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Best Buy shopper gets to take home the Samsung GALAXY Tab 8.9 before the masses

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Best Buy shopper gets to take home the Samsung GALAXY Tab 8.9 before the masses
An anonymous Best Buy shopper told Android Central about how he ended up taking home an un-released Samsung GALAXY Tab 8.9. As we reported, that tablet is now up for pre-order at Best Buy. But let's not get too far ahead of ourselves. Anyway, the subject of the story had purchased the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 from the big box retailer, but was disappointed to see that his tablet suffered from a manufacturing defect. So he decided to return the tablet from whence it came.

So far, there is nothing strange or unusual to the story. When the Best Buy rep inside the store took the defective GALAXY Tab 10.1 to the back room to exchange it with a new unit, he accidentally came out with a Samsung GALAXY Tab 8.9 and handed it over to the tablet buyer, who took it home. The tablet is not supposed to be launched until September 25th at the earliest. The picture of the box shows it to be the 16GB version of the tablet which Samsung has priced at $470 (the 32GB model will cost you $570).

What would you have done in the same situation? Would you have pointed out the mistake to the rep or would you have just kept you mouth shut and walked out of the store with a tablet that no one else owns at the moment.

source: AndroidCentral

The box for the Samsung GALAXY Tab 8.9 tablet

The box for the Samsung GALAXY Tab 8.9 tablet





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posted on 21 Sep 2011, 21:14

1. AdamW33 (Posts: 39; Member since: 25 Aug 2011)


Kept it, sold it, and bought a new one.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 21:22 1

2. HTCiscool (Posts: 449; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)


Does it mattr? the two tablets are exactly the same. same colour, same processor, same OS, same width. The 8.9 is slightly smaller but who cares?

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 22:18 1

4. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1037; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


Yeah this is Samsung's new tactic. Sell the exact same product only in a slightly different size. Boring.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 23:12 4

8. pyckvi (Posts: 48; Member since: 19 Dec 2010)


Its called "Variety" of screen size, one may fit one person while the other may be too small or too big

posted on 22 Sep 2011, 01:26 1

10. jogutier (Posts: 324; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


it's called the Apple theory. lol!

posted on 22 Sep 2011, 11:45

12. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1037; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


Oh yeah cuz an inch less of a screen is a cause for a whole other product? Hell no.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 21:38

3. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 466; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)


would of kept it and sold it for more money than its worth before its released, then buy it back for its original price.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 22:33

5. dbdynsty25 (Posts: 3; Member since: 19 Feb 2010)


I would love to trade my 10.1 for the 8.9. Wish I could do that without doing the whole ebay thing.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 22:38

6. Phullofphil (Posts: 798; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)


Well it depended what size I wanted. If there exactly the same but I wanted a little bigger of one I would have went back and got the bigger one. I thought there was a difference though like brand of chip. The other thing isn't the 8.9 cheaper. I would have atliest got the difference in money. Did he get an LTE one when he was supposed to get a wifi only. There is more info befor I can make a decision of what I would do that I need to make my mind up. I can say one thing for sure I have an iPad 2 and I love it with the apps it has but I really am getting frustrated when I go to a web site and I can't look at it cause there is no flash support. I am thinking about getting an android tablet because of that. I would hav gotten the zoom but the LTE version was going too take too long and it was too expensive.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 22:42

7. Phullofphil (Posts: 798; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)


It's weird though that the guy that checks the reciept with the one on the box did not notice or the salesman that gave him that one did not notice the price difference when he scanned it

posted on 22 Sep 2011, 01:12 2

9. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Should've gotten an iPad.

posted on 22 Sep 2011, 08:50

11. rican (Posts: 132; Member since: 02 Jul 2011)


sounds like Bulls**t to me..can they even ring it up this early?...i would of flipped it, made some money on it and get it at retail when it came out.

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