It’s never been in my nature to boast companies without getting something in return, but in this case I feel like it is my duty to transform those of you who are paying too much for your cell phone accessories.
Last weekend I finally purchased the iPhone 5 (it’s about time, eh?). As some of you probably saw, Best Buy was having a crazy awesome sale if you traded in your old iPhone 4 or 4s. So of course I jumped on that wagon because, yes, I was still using an iPhone 4 (it’s embarrassing). After going to, two, Best Buy locations I had finally found an iPhone 5 for Verizon that wasn’t sold out.
While the sales representative at Best Buy was very helpful (except when he told me how much better Samsung is) he also tried to sell me a few different things, one of which I did buy.
The first thing he sold me was insurance. Now on my last phone I didn’t have insurance through Verizon because of the price and the fact that even if something happened to my phone I would still have to pay over $100 to get it fixed. Here I was sitting at Best Buy when he informed me that if I got my insurance through the store it would cover everything with no cost to me. It sounded like a no-brainer, I signed up.
The second item he TRIED to sell me on was a package deal. A package that contained a case for my iPhone, a screen protector, and a car charger, all for $60. I literally had to stop him mid-sentence and say “I’ll go online.” I even had to ask if people do buy those packages and he did say yes, which I find ridiculous!
There was no way I was spending $60 on all of that. As soon as I got home I went on eBay. Found an AWESOME case that has a built-in screen protector for a whopping price of $7. No, its not a name brand but for $7 and just because I needed something right away, it would do.
Also I should note that on Amazon I found a car charger for $7 as well, I just have yet to purchase it.
I would hope that most people know not to buy cell phone or even iPhone accessories direct from a store like Best Buy. ALWAYS check online to see if you can get this stuff cheaper. I understand that the waiting for items to come in the mail is a hassle but if you can get over instant gratification for a moment you will save your bank account quite a bit.
My case looks even better in person than it did online–I’m really happy with my purchase, happy shopping!