One Iron Man Edition Galaxy S6 edge sells for a whopping $91,000 in China

One Iron Man Edition Galaxy S6 edge sells for a whopping $91,000 in China
There's no question that the Iron Man Edition Galaxy S6 edge is a cool gadget, but is it really $91,000 worth of cool? One China-based consumer seems to think so, having coughed up an eye-watering 568,788 Yuan for the privilege of owning model number 66 of the limited-edition handset. 

The news of the Iron Man Edition Galaxy S6 edge really piqued the interest of Marvel and Avengers fans with an affinity to Samsung products. Disappointingly, though, it was only launched in the company's South Korea, along with Hong Kong and China. Chinese retailer JD.com decided to run an auction of the Iron Man Galaxy S6 edge numbered 66, and after no fewer than 92,429 bids, the 568,788-Yuan ($91,600) winner was found. 

The Galaxy S6 edge Iron Man Edition is running on a limit of 1,000 units. This particular model, boasting the serial number 66, fetched such a tidy sum because, in China, the number six is considered lucky. As such, 66 is seen as doubly lucky, and all that luck doesn't come cheap. One could argue that someone with a hundred grand to blow on a smartphone is already doing fairly well in the 'luck' department. Regardless, for that kind of money, I'd be expecting miraculous, daily returns for a long, long time. 

By comparison, the device costs just $1,079 at retail. Still a tidy mark-up for Samsung, given that it's really just a red lick of paint and some gold-plated trimmings different from the regular S6 edge. But when products become scarce, the price tends to soar, and after putting down so much money, let's hope our friend isn't feeling too lucky to get some insurance on that thing. 

source: BusinessKorea via SlashGear 

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26 Comments

12. waddup121 unregistered

imagine if it was a fake S6 Iron man edition...lmao

2. singhkaran9830 unregistered

In China!!That's really good.

3. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

EPIC RIP-OFF...OPPAN SAMSUNG STYLE!

15. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Samsung didn't sell this... Chinese internet retailer JD.com did the auction.

4. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

so is the number 666 extra,super lucky?

5. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

S-heeps.

23. ReticentHamster

Posts: 153; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

While I'm not usually one to reply to this kind of comment, I just want to point out that a similarly styled iPhone in a limited edition would likely sell for a similarly obscene price. Thus, the "sheep" moniker you seem to enjoy may apply to a wider brand following than just Samsung fans.

6. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Whomever pays that much for a phone (without a removable battery no less) is as stupid as one who pays the *constantly-advertised-on-here* $80 per month to Verizon for 10gb of data--plus the $15 smartphone fee and taxes. (I pay less than $80 INCLUDING taxes on ATT for over 15gb of data). Hope the seller at least offered a 10,000 mAh Iron Man branded external battery, movie tickets to such, and a future digital download credit to the picture.

8. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

So you're hoping he offered about $60 in add-ons after he paid $91,000 for a $700 phone? I'd ask for like, 10,000 movie tickets.

9. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Closer to $900 if was the 128gb model. And for as much as he paid, it should be at least that or furthermore (is a special edition anyway) feature 512gb flash memory.

13. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Sorry, I'd ask for 9,800 movie tickets then.

10. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Honestly, when you are that rich, you would pay top dollars for the stuff you want. Look at some old school cars being sold for the amount that you could easily buy a super car now.

18. Metropolis75

Posts: 196; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

****golf clap*** Good for you.

19. Metropolis75

Posts: 196; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

Wrong post. Never mind lol.

7. dancheung77

Posts: 202; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Like a special edition Kia, lol

11. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

At least someone else got the profits rather than Samsung. Apple would have indian give'd this promo unit and sell it for 91k themselves or something shady like that. haha

14. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Would they?

16. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

No, probably not directly, the PR team wouldn't allow it but they will mark it down and try something similar one day. Anything to milk the sheep. Like their super shady tactic before of not selling their previous gen iphone for cheaper than regular price without first halving the 16gb of storage to 8gb of storage. That's some hilarious level of greed there that the isheep let them get away with.

20. DnB925Art

Posts: 1167; Member since: May 23, 2013

Not only is the number 6 lucky, with 66 being doubly lucky in China, but also red and gold is historically considered lucky and symbolizes happiness, prosperity and wealth in Chinese culture (like when you give out red and gold envelopes containing money during Chinese New Year).

21. NateAdam8

Posts: 436; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

BATMAN!

22. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Paid overkill.

24. xfire99

Posts: 1205; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

26. ABC_123

Posts: 49; Member since: Jul 11, 2014

Sells like hotcakes!!!

27. derivativex

Posts: 176; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

This edition sells out quickly like what happened in Korea so thr buyer probably was that desperate to have one. It looks gorgeous minus the mask at thr back

28. almostdone

Posts: 439; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

People have more money than sense. A few years down the road and it will be worth next to nothing. I suppose if you're rich thousands don't mean much to you.

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