So M-Edge sent me a Kindle sometime back so I could write a review. I tired, but eventually I realized it sounded like an advert and not a review, so I wasn't comfortable with posting it. But I did learn a valuable lesson that I'd like to share.
First, a word about M-Edge. This is a small company based in Baltimore MD that makes cases for Kindle, Sony, Nook, Kobo, iPad, and Irex DR800. Yo can find their cases in Staples, Target, Best Buy, and Amazon.
I asked for and they sent me one of their basic cases. I'm not all that pleased with it. The build quality is good, but now that I've seen the case along side the more expensive ones I think I'd prefer something that cost more.
Here's my point. It doesn't pay to be cheap when buying a case. If you don't have the funds or you don't want the features on the more expensive case, that's one thing. But if the main deciding factor between a $50 case and a $30 case is the price, then you're making a mistake. You lose more in value than you gain in saved money.
You're not being frugal; you're being cheap. The difference is that being frugal means getting the biggest bang for your buck. Being cheap means going the next step beyond frugal and shaving the cost down simply to shave the cost down.
Perhaps the best way to say it would be that you should pick the case based on features, not cost.