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Samsung’s NY Store is Looking Good

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Apple has the largest network of self-promoting stores of all electronics and PC manufacturers. Microsoft is still building out its retail presence as it’s absent from most metro areas. Sony seems to be downsizing its retail footprint as of late. Samsung sells just about every kind of gizmo under the sun, from tablets to TVs, and is showcasing it all at a retail store in New York. I was completely unaware that such a store existed and will do my best to stop by it next time I’m in New York.

Jerimiah Owyang posted a snapshot of the Manhattan Samsung store, which is the only one in the U.S on Twitter. Fromt he looks of it, the Samsung store looks pretty cool. I wish more OEMs would step up and build permanent showcases for their wares. It’s still much too difficult for the average consumer to go hands on with a lof of gadgets before ordering them online. While a few of us are lucky enough to frequent trade shows or get invited to check out the latest tech at private briefings, the masses have to buy a lot of their gear sight unseen.

As much as I love living in San Francisco, it’s kinda lame that I have to go all the way to New York to see tech from most brands displayed properly. When I do make it to New York, my favorite place to visit is B&H Photo, which is by far the best camera and electronics store I’ve ever seen.

Hopefully Samsung and others will bring more retail stores out west.

I also noticed that Samsung’s giving away some pretty nice gear for the holidays. All you need to do is upload a photo of your mom’s outdated computer.

Xavier Lanier is the publisher of Gotta Be Mobile and a photographer. He uses too many devices to count, but his current favorites are the iPhone 5s, HTC One, Nikon D800 and Sony RX 100M II. You can follow him on Twitter and Google+.

7 Comments

  1. Rent A Car

    12/03/2010 at 8:10 am

    I love Samsung!

  2. CheddarCheesePlease

    12/03/2010 at 1:52 pm

    It’s really a showroom. They don’t sell anything there but it’s still a great place to check out some cool products. I’ve spent a lot of time there over the past few years.

    • michael

      04/11/2013 at 1:47 pm

      Do you know if there is a store that sells the samsung galaxy s4? At his moment i have a friend in NY who is able to buy me one, i’m in the Netherlands. Or are they for sale in any phonestore?
      Thx in advance, Michael.

  3. Hershel K. Waldner

    12/03/2010 at 3:08 pm

    Thank you for your kind mention of B&H Photo. On behalf of all of us at B&H Photo, please accept our warm thanks and deep gratitude for your patronage. We look forward to earning your trust and continued business for many years to come. I invite you and your fellow readers to check out our new informative and entertaining blog at http://www.bhinsights.com

    Hershel K. Waldner
    Supervisor,
    Online Marketing Department
    B&H Photo-Video-Audio
    212-239-7500 ext. 2893

    • Xavier Lanier

      12/03/2010 at 3:53 pm

      See what I mean about B&H guys ^^^^^^
      They actually have nice humans and aren’t a faceless online store.
      The only negative about B&H is that they’re closed on Saturdays (the Sabbath) and most Jewish holidays. I was thoroughly confused as to why they were closed the first time I tried to visit them. They even go as far as pausing sales on their online store on Saturdays.
      On the positive side regarding store hours, they’re open on most other holidays, including Christmas and Thanksgiving.
      You can (and I have) spend all day at B&H. Some of their salespeople are more knowledgeable than the company reps at trade shows.

  4. bonnie

    02/12/2013 at 7:05 pm

    What is the address?

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