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'Samsung Experience Shops' Coming to 1,400 Best Buy Locations

Last week, we noted that Samsung was rumored to be launching a new "store-within-a-store" concept inside Best Buy stores, taking on the dedicated "Apple Shops" that have been located in many Best Buy locations for a number of years.

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Samsung and Best Buy have now officially announced the partnership, with "Samsung Experience Shops" focused on the company's mobile products coming to 1,400 Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile locations over the next several months.
At the Samsung Experience Shops, consumers can experience Samsung’s full range of mobile products including smartphones, tablets, laptops, connected cameras and accessories, all in one location. The shops enable consumers to interact with and buy Samsung’s latest mobile products and experience how the devices connect together to enrich their lives.

Select Best Buy stores will have Samsung Smart Service™, which includes dedicated Samsung Experience Consultants™ and Best Buy blue shirt sales associates to assist customers with purchasing and activating mobile products on the carrier of their choice, understanding their device and supporting them throughout the lifecycle of their product. The specially trained Samsung Experience Consultants will assist with product demonstrations, basic product services, Samsung account set up, warranty registration and post purchase support.
The Samsung Experience Shops will be of a variety of sizes, with the largest measuring 460 square feet and others such as those in Best Buy Mobile locations being considerably smaller.

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23 months ago
Welcome to SamsungRumors ;)
Rating: 21 Votes
23 months ago
Ah, Best Buy.

The farmers market of technology, where every vendor gets their own fruit stand.
Rating: 20 Votes
23 months ago

Do people actually still physically shop at Best Buy? :confused:


Why wouldn't people? :confused:

Quicker than getting stuff mailed.


How original.

Of course, it was original when the Apple Store within Best Buy was introduced, right? :rolleyes:
Rating: 15 Votes
23 months ago
It doesn't actually look all that much like the Apple booths - I'm surprised.
Rating: 9 Votes
23 months ago

Do people actually still physically shop at Best Buy? :confused:


Considering they usually price match, yes :)
Rating: 9 Votes
23 months ago
I suppose it depends where you live, there's a BB not 10 minutes from my current location, and no car or public transport required.

Not much quicker. I can usually get overnight delivery from Amazon for $4 with my Prime membership. And unlike Best Buy, I can see reviews and comparisons from the comfort of my home.[COLOR="#808080"]



Wowow.. another samsung idea to copy apples


Apple DID NOT invent the store within a store concept.
Rating: 9 Votes
23 months ago
No original ideas, so copy everyone else.

I would never buy their products.
Rating: 9 Votes
23 months ago

Wowow.. another samsung idea to copy apples


No original ideas, so copy everyone else.

I would never buy their products.


Imitation is the finest form of flattery. While they may lose market share, all this copying only reinforces Apple's image as a cultural icon.


Samsung has had in store shops for years in a lot of different countries. Even before the smartphone wars. The US is just catching up. No one is stealing anyone.

You all need to travel more.

LG has had them as well.
Rating: 9 Votes
23 months ago
Do people actually still physically shop at Best Buy? :confused:
Rating: 8 Votes
23 months ago
The Best Buys in Seattle already have their own Samsung 'shops' setup. They used to have the Apple products front and center. Then about 2 years ago they moved all of the Apple products to the worst spots in the store and started promoting non-Apple devices heavily.

It's really pathetic when an American company will try to promote foreign companies over their fellow American companies.
Rating: 7 Votes

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