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#1 leeaf

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 10:42 PM

I don't know where Asians shop their cell phone cases. I've seen so many Asians carrying a pretty cases, and I only can find ugly leather cases. I'm looking for either soft or hard cases with a beautiful design like polka dots or plaid patterns. I saw a girl with a quilted cases, and does anyone know where I can purchase one?

#2 ❥AngelicDestiny

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 12:50 AM

You can get a lot of different cases on ebay! :)

#3 BlackSky

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 01:53 AM

Try Amazon, they have a huge variety.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 12:20 AM

Yes, I have been to amazon and eBay, but there are just so many of them. I don't want any cases that are too cheap. Do you remember where you bought your case?

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 07:16 AM

Generally speaking, the online store does a little cheaper, but that does not meanpoor quality.Perhaps you can go smalltao.com, try to find whether they have to suit your needs.

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 04:21 AM

Hmm also depending on what phone you have and where you live, I find that Asian malls/plazas have a lot of nice cases. Not sure about the quality for some of them but if you're there physically then you can try them out usually.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 11:27 PM

Hmm also depending on what phone you have and where you live, I find that Asian malls/plazas have a lot of nice cases. Not sure about the quality for some of them but if you're there physically then you can try them out usually.


Have you bought any cases from those carts or nail shops? i've actually never checked out local shops. Sounds cool. I should check out some time.

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 09:05 PM

I recently came across dealextreme and focalprice for my cases, lots of choices and they're normally 2-3 dollars each.

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 11:15 PM

in the UK, in Carphone Warehouse you can get Samsung Galaxy phone cases for around £17.99 - £19.99. But I got a nice one, as you can, in a smaller shop retailer, a phone accessory specialist, for only £7.99. It fits perfectly in the case, and is stylish and easy to open and close. These things are handy if you have a touch-screen which is medium to large size, because without it, you can be pushing touch screen icons and buttons accidentally.

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 11:58 PM

I might have to start a new threada about how much you spend money on cell phone cases. haha My budget is between 20 to 30 bucks.

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 12:51 AM

Have you bought any cases from those carts or nail shops? i've actually never checked out local shops. Sounds cool. I should check out some time.

I might have to start a new threada about how much you spend money on cell phone cases. haha My budget is between 20 to 30 bucks.


Hmm sorry I don't get what you mean by nail shops :S Do they sell cellphone cases in nail salons where you live? I never seen that :P Anyway I was referring to dedicated cellphone and cellphone accessory shops in Asian malls or local Asian shops. There maybe also be those shops that sell random things, you might find one for cheap in those places too. :)

As for how much, $20-$30 should be more than enough, depending on the exact case you want and your phone model. iPhones have some really unique and pretty cases which are found in Asian malls/shops but I've never asked how much they are. But considering the more regular ones are $5-$10, these might be in your $20-$30 range. For less common phones, those cases might be more expensive because they aren't manufactured as much and they may not be as pretty since manufacurers don't much/any incentive to make it so.

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 11:13 PM

Anyway I was referring to dedicated cellphone and cellphone accessory shops in Asian malls or local Asian shops. There maybe also be those shops that sell random things, you might find one for cheap in those places too. Posted Image


Yes, ditto. Since these cases originate from Asia (China, Taiwan, Korea) too.

Asian malls in your area, or those Taiwanese stores that sell stationery, cute Korean/Jap stuff, makeup, circle-lenses etc etc ... I have seen them carry those bling-bling iphone cases that are popular with some people.

For the whimsical-looking and trendy ones .... try fairs or night markets, IF they exist in your area.
The Asian stalls set up in bigtime with their phone wares. - cases, charges, laptop/ipad covers etc etc. And they're the trendy fashionable and fun designs too.
Or the Angry Birds, Totoro type if that's what you fancy.

I find what the big stores carry are normally the dead boring ones from known manufacturers. And way more exy too.


Was looking for a camera case last yr ... and not willing to pay what Sony and Golla charged ($25-30 and up for the designs I really liked), although I did like a couple of their designs.
So I searced further afield and looked around - I know a couple of dollar stores which has pretty good merchandiser-shopper (ie whoever stocks the store knows how to buy hip stuff, which doesn't look cheap although it IS cheap) = I got a 'similiar-to-Golla designs' camera case for only $3(!!!!) there.
The only thing missing is the Golla tag.


Or just buy a basic one if really these stores don't exiist in your area, and brainstorm your own design. Stickers from a craft/scrapebk store for eg (you can fashion adn create you own paisley designs).
Or you can ask the stranger next time where they got their case from, if something interesting catches your eye. (I just did it with someone's harcut yesterday - it's got a slant my hairdresser cannot achieve. Most people are happy to tell you).

Edited by nomad 822, 10 June 2012 - 11:20 PM.


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Posted 14 June 2012 - 08:16 AM

Try smalltao.com There are many options, you can find what you want.

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 09:59 PM

try gmarket, they have a wide selection tho mostly for apple and samsung products. I personally wouldn't buy them from local stores (depending on where you are) because the stores tend to charge a lot higher due to tax and everything.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 07:48 AM

Ebay has every phone cases. It's cheap but shipping takes awhile, since it's mostly from China.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 05:38 AM

The cute one's I know I won't find anywhere else i purchase on ebay, for brand named ones I just go to department stores.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 08:48 PM

I just buy it from Chinese websites that offer free shipping, they have everything: tablets, phones, cables, phone cases.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 02:28 AM

I don't use a case on my phone anymore as they add too much bulk. But eBay is good for cases.