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On the fence about buying into a Samsung tablet? Up to $600 worth of freebies for US buyers should help

0. phoneArena 08 Nov 2013, 05:10 posted on

Samsung's charge of the US market continues, as it is now raising the stakes by offering more freebies than ever more for buyers of one of its tablets, including: Galaxy Note 8.0 Wi-Fi...

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posted on 08 Nov 2013, 06:57 1

8. magnanimus (Posts: 291; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


Why do manufacturing companies hate the UK? :(
All freebies happens only in the US.
Phones launch in the US first.
The UK phone prices are almost twice the US's price.
And we don't get Discounts that much in the UK.

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 07:48 2

10. PAPINYC (Posts: 2283; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Because here in the U.S. the majority of the populace is used to some form of subsidy or financial aid because of their lack or deficiency socioeconomically; that's why we pay taxes. Whereas, in the U.K., taxes are paid to benefit The Monarchy. Long live HRH, The Queen!!

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 07:56 1

12. joey_sfb (Posts: 2921; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Your Monarchy entire house hold expense can’t be compare to our PM salary. At least the monarchy is bringing in tourists money.

Besides I am OK with high salary when the country economy is sustainable.

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 08:19 2

13. PAPINYC (Posts: 2283; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Don't get me wrong, if I were a Brit' and had to pay taxes, I'd rather support The Monarchy and its' lifestyle. And, you are right, they are a commanding draw for international tourism and, therefore, their purpose is both an economic necessity and functional. Not sure what the PM earns and not sure what laws and restrictions govern the office but, most politicians are just bourgeois scammers who use the respective positions of their elected office for their personal financial gain; hence, the reason most politicians are crooked and corrupt. Personally, I'd rather have a Queen and a Galaxy Tablet, of course.

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 08:23

14. fteoOpty64 (Posts: 8; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)


You do not realise that your taxes are paid to a PRIVATE company based in Puerto Rico and never gives a cent to your treasury!. This is why the US has why no money!, And things are cheaper because the US used to manufacturer most of the goods and now it was ALL shipped off shore and things should be way cheaper than before but it ain¨t !.

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 08:43 3

15. PAPINYC (Posts: 2283; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


If that were true, the U.S. would not have the 'moula' for all its Social Welfare programs like: Section 8, HUD Subsidized Housing Developments, Welfare, Medicaid, W.I.C., subsidized cell phone service (Assurance Wireless), etc.

Nice try but, taxes are paid here directly to Federal, State or City governments and not deposited in Puerto Rico.

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 07:52 3

11. joey_sfb (Posts: 2921; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Promotion only happen when sales is not doing well. I notice there a big iPhone 5s and even greater iPhone 5c discount for contract purchase thru my local telco just one month after iPhone 5s/c launch,

Samsung Note 3 price remain the same.

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 11:13

16. ph00ny (Posts: 602; Member since: 26 May 2011)


This was announced at the launch

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 07:38 1

9. twens (Posts: 628; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


it is same in Africa and everywhere else. It seems they value and respect only people living in the US. I guess to them the rest of the world doesn't exist. Thats one reason why Apple still sees it self as Kings of the mobile space because they have 52% in the US. I think they believe the US is the rest of the world. Stupid people.

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 12:53

17. laheelahee (Posts: 213; Member since: 09 Apr 2012)


Samsung, can i get that $600 worth of freebies in the form of a new phone? ;)

posted on 08 Nov 2013, 21:05 1

18. clevername (Posts: 1428; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


Stop whining people. "oh woe is me! My country doesn't get freebies like the US! that means the corrupt US sucks and companies hate the rest of the world!"
just shut up. Truth be told the US is a consumerist country. We have a larger population than most other countries, and larger than some regions combined. Add to that a large amount of the population having the disposable income to support this consumerist lifestyle and you have a country that buys more electronic products than most of the world. Of course china and India being exceptions because of the excessively large populations.

to quote don king "only in America!" maybe not only, but in America it is very common to find a household with 2-3 cars, 2 video game consoles, 2-3 computers/laptops/tablets, 2-4 smartphones, 3-5 large screen televisions, a "smart" refrigerator, 2-3 DVD/ bluray players, and several mp3 players. THIS IS A COMMON FIND!

point is we not only buy more than others, we are WILLING to buy more even when we don't need it! So offering more deals to Americans is a way to feed a society of people who cannot say no to things.

now whether this lifestyle can be supported or is opulent, or right or wrong, is a discussion for another day. So stop whining about what you don't get and calling it unfair. Its business. And that's how business works.

posted on 09 Nov 2013, 03:23 1

19. the_s2 (Posts: 206; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Is that your way of bragging? LOL you havent heard of Japan, South Korea, or the rich middle east, Im sure.

posted on 09 Nov 2013, 09:52

20. clevername (Posts: 1428; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


Bragging? I see you have missed my entire point. I'm not BRAGGING about the US having a high median income, or being able to live an opulent lifestyle. As I said, all that is a discussion for another time.

here's my point: people complain because the USA gets better deals, more frequently than their country. My whole comment was saying there is a concrete BUSINESS reason for that. That reason is because we buy more consumer devices than anyone else. (excluding china). Because of that companies tend to give us more deals because they know it equals sales. I was NOT talking about Americans lifestyle, or BRAGGING. I know about Japan and the middle east and south Korea. I also know that the population of south Korea and Japan combined is barely more than half of the US(roughly 176 million), and the entire middle east has only around 65 million more people spread between 18 countries(roughly 382 million), the largest of which wanna go to to war with each other. The largest deciding factor is the amount of people with disposable income (as I previously stated) in America, that's more than 75%, or around 237 million people. That's more than the entirety of south Korea and Japan, and 62% of the entire middle east population. this is all including poor as well as middle class and rich.

so once again, THIS WAS NEVER BRAGGING. Simply a lesson (now a mathematical lesson) in why companies give more, and better deals to the united states.

posted on 09 Nov 2013, 14:27

21. SavageLucy42 (Posts: 211; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)


I love Samsung products, but their support is not great. I got a tablet last year and it had the "Free $25 play store credit" promo in the box. I talked to two different service people, explained my problem, never got my credit. I'd been planning to use it for art programs (why I got that tablet anyway) but ended up just buying what I needed :\

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