Samsung runs out of free Galaxy Buds to give with the Galaxy S10, compensates with $130 reward certificate
by Florin Troaca / Feb 27, 2019, 11:40 AM
Almost a week ago, Samsung opened pre-orders for its new Galaxy S10 smartphone series and announced that US buyers of select models would receive Galaxy Buds wireless earphones for free. Now, the company has run out of free Galaxy Buds (normally priced at $129.99), but it's still offering a pre-order gift - a $130 Reward eCertificate.
Galaxy S10 (starting at $899) or Galaxy S10+ (starting at $999), regardless of storage configuration or method of pay, by March 7 the latest. The more affordable Galaxy S10e (starting at $749) is excluded from this offer and doesn't come with any pre-order gifts.As it was the case with the free Galaxy Buds, the $130 eCertificate is offered only to customers who pre-order a
You'll be able to use the $130 eCertificate until September 1, 2019, to purchase "select products" on Samsung.com or the official Shop Samsung app. At the moment, it's unclear what these select products are, but customers should find out once they receive the eCertificate (probably when they get the S10).
Samsung seems to be making a tradition out of offering pre-order gifts with its most expensive flagship smartphones. Last year, the Galaxy Note 9 came with free AKG noise-canceling headphones, while the Galaxy Note 8 of 2017 came with a free Gear 360 camera. In case you're wondering, the Galaxy S9 and S9+, both released in early 2018, did not come with pre-order gifts - but that's likely because their prices weren't that high (starting at $729 and $829, respectively). We're obviously glad to see that the priciest Galaxy S10 variants are bundled with gifts, even after Samsung has run out of its original freebies.
The official release date of the Samsung Galaxy S10 series is March 8. However, some S10 and S10+ models will ship at later dates (unless you've managed to place a pre-order on day one, or immediately after).
- Display 6.1" 1440 x 3040 pixels
- Camera 12 MP / 10 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
- Storage 512 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 3400 mAh
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Wow! Not bad Samsung...
posted on Feb 27, 2019, 11:45 AM 6
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Meanwhile, there is another manufacturer asking for 100$ more for their phone ($999) with less of damn near everything and no free gift. It's amazing to see how little some customers demand before handing over their money.
posted on Feb 27, 2019, 12:16 PM 12
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Where else do those customers get an iOS device?
posted on Feb 27, 2019, 12:20 PM 1
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Apple is providing you with something works well and great aftercare we also call customer service. You are now amongst the elite of other individuals who think iPhones represent a social status we all want to be known to be in and can afford. Apple is offering a lifestyle.
posted on Feb 27, 2019, 3:11 PM 0
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"It's amazing to see how little some customers demand before handing over their money." We Apple users are actually very demanding people, that's why we can pay those very high prices because we now what we get. Sure i would take some freebies with it, but Apple isn't doing that and i don't see anything wrong with that.
posted on Feb 27, 2019, 12:43 PM 4
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Good job Samsung you gave away all ten pairs!
posted on Feb 27, 2019, 12:20 PM 0
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10 pair or 10,000 pair, at least they give you something instead of taking it out of the box and charging you extra if you want it.
posted on Feb 27, 2019, 12:47 PM 13
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Agreed and the general consensus is that they are cheaper than airpods, don't fall out your ears as easily as airpods, battery lasts 1 hour longer even though the battery is smaller than airpods, can be wirelessly charged via the S10 series and to top it all off it can be joined to other samsung devices such as fridges, tvs etc not just the phones.
posted on Feb 27, 2019, 1:02 PM 4
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Sad though that Samsung has to resort to freebies, it cheapens the brand.
posted on Feb 27, 2019, 3:23 PM 1
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