Originally Posted by Relic
What a bunch malarkey, someones choice of platform doesn't make them a techno bigot. Why does a line have to be drawn in the sand. This either your with us or against us mantra B.S. that your spewing is immature and frankly makes you look very unintelligent.
Apple users like us like to disrespect those that disrespect Apple. Samsung disrespected Apple in a number of ways.. It's our way of venting.
Some of us enjoy doing it, because it's fun. Ripping on Samsung is fun. I think Samsung is a very childish company by disrespecting one of their largest component customers by trying to not only copy their products and market against Apple. Plus they are using an old Apple ad guy that likes putting out cheap shots at their competition.
Samsung needs to grow up.
Maybe Tim Cook wanted to get rid of the Ad guy because he didn't want to have the type of ads used to have against Microsoft. Personally, these ads fuel this, so maybe you should tell Samsung not to market their products using direct attacks in the manner for which they are doing. I know for myself, I won't buy a Samsung labeled product for many reasons.
1. All of the Samsung products I've seen have a cheapness surrounding them.. Example. Refrigerators and other appliances, they might have what some appear to be great features, but the bottom line is if you want the best, Sub Zero is the top of the line. I don't think a customer can get anything better made than Sub Zero. they are just ripping expensive. But there are also Bosch, Meile, and other brands that look and have a higher quality about them.
2. Their TVs are just OK. I've talked to a Samsung dealer, for which will remain confidential. They also carry other brands and I asked them what they REALLY thought of Samsung, since they know me REALLY well and I'm a long time customer and they won't BS me in any way. The co-owner of the store said that Samsung is actually pretty cheap crap. The panels are decent, but he said the power supplies and other internal components suck, really cheap components, the cases are also kind of cheap and he said that if he was going to buy a similarly priced TV, he'd go with Sony or even LG and they carry all of these brands. He actually preferred Sony, which I also have bought before with good experiences.
3. I just don't like the fact that a company has repeatedly been caught for price fixing. Once is enough, but twice? Seriously.
4. Samsung is displaying what is conflict of interest as far as I'm concerned by being a component supplier to various tablet, smartphone, computer mfg and then also going into the same markets competing head to head with their component customers. Samsung knows who buys what components at what price and they have a certain degree of control over this component supply to do whatever subtle manipulations to cause others with supply issues, etc. It's just NOT good business to do what they are doing.. Microsoft is basically now doing the same thing by marketing their own line of tablets against their own OEM vendors with the Surface, which is also not a good business practice. I just don't like supporting companies that do this as I don't think it's a good ethical business practice unless get approval to do what they are doing by their component/OEM customers. It a shame that companies have to have this Frienemy attitude. It sucks for everyone. Apple didn't cause this frienemy arrangement, Samsung did. To think otherwise would be ignorant.
so those are the four main reasons why I'll rip on Samsung. I don't respect them since they don't respect the very company that is not only a customer, but the source of inspiration behind Samsung's products. They do the same thing with many of their other products where they make their products look very much like someone else's design. Real sleazy. It's too bad Samsung just doesn't stick to making components and making their money that way. But I guess they are just getting greedy in the process.