Pay $100 to fix my ding and scratches or no?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by moldy lunchbox, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. moldy lunchbox macrumors 6502a

    Sep 9, 2010
    Raleigh, NC
    I've had my 5 for a month and i managed to get a ding on the front corner and with a light scratch on the screen beside the front camera. I knew the 5 wouldn't be as tough as the iPhone 4 but my scratch came from merely putting on an olloclip lens. Idk what the ding is from, it just happened today after shooting video.

    Basically my mom just bought her an iPhone 5 16gb yesterday, and she would gladly trade phones with mine so i could have a new phone. Shes a complete novice, made me open it, didnt know there was a front camera, wants a big case, etc. But i would have to take hers back and pay $100 to upgrade to 32gb , does anyone think its worth it to do that just over a ding and scratch? I feel nervous after i just signed my 2 year contract and my phone already looks like this. Theres only 14 days for returns so this is my only chance to get rid of the damage it seems. Should I deal with it or swap and pay 100 bucks?
  2. Usehername macrumors member

    Oct 19, 2012
    Ask yourself this, is $100 worth the minor scratches? Your phone is bound to get scratches sooner or later. I got better things to spend $100 on.
  3. tonyy macrumors 6502a


    Oct 8, 2011
  4. ohbrilliance macrumors 6502a


    May 15, 2007
    Melbourne, Australia
    I agree with Usehername, it's only a matter of time before you get scratches on it. Can you upload a photo of your scratched phone so we can see how bad it is?
  5. 7thson macrumors 6502a


    May 13, 2012
    Six Rivers, CA
    This is a perfect opportunity to detach from the iPhones aesthetics and embrace its functionality. Since(if?) the blemishes don't affect the functionality of the device, just roll with it and enjoy using it. If it helps, just tell yourself, "It's just stuff'" and repeat as necessary. Replace it when it no longer meets your needs.
  6. moldy lunchbox thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 9, 2010
    Raleigh, NC
    I can take some pics in morning, but its 3am here so im getting ready to sleep. But im leaning with you guys so far. Thankfully the scratch on the screen isn't on the LCD itself but the bezel above it or whatever you call it. But ill post pics soon.
  7. wxman2003 Suspended

    Apr 12, 2011
    I have owned my since October 1st. Into the 5th month of ownership and I no longer care or worry about dings. The newness has worn off long ago. And so it will for you.
  8. 725032 Guest


    Aug 5, 2012
    Does a ding really matter that much?

    Stop being selfish and give that 100 to charity.
  9. Mxbzz macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2012
    Ask yourself if it's worth spending $100 on a device that, even if replaced, will likely get dinged and/or have scratches again. Personally, I think it's a waste of money to try to keep a phone in perfect condition. They were meant to be carried around in your pocket and will suffer from wear and tear no matter how much you baby it.
  10. syd430 Guest

    I'm guessing you're the sort of person that wants to increase my taxes
  11. MisterKeeks macrumors 68000


    Nov 15, 2012
    100 dollars so you can have a scratchfree phone for a couple of weeks max. NO.
  12. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    Agreed. I wouldn't spend the money on something that will eventually get scratched again.
  13. Goodeye macrumors 6502a


    Jan 30, 2009
    Also not to be mean or ride and I know she offered it, but even if she doesn't mind of you don't want scratches is it right to stick your mom with a phone that has them?
  14. demosthenes80 macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2013
    Your auto-correct is working overtime.
  15. Ray Brady macrumors 6502

    Dec 21, 2011
    Dings and scratches = character. They're what make your gadget yours. They're how you can immediately distinguish it from a sea of identical gizmos.

    Don't hide your scars; revel in them.
  16. Goodeye macrumors 6502a


    Jan 30, 2009
    Ya it did sheesh what I get from quickly responding via my phone. Lol

    Basically why should your mom get stuck with the scratches you put on your phone even if she doesn't mind?
  17. BeeJee macrumors 6502

    Nov 27, 2011
    Long Island/North Jersey
    Sheesh, for a hundred bones I'd get mine custom anodized. I'm thinking about getting a dark blue done
  18. vistadude macrumors 65816

    Jan 3, 2010
    No if the scratch isn't on the screen or camera lens, I wouldn't worry about it. Anyways most people use a case, so those scratches are not observed in normal use.

    Btw curious, is the iphone 5 screen quality way better than the iphone 4 screen quality like reviewers are claiming. I don't mean the size, but rather the color, sharpness, etc. Thanks!
  19. Usehername macrumors member

    Oct 19, 2012
    Looks the same to me. In my opinion, just marketing.
  20. vistadude macrumors 65816

    Jan 3, 2010
    Thanks, good to know.

  21. blackhand1001 macrumors 68030


    Jan 6, 2009
    Buy a case. problem solved. The phone is gonna get scratched during your ownership. Just accept it. The first ones are always the hardest. Try owning a black car. Its much more of a pain.
  22. moldy lunchbox thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 9, 2010
    Raleigh, NC
    Haha i said earlier i was gonna take pics, but its not even worth it cus the ding is so small and the scratch only shows up in direct light. You guys convince me to keep my original phone. Atleast it came out the box fine, i think while i made this thread out of "OMG it's not perfect anymore" shock. Thanks for all the responses, and i do donate and volunteer for cystis fibrosis research ;)
  23. elpmas macrumors 68000


    Sep 9, 2009
    Where the fresh snow don't go.
    $100 = Applecare+. $50 for repair, not a bad investment if possible :p
  24. SoLongAndroid macrumors member

    Jan 18, 2013
    Just put a custom skin on the thing. Cheaper and nobody will notice anything.
  25. HiddenPuppy macrumors 6502


    Dec 31, 2011
    Can't see spending the money as the same thing could happen again.

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