They generally start from 15 $ to 49 $, what is it that makes em so expensive?
I live in India thats a substantial amount for a thing thats just plastic film, what are your opinions on this?
if u have an ipad a screen protectors is a must have along with protective casing for the tablet, i can understand the pricing of casing but this plastic film?
am i missing something here?
Answer by Lee Wood · Jul 30, 2012 at 03:25 PM
THe price of the item is probably pennys, however what costs is the following:
Transport (Probably the biggest overall cost)
Staff costs (3rd)
The retailers margin also has to be catered for... Remember they are sell up items for retailers, so they have to be worthwhile for the retailer to take into stock.
marketing (2nd biggest cost)
The fact that they CAN charge so much for the protectors, and people will buy them
and I have probably forgotten some things...
Lastly the fact that they do protect an $500+ product!
I will also like to say that there IS an difference between the cheap ones on Ebay til $1 each and the more expensive such as my favorite brand which is MediaDevil. HUGE difference in quality! Its worthwhile to pay extra :)
Answer by pjob797 · Jul 30, 2012 at 01:15 AM
not only does it have to be scratch resistant, it has to transfer the touch from the protector onto the touch screen, so to make sure the protector doesn't inhibit use of the touch screen, it needs to be made special
Answer by Eggaro · Aug 02, 2012 at 07:50 PM
I don't know about you guys, but screen protectors these days are the biggest ripoff when it comes to electronics these days.
Now, this is my opinion only, but when I have a iPhone 4, iPad 3 and PS Vita, all touch screen, two with the screen exposed all the time (iPad has the smart cover) and none of them have any scratches, it makes me wonder if people that keep buying screen protectors have even tried at least to stick at least once with their device screen protector free.
Unless you buy one to reduce glare or reduce fingerprints (Which I would rather just clean the screen than putting a screen protector just for that), all they do is make your device screen look worse.
Answer by Xiro · Aug 03, 2012 at 06:06 AM
Like cables I just go to eBay or another site and buy them for about five percent of the cost. Screen protectors can be a little bit harder as some are really cheap while other low priced covers may work fine.