Samsung ZA model Soundbars - What are these?

Maddnotez

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Anyone know what the ZA means?

I have been soundbar shopping, I have seen this happen before where a company will add a couple of random letters at the end that is not on their website. In this particular case I am looking at the Samsung HW-R60M/ZA.

When you search their site the model is not there. I was able to find a HW-R60M on their support section via google but it did not have the ZA.

This was part of a black friday deal I believe so I am assuming these are some lower quality one off model made for black friday and clearance specials? Hard to make a choice here, seems like a great deal and a great soundbar but if it is a low end wal mart special then IDK.


Edit: Sorry for the wasted bandwidth. I was able to find this quote with another search. Will leave here in case anyone else comes here searching for the same answer.

"ZA: This is the country marker letting us know it's a unit built for use in the USA. You'll see others like HW-K550/ZC in which the ZC means it was built for use in Canada."
 
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luisxd

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It's where it was made. I worked in an LG factory and some stuff like TVs and subwoofers use to have this kind of suffix.
 
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That is also done to denote the seller. For example, Costco and Best Buy will sell the "same" TV, but the model number listed will have a different suffix like that. It's likely just done to track the seller, but it also provides the seller a way to not have to price match.
 

NickJames

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That is also done to denote the seller. For example, Costco and Best Buy will sell the "same" TV, but the model number listed will have a different suffix like that. It's likely just done to track the seller, but it also provides the seller a way to not have to price match.

Yep, same thing with audio receivers and high-end kitchen appliances, exact make but slightly different model number just to be able to sell at warehouse price.
 
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