10 Most Hilarious Amazon Customer Reviews of the $40K Samsung 85-Inch TV
You may or may not have seen those newfangled 4k Ultra HD TVs, all of which are set to melt our faces with their incredible resolutions and picture quality. If they've been on your radar, then you'll know how astronomically expensive and gigantic they are. The pricing for these monuments to aesthetic perfection can get pretty ridiculous.
And because they're so laughably expensive and large, people have taken to leaving comments on a listing for a Samsung 85-inch 4K Ultra HD TV on Amazon, with the aim of making fun of the price and size. We've culled 10 of the Most Hilarious Amazon Customer Reviews, for your chuckling pleasure.
This tv is fan freaking tastic!!!! We are now living in the box it came in but even that is roomy and quite comfy!!!!
Take my advice and shop around, people. I bought a twelve-pack of these at Costco and saved a hundred grand.
I bought it just to watch the garbage man struggle pitifully as he attempted to fit the box into the back of his recycling truck. Worth it.
Well my husband and I saw this tv and thought it was too good of an opportunity to pass but we lacked the funds so we just decided to accept the fact that it just wouldn't happen. Well my husband decided to cut down a few tree in the yard since we were having an ice storm and we didn't want them to fall on the car or the house. It just so happen that the tree fell on the house but thanks to geico our insurance covered the horrible accident and we had just enough money to buy the tv!!! We are now living at his moms house but the tv looks amazing in his teenage bed room with slurry girl posters and action figured surrounding it. We couldn't be happier. This tv has helped us appreciate life and switching to geico for better home insurance.
The FBI had offered me the choice recently of paying the ransom for a loved one. Then I saw this TV, and WOW, I simply could not say "no!" Now, I watch CNN all the time and see my kidnapped family member whenever I want, hearing that they have no new leads on the case before moving on to Bieber/Lohan spending time in jail together. At $40,000, I have no buyer's remorse whatsoever.
The best part is that the "ticker tape mini-news feed" on the bottom are in letters approximately 9" high...even my mother-in-law could read them if she wasn't constantly nagging me about when I was going to get around to meeting the ransomer's demands. Sheesh...you have a couple other daughters, you know. That, and she doesn't fully appreciate the definition on the screen when we're watching TAKEN on Blu-Ray. I mean, seriously, we were watching it, both of us crying, and I looked over at her and said, "I know...it's a beautiful picture, right?" while sniffling. She screamed some obscenities at me and left.
It is excellent and can even be viewed with great clarity when outside. Which is great because that is where we are now living. I have figured out a way to knit together the styrene cover it come in into a tent and we are using the box for fuel. When the stream in my backyard thaws we will even have a place to bathe if we can hold out til spring. The bank has been very kind and understood completely when we fell 6 months behind in our mortgage in order to pay for this beauty. I figure in the summer I will breathe new life into the Drive in movie business with this thing
I saw this TV, and said I have to have it. I didn't have the money to pay for it, but my long lost cousin, who is a prince in Nigeria, said, if I give him my social security number and my bank information, he will wire me the money. Thank you prince Zumba Zumba Zumba.
I bought this after raiding my son's college fund. Before you slash at me with negative comments, the kid is 23 and works at Taco Bell. That ship has sailed. Anyway, my biggest gripe with this TV is that I just saw Justin Bieber's arrest photo on the news in total HD super-duper clarity. Did you guys know that chick's a dude?
There seems to be some concern about the price, well when you change it in UK pounds its so much less, downside no free shipping.
I must admit I was disgusted to read about selling children and body organs, how can these people live with themselves. So as an unemployed merchant banker with a love of the "white stuff" I had what could only be described as an "Eureka" moment. After checking all my credit cards, I found one with just enough credit to book a return trip to Columbia. Previously I had Skyped with Pablo (can't remember his surname but think it ended "cobar") over the internet and facilitated "a few" imports on his behalf, He said as he trusted me I could have some on credit as long as he got his money more than 28 days after collection of the "merchandise".
The outward trip was fine although the return home was okay until I hit customs, let me say that a full body search is an experience that everyone should have at least once in their lifetime or twice if they liked it first time round. Regretfully, I am unable to reveal how I got past customs, Pablo said it wouldn't be good for my health. Such a nice guy, didn't even charge for the medical advice.
After a couple of weeks doing the rounds at few parties it was job done and the order was placed. Well it arrived with Amazon's usual efficiency and what can I say about this bad boy that hasn't been said before. We have saved on heating land lighting as now we all live in our car which is parked across the road. We put the tv in the lounge window turn up the volume and enjoy the 4k brilliance from the optimal viewing distance recommended of 40 yards. A hidden bonus is that we have met all our neighbours and for only £10 viewing fee they too enjoy our wonderful TV.
Pablo on the other hand hasn't turned out to be the friend I thought he was. Admittedly in my haste to get the TV I had to do a few special deals and after expenses and buying my dream TV I found I was slightly short of what he was looking for. People can get so uppity when you "welch on a deal" (his words not mine BTW). Next thing I knew there was two rather muscly guys on my doorstep asking which part of my body I was least attached to. I said I was attached to all parts of my body (thought a joke would lighten the atmosphere, boy was I wrong), guess something got lost in translation as not even a trace of smile showed on their faces, then all hell let loose.
Fast forward a few hours and I finally managed to do a deal.... Pablo got most of his money and most of my fingers, thank goodness for previous reviewers mentioning gesture control. On the plus side I still have my TV and once the double vision and perforated eardrums clear I will again enjoy the viewing experience that is the Samsung UN85S9 85-Inch 4K Ultra HD 120Hz 3D Smart LED UHDTV (Black). On the negative, well there's no negatives after a trip the ER I am so pumped up on painkillers I could go 12 rounds with a grizzly.
So why not 5 stars? I have taken one off because there should be a no remote control needed option, that could have saved a finger or at least part of it.
My wife and I bought this after selling our daughter Amanda into white slavery. We actually got a refurbished. It's missing the remote, but oh well-- for $10K off, I can afford a universal, right? The picture is amazing. I've never seen the world with such clarity.
Amanda, if you're reading this, hang in there, honey! We'll see you in a year.
I just wanted to add an addendum to my review. Since posting it, we have received a flood of responses. People have said some pretty hurtful things--even questioning our values. Let me assure you, this was not an easy decision to make, and we made it as a family. Obviously, it's very personal. But in light of all the second-guessing, I wanted to explain our thinking.
First and foremost, screen size. I really think you can't go too big. 85" may seem huge, but you get used to it fast. Second, resolution. Is 4K overkill? Please, that's what they said about 1080P! More dots = better. Period. And as far as this being a $40,000 "dumb" TV, people need to re-read my initial post: WE BOUGHT IT REFURBISHED. It was only $30,000.
Some of you may think I'm avoiding the "elephant in the room"-the real reason why this was such a heart-wrenching choice. So let's just get it out there. Yes, the 120 Hz refresh rate is a disappointment, especially on a 4K. But life is full of compromises. And frankly, we hardly notice. All in all, no regrets.
P.S., as for our daughter, NO ONE has the right to question our parenting. Totally out of bounds. Amanda was going into 7th grade, so it was going to be a transitional year anyway. Now she gets to see the world. How many kids her age get to go to Bahrain? I sure as heck didn't, but you don't hear me screaming "child abuse." Bottom line: MYOB! Seriously.
Has it been a year already? Wow! I guess that's what 8 hours a day of immersive TV will do for you! Many of you have expressed your eagerness for an update. Well, here goes.
Generally, the Samsung has held up beautifully. We have noticed a little bit of lag, mostly in multi-player gaming--but not enough to cost us any firefights. There have been some issues up-imaging low rez content, but that's to be expected when you early-adopt--we're still "waiting on the world to change," as John Mayer would say (gosh he's talented.) On the plus side, we feel like we are now officially part of the cast of GOT. The other night Peg almost had to open a window to let Daenerys' dragons fly out!
And you'll all be happy to know our darling Amanda is back with us, safe and sound. She has changed a little. She's less talkative than before (though she had some choice words for me when I asked her to clean her room). And she's started wearing eye make-up, which has Peg a bit concerned. But welcome to thirteen, I guess. We're just glad to have her home. And she loves the TV. That's the main thing. In fact, she spends so much time in front of it lately, you'd swear she owns it.