09-09-2018 07:42 PM
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  1. Harlemknight's Avatar
    From the colors, to the promos, to the running out of phones, I think they could have done a better job and sold more phones.
    09-05-2018 01:27 PM
  2. debdroid1a's Avatar
    Samsung never has all the colors at launch. Neither does Apple (the Red phone just came out). The promos are about the same as last year, nothing that BIG to get some to pre-order.

    Also the 512GB was something not a lot were interested it at first (see: 125GB or 512GB, what are you getting? post). Not sure if that changed when they came out or if Samsung didn't make that many on purpose. These are expensive phones and the 512 GB is very expensive, even with yearly upgrade offers.

    Do you have stats on who many they have sold?
    I'd like to see tmobile's numbers, if that was possible. With the big down payment for almost all of the members, most on social media said they were passing on the Note 9.
    09-05-2018 01:52 PM
  3. Blues Fan's Avatar
    Samsung never has all the colors at launch. Neither does Apple (the Red phone just came out). The promos are about the same as last year, nothing that BIG to get some to pre-order.

    Also the 512GB was something not a lot were interested it at first (see: 125GB or 512GB, what are you getting? post). Not sure if that changed when they came out or if Samsung didn't make that many on purpose. These are expensive phones and the 512 GB is very expensive, even with yearly upgrade offers.

    Do you have stats on who many they have sold?
    I'd like to see tmobile's numbers, if that was possible. With the big down payment for almost all of the members, most on social media said they were passing on the Note 9.
    I think Tmobile branded phones numbers might be skewed because some like me just go for the unlocked model because all the same features like wifi calling from tmobile worked on unlocked.
    amyf27 likes this.
    09-05-2018 02:20 PM
  4. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    I think Tmobile branded phones numbers might be skewed because some like me just go for the unlocked model because all the same features like wifi calling from tmobile worked on unlocked.
    I feel their numbers are a bit skewed anyway with the jump on demand letting people swap phones whenever. With Verizon most of the deals are bill credits you lose out on if you don't use the same phone for 2 years.
    amyf27 likes this.
    09-05-2018 02:33 PM
  5. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    Them not launching black globally was nothing short of failure in my eyes. It's hard to predict product demand, so I can forgive the delays on 512Gb or back orders on any color, but to not offer black at all is a joke.
    09-05-2018 02:35 PM
  6. strikeIII's Avatar
    Lol there's always one of these threads every year with every device.
    09-05-2018 02:38 PM
  7. bembol's Avatar
    Nothing really different from previous launches or any different from competitors in fact SAMSUNG promos are amazing!

    You just have to think of it from a business perspective. You have what 4-6 months to keep people interested before the Next Big Thing comes out.
    SpookDroid likes this.
    09-05-2018 03:31 PM
  8. climb's Avatar
    Them not launching black globally was nothing short of failure in my eyes. It's hard to predict product demand, so I can forgive the delays on 512Gb or back orders on any color, but to not offer black at all is a joke.
    Amen!!!!

    I am so frustrated they did not offer a Black option in the United States ....... I think that is the first time ever.

    Regardless of production costs or time frames, more color options and more 512's should have been available.

    I am holding out for a Black Verizon Note 9

    Come on Sammie - don't let me down!!!!
    09-05-2018 04:06 PM
  9. rushmore's Avatar
    Them not launching black globally was nothing short of failure in my eyes. It's hard to predict product demand, so I can forgive the delays on 512Gb or back orders on any color, but to not offer black at all is a joke.
    I prefer black, but my Prince Purple in a black Samsung silicon case looks good
    amyf27 and Cary Quinn like this.
    09-05-2018 05:51 PM
  10. Mr Segundus's Avatar
    Many Verizon Wireless employees have told me that retail stores will never get the 512GB version in stock because there is little interest in that model, mainly for the price. I'm not sure if that was a Samsung thing or a Verizon thing, though.
    09-05-2018 05:52 PM
  11. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    Many Verizon Wireless employees have told me that retail stores will never get the 512GB version in stock because there is little interest in that model, mainly for the price. I'm not sure if that was a Samsung thing or a Verizon thing, though.
    Former Verizon employee here. We got burned bad on the S6/S6 Edge and storage options. NO ONE bought the 128Gb versions and we sold them at a loss months later to get them out of inventory. After that our store primarily only carried the base storage option for phones, even the iPhone.

    Also got robbed once, over $150,000 in phones taken in under 5 minutes, was another incentive to reduce the value of phones we had on hand.
    Ry likes this.
    09-05-2018 06:18 PM
  12. Mr Segundus's Avatar
    Also got robbed once, over $150,000 in phones taken in under 5 minutes, was another incentive to reduce the value of phones we had on hand.
    Is this why many retail stores now keep the expensive phones in the back versus the drawers on the sales floor?
    Nostromo79 likes this.
    09-05-2018 06:24 PM
  13. strikeIII's Avatar
    Many Verizon Wireless employees have told me that retail stores will never get the 512GB version in stock because there is little interest in that model, mainly for the price. I'm not sure if that was a Samsung thing or a Verizon thing, though.
    AT&T stores are doing the same thing. I think it's also to test the waters. 512gb devices sell like hot cakes in other countries and this is the first time a 512gb device has been offered from US carriers.
    Nostromo79 likes this.
    09-05-2018 06:29 PM
  14. KupKrazy's Avatar
    As much as I wanted black, do people remember when black was not an option for some of the earlier Galaxy S and Note phones? It’s not unprecedented by any means.
    Nostromo79 likes this.
    09-05-2018 06:34 PM
  15. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    With the preorder numbers beating out the S line and having a much higher price point, I don't see the failure other than some ppl being upset that they didn't get what they want. #firstworldprobs
    Jewels81 likes this.
    09-05-2018 06:37 PM
  16. bhatech's Avatar
    Samsung never has all the colors at launch. Neither does Apple (the Red phone just came out).
    As far as I know when Apple announces phones, all colors are available everywhere. It's not like they say black and silver available in North America, only gold and silver available in Europe etc. That's different than how Samsung and Android OEMs do. Announce a phone with colors but color availability is based on region.
    ladyc0524 and jrvtecaccord like this.
    09-05-2018 06:41 PM
  17. Davenurse's Avatar
    I agree I'm really upset about how the promotions were handled. I've bought notes since the 6 and always was eligible for a promotion. This one was pre order only and so people like me who bought mine last Friday get nothing. I bought mine from Xfinity Mobile so nothing from them and nothing from Samsung. It makes me mad the way they screwed a lot of people
    09-05-2018 06:52 PM
  18. Almeuit's Avatar
    As far as I know when Apple announces phones, all colors are available everywhere. It's not like they say black and silver available in North America, only gold and silver available in Europe etc. That's different than how Samsung and Android OEMs do. Announce a phone with colors but color availability is based on region.
    Yeah I wish Android OEMs would get on the ball with colors. If you show them -- offer them.
    09-05-2018 06:53 PM
  19. Jewels81's Avatar
    Guess the folks that wanted the black note9 know now how us folks felt when we had to wait for the deep sea blue note8 last year. Not being a smartass. Just saying some of us know the feeling in regards to the color
    09-05-2018 07:51 PM
  20. mia_xoxo's Avatar
    I prefer black, but my Prince Purple in a black Samsung silicon case looks good
    Can you post a picture? I'm trying to decide if I should get the black or lavender silicone case.
    09-05-2018 08:01 PM
  21. Blues Fan's Avatar
    Former Verizon employee here. We got burned bad on the S6/S6 Edge and storage options. NO ONE bought the 128Gb versions and we sold them at a loss months later to get them out of inventory. After that our store primarily only carried the base storage option for phones, even the iPhone.

    Also got robbed once, over $150,000 in phones taken in under 5 minutes, was another incentive to reduce the value of phones we had on hand.
    Yea that is what I figured why carrier stores never keep a lot of phones in stock and just constantly get shipments when they get low. When I got the Note 7 I went to an ATT store to get a case they sold and the sales guy told me they only got 4 Note 7s on launch day and sold out pretty quick.
    09-05-2018 08:11 PM
  22. anon(20964)'s Avatar
    Never thought I would be sporting a Lavender phone. But here I am and loving it. Going to get the matching Spigen Tough Armor case to supplement the Insignia slim case. The Lavender Note 9 is truly a beautiful masculine device.
    09-05-2018 08:22 PM
  23. Davenurse's Avatar
    Never thought I would be sporting a Lavender phone. But here I am and loving it. Going to get the matching Spigen Tough Armor case to supplement the Insignia slim case. The Lavender Note 9 is truly a beautiful masculine device.
    Got the lavender also, love it. It is definitely different than most phones out there and that's what I like about it. It demands attention.
    09-05-2018 09:34 PM
  24. Ziltaris's Avatar
    I prefer black, but my Prince Purple in a black Samsung silicon case looks good
    Prince Purple... Thanos does not approve his color called "Prince"
    Attached Thumbnails Samsung dropped the ball on this launch-avengers-4-who-will-kill-thanos-997592.jpg  
    09-05-2018 10:06 PM
  25. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    Is this why many retail stores now keep the expensive phones in the back versus the drawers on the sales floor?
    Our entire inventory was in a locked room in the back, unfortunately they just knocked the doors down. They got caught because they stole an active phone and got tracked. Lol
    ladyc0524 likes this.
    09-06-2018 03:45 AM
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