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Samsung Giving First 50 Galaxy S3 Owners Olympic Tickets

By - Source: Android Central | B 11 comments

An incentive to line up early.

Last month, Samsung and UK retailer Phones 4u announced an offer that would see customers get free tickets to Olympic soccer matches with the purchase of a Galaxy device. Included in the offer were the Galaxy Note, the Galaxy S II, and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. However, it seems Samsung is keen to offer something similar to those buying its newest Galaxy device, the Galaxy S III.

Set to launch in the UK next week, we already know that the Galaxy SIII is in high demand. Today, Samsung today revealed that the first 50 people to get the phone will also get tickets to this summer's London games. The news follows last Wednesday's announcement that said customers who pre-ordered a Galaxy S III from the Samsung Brand Store at Westfield Stratford City would be able to collect their device the night before the official launch date of 30 May. The give-away for tickets to the Olympics will also be focused on the Westfield Stratford City store with Android Central reporting that the first 50 sold at the store will get tickets.

You'll be able to line up to buy your pre-ordered handset from 5 p.m. onwards, with pre-orders officially being available for purchase at 6 p.m.. If you didn't place a pre-order and plan to wait until the official launch, you'll be able to get the device on Wednesday, May 30. We wonder, will there be an unofficial, pre-line-up line for those that want to stake out their spot before 5pm?

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    amk-aka-Phantom , May 27, 2012 6:24 AM
    derekulloI'm sure it's going to be a wonderful phone but giving away free Olympic tickets just sounds like your trying to make up for something.


    Nope. Samsung is simply expanding, grabbing more attention. They finally realized one thing that Asus still doesn't understand: no matter how amazing your products are, if people don't know about them, they won't buy them. Look at how popular Galaxy phones are now! Asus Transformer is also great, but no one buys them because barely anyone knows about them. Incentives like this will be advertised by every news website for free and people will know about the phone.
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    derekullo , May 27, 2012 6:16 AM
    I'm sure it's going to be a wonderful phone but giving away free Olympic tickets just sounds like your trying to make up for something.
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    amk-aka-Phantom , May 27, 2012 6:24 AM
    derekulloI'm sure it's going to be a wonderful phone but giving away free Olympic tickets just sounds like your trying to make up for something.


    Nope. Samsung is simply expanding, grabbing more attention. They finally realized one thing that Asus still doesn't understand: no matter how amazing your products are, if people don't know about them, they won't buy them. Look at how popular Galaxy phones are now! Asus Transformer is also great, but no one buys them because barely anyone knows about them. Incentives like this will be advertised by every news website for free and people will know about the phone.
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    bigdragon , May 27, 2012 6:52 AM
    I think this is a bad idea. Everyone who isn't part of the first 50 will be irritated that they missed out on the free tickets. I really don't like these kinds of promotions. Sure, it gets the name of the product and manufacturer out there, but it also leaves a lot of people missing out and promotes a mob mentality at the store hosting this promotion. I've read about enough riots over Black Friday deals, Air Jordans, and game console launches to steer clear of this sort of product promotion.

    Samsung, stop wasting your time with these mickey mouse promotions and get that improved Galaxy Note 10.1 out the door! If it's not in my hands by June 13th then I'll wait for Windows 8 tablets later this year and compare products again. Stop holding it back!
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    joytech22 , May 27, 2012 7:37 AM
    bigdragonI think this is a bad idea. Everyone who isn't part of the first 50 will be irritated that they missed out on the free tickets.


    Not really, honestly the chances are that of a competition (which it practically is anyway).
    In all honesty, if I had the money I would pre-order one but not for the olympic ticket.
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    icemunk , May 27, 2012 9:57 AM
    amk-aka-phantomNope. Samsung is simply expanding, grabbing more attention. They finally realized one thing that Asus still doesn't understand: no matter how amazing your products are, if people don't know about them, they won't buy them. Look at how popular Galaxy phones are now! Asus Transformer is also great, but no one buys them because barely anyone knows about them. Incentives like this will be advertised by every news website for free and people will know about the phone.


    Exactly, as Samsung has learned it is a lot about hype, especially for the less technically inclined. I love my Asus Transformer, but it suprises me how few people (non-tech folk) know about Asus.
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    icemunk , May 27, 2012 3:39 PM
    soldier37..And yet another bad ass phone that gets released over seas first. Garbage decision. By the time some of these phones make it here to the US its an after thought the majority of the time. Tired of that.


    Get used to it.. The purchasing power of American's is getting weaker, not stronger. America isn't first anymore.
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    tacoslave , May 27, 2012 7:19 PM
    soldier37..And yet another bad ass phone that gets released over seas first. Garbage decision. By the time some of these phones make it here to the US its an after thought the majority of the time. Tired of that.

    Its the fcc's fault
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    Anonymous , May 27, 2012 9:13 PM
    @soldier37 its the FCC, the ITC and your rubbish patent system, its driving manufacturers away. With Apple able to monopolise your market, con the patent office at every submission and bring injunctions against all its competition they are going elsewhere.
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    amk-aka-Phantom , May 28, 2012 3:54 AM
    soldier37..And yet another bad ass phone that gets released over seas first. Garbage decision. By the time some of these phones make it here to the US its an after thought the majority of the time. Tired of that.


    Majority of US customers are too much indoctrinated by Apple. It's not a viable market, thus Samsung chooses to target the markets where customers make decisions based on the phone's specs and not on hype.
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    amk-aka-Phantom , May 28, 2012 7:13 AM
    otacon72Um I don't even like Apple but the iP4s is as good if not better than any other smartphone on the market anywhere. I'm a devoted BlackBerry user too.


    Then you're already indoctrinated by them. Why is iPhone 4 "good if not better" than even SGS2, not speaking of SGS3?
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    eddieroolz , May 28, 2012 1:36 PM
    I'll line up just for the tickets, and then resell the phone for a handy profit to those waiting outside.