- CrackBerry User
03-15-2007, 07:54 AM #4
- 80 Posts
Maybe this can be enough incentive for those that are stuck in Treo land. What a perfect opportunity to make the dive into the wonderful world of the crackberry... It looks like you can get $125 for a Treo 650. I can't pay someone to take my old one..."A patch in time saves kill -9" - Jack Benney
- 03-15-2007, 06:48 PM #6
Quotation for 1,000 devices
During Q4 of 2006 I contacted the team running the Blackberry Trade-In Program and obtained a quote value for 1,000 Blackberry 7230's from T-Mobile.
The quote was based on the units being returned with all accessories, chargers, holsters etc. and the unit themselves judged to be a good condition. I was offered $20,000 for the lot - this sum is also based on a final assessment having received the old Blackberrys.
Purchase of new Blackberrys must be made either 30 days prior, or 30 days following the trade transaction date. In addition you must purchase one new eligible Blackberry device for every old device traded in.
In summary, not that tempting.
- 03-21-2007, 05:56 PM #10
In reality most firms do not replace/upgrade 100% of their Blackberrys overnight. To throw out 1000+ 7230 models and replace them with let's say 8700 models is near impossible to cost justify - despite users dribbling after colour screens, a newer design, and an easier to use phone.
Over 1,300 Blackberrys are in use within the firm I work. We can no longer order new Blackberry 7230's as replacements for broken devices, nor is it feasible that we have senior personnel using existing 7230's, and purchase shiny new 8700's for newbies, (frequently junior) joining the firm. Existing 7230 uses would also soon realize that to obtain a new 8700 device, all they needed to was to break or loose their 7230 device
The firm's approach has been to switch out the 7230 devices belonging to senior personnel, and issue them newly purchased 8700 devices. Their old 7230 devices are used as replacements for the remaining users on 7230's. There will come at time of course when we will place an order for several hundred more new devices. After 2-3 years plus of hard, daily use on the road, even sturdy Blackberrys start to wear out.
I understand about the reality of changing over but at the time when 7230 were out that was they hype of technology surely? And as in computers, there is always something newer and better out...
RIM dont make the 7230 anymore, so surely they have a model they could replenish your stocks with, so that the Senior members could have what they want.... you would assume that RIM would bend a little more with companies that have such a huge demand....