I just bought a leather pocket pouch for my 9900 and it really smells bad. It's a chemical smell, not a leather smell. I can't even be in the same room with it. Does the smell go away? Did anyone else have this issue?
I put it in the garage because I could smell it all over the house. I hope it stops stinking, there's no way I could use it as it is now. kbz, I can smell it from across the room so you would know if it was stinky like that. So gross.
Hmm, mine didn't come in a box. It had a square bit of styrofoam inside it to hold its shape and then it was in a plastic bag. I'm starting to wonder if I bought a fake, even though it says it's OEM (I bought the one at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005MD9PPG...bUvbUpU7002393). It still reeks so I'm sending it back.
Wow, that was fast. I requested the return right after I posted here last and they replied that it was "sent by mistake" so they will issue a refund. They told me I can just throw it away -- they don't even want it back. The seller was Accessory Xpert. Buyer beware!
I just bought one @ at&t, blackberry. it is made in CHINA! that would explain any chemical residue. those people seem to love chemicals, and anything that can harm us!(think, lead painted toys, asbestos,blackberry pouches)! mine does smell,=like a weird ce=hemical, leather would have been nice. I have it out of my 9900 a lot ,so did not notice.
It's a smell I know I've smelled before, I think from those knock-off handbags in NYC. Is that the smell of fake leather? To me, it smells like knock-off junk from China. I guess I'd recommend smelling something made from leather before you buy it (even if you get funny looks).
I just talked to someone who mentioned she has a knock-off handbag she bought online a couple of years ago that still stinks. I don't think the smell goes away. There are plenty of leather cases available so I'd keep looking if I were you. If your phone starts smelling like the case it's going to be hard to hold it up against your face to talk to someone. I'm really curious about what the smell is -- is it something on the leather or is it the smell of "fake" leather?
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