Value of Apple's Free Case Program

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Resist, Sep 4, 2010.

  1. Resist macrumors 68030

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    So let me get this straight. Apple was selling their Bumper case for $49 on the Apple storen not long ago. Yet the other case choices with their free case program, can be had for around $16. Seems to me Apple should allows us to pick a case at the same price point that they are selling the Bumper for. I think most people want a case that protects the back of their iPhone 4 and Apple knowing this is trying cheap their way through this whole free case program thing.

    What they should have done is offer their Bumper case or a lessor amount in cash as the choices, letting the consumer buy whatever case they want with the money.
     
  2. MotleyGrrl macrumors 6502

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    49$ ? I bought mine from Apple for $29. And I think most of the other cases offered are around the same price...
     
  3. uberamd macrumors 68030

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    The bumper was $29 not $49.
     
  4. Resist thread starter macrumors 68030

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  5. RichBrewski macrumors member

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    You tell us.
     
  6. scarboy6693 macrumors 6502

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    The Rest of the Cases Aren't $16

    Bumper - $29
    Speck Fitted - $30
    PixelSkin HD - $30
    Reveal Etch - $30
    InCase Snap - $35
    Griffin Motif - $20
    Shield Micra - $25
     
  7. Resist thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Funny, I found many of them around $16 on Amazon. I think the $30 price point is their retail price. As more cases become available for the iPhone 4, the early cases prices are coming down.
     
  8. ItsJustafnPhone macrumors 6502a

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    OP seriously you are just making yourself look bad

    a) misquoted apple bumper price
    b) misquoted cost of other cases

    Just give up, it sounds like you are just pulling this "argument" out of your a--
     
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  10. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Wait....iPhone cases obey the basic laws of economics???????????????????? :eek::eek::eek:
     
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  12. moomoopanda macrumors member

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    He's not pulling the arguement out of his a--. I'm assuming he has just
    compared the current market value of the other cases alongside the
    current market value of bumpers in other colors. He said he checked
    Amazon, and so, mostly likely the cases don't have as much value
    as say.. a white Apple Bumper which is probably around 49 dollars.
    He was just misinformed and didn't compare retail values.
     

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