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Old Aug 6, 2014, 03:24 PM   #26
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Over $1,200 now and still more than 9 days to go. Well done, young lad!
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Old Aug 6, 2014, 03:27 PM   #27
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Way to go Sam! You make me proud to be Canadian.
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Old Aug 6, 2014, 03:29 PM   #28
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i bet some bidders have PM'D Him asking can he soil it
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Old Aug 6, 2014, 04:08 PM   #29
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I'm surprised that he hasn't been sued by Samsung because of his name!
No, they copied it from him in the first place.

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Wow. Makes you wonder how much more Samsung and Apple could've given to charities instead of lawyers. Both companies practice philanthropy but in this case, more couldn't hurt.

EDIT: And to Mr. Sam Sung, nice idea. I wish him all the best.
In Samsung's case it's more a case of "Ethical Cleansing"
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Old Aug 6, 2014, 04:10 PM   #30
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Haha! Too Funny!

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Old Aug 6, 2014, 04:51 PM   #31
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Just saw on CNN that Samsung is suing Sam Sung for name infringement. Mr. Sung's parents are also named in the suit as co-defendants. Apple has offered legal assistance to Sam Sung to protect him from Samsung's law suit calling it frivolous.
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Old Aug 6, 2014, 05:02 PM   #32
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Is his name was anything but Sam Sung would this get as much attention?
No. But if you have a name might as well exploit it. For charity is an amazing way to do so.
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Old Aug 6, 2014, 05:06 PM   #33
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Really really want that hoodie he has. I know there's a black version too, and it looks so nice.
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Old Aug 6, 2014, 05:10 PM   #34
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Typical Sam Sung. Copying Jony Ive's auctioning of Apple merch for charity. Doesn't have an original thought!
Without the use of emoticons to indicate levity, that comes across as pretty uncharitable.

Good on him!
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Old Aug 6, 2014, 05:19 PM   #35
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Good for him! It's all for fun and a good cause.

Besides, when you're stuck with an usual name, you gotta have a sense of humor and make do. Seeing that I already own http://phuoc.me, I think it's time I follow in iTunes' footsteps and create my own university... let's call it Phuoc-U. Too bad Yugoslavia no longer exists or I could have also been the proud owner of http://phuoc.yu.
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Old Aug 6, 2014, 05:25 PM   #36
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just waiting for John Appleseed from Samsung to do the same...
I'd pay a load of cash to get a copy of John Appleseed first business card...
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Old Aug 6, 2014, 05:25 PM   #37
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Probably... but since it's for charity Apple would like horrible people if they stopped this... might as well let it slide and the news will pass.
If nothing else, if they really cared that much about this, I'm sure they could outright win this auction for $2k. It would be cheaper than the time, effort, & negative publicity that would go into doing a C&D.
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Old Aug 6, 2014, 06:03 PM   #38
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It's not though, is it. Coincidentally...
It's mildly ironic. You would not expect to find a "Sam Sung Specialist" working at an Apple store.
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Old Aug 6, 2014, 06:06 PM   #39
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If only he did this just before leaving Apple, he could have used the gift-matching program and made Apple match his donation!
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Old Aug 6, 2014, 06:30 PM   #40
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No. They don't lend you business cards and shirts.
Policy says otherwise. You are required to return the shirts and not allowed to keep them. Used to be different but that's the way it is now.
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Old Aug 6, 2014, 06:42 PM   #41
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The Ebay Auction is already up to $3k in less than 2 hours! http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Sam-Sung-Appl...d=676745206351

And he's featured on Van City Buzz: http://www.vancitybuzz.com/2014/08/f...-gear-charity/

So proud to be a Vancouverite!
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Old Aug 6, 2014, 07:09 PM   #42
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i bet some bidders have PM'D Him asking can he soil it
I'm glad you owned up to it.
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Old Aug 6, 2014, 07:58 PM   #43
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Oh my, it's up to $2,550
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Old Aug 6, 2014, 08:17 PM   #44
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No. They don't lend you business cards and shirts.
You are suppose to return all apple shirts/fleece and lanyards when you leave apple. But none of us do.
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Old Aug 6, 2014, 09:08 PM   #45
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I could certainly be wrong, but aren't those items technically owned by Apple?

I guess not, considering business cards are customarily handed out anyhow.
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Probably... but since it's for charity Apple would look like horrible people if they stopped this... might as well let it slide and the news will pass.
They may have a policy regarding the return of shirts and business cards upon leaving Apple. Some businesses will deduct it from your final paycheck if you do not return company property. I think they can do that as long as conditions are specified prior to the items being issued. Anyway at this point it's just cheap PR.
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Old Aug 6, 2014, 09:14 PM   #46
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You are suppose to return all apple shirts/fleece and lanyards when you leave apple. But none of us do.
Ah, well then, maybe he'll be sued by Apple.
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Old Aug 6, 2014, 09:17 PM   #47
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You are suppose to return all apple shirts/fleece and lanyards when you leave apple. But none of us do.
Usually things like shirts, hoodies, jackets, etc. are simply employee gifts that aren't really items that you return. Something like a badge itself might be different, but everything else is often something that just becomes employee property when given to them. Unless there's some specific language somewhere for a particular company that specifies otherwise of course.
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Old Aug 6, 2014, 09:26 PM   #48
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Now only if former Samsung employee App Le would do the same...
Well.. Apple would be much better..



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Old Aug 6, 2014, 10:03 PM   #49
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Now only if former Samsung employee App Le would do the same...
LOL!

I'm 99.999% certain there is a Samsung employee, out there, named App Le.
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Old Aug 6, 2014, 10:04 PM   #50
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If he was auctioning it for charity, why isn't his auction a charity auction?
No fees / incentives when an actual charity auction.
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