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Samsung has one of the absolute worst Black Friday deals in history

This is probably the worst Black Friday deal in history — at least in Samsung’s history. The company is trying to sell you a Galaxy Note 3 that’s nowhere close to being new and will never run the latest Android OS from Google for $249.

Do. Not. Buy. It.

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Samsung is currently trying to clean up its name after the whole exploding Galaxy Note 7 thing. But offering customers a 3-year-old refurbished Galaxy Note 3 as a Black Friday deal will certainly not work in the company’s favor.

Found by Android Central, the Galaxy Note 3 deal tells you that you’d be saving $250 on a pre-owned 32GB Galaxy Note 3 on Sprint.

So let’s back up a little. Who is Samsung targeting with this deal?

Samsung’s hardcore fans already know that the Galaxy Note 3 is an obsolete device in terms of 2016 performance. It can’t even run a new version of Android — we’re looking at Android 5.0 here. They know better than to jump at the chance to buy this phone in 2016. It’s a phone that will never receive any software updates.

samsung-galaxy-note-3-black-friday-2016-dealImage source: Samsung

For $249 you could get a more than decent 2016 smartphone, one that might even run Google’s Android 7.0 Nougat out of the gate. And for a few extra bucks, you could buy a new device rather than a pre-owened one.

So, is Samsung trying to con less savvy smartphone users into buying an old refurbished smartphone? It certainly seems that way. On paper, saving $250 on a device valued at $500 (according to Samsung’s ad) is a great deal, especially if it comes directly from Samsung. But that’s not the case. Samsung should know better than that. Sad!

Do. Not. Buy. It.

Chris Smith started writing about gadgets as a hobby, and before he knew it he was sharing his views on tech stuff with readers around the world. Whenever he's not writing about gadgets he miserably fails to stay away from them, although he desperately tries. But that's not necessarily a bad thing.