Although Reuters is reporting sales of 800,000 units of Samsung’s horribly-reviewed Galaxy Gear stupidwatch, Korean publication Yonhap reports that Samsung is referring to shipments to retailers.

Aaron Souppouris reports for The Verge, “Samsung Korea has confirmed in an email to The Verge that the figure relates to shipments as originally reported by Yonhap.”

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“Almost a third of Samsung’s Galaxy Gear Smartwatches sold are being returned, a leaked document has revealed,” Lee Bell reports for The Inquirer. “The figures come from information in a leaked document sent to and suggest that over 30 percent of Samsung’s wrist gadgets are being returned after sale at Best Buy locations in the US.”

Bell reports, “The higher than expected return rate could be due to… customers impulse buying and then realising that the smartwatch isn’t everything it’s cracked up to be.”

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MacDailyNews Take:

Bart: Shipments, not sales

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz,” “Tayster,” and “Dan K.” for the heads up.]

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