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Best Buy Offering Free Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 with TV Purchase

In what appears to be another sign of iPad competitors having difficulty gaining customer acceptance, Best Buy yesterday announced a new promotion that sees the leading electronics retailer giving away Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablets with the purchase of select new Samsung 3D high-definition televisions. The package deals also include free 3D starter kits containing two pairs of 3D glasses and a handful of 3D movie titles.
This week's Samsung special is the latest offer in Best Buy's Perfect Match Promise, a series of deals to help customers go big and go home happy. This week only, Best Buy's Perfect Match Promise offers customers a 16 GB Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 with the purchase a Samsung 46" Class LED 1080p Smart 3D HDTV all for the low price of $1499.99 after savings. Customers can also step up to a 55" Samsung TV (measured diagonally) with a 3D Starter Kit for only $1999.99 after savings.
The promotion begins on August 21st and runs through August 27th.

Samsung has been the leading competitor to Apple in the tablet market as a number of other companies have faltered in their attempts at launching competing products. But while Samsung has reported strong shipment numbers for its Galaxy Tab offerings relative to other non-Apple tablet companies, it is still unclear just how many of those units are making it into customers' hands. Samsung is also facing strong legal challenges from Apple in a number of countries, challenges which have hampered Samsung's ability to roll out the Galaxy Tab in several markets and threaten many of its other Android-based products.

Best Buy made headlines in the tablet market earlier this week after a source reported that the retailer had sold less than 10% of its stock of HP TouchPad tablets and was seeking to return much of the remainder to HP. That disclosure came just a day before HP announced that it would be ending its tablet and smartphone hardware businesses amid weak launch demand.

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40 months ago
Too bad the Galaxy is having trouble. I just got one to develop with, and the OS is really nice in a tablet.

Edit: lol downvotes. This community has turned ridiculous.
Rating: 42 Votes
40 months ago

And Hyundai was giving away iPads with car purchases. why is this news?

I would assume that it is has to do with the fact they are giving away a device that is normally a $500 device and all you have to pay is $1500 for a TV. When a brand new car is going to cost you a minimum of $12,000. People typically take out a loan for a $12,000 purchase and pay more than $500 in interest over the life of the loan.

To give away free Galaxy tabs for a $1500 purchase says something about how they are selling or the lack of selling.
Rating: 22 Votes
40 months ago
And Hyundai was giving away iPads with car purchases. why is this news?
Rating: 21 Votes
40 months ago
Well at least people want to buy TVs... ;)
Rating: 16 Votes
40 months ago
Yo, buy it and sell it in Europe!!!
Rating: 16 Votes
40 months ago
I'm starting to think Apple made the wrong decision attacking Galaxy. It gives Samsung the air of being a dangerous competitor, rather than just letting Galaxy die the Zune death it seemed destined to...
Rating: 14 Votes
40 months ago
Excellent strategy. A lot of uninformed users out there. But once you get the product in their hands, you can bet that's a pair of hands that won't bother picking up the competitions device. They will see how good it really is and realize there is no need to buy the competition. It's only the blind Apple followers that would pay for and iPad when they get something like the Galaxy Tab for "free." The average person who is looking at getting a tablet will stick with the Tab. Similar strategy to the Galaxy S when it first came out, and now it's the best selling Android device of all time.
Rating: 13 Votes
40 months ago
"While supplies last!":D
Rating: 11 Votes
40 months ago
Hello people, ahem fanboys, this is what we call a promotional offer. Its part of a marketing plan, not an early indication of anything. Stop looking at news through a starry eyed, apple lovestruck, tint. Its similar to Microsoft bundling the xbox 360 with Windows laptops over $800. Or the Sony bundling of a PS3 with their Sony TVs. Geez, it gets tiring dealing with people who don't think and live in their own world.

Now, with that said, I think the Samsung Galaxy won't do well at all, along with any other tablets beside the Ipad. Tablets are just the latest tech fad, for people who have extra money to blow. Tech fads don't last and is dominated by the newest and coolest out there. The market is already saturated because the people that want this toy already has one. Honestly, I don't know what these manufacturing company are thinking.
Rating: 10 Votes
40 months ago
I've been wanting a Samsung TV.

Now I'll go buy one, take this free tablet, sell it for as much as I can and finally get me an iPad 2.

Rating: 9 Votes

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