Samsung Galaxy Tab return rate reaches 16%

Samsung Galaxy Tab return rate reaches 16%
The Samsung Galaxy Tab, source of statistical confusion in recent times, has gone from thevery successful 2-million selling tablet to the somewhat murkydevice, which was shipped in 2 million units to retailers andcarriers. And now more analysis comes in to prove that the Galaxy Tabmight not have been all that successful as return rates areestimated to reach 16%.

The data is courtesy of ITG InvestmentResearch which tracked data from nearly 6,000 U.S. wireless storesstarting from the roll-out of the Galaxy Tab through January 15,2011. That percentage has grown from 13% in December to 16% over theholidays. In comparison, the Verizon iPadhas registered a return rate of only 2%.

Justrecently a comment from a Samsung exec saying Galaxy Tab sales were“quite smooth” was misinterpretedas “quite small.” Two million devices, even though they were notsold, but only shipped, is definitely far from a small number.

source: AllThingsD and WSJ

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