Best Buy shopper gets to take home the Samsung GALAXY Tab 8.9 before the masses
posted by Alan F. / Sep 21, 2011, 9:08 PM
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.
Posts: 449; Member since: Jul 16, 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 Sep 21, 2011, 9:22 PM 1
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Yeah this is Samsung's new tactic. Sell the exact same product only in a slightly different size. Boring.
posted on Sep 21, 2011, 10:18 PM 1
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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 Sep 21, 2011, 10:38 PM 0
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