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Old 02-05-2006, 09:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Why are some cases so cheap and some so expensive? what is the major difference? All of the cases i see on ebay are like 5 dollars, and on other websites they are 60 dollars?

Really Cheap case

This is one of the cheap cases i saw. Is it a good case or is it bad?

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Old 02-05-2006, 09:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Not too sure, maybe you're paying for a brand? I just skimmed that page, but I don't think it had a warranty of any type either. That could be the reason why too.
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I Don't know if its good or bad, But the reason its so cheap is because they are charging $48 To ship it
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I Don't know if its good or bad, But the reason its so cheap is because they are charging $48 To ship it
yeah that could be lol...
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Shipping for something that big would probably cost that much.
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Shipping for something that big would probably cost that much.
No, it doesn't (unless you ship it FedEx Priority or UPS AIR). I work on the shipping line (FedEx/UPS) at work.

30 pounds with FedEx Standard runs less than $20.
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try looking for cases at newegg. its a trustful site and good for computer hardware
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the difference is quality, materials, power supply etc
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ok, first thing is, when shopping on Ebay, ALWAYS check the shipping price.... Lots of auctions are total SCAMS... low auction price or buyitnow price, then shipping turns out to be 3 TIMES what you expect it to be... Some places are REALLY shady about it. When I see someone doing that, they get a nice email, and I also contact NewEgg, since that is AGAINST their TOS (Terms of Service). Well, USED to be anyways.....

Case pricepoints have to do with a bunch of different stuff
*paying for the name
*quality of case
*quality of power supply
*air flow/circulation inside the case


You get what you pay for.
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It's being balanced out by the $40 shipping cost. Probably cost no more than $20 to ship, so the case is really worth About $15 - 25, same as the cheap ones on newegg. The $5 buy it now price is just to sucker you in to buy from them.
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