, 2014.

  1. pauly1 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2013
    #1
    Im purchasing an iphone case on amazon. The one im buying cost 8.49 via amazon plus tax but i see that the seller is a certain person that also sells it on ebay. I also have some 3 dollar and so change on gift card so when i purchase it, i could get it for bit more than 10 dollars due to shipping. It says delivery estimate is march 7.


    However... i saw i could buy the same item for 5.50+2.99 shipping and thus its same 8.49 price. Differene however is they say shipping estimate would be march 10-13. This is the same seller on ebay.


    So if i buy it from seller and shipped from seller, its about 5-6 dollars less. But isn't buying it from amazon going to come from the exact seller as well?


    $8.49 + 5 to 6 dollar tax

    http://www.amazon.com/Caseology-App...sr=1-4&keywords=Caseology+Apple+iPhone+4+/+4S


    $5.52+ $2.99 tax
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A70MP88/ref=gno_cart_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A2R61ADP3X9T44



    Can someone explain this? So if i buy it 5.52 plus tax so 8.49 total and thus 5-6 dollars less, im going to get the item few days later? It does say estimated shipping is march 5 or march 6 though. For the amazon one it say estimated delivery is march 7.


    Im confused because dont both come from the actual seller? I did read if you buy it directly from amazon, amazon ships it directly so you would get it faster than from the seller? Because if they both come at same date, obviously i would choose the lower price b/c its the same case.
     
  2. Givmeabrek macrumors 68030

    Givmeabrek

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2009
    Location:
    NY
    #2
    It's a mystery because these prices are constantly changing. Here is a hint if you buy from Amazon often, become a Prime member. The price is the same on both links, $8.49 with free two day shipping and it ships today! That's how I buy from Amazon. No patience at all. :)
     
  3. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2012
    #3
    You caught Amazon in the middle of their price adjustment.

    Now both links show same price.

    Is a couple of buxs man, don't hire an analyst for it.
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

    Applejuiced

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2008
    Location:
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    #4
    Dude, you act like you're buying a house.
    Its an $8 phone case. Why don't you post another 5 threads about it before you eventually decide:D
     
  5. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2011
    #5
    No. Take a look at the pages you linked:
    You can click on the text on Amazon's site for details.

    The crossposting is ridiculous. OP only needs one thread for all these:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1713150
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1713148
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1712845
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1712842
     

Share This Page