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Samsung: Galaxy Tab Returns Aren't 16 Percent, They're Two Percent

Maybe Galaxy Tab return rates in North America aren’t that high after all.

Samsung today disputed ITG Investment Research’s claim that as many as 16 percent of Galaxy Tabs purchased in the States are returned, dismissing it as inaccurate.

The correct figure is less than two percent, according to Samsung Electronics Mobile Communications Business, which offers neither data nor explanation to support its claim. Not that I’m disputing it. That said, ITG’s estimate was based on hard point-of-sale data from nearly 6,000 wireless stores. A 14 percent disparity between that data and Samsung’s seems odd–unless the two are measuring different types of returns: Consumer returns to retailers versus retailer returns to Samsung.

Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus