"I went to store to buy the iPad but came home only to realize it was NOT the iPad," claims David Ry Richard, an angry user who is suing Samsung for $50,000 for causing him discomfort, embarrassment and above all deceiving him.
Ry says that he has been planning to buy an iPad from the very beginning. He had heard great things about it that you can watch movies on it, you can play games, you can listen to music and you can also browse the Internet.
"I have been saving money to buy the iPad and today I decided to go to Best Buy and make my dream purchase. I had invited my friends and my family for the iPad party tonight. It was an embarrassment for me in front of those 50 people. Samsung caused that to me and I want to be compensated."
When our reporter asked in detail Ry explained, "I told the salesman that I wanted to buy that device on which I can play music, movies, play games and can also browse the Internet." He asked me if I am looking for anything specific. "I trusted Apple's patents so I said, "Yes, it's rectangular and has rounded corners."
I wanted to surprise my guests so I chose the device to be delivered at my house at 6 pm sharp. I swept my credit card, signed it and came back home.
"At 6pm a big truck parked at my house and they unloaded the device. When we opened the box, we found it was a 45" Samsung Smart TV. There was a note from the salesman which said - it it rectangular, has rounded corners, can play movies, music, games and you can also browse the Internet," said Ry. "Those were the most embarrassing moments of my life. I looked like a joke in front of those 50 guests. I am very, very angry with Samsung for copying Apple's concept and selling their smart TVs as iPads."
Ry has returned the TV and went to buy the iPad himself in person. He was further infuriated to see Samsung was also selling their own tablets.
"When I saw that device I knew it was not the iPad. I am careful now. It put both devices together as Samsung's devices are kept at a separate place away from the Apple section so there was no way for me to compare them side-by-side. Galaxy Tab is way too long than the iPad. And it doesn't have an Apple Logo on it as well. So, I knew I was buying an iPad and not the Galaxy Tab. But I think Samsung is trying to deceive customers. Why are they keeping the Galaxy Tabs away from the iPad? Simple. To deceive customers because if you keep them side-by-side you will immediately know it's not an iPad. By the time you walk from the Apple section to the tablet section and check out the Galaxy Tab you forget what the iPad looked like and you think -- yes they are same. This is infuriating. It's a deliberate attempt by Samsung to deceive customers by not putting the Galaxy Tab in the Apple section."