Is it not smart to buy cases for my iPhone 3G now?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by daonesteven, May 8, 2009.

  1. daonesteven macrumors 6502

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    Well, if all goes to plan (new iphone comes out, current 3G customers get subsidized, rumored $10 monthly reduced rate), then I'll be selling my 3G on craigslist. I bought a slider a couple days ago and I'm thinking about returning it now that I don't think I'll be keeping my iPhone 3G. I mean, I won't be getting much more by selling it with a slider, maybe like $5-10 more? Is this a good idea?

    My current 3G is in absolute pristine condition as of now, btw.
     
  2. maclover001 macrumors 6502a

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    Depends. If you scratch your phone between now and then, you'll be glad you had the case.
     
  3. daonesteven thread starter macrumors 6502

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    damn, all i have is the incase leather folio case which i totally hate but i guess i'll have to keep it in there. I also have the power support air jacket, but that scratches the bezel like no other, right?
     
  4. JCastro macrumors 6502a

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    If you are worried that the phone might get damaged then keep the case. I would not count on getting anymore money for the case. If I was in the market to buy a used iPhone I would not pay any more because it came with a case or even two. The most important thing to me would be the condition of the phone itself. Where the case comes in is as a bonus to the Iphone. If I am trying to pick between two or three iPhones and one comes with a case or two and the other doesn't I would probably pick the one that comes with the case(s). You are adding to the marketability.

    If I decide to sell my 3G and pick up a new version I will give all my cases away with it. What am I going to do with them without the phone.

    My advise is to keep the case and protect it. When the time comes see how much other iPhones are selling for. If they are selling like hotcakes, you might be able to ask for and get more out of it.
     
  5. Sweetbike40 macrumors 65816

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    I haven't read these rumors of 3G people getting subsidized and a reduced monthly rate. That sounds too good to be true. I doubt it is. I probably missed this rumor because i pretty much avoid all rumors of the new iPhone. I know i won't buy it until i can get it subsidized and i'd imagine that wouldn't be til next year when my 2 years are up.
    If you plan on selling your phone, without a doubt keep the case on it. That's the only reason why i use a case.
     
  6. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    It's probably the best time to get a case. You're going to see the iPhone 3G cases phased out around when the new iPhone is released.
     
  7. daonesteven thread starter macrumors 6502

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    but a $38 (inc tax) slider case that i just got last week!? esp if i'm only going to be keeping it for a month or so and as people say, im not gonna get any more for it if im selling it with it?

    i mean, if i had this case for a while and got good use out of it, then by all means(not that i can return it at that point anyways), but i'm really just leaning towards returning it...
     
  8. GADeputy macrumors newbie

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    I have to agree with you. I just bought a bunch of Belkin Leather Hard Cases for $1 each at a local Dollar Tree store. These cases still sell in other places for $29.95. I think Belkin might be closing out their 3G model cases for an upcoming new iPhone version. If anyone is looking for a really nice case right now you can't beat a buck a piece.
    Here's a video review I found on YouTube about the same ones that I just bought...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-47_GOJzxE
     
  9. daonesteven thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i just hope to god those chinese forum rumors about the new iphone are true, how it says it'll look similar or even exactly the same as the 3G. that would make this case buying experience at this point much easier
     
  10. tayshon macrumors 6502a

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    I know, those cases are so much. Brought a couple just end up not even using them and retuning them. With all that said, how are you with your phone, if you are careful them don't keep it, if not then ket it will help with the resale value.
     
  11. Motionblurrr macrumors 6502

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    Eh, buy a decent cheap case in the meantime then when you get the new iPhone you could sell the 3G as mint condition :D
     
  12. Pared macrumors 65816

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    I've not had one scratch on my phone due to this "case."
     
  13. daonesteven thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I dunno, my roommate's air jacket, my gf's air jacket, and my black air jacket have all caused horizontal scratches just on part of the chrome bezel that it covers, and lots of people here say it has done on theirs as well. Basically it scratches your bezel unless you take it off and clean it regularly so that dust/debris/lint doesn't catch on the edges over the bezel.
     
  14. macgrl macrumors 65816

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    Get a good a case so that it doesn't get scratched before you sell it :)
     
  15. Pared macrumors 65816

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    I have the crystal. Not sure if that would make a difference... but again, I just haven't had the same experience. *Knock on wood.*
     
  16. Matrix86 macrumors member

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    Sounds like you've already made up your mind.
     

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