IPhone Case Purchase Amazon vs Direct Seller?


Original poster
Sep 13, 2013
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


$5.52+ $2.99 tax

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.


macrumors 68040
Apr 20, 2009
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. :)


macrumors 601
Aug 27, 2012
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.


macrumors 601
Feb 9, 2011
But isn't buying it from amazon going to come from the exact seller as well?
No. Take a look at the pages you linked:
Sold by MODN Mall and Fulfilled by Amazon.
You can click on the text on Amazon's site for details.

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
The crossposting is ridiculous. OP only needs one thread for all these: