Not gonna buy a Samsung refrigerator or TV

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by Scott6666, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. Scott6666 macrumors 65816


    Feb 2, 2008
    I've gotten so ticked off at Samsung's under handed ways that now we are shopping for a new refrigerator I told my wife I refuse to consider a Samsung.

    A year ago it would have been high on the list. Ditto on the new TV. Now, not on the list at all.

    The downside of being a conglomerate. Get people cross with you and it can affect multiple product category.

    Time to encourage all Apple fan boi's to boycott the other Samsung stuff.

    Fight back!!!
  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
    What are some of Samsung's "underhanded" ways that upset you? Why should I boycott them and what are we supposed to "fight back" against?
  3. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603


    Mar 22, 2010
  4. Sedrick macrumors 68030


    Nov 10, 2010
  5. thehustleman macrumors 65816

    Jan 3, 2013
    What underhanded ways do you speak of?
  6. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    The ads telling me how lame I was for wanting an iPhone t have made me think I won't be buying a Samsung for my next TV. Kinda doesn't help in the short run since I just bought a 46" two years ago.
  7. Truefan31 macrumors 68040


    Aug 25, 2012
    I see Samsung phones in the future communicating with everything from your phone to your tv, media players, refrigerator, to your laundry etc. Samsung could really be a part of everything around you.
  8. FrancoisC macrumors 6502a


    Jan 27, 2009
    Montreal, Qc
    A pity, they make really great tvs.

    I probably would not buy a samsung phone, but I have no problems with anything else they make.
  9. Krimsonmyst macrumors 6502

    Dec 18, 2012
    So you take issue with Samsung marketing their products?

    @ OP - this is the saddest post I've ever seen on here. Similarly to when people go on a rant about leaving apple devices, do you think Samsung really cares if you don't buy their fridge or TV?

    Its actually your loss. I've never had a Samsung fridge, but they make some of the best TV's that you can get right now.
  10. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601


    Jun 21, 2010
    You showed them!

    Samsung makes some class leading TVs these days. I'm waiting for my Bravia to die, so I can upgrade to a Samsung smart TV :D

    My parents have had a Samsung fridge for a while now. Working great. You're missing out.
  11. FrancoisC, Mar 20, 2013
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2013

    FrancoisC macrumors 6502a


    Jan 27, 2009
    Montreal, Qc
    Brand loyalty is rarely a good thing for the consumer.

    Every company love it, of course, but in this case you are getting less choices of good products.
  12. Nyy8 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 12, 2011
    New England
    Yeh let's all hold off on buying a world class LED Smart-TV from Samsung and wait for apple to make there "Apple TV".

    You keep waiting....
  13. Krimsonmyst macrumors 6502

    Dec 18, 2012
    I just bought a series 9 smart TV not too long ago, and my god, it is the most beautiful, sharp, crisp, bezelless TV I've ever seen.

    Watching Bluray on it is a treat for the eyes.
  14. AaronEdwards macrumors 6502a

    Feb 10, 2011
    Excellent! Remember, if you ever buy a Retina Macbook Pro, get the one with an LG screen, and NOT one with a Samsung screen.

    No money for Samsung!

    Fight back!!!!
  15. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    If this underhanded move was pretty serious… and you were in China, you might have half the country boycotting your goods.

    Just a few months ago, there was a boycott of the Japanese department stores and just about nobody went in.

    Anyways I don't buy Korean goods unless I have to… Good thing because just about every other country makes good better.
  16. sauder macrumors member

    Mar 13, 2013
  17. bozzykid macrumors 68020

    Aug 11, 2009
    Does this mean you don't use an iPhone since it has Samsung components?
  18. roxxette macrumors 68000


    Aug 9, 2011
    So sorry for your wife :( she must be a strong women to deal with such a no life person like you.
  19. troy14 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 25, 2008
    Las Vegas (Summerlin), NV
  20. wxman2003 Suspended

    Apr 12, 2011
    Ah yes, I remember my first HDTV. A crappy Samsung DLP that stopped working after 3 years. During that time under warranty the color wheel went out twice, the bulb twice. $5000 down the drain. Vowed never to buy anything with the Scamsung logo on it ever again.
  21. FrancoisC macrumors 6502a


    Jan 27, 2009
    Montreal, Qc
    Every company will produce good and bad products, in your case you got a lemon.

    It doesn't mean everything they make is bad.

    If you had the same kind of trouble with an Apple product, what would you say? Would you do the same thing and never buy anything from them again, or just consider the reality that you probably just got a defective unit or got unlucky?

    In my case, I won't let a negative experience with something stop me from using a particular brand.
  22. Krimsonmyst macrumors 6502

    Dec 18, 2012
    You should probably return all your apple products then, because they have several components with a Samsung logo on them...
  23. Diseal3 macrumors 65816

    Jun 29, 2008

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