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iphone 5 otterbox defenders only $8.

12-10-2013, 09:09 PM
#1
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 96
iphone 5 otterbox defenders only $8.

not sure if this is the right forum, but this sounds like a great deal to me! appadvice posted an article about $8 otterbox defender cases for iphone 5. here's the link to the website

http://www.woot.com/plus/otterbox-defender-iphone-5-cases-4
12-11-2013, 12:03 AM
#2
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Originally Posted by darkprophet2088 View Post
not sure if this is the right forum, but this sounds like a great deal to me! appadvice posted an article about $8 otterbox defender cases for iphone 5. here's the link to the website

http://www.woot.com/plus/otterbox-defender-iphone-5-cases-4
Going to assume those are knockoffs. Not sure what else to say, but I suggest everyone stay away.

12-11-2013, 05:54 AM
#3
Joined: Aug 2013
Posts: 25
+ 5$ shipping
12-11-2013, 07:15 AM
#4
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 877
I've dropped my phone more times than I can count, and have never damaged it and all I use is a cheap rubber case.. Not plastic.. Rubber. You know the squishy bendy type. Best $4 I've ever spent. Probably saved me hundreds.
There's no need for an otterbox for general droppings..

I'm going to get a rubber case for my iPad..but I don't know if it'll have the same life saving effect since it's much heavier..but still, it sure beats the no protection I currently have..

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12-11-2013, 07:44 AM
#5
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 96
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Originally Posted by repapermunky View Post
Going to assume those are knockoffs. Not sure what else to say, but I suggest everyone stay away.
I kinda got the same vibe from the site too. but idk if appadvice would post this if they were knockoffs, at least that's what id like to believe. I've never purchased a knockoff otterbox before. wonder what's different
12-11-2013, 09:03 AM
#6
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 191
I have been purchasing from Woot for years and have never received a knock off product. This is not the first time they have offered these at this price. You can do a little looking and find the forums from the past sales to see if it is the real deal.
12-11-2013, 07:53 PM
#7
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: Minneapolis, USA
Posts: 3,654
While it is theoretically possible that any one thing you buy anywhere could be a knock off, this is from woot, and there's absolutely no way they'd advertise this as a brand name product unless they knew it was. They'd never risk the backlash.
12-11-2013, 08:18 PM
#8
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: In a van, down by the river!
Posts: 2,483
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Originally Posted by Snozberry View Post
I've dropped my phone more times than I can count, and have never damaged it and all I use is a cheap rubber case.. Not plastic.. Rubber. You know the squishy bendy type. Best $4 I've ever spent. Probably saved me hundreds.
There's no need for an otterbox for general droppings..

I'm going to get a rubber case for my iPad..but I don't know if it'll have the same life saving effect since it's much heavier..but still, it sure beats the no protection I currently have..
One thing that drives me crazy is this extrapolation of "well it's fine for me, so no one needs it"

There's no way to plan for a general dropping or one that hits a harder surface, or the corner of something that could cause more damage. You never know. I've seen a cup hit the ceramic tile floor that would crack titanium and have it come away with a small chip.

At the same time, I've had a similar cup fall from a fraction of the height and smash into pieces.

With Apple being far more restrictive of accidents since the implementation of the AppleCare +, you are giving a lot to chance with a cheap case.

It comes down to insurance. No one likes to have to pay out money every month on car insurance, especially in a situation like that of my wife, who hasn't had a need for it ever. But if something ever were to happen, she's covered.

The otterbox case, for example, is bulky and heavy but if you happen to drop your phone, or iPad, while in the case, the protection versus a cheap case is enormously different. I've had my kids accidentally drop the iPad inside an otterbox case, zero damage. Had it not been in the case, the iPad would have been screwed.

Same for my wife. She doesn't often drop her phone, but when she has the case was damaged in a way that, without the otterbox and deeply recessed screen, there would have been no coming back.

And fact of the matter is that if you happen to be clumsy, a $4 case is worthless.

Last thing, this was the same attitude many people had about screen protectors for the iPad. The screen doesn't scratch, they'd say. Before I protected my screen, I had no problem proving them wrong. But they mocked everyone who thought the screens were impervious to any damage.

The argument was also "well the Apple store doesn't carry cases or screen protectors for a reason." And of course what, a year or two later Apple has them plastered throughout the store.

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Originally Posted by AnarKitty View Post
While it is theoretically possible that any one thing you buy anywhere could be a knock off, this is from woot, and there's absolutely no way they'd advertise this as a brand name product unless they knew it was. They'd never risk the backlash.
Exactly. Woot is a big enough company that they wouldn't highlight something this big with a possible counterfeit product.

And looking at the listing, these are for the 5, you know the discontinued model. Otterbox is just sitting on dead stock with the currently available phones, and there are links through to otterbox directly, touting their warranty and such. It's legit. If you're worried, confirm your serial/date mark inside the case with otterbox when you get it. If they say it's not, it's simple to contact woot or your CC company to get your money back.

Last edited by andsoitgoes; 12-11-2013 at 08:21 PM.
12-11-2013, 08:36 PM
#9
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 96
I took the plunge and ordered a couple of cases from woot. ik that i5 has been discontinued, but it's far from obsolete. I'm still using a 4s because I upgraded at the wrong time. won't be doing that again lol. iphone 6 here I come!
12-17-2013, 04:51 AM
#10
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 1
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