For some, the Galaxy S6 Edge might be priced out of this world. It’s unlocked, SIM-free price is about $900 for the 32GB model. Prepare yourself then, for a product so expensive that it’s simply outside the Milky Way. Retailer KickMobiles is currently offering a “Limited Edition” SIM-free 128GB Galaxy S6 Edge in Gold Platinum for the incredible price of $7989, with the eBay auction currently listed as Buy It Now status.
Before we get into details, it’s important to note that despite the pictures suggesting the product is of a purely platinum color, the culprit seems to be little more than the lighting used, which tones down the gold surface. Indeed it might take a few looks before you see what’s going on. For all intents and purposes, this device would appear to be the exact same thing you can have for just ten Benjamins as opposed to… a few month’s salary. Still, there are some perks for the lucky one who opts to buy this:
As you can see, the box is serially numbered, with this being the first of 500 units. Indeed that’s why the seller has apparently sought to justify the meteoric price, as other numbers from the 500 limited edition are being offered for a scant $2500 (and amazingly several have sold). Included in the box is a wireless charging pad (inevitably the same one Samsung was giving out free to pre-orders), a Samsung BlueHouse invitation, a Clear View cover, and a custom engraving voucher. Samsung BlueHouse is a sort of VIP club for UK Samsung customers that gives members special customer care and access to early previews of new devices.
Without a serial number on the device itself, the actual limited edition nature of this product is seemingly a marketing one at best.
The device itself doesn’t appear to have any serial number on it, at least judging by the pictures the seller has provided and the description. This makes the offer a bit of a hard sell, to be honest, as aside from the potential for engraving (something which could technically be done without Samsung’s involvement) there is literally nothing special about this product whatsoever. The “Limited Edition” nature is only the packaging and the bonus items. The last picture in the gallery below has a close up of the included “slate” (as the seller calls it) with the serial number.
So there you have it. This is by far the most expensive Galaxy S6 Edge we’ve seen put up for sale so far. For that kind of money, the infamous Vertu smartphone could be yours for just a bit more, as could perhaps a Gold Apple Watch as either option would have far more “bling” factor. Any takers? Just make sure you have a little extra to spare, as the shipping is an additional $39.00… before any applicable customs tax.