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Awesome Dragon = Free Galaxy S3

This made me laugh. A guy drew Samsung a picture of a dragon hoping for a free S3 (yeah, really, I've not been near the special mushrooms again). Unsurprisingly, Samsung politely declined his request and sent him a drawing of a kangaroo on a unicycle in return (not sure why, cool though).

The whole scenario then ended up being posted on Reddit and as a thank you for the free publicity, Samsung Canada sent the guy a free, personalised SGS3 with the picture of his dragon on the front and the back. They even installed a custom dragon wallpaper on the device, just for him.

This has to be the coolest thing I've heard of a company doing, well....ever.

Follow the link below to see the full story, including pictures of the personalised S3 and the conversation between "the guy" and Samsung Canada.

Source: http://www.technobuffalo.com/companies/samsung/how-one-samsung-fan-scored-a-free-galaxy-s-iii-with-a-drawing-of-a-dragon/

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Pondlife  Aug. 29, 2012 at 17:51

Especially cool of Samsung considering how not awesome the pic was.

matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 29, 2012 at 17:54

Especially cool of Samsung considering how not awesome the pic was.
Must have been a lot of publicity, especially considering the SGS3 is hardly under-marketed :p.

Pondlife  Aug. 29, 2012 at 18:03

Still I guess £350ish is pretty small fraction of advertising budget, hope they realise just how many crap pictures they will get in the post now..... ;)

matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 29, 2012 at 18:07

Still I guess £350ish is pretty small fraction of advertising budget, hope they realise just how many crap pictures they will get in the post now..... ;)

I doubt cost price of producing and shipping an S3 is even that much, in reality. They've let themselves in for a lot of junk mail, both through the post and via the internet. Still, I applaud their thoughtfulness, there are "certain" other companies who I can't imagine would even both replying to the original message...

Pondlife  Aug. 29, 2012 at 18:17

Yeah it's definitely nice touch. Wonder if they could start doing custom ones at a cost.

JanSt / MOD  Aug. 29, 2012 at 18:24

You two... Get a room :p

matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 29, 2012 at 18:49

You two... Get a room :p
With dragons?

Treab  Aug. 29, 2012 at 19:12

I want a kangaroo on a unicycle :D thats pretty awesome :D its almost as good as that aussie who sent a power company a picture of a spider in exchange for his outstanding bill :D

Pondlife  Aug. 29, 2012 at 20:11

Though I think this went better for the sender, and iirc he didn't have enough legs on the spider

CTPAHHIK  Aug. 30, 2012 at 10:28

Quick, I need to send something to BMW. What should I draw?

smecky01  Aug. 31, 2012 at 06:54

I like the fact that the kangaroo looks like its been drawn on a Galaxy Note with the s-pen, in s-memo.

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