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    Default Future Shop no longer selling Playbook? or just completly out of stock?

    Went to Future Shop to buy a Playbook for my wife and it seems like Future shop doesn't have any at all and don't have any clue if they are getting any in the forseeable future. Anybody know whats going on?

    Seems odd to be out of stock a week and a half before Christmas?
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    Just saw this on Ebay this morning......New Blackberry Playbook 32GB 7 inch Tablet w 5MP Camera Bluetooth WiFi 802975651573 | eBay. Sounds like he has them in stock
    Posted from my BB Playbook
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    Future Shop could be out of stock as the last time I was in one, all I saw for PB's were labeled as open boxes.
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    The source sent me an email today with link to deals but the prices weren't great... But they do have them. But watch out some of the deals are overpriced accessories bundles with no playbook
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    Just checked and Staples show the 32GB as available for $149.

    Had it in my cart ready to order! But left it there for others

    BTW - They also showed the keyboard/case as available and I ordered one for ~$68.00

    ///PB:KEYBOARD W/CNVRTBLE
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    Expected Delivery: 12/17/2012
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    Quote Originally Posted by SDeslippe View Post
    Went to Future Shop to buy a Playbook for my wife and it seems like Future shop doesn't have any at all and don't have any clue if they are getting any in the forseeable future. Anybody know whats going on?

    Seems odd to be out of stock a week and a half before Christmas?
    Was at a Future Shop a couple of nights ago looking for a last minute gift and asked about the stock situation. I was told by the "tablet" specialist that most stores get 5 in overnight which are normally sold before lunch. Seems like if you really want one you have to be there at store opening during the week. Or go to The Source
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    Yeah I was at a Best Buy recently and they had a pile of Nexus 7's and Playbooks. Neither had demo models and all boxes in the display cases were marked Open Box. If it's a gift for someone, buy it, save a few bucks and just take off the Open Box stickers :P Oh and do a security wipe on the tablet before giving it... Just in case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SDeslippe View Post
    Went to Future Shop to buy a Playbook for my wife and it seems like Future shop doesn't have any at all and don't have any clue if they are getting any in the forseeable future. Anybody know whats going on?

    Seems odd to be out of stock a week and a half before Christmas?
    It is probably not that odd. The wifi pb has not really been in production for more than a year and has been sold at fire sale prices for months. Stores and Rim have been trying to sell off the existing inventory. There is the newer cell-empowered pb's but those are more costly. So, at this point, no one knows how many new pb's are actually available for sale anymore.

    Good luck finding the one you want.
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    Not surprised at the PB being out of stock. i think this is the year for the tablets. Come January almost every home will have one.
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    Well various Walmarts in Hamilton, ON are/have been out of stock for a while. But interestingly enough it is not just BB Playbook. A number of other tablet brands are out of stock. The only plentiful supply seems to be for ipads. Then, at their price I can understand that. Funny, those Walmarts have yet to see a Ipad mini come in.

    The Playbook having had a price tag for $148 CDN likely sold at a high rate and production didn't keep up. I'm also thinking that RIM will ramp up production after the BB10 release and have BB10 OS in the Playbook.

    ....hey, I can at least dream....
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    Default Re: Future Shop no longer selling Playbook? or just completly out of stock?

    Quote Originally Posted by denky View Post
    Well various Walmarts in Hamilton, ON are/have been out of stock for a while. But interestingly enough it is not just BB Playbook. A number of other tablet brands are out of stock. The only plentiful supply seems to be for ipads. Then, at their price I can understand that. Funny, those Walmarts have yet to see a Ipad mini come in.

    The Playbook having had a price tag for $148 CDN likely sold at a high rate and production didn't keep up. I'm also thinking that RIM will ramp up production after the BB10 release and have BB10 OS in the Playbook.

    ....hey, I can at least dream....
    rim is losing money at $149

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    Default Future Shop no longer selling Playbook? or just completly out of stock?

    Well if they are moving old stock why was the one I bought a few weeks ago manufactured Oct 2012?

    Walmart usually has them in stock at least here they do I can buy one anyway of the week here. If you have a London drugs they have them in stock as well.
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    I rma'd mine recently and the replacement one was 30th November 2012
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    Some of us have concluded that the date on the box is the date it was, well, boxed. Maybe it is possible that they are still assembling some of them from parts in warehouses???? Obviously, if there is a factory somewhere making the 3g versions, it could possibly assemble wifi units, too.
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    I wonder if Thorsten will announce "we are sold out of 32 GB wifi models" this call? (aka ... it's discontinued ... LTE only)
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    Quote Originally Posted by SparkyBC View Post
    Well if they are moving old stock why was the one I bought a few weeks ago manufactured Oct 2012?
    Does the date represent manufacture date or packaged for shipping to sales channel date?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BB9700CA View Post
    Does the date represent manufacture date or packaged for shipping to sales channel date?
    It's entirely possible that there are degrees to what RIM has inventory on. They may be fairly light on assembled PlayBook skus, but might still have parts to make 32 GB, 64 GB WiFi and 32 GB LTE units and assemble them as needed.
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    will they ever announce a 1.5ghz wifi playbook? I want to buy my folks one, but its almost 2y old. I want newer specs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtySantos View Post
    Yeah I was at a Best Buy recently and they had a pile of Nexus 7's and Playbooks. Neither had demo models and all boxes in the display cases were marked Open Box. If it's a gift for someone, buy it, save a few bucks and just take off the Open Box stickers :P Oh and do a security wipe on the tablet before giving it... Just in case.
    And chk for 'baby bump', also recessed on button before paying for it !
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    I bought mine this week from The Source (32GB bundled with keyboard and a couple cases) for $199. The sale was off for a couple days, but back on again so I grabbed two more for the boys.

    BlackBerry® 32GB PlayBook - Bundle | BlackBerry PlayBook Bundles | Ratings & Reviews | TheSource.ca
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtmouse View Post
    I bought mine this week from The Source (32GB bundled with keyboard and a couple cases) for $199. The sale was off for a couple days, but back on again so I grabbed two more for the boys.

    BlackBerry® 32GB PlayBook - Bundle | BlackBerry PlayBook Bundles | Ratings & Reviews | TheSource.ca
    sweet deal
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    Quote Originally Posted by F2 View Post
    It is probably not that odd. The wifi pb has not really been in production for more than a year and has been sold at fire sale prices for months. Stores and Rim have been trying to sell off the existing inventory. There is the newer cell-empowered pb's but those are more costly. So, at this point, no one knows how many new pb's are actually available for sale anymore.

    Good luck finding the one you want.
    This is valuable to know, thanks! That's why all the stores have been out of stock for weeks! I guess EBay is my best bet.
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    just saw playbooks in best buy yesterday. 32gb. they did not look like returned units.
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    Playbook is due for new hardware specs. Period. Apple has 6-10mo upgrade cycles. Rim is at 16-24mo cycles....
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