Rob Beschizza at 5:43 am Tue, Nov 27, 2012
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It wasn't even clear from the spam where you might buy one.
Just in case you were wondering.
You must find out where. I don’t even have an iphone and i want that case.
I see spam fail like that occasionally. I wonder about the back story. Is there a forlorn entrepreneur somewhere, wondering where all his hits went? Is an employee getting fired?
Instead of a .001% rate of return, they get .000%. Oh, my. I’m pretty sure that the actual sending of the spam is filtered through so many layers of entrepreneurs that they wouldn’t know who to get mad at.
Someday someone is going to write the story of the scammer-chain that prevents spam sources from getting paid.
I swear I read that story somewhere… it really is a chain, with scammers scamming the scammers. The people with the bot-nets are selling time on the bot-nets to resellers, who sell the computing time to spammers, who sell spam software to other people, who sell the spam service to people who then convince small business owners to give them money… every step of the way, people take a cut and scam the people below them. And most of the stuff being sold is a scam too!
I just got my first smart phone ever, and while it’s certainly got its advantages it also seems to have a relatively short battery life. With one of these glow cases I assume I’d have to keep the darned thing plugged in all the time.
I can’t imagine the case draws on the phones battery. To do so it would need to hijack the socket on the bottom, and it doesn’t look long enough to do that.
Rob, I’ve found you a local(ish) retailer who appears at least as reliable and above board as the product itself: http://riverside-california.olx.com/iphone-4-4s-led-cases-and-more-iid-437489131
At least the seller is literate:
“txt me 951-xxx-xxxx must pick up in rubidioux riverside if u cant pick up dont bother thaxs only serious ppl please the more u buy the better the price i can do”
It may be a mission from GTA 5.
This is a bigger advance than anything iphone 4-5 transition.
“I like my phone, but sometimes I just wish it were even more of a glowing beacon that says ‘rob me’.”
“Just in case you were wondering.”
I’m neither a girl nor 13 years old. And yet. . .I kind of do want one.
Needs more plastic, falling-off-prone rhinestones, on a surface that rubs against my pants pocket constantly.
Chances are that this is targeted to females.
Chances are that females don’t keep their phones in pockets.
Google is your friend:
illuminated iphone case
turns up lots of hits; this is hardly the only company doing this.
The spammer, of course, should be fed a few of these cases, in one piece, sideways.
I see it and think the 90’s called…and the ring tone should be Haddaway’s What Is Love.
I can almost guarantee I can pick these up at a couple different places I know near me in Little Saigon/OC K-Town, and certainly under $5.
One of the shops with this sort of stuff has cases for my Nexus One, long after it’s out of date and even though few people had them in the first place. I bought one for $2 and while it promptly broke, it’s the thought that counts I guess.
The equivalent of the dollar store in Japan sells plugs that go in either the headphone socket or the Apple data connector so you can dangle your giant cluster of decorated cell phone straps from your iPhone. For some peculiar reason Apple omitted the nubbin that most phones have for this purpose. I feel like this case would be best paired with at least a fist-sized jumble of sparkling multicolour LED gems and possibly the latest model of Tamagotchi.
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