Samsung Surprises Customer with Unique Galaxy S III

Back in May, Samsung customer Shane Bennett wrote into Samsung Canada on Facebook pleading for the Galaxy S III, even though the device was unreleased. Bennett tried to sweeten the request with a picture of a dragon. Well, what started as a drawing is now a reality as Samsung has bestowed a custom Galaxy S III upon Bennett, dragon and all.

In a post on Reddit, Shane shows off his new custom Samsung Galaxy S III, the only custom Galaxy S III that Samsung has sent out in Canada. Samsung claims that it’s a reward for the good press that Bennett brought to the company with his original request.

Before the Galaxy S III was released, Bennett decided to plead with Samsung for a Galaxy S III. He drew a dragon for Samsung which he hoped would convince them to give him one early. (He also claimed to have bought several Samsung products in the past.)

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Samsung has surprised Shane Bennett with a customized Galaxy S III.

Samsung Canada’s Facebook account politely declined Bennett’s request and instead of a new Galaxy S III, gave him a photo of a kangaroo riding a unicycle. Bennett then posted the exchange on Reddit where the post went viral.

Today, he posted on Reddit again though this time, it’s of a Galaxy S III and not a Facebook exchange. Samsung decided to send Bennett a customized Galaxy S III with the picture of the dragon on it.

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Even the box was customized.

As far as we can tell, the Galaxy S III that he received is the same Galaxy S III that was released in several regions of the world earlier this year, well, except for the dragon case.

We should also add that Samsung also included a customized box for Bennett’s customized Galaxy S III.

We imagine this will likely spawn numerous other attempts at getting a customized Galaxy S III or another product from Samsung though we suspect that this is likely going to be a one time thing.

As it should be.

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In any event, Samsung needs as much good PR as it can get right now with the Apple patent lawsuit loss and the $1 billion in damages it owes hanging over its head.

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Nice going, Sammy.

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