Despite the second recall, you can buy the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in Hong Kong
There are also those who are willing to risk an explosion and would buy a Galaxy Note 7 if only they could find one to buy. While it is illegal in the U.S. to sell the phone, in other countries there might not be any law preventing a retailer from selling the device. A photo published recently shows a Hong Kong store with a number of Galaxy Note 7 units on display. These are phones that were recalled when the photo was snapped, and are being sold at a special price.
Some are buying heavily discounted Galaxy Note 7 units to play a game we like to call "smartphone arbitrage." Buying the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 at a huge discount gives them the right to exchange it for the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, receive the difference in price between the full Galaxy Note 7 price and the Galaxy S7 edge, and a $100 bill credit.
Another reason why there are consumers willing to risk life and limb to buy the phablet is because of the high-end specs and features. Let's face it, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was a sleek and powerful phone. The S Pen allowed users to do things that many other phones can't do. And the Galaxy Note 7 was the first in the series to have an IP67 certification rating.
We don't recommend that you purchase the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 if you find it on sale somewhere. All retailers were supposed to return their unsold stock to Samsung. As we said above, in the U.S. consumer laws prevent retailers from selling devices that have been officially recalled; this means that you won't find it on sale in the states. As the picture that accompanies this story shows, some retailers in certain countries don't mind selling it. Hopefully those that do purchase it are buying it just for the easy money they can pocket by turning it in for a Galaxy S7 edge.
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