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Old 11-18-2011, 02:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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in Canada the price has dropped by $300.

$199 for the 16GB
$299 for the 32GB
$399 for the 64GB
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Old 11-19-2011, 03:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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in US, Staples is going to have them for $200 in there after Thanksgiving sale
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Old 11-20-2011, 10:45 AM   #3 (permalink)
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OMG, I wish I could be there to get one!
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Old 11-20-2011, 12:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Friend of mine works at RIM and he gets an $80 rebate when he buys PlayBooks.

He was asking on Thursday if anyone wanted $120 PB's... would have taken one if I didn't have one from work already!
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Old 11-20-2011, 12:38 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Official email from RIM that Playbook available at Staples, Best Buy, Office Max, Office Depot, Sprint, etc. beginning at $199 in U.S.

http://e.blackberry.com/servlet/form...DDzczczcSSSCSS

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Old 11-20-2011, 12:48 PM   #6 (permalink)
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RIM is also directly selling PB's at discount but not as much.

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Old 11-22-2011, 04:22 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Default Re: Playbook price drop

The discount prices were offered by Best Buy, Future Shop, The Source and Staples to name a few in Canada. Checked at stores and on-line for the 16g at $199 and cannot find any available on line or in store. They appear to be totally out of stock. Someone at The Source told me they are not in their warehouse either.
I wonder how many they sold in the past four days?
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Old 11-22-2011, 05:43 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I just picked up a 16G tonight on my way home from Best Buy in Rockford, Illinois for $199. They're in stock here... didn't ask how many tho..
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Old 11-22-2011, 05:53 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Wow. I've got to get my hands on one.
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Old 11-24-2011, 01:42 AM   #10 (permalink)
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It's called a fire sale.

Fire sale - the sale of goods at extremely discounted prices, typically when the seller faces bankruptcy or other impending distress
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Old 11-24-2011, 09:05 PM   #11 (permalink)
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just ordered mine from blackberry.com they have them for 199-16gig
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Old 11-26-2011, 10:52 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Hurry up because its going back up soon !
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Old 01-01-2012, 08:00 PM   #13 (permalink)
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The RIM store has them for a different price but all the same. wondering if they intend to replace the current model with a new one. Hope not in the same direction HP went.

ON SALE: $299 (16GB, 32GB, 64GB)

SAVE: $400 (64GB), $300 (32GB), $200 (16GB)

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Old 01-01-2012, 08:25 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I hope the price drop gets more people to buy playbooks and then developers take notice and they start developing for the playbook!
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Old 01-02-2012, 08:58 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Agreed Jaxim so get out there and show your friends and talk about it online. Every little bit of exposure helps.
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there is a pretty good size article today about the $299 sale in the tech section of the huffington post...
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Old 01-09-2012, 08:07 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Any idea where in Napa can I get the 64gb at 299USD? Blackberry online shop is not an option right now as the person who is getting/buying it for me will be leaving USA already to meet me in Asia.

One more thing, does BB PB have international warranty?

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Old 01-22-2012, 12:33 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Default Re: Playbook price drop

Just bought 64gb Playbook for $299 at Office Depot in Urbana IL yesterday. They still have one 64gb PB left
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cannot get them for that price in toronto, canada
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Old 01-24-2012, 02:26 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Default Re: Playbook price drop

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cannot get them for that price in toronto, canada
Here in Quebec city Canada, Staples and Future Shop = All (16,32,64G) is at 299$.
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