05-29-2013 02:42 PM
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  1. Statusnone's Avatar
    Very similar to the one here, but here they had a lot more display space and probably 15 different devices functioning and on display for the touchy feely experience. It was also lit by bright white halogen lights, it really popped!

    What?! ...I'm msndrstood.
    via Gnex
    It's a lot bigger than what my picture shows. I only took a shot of the Galaxy sign. Every Samsung display in every Best Buy looks pretty much identical from what the employees told me. So whatever you're seeing in yours, we have here.


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    05-25-2013 08:25 AM
  2. gollum18's Avatar
    everything dies
    Hah they will never die as long as devs like me exist to use them. Plus you can really game on a laptop/tablet can you.

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    05-26-2013 01:06 PM
  3. gnr_2's Avatar
    It's interesting to me that Samsung would have mini-stores in Best Buys when Sony has their own actual stores, just like Apple. It would make more sense to me for Samsung to follow that model considering the large variety of electronics they manufacture. On the other hand, Microsoft did open stores when logic would dictate large displays or mini-stores at Best Buy since their only products, besides software, are a phone and a tablet.

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    05-27-2013 01:46 PM
  4. Farish's Avatar
    It's interesting to me that Samsung would have mini-stores in Best Buys when Sony has their own actual stores, just like Apple. It would make more sense to me for Samsung to follow that model considering the large variety of electronics they manufacture. On the other hand, Microsoft did open stores when logic would dictate large displays or mini-stores at Best Buy since their only products, besides software, are a phone and a tablet.

    Sent from the Superuser account on my newly rooted Sprint Galaxy Nexus
    They are doing the mini-stores because it was a faster way to get a near instant national presence. Going the other route means it locations needs to be found,negotiated,built up, license etc. It is much faster just to negotiate with Best Buy and used all their locations for this. At the same time it greatly reduces overhead costs. To give you an example, at one of the popular malls out in Southern California, the Victoria Gardens, a little kiosk costs about 3000 a month (Btw the kiosk Cart they want you to use will cost thousands also). This doesn't include them increasing the rent during the holiday season and other factors. Nor does it account for Utilities and other fees. Also Samsung only has to build the inside up a little bit. They aren't building a whole store.

    This is a very smart decision on Samsung.
    05-27-2013 02:08 PM
  5. Ry's Avatar
    It's interesting to me that Samsung would have mini-stores in Best Buys when Sony has their own actual stores, just like Apple. It would make more sense to me for Samsung to follow that model considering the large variety of electronics they manufacture. On the other hand, Microsoft did open stores when logic would dictate large displays or mini-stores at Best Buy since their only products, besides software, are a phone and a tablet.

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    How many Sony Style stores are there in the US compared to Best Buy stores?

    Oh and you're missing a huge Microsoft product. Xbox.

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    05-27-2013 02:33 PM
  6. gnr_2's Avatar
    How many Sony Style stores are there in the US compared to Best Buy stores?

    Oh and you're missing a huge Microsoft product. Xbox.

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    Yes, forgot about Xbox. That's pretty big. The Sony and Microsoft Stores are in malls like the Apple Stores used to be before they branched out to street locations. The Samsung mini-stores aren't in every Best Buy, are they?

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    05-27-2013 02:43 PM
  7. Farish's Avatar
    Yes, forgot about Xbox. That's pretty big. The Sony and Microsoft Stores are in malls like the Apple Stores used to be before they branched out to street locations. The Samsung mini-stores aren't in every Best Buy, are they?

    Sent from the Superuser account on my newly rooted Sprint Galaxy Nexus
    They should be in all stores by the end of the year. Around 1400 of them.
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    05-27-2013 02:47 PM
  8. dano_tech's Avatar
    Samsung knows how to market

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    05-27-2013 02:53 PM
  9. gnr_2's Avatar
    Just looked at my recent Best Buy emails: It's called the "Samsung Experience Shop".


    Samsung Experience Shop - Best Buy
    05-27-2013 09:37 PM
  10. JHBThree's Avatar
    Both of my local Best Buys have Samsung Experience stores in them. Both also have mini Apple stores as well. The only thing I like about them is that it means that both of these Best Buys have better accessory selections than stores that don't have either the Apple or Samsung areas.
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    05-27-2013 10:15 PM
  11. Aquila's Avatar
    I'd absolutely love to see a Nexus/Chrome Book/Google Online Store section in Best Buy, in Target, and especially in the mini-mall down the street from my house.
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    05-28-2013 03:35 AM
  12. So Cold's Avatar
    Good to know! I will stop buying from best.buy now!

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    You should probably avoid Sams Club and any other store that starts with an "S" just to be safe

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    05-28-2013 09:11 AM
  13. Ry's Avatar
    I'd absolutely love to see a Nexus/Chrome Book/Google Online Store section in Best Buy, in Target, and especially in the mini-mall down the street from my house.
    Chromebooks seem to have their own endcaps at Best Buy. Don't really see too many people messing with them.
    05-28-2013 11:14 AM
  14. gnr_2's Avatar
    Been like that for a while now LOL. But they still have the small section for iPads and Macs separated from the PCs as usually.... at least in my store. But this isn't really new.... maybe new to your area. They've had a Samsung section in my store for nearly 3 months already. It's called the "Samsung Experience".

    Samsung Experience Shop - Best Buy
    Oops, apparently I missed this earlier post.

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    05-28-2013 11:52 AM
  15. Aquila's Avatar
    Chromebooks seem to have their own endcaps at Best Buy. Don't really see too many people messing with them.
    My best buy doesn't have anything cool in it; they have like 4 tablets, the TF300, Galaxy Tab 2.0, some Acer thing and some sort of iPad. I used to go shop there because I like taking stuff home with me instead of waiting on shipping, but no dice for the last couple of years on most cool toys I want.
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    05-28-2013 02:13 PM
  16. natehoy's Avatar
    The Best Buy nearest me in Topsham Maine has a decent display of Galaxy products - if by "decent" you mean a bunch of non-functioning "fake phones" that are still strapped to the theft prevention devices, and a small display off in the corner with two Note IIs and a single S4, all attached to heavy anti-theft tethers that go off with an ear-piercing alarm if you breathe wrong at them and with a band strapped around the phone so you can't see or reach about ten percent of the screen. But they WERE working units.

    Except the tether was too short to turn the phone around to take a picture. And neither had a SIM card on board. And the Verizon one refused to join the WiFi network. And did I mention that 10% of the screen was covered? That happened to be the top of the keyboard when it appeared. So as long as you don't plan on backspacing or typing anything with the following letters (QWERTYUIOP) you were fine. Did I mention W, as in www.?

    After setting off the alarm twice in 5 minutes while having achieved nothing more fruitful than admiring the clear, beautiful screen under absolutely optimal viewing conditions, I gave up. I'll check an AT&T corporate store eventually. They aren't as convenient for me to get to as Best Buy, but maybe I can actually see a phone, and possibly convince someone to let me look at the screen out in the sunlight if the day happens to be sunny.

    A piece of wood cut to the exact dimensions of the phone and weighted to the mass of the phone would have been far more useful for me to judge which phone worked for me, along with a daylight-simulating bulb in a light nearby so I could see outside full-sunlight performance.
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    05-28-2013 02:24 PM
  17. SirLance99's Avatar
    The Best Buy nearest me in Topsham Maine has a decent display of Galaxy products - if by "decent" you mean a bunch of non-functioning "fake phones" that are still strapped to the theft prevention devices, and a small display off in the corner with two Note IIs and a single S4, all attached to heavy anti-theft tethers that go off with an ear-piercing alarm if you breathe wrong at them and with a band strapped around the phone so you can't see or reach about ten percent of the screen. But they WERE working units.

    Except the tether was too short to turn the phone around to take a picture. And neither had a SIM card on board. And the Verizon one refused to join the WiFi network. And did I mention that 10% of the screen was covered? That happened to be the top of the keyboard when it appeared. So as long as you don't plan on backspacing or typing anything with the following letters (QWERTYUIOP) you were fine. Did I mention W, as in www.?

    After setting off the alarm twice in 5 minutes while having achieved nothing more fruitful than admiring the clear, beautiful screen under absolutely optimal viewing conditions, I gave up. I'll check an AT&T corporate store eventually. They aren't as convenient for me to get to as Best Buy, but maybe I can actually see a phone, and possibly convince someone to let me look at the screen out in the sunlight if the day happens to be sunny.

    A piece of wood cut to the exact dimensions of the phone and weighted to the mass of the phone would have been far more useful for me to judge which phone worked for me, along with a daylight-simulating bulb in a light nearby so I could see outside full-sunlight performance.
    You do realize that no matter what type of store you go to they will all be strapped to a security system of some sort. Even if you go to AT&T. I used to work there so I know, and no they won't get one out of the box for you as that destroys the experience for the buying customers.

    Please for the love of whatever you believe in, tell me exactly how you would like to have a real working phone used for the masses on a daily basis setup? Because trust me, people try and steal those phone's each and every day. I see it all the time.

    So without having to pay someone to exclusively sit there and be responsible for the phone to let your crying **** feel the phone, the security system is the only way to "secure" it.
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    05-28-2013 08:01 PM
  18. JHBThree's Avatar
    You do realize that no matter what type of store you go to they will all be strapped to a security system of some sort. Even if you go to AT&T. I used to work there so I know, and no they won't get one out of the box for you as that destroys the experience for the buying customers.

    Please for the love of whatever you believe in, tell me exactly how you would like to have a real working phone used for the masses on a daily basis setup? Because trust me, people try and steal those phone's each and every day. I see it all the time.

    So without having to pay someone to exclusively sit there and be responsible for the phone to let your crying **** feel the phone, the security system is the only way to "secure" it.
    There exists tethers that don't require a zip tie across the screen. Samsung uses them. Apparently they didn't at this store. Impressions like his are the reason why some brands struggle.

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    05-28-2013 08:32 PM
  19. natehoy's Avatar
    So without having to pay someone to exclusively sit there and be responsible for the phone to let your crying **** feel the phone, the security system is the only way to "secure" it.
    What a polite and helpful response. Thanks.

    I realize that trying to use the phone without a strap across the screen or being able to feel the size of a phone without a 6-ounce plastic tether glued to the nonfunctional dummy model might be asking too much before committing to two years with it, but your rudeness is a great help.

    Add to how I'd like to see it work in real life, well, the $1000+ digital SLR ten feet away had a much smaller sensor with a looser anti-theft cable that actually came out of the tether base more than six inches, so you could actually hold it in the way you'd use it and take a few test photos with it.

    Having a tether twice as thick as the phone with a wide strap across the front seemed like overkill, since you could neither see not use the phone in anything resembling how you'd use it in real life.

    At the very least, the plastic nonfunctional dummy phones could do with a security tether that isn't twice the size of the ones protecting an actual SLR camera, I'd think. Maybe incorporating a steel cable tether in the bottom so you could hold the phone in a natural phone-holding-style grip?

    But what does my crying arse know?
    05-28-2013 09:29 PM
  20. Valkaneer's Avatar
    The Samsung thing at best buy is meh... I was talking to a Samsung Galaxy rep, and they guy did not even know how to turn off dual camera option. It was like that the whole time. I would ask him something about the phone and he would have no idea 70% of the time, even the Samsung Galaxy manager could not give me answers. They had no clue about there competition (HTC ONE) either. The managers and phone salesmen from best buy had more knowledge of the phone than the rep did. It was seriously irritating. So many questions I had to look up for myself. IF I was best buy I would kick the reps right out of the store and let there own ppl handle it.
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    05-28-2013 10:08 PM
  21. mp3junkie's Avatar
    Yes, I saw the display at Best Buy and it looked very nice.

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    05-28-2013 10:16 PM
  22. So Cold's Avatar
    Yes, I saw the display at Best Buy and it looked very nice.

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    Hopefully this had already been said but you guys do realize that this is a samsung store inside best buy and not a huge Samsung section

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    05-29-2013 06:53 AM
  23. So Cold's Avatar
    I was standing by one last weekend and watched an older confused couple walk up to one look at a few devices and then ask the Samsung rep if they sold iPhones...

    Face palm

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    05-29-2013 06:54 AM
  24. Aquila's Avatar
    I was standing by one last weekend and watched an older confused couple walk up to one look at a few devices and then ask the Samsung rep if they sold iPhones...

    Face palm

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    What in the actual Hell...
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    05-29-2013 07:04 AM
  25. Valkaneer's Avatar
    Hopefully this had already been said but you guys do realize that this is a samsung store inside best buy and not a huge Samsung section

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    This is wrong, the Samsung ppl can not sell anything, you pay best buy not samsung. The Samsung rep told me he could not sell me the phone and I had to go to the phone dept to buy one.
    05-29-2013 01:48 PM
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