The best iPod and iPhone cases continue to be debated. From the selection of whichever company manages to produce the best products to the selection of whichever business sells them the cheapest, models will have their own advantages and disadvantages, but when it comes to price, most will be overpriced. With sticker prices well into the 40, 50 and 60 dollar range, it’s hard to ignore how expensive it is to package and make these protective covers.
Still, some manufacturers choose to nickel-and-dime consumers for everything they have just to make a profit. It seems unfair, and it is, but it’s the way business is conducted.
Save Money, Avoid Traditional Stores
Best Buy, Target, and Walmart all purchase most of their iPhone and iPod merchandise from a few respected dealers. While this may be okay for the big case manufacturer, it places a heavy price burden on consumers looking for a deal. Since most large companies buy from third-party case businesses, they sell cases at a slightly higher cost so that they turn a profit.
Instead, it’s much cheaper to buy from an online dealer directly than have to deal with the middleman looking to make a profit as well. The savings may not be huge, but you do look to save at least 10% of the cost. For example, if you buy Shades iPod 3GS covers, you can easily save over 60% of the cost of other manufacturers’ cases. Granted, each manufacturer prices its merchandise differently, but still, it beats shopping at a regular electronics store.
Wait for the New Items
Every online company needs to sell products in order stay afloat, but sometimes, a company’s old merchandise does not sell as well as the business would have hoped. Instead of buying the new products right away, purchase last year’s model to save a few bucks. iPod Touch models tend to keep the same design year after year, with only few size enhancements being made every now and again.
For example, you can buy Shades iPod Touch 4G cases for the new iPod Touch models as well as last year’s model. Not only will you end up saving up to 40% on last year’s model, but you’ll get a case that still comes with all the features the current ones have. Why waste the extra cash on the same device when you can buy something from a year ago and save a few bucks?