R They Flippin' Insane !!!

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Eager Beaver, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. Eager Beaver macrumors 6502a

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    I was looking at colored vinel stickers and such from a thread on this site that eventually lead me to a video of a company offering colored front and back glass for the iphone 4/s (it's the same phone folks). I really liked the deep red color and clicked a couple of times to find out the cost and the wanted $170 american! :eek:

    R they insane?
    $170 for a front and back, and you can get an actual 4/s for $100-$200 bucks

    Anyone seen one of these conversions in person?
    Would anyone even consider such a huge amount of cash just to change the color?
    (it does look nice though)
     
  2. SDub90 macrumors 6502a

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    people are willing to pay, some just believe that paying more means you're getting a better product. Sometimes that *may* be true, but in this case you're often (keyword "often," notice I didn't say "always") getting the same parts as the ones on eBay. If I recall correctly, you can get the front and back for about $70. The reason it's so expensive is because the lcd, digitizer, and front glass are all one unit. If you were able to separate the LCD, it's be closer to $30 for the entire kit (just a guess).
     
  3. Eager Beaver thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    anyone got any links or company names that make these colored glass front and backs?
    (I really would like one, but no way for $170)
     
  4. rocknblogger macrumors 68020

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    Are talking about colorware by any chance?
     
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    I don't know, I clicked on a utube vid, there was this chick who got a red one and a blue one for demo, and was having a contest with the winner sending their phone in for a free color swap -
     
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  7. white4s macrumors 65816

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    cnn.cn focussupply.com and then of course ebay

    i also wanted to do a full conversion but even for $70 , its a lil too much since you have to take the phone apart and its risky. ill be happy with just a back plate. either going blue or carbon fiber
     
  8. labman macrumors 604

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    anybody can charge what ever they want. People can also choose to pay or not. if you want it's bad enough it worth $170 to you.
     
  9. ericrwalker macrumors 68030

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    If it's too much you can try another source, usually you get what you pay for. Again, when you buy a phone for $200, it doesn't really cost $200. The price is is reduced because of the 2 year commitment with data plan.

    That being said, you could try http://cnn.cn I bought a iPhone 4 back from there, it took a 2 or 3 weeks to receive since it shipped from PRC, HK or maybe TW. Don't remember.
     
  10. balamw Moderator

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    MOD NOTE: Thread has been cleaned up.

    FWIW if a typical case is $50 and a colorware conversion is $250 if you provide the phone or $1050 if they do, US$170 doesn't seem completely out of whack if the results are reasonable.

    The cost of a 16GB iPhone 4S over a 2 year contract with AT&T (cheapest individual plans) is US$200+US$55/mo*24mo=$1520. $170 or $250 to get the non-standard color you want for that duration may not seem worth it to you (or I for that matter), but I can see how it doesn't seem insane.

    It's not unlike custom painting or otherwise decorating your car, not cheap and not for everyone.

    B
     
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  12. maniacphoner macrumors regular

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    Haha this got me laughing.
    I, personally, would not spend USD 170 unless I wanted to really invest on my iphone and not regret spending that much for the product of finished quality later.
     

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