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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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.
Apple always does a promotion at that same time of year. Sammsung/BestBuy are doing this out the blue with no specific timing. Given that there are, at most, only 300,000 Android tablets world wide selling per month, this seems more like a get this out of my store type of sale.So every other promotion is done out of pure desperation except Apple's?
It's amazing the anti-consumer stance people have here. Deals are scoffed at whilst profits are cheered for.
Perhaps I'm just tight but I love a good offer and have received plenty of "freebies" in the past (OK, they weren't free per-se but they did sweeten the deal whenever I buy something).
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.