November 20, 2010
Verizon Wireless Tablet Pricing Hell

Not really a reflection of the Samsung Tab itself I think, but this story of really screwed pricing and policy with the Tab is more a reflection of what costs you're going to have to go through with any wireless carrier buying something "cheap".

First off, if you purchase from Verizon Wireless and decide that the Tab is not for you, you will be hit with a $70 restocking fee. If that's not bad enough, if you return it after three days of having purchased it, you will not be credited back your $35 activation fee either. Oh, did I forget to tell you about that fee? Yeah, in addition to the price of acquisition, Verizon also throws a $35 activation fee onto your first bill.

After you read the article maybe you wont' scoff so much when you hear that Apple or whoever says they've got some great amazing magical deal with a wireless carrier (or you'll grok why you're paying $800 for an unlocked iPhone or $700 for a tablet (or more).

Posted by Arcterex at November 20, 2010 10:09 AM