Oct 12 AT 12:10 PM Dustin Earley 20 Comments

Samsung hits the iPhone 4S where it really hurts: consumers’ wallets


By using an interesting combo of gimmicky marketing ploys and pure genius, Samsung has found a way to turn down the hype on the Apple iPhone 4S launch in Sydney, Australia.

Essentially, Samsung is under cutting the competition. By a lot. Just down the road from Sydney’s Apple store, Samsung has rented a pop up store where they’re advertising the Galaxy S II, and selling some units for far less than what they’re worth. For one week only, the first ten people in line at the Samsung Music Hub awareness shop everyday will get a Galaxy S II for just $2.00. That’s right, a full fledged Galaxy S II for just $2.00.

While the Apple store still has its fair share of customers in line, the Samsung shop has been far busier. Of course Samsung’s small efforts surely won’t stop Apple from selling the iPhone 4S like mad, but it’s the thought that counts here. In a country where Samsung has been blocked from selling their Galaxy Tab 10.1, the Korean manufacturer will likely take any victory they can.

Source: Engadget

Dustin Earley: Tech enthusiast; avid gamer; all around jolly guy.

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  • http://droidsamurai.blogspot.com DroidSamurai

    FYI, someone was caught in Hong Kong for stealing (or robbing?) a Galaxy S2. It’s said to be the first of such cases not involving an iPhone.

    • pearl harbor

      scamsuck cann kiss my bloooody ass! KILL all asians
      stupid little cunts

      • NeoJesus

        Okay, pearl harbor, that’s like saying KILL all asians because of Hitler.

      • HackNet

        @pearl harbor: You are a great example of why people should use condoms.

      • joey

        without asians apple products wouldn’t exist, so come down mr ALBINO.

    • Edu

      Yes, stealing and robbing is quite usual in this part of the world. Think about the Bronx but in asia.

  • Techrocket9

    Doesn’t that make it cheaper to fly to Australia and get a GSII there than it is to buy one locally off contract?

    • Gabe

      1 round trip fare = $1650 ,…. so no

  • mrjlwilliams

    I love it, lol. The Galaxy S II is far superior to the iPhone anyway, but I guess they wanna have fun.

  • johnny

    Stuff like this never happens stateside.

  • Danny

    Does it require a 2yr contract? Cause if not I would turn around and sell it so than I could by an iphone

  • Melanie G

    I rather have a real iPhone instead of this cheap knockoff galaxy phone?
    2 bucks???
    Come on it must be cheap and of bad quality i imagine…

    • NeoJesus

      I agree, the iPhone 5 will be a cheap knockoff of the Galaxy S III!

  • Betrayal memorial

    Samsung is an evil company with a sad record of betrayals and lies. We will never forget!

  • c00n13z

    hey i’m not sure I’d this is true or not I heard that the new android market is now at apktop. Version 3.2.0. I don’t want to download malaware, so is this the real thing?

  • Tony

    All the Apple fanboys are gonna go apeshit when they read this article!!

  • Dhruv

    This is how low samsung has to go to even sell a few Samsung Galaxy S IIs, cause no one anyway buys them. It might be a smart strategy but for how long do you think they can do this shit! I won’t even take one for free!!!

    • jimmy

      i agree, i would never take an iphone even if it were iFree

  • Don

    I’m no marketing genius, but to me this appears to be a display of pure desperation (looking in from the outside).