I paid $70.00 for a cellphone charger

@911Ricki (13602)
Canada
August 24, 2012 10:01pm CST
I went to buy a new cellphone charger. I have been using my bosses when I go to work, then when it dies I have a dead phone until I go to work. I had boughten one off eBay twice (two different sellers), and they both just stopped working. I gave up and went to the store to get one. It came to $70.00 and I almost fell over hearing this. But I needed a charger immediately so I paid it. I just think its ridiculous the cost of things like this.
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15 responses
@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
25 Aug 12
The most I'd ever want to pay for a charger is $25.00 and even THAT is ridiculous... I hate you had to pay that much, major rip off!
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
25 Aug 12
I didn't know they were that expensive, I think my son has one I don't really know because I don't have a cellphone he does.
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• Indonesia
25 Aug 12
even this is something urgent, I wouldn't pay $70 for cellphone charger, especially if the actual price might be only half of it or even cheaper. you can buy one good new cellphone from your pocket with $70 or with additional cash
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
25 Aug 12
I dont know where you live but $70 will not get you a new phone they run for $500 - $900 on average. Maybe, a cheap piece of crap off eBay oh which Ive tried and last 2 months.
• Indonesia
29 Aug 12
In Indonesia you can get new cell phone with $70, but this is standard cellphone with standard feature. cellphone with price of $500 is quite expensive and $900 will be very expensive and too exclusive. may be currency and market affect the price here..
@Zer0Stats (1316)
• India
25 Aug 12
$70 for a charger? One might have bought a new cell phone in that range instead!
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
25 Aug 12
Where do you live? $70 will not get you a cellphone. Here a cellphone ranges $500 - $900 alone.
@Zer0Stats (1316)
• India
1 Sep 12
In India you would easily get a cellphone as low upto $20 and as high upto $900.About six months back I bought the HTC EVO 3D that nearly cost me Rs.26000(approx $500) and I also have the old Nokia dual sim phone that cost Rs.3500(aprrox $70).In India almost every local brand and big companies like Nokia,Samsung make budget phones as low upto Rs.1000(approx $20).
• Indonesia
27 Aug 12
that is too much for a cellphone charger, is it original one? I bought charger for my smart phone a year ago, it is original, and only cost me $20. My friend from different city told me that it much cheaper in his place only $15. Have you tried asking to some store? they may tricked you.
• India
16 Sep 12
I agree with you $70 is too much amount only for charger. In India get only in $10 or 20 depend upon company. If we wants to duplicate charger not original then we can purchase only in rs. 100 means 2 dollar.
@gmkumar08 (396)
• India
25 Aug 12
Woh,70$ for a cell phone charger,i think that's too much.You've really spent a lot on that charger.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
25 Aug 12
Thats average range here, I have spent well over that on chargers off eBay that were $5 - $20 each and they worked a few days, to a few weeks. At least this charger I can bring it back and exchange it up to a year whereas eBay many of the sellers stopped talking or responding to me.
• United States
25 Aug 12
Whew wee...that's too much for a charger. These companies do what they can to squeeze any nickel and dime that they can so they can profit.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
25 Aug 12
I agree they overcharge for a lot of items, to make themselves a big profit.
@natliegleb (5187)
• India
25 Aug 12
you could have bargained with them and the cost is quite unbearable and not fine at all.instead i would rather buy somewhere else even if its not present in that particular site
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
25 Aug 12
I did bargain and get a lot off. I paid just under $70.00 for the 3 items whereas they would of been well over $100. The guy had showed me it would of been about $125.00 otherwise. I have boughten the charger piece elsewhere including eBay where Im wasting my money and being screwed over with them. At least with the store, I can bring it back and have a 1 year warranty.
@ARIES1973 (9523)
• Legaspi, Philippines
25 Aug 12
Wow! That is too much. Well, in our country you can have a charger for less than ten dollars. I'm just comparing the price. Well, anyway, if you really need something, you will pay for the price. Maybe it is the best charger.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
26 Aug 12
Yes, I bought cheap chargers off eBay for $10.00 and even up to $20.00 they workeed for a few days to a few weeks then stopped working. In the end I wasted more money with them, whereas even though I paid $70.00 at this reputable company, it has a warranty and I can bring it back.
@trisha27 (3505)
• United States
25 Aug 12
Wow!!!!!! $70 for a cell phone. That is ridiculous. I don't think I would pay for one that was that expensive. I'd rather buy another phone for that price then buy another charger. Chargers that I bought, I've paid like $20 for it. It must be a really good charger or I hope its a really good charger that won't break on you for paying that much.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
26 Aug 12
How much do you think a new phone costs? A new phone is about $500.00 - $900.00. I have boughten cheap chargers off eBay ranging from $5.00 - $20.00 they work for a few days, or weeks then stop working. I believe its a waste of money, I already spent over the $70.00. This charger is from a reputable company and has a warranty so I can take it back if it doesnt work.
@Hatley (162214)
• Garden Grove, California
25 Aug 12
wow Ricki I was going to sayt is that not way too ex pensive? but when y ou need something you need it of course.I guess the sellers figure you need it so yo u will pay the price b ut that does'not make it right of course.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
25 Aug 12
Its straight from the cellphone company, but then it as a warranty on it. I have boughten a handful of cellphone accessories, including a handful of chargers. They work a day to a few weeks then stop, so even though its $70 right now, it will last long and they guarentee whereas the scammers on eBay gained money while sending out crappy product and nothing can be done.
@dorannmwin (36695)
• United States
27 Aug 12
My goodness, you paid nearly as much on your cellphone charger as I spent on my phone back in February. Then when I got the phone, I did need to have an extra charger for my phone and I went and bought that from Target. It only cost me twenty dollars to buy the extra charger for my phone, but it is one with multiple different attachments on it, so we are able to use it for both my phone, my best friend's phone and my husband's phone.
• India
26 Aug 12
Wow that is very expensive..! If you don't mind can you tell me what mobile you are using (i.e. brand and model). Till now I have never come to a position where I had to buy an original or duplicate chargers.
@riyauro (6431)
• India
25 Aug 12
Oh my god you have been ripped off. Gosh, charger is so cheap to by. Oh my my, why did you buy it. was it something like very special charger? you cold have bought a cell phone cheaper than that. I feel bad for you. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day ahead.
• Philippines
25 Aug 12
It's really funny how simple things cost too much. Too bad, manufacturers sell overpriced products. But there are still good third party brands that could provide you with same quality as of the original brands. Like for iPhones. The original apple charger costs 2500 pesos here in our country, but there are also good brands like capdase which sells for half the price. And they also work just like the original one.