Just picked up a Play Book as the Deal of the Day from CowBoom
I just took advantage of the Deal of the Day from Cow Boom.com for $99.00 used.
Anyone have bought the same and what was the quality of it when you received?
- 01-17-2013, 12:34 PM #5
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01-17-2013, 10:19 PM #9
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I picked one up last spring from CowBoom, grade 9 and looked brand new. This one is a grade 5, but I've heard elsewhere that many of those lower grade models still are in very good shape. The good news is you have 30 days to return, you'd only lose your shipping (and return shipping) charges.
Since the adapter is not included, I'd suggest getting the rapid charger. If you have Amazon Prime, you can get one either new like-new for around $16.50. If you don't have Prime, you could find another $9 worth of things and get free super saver shipping.
- 01-18-2013, 01:21 PM #12
It really should come with charger but "AC adapter and USB cable" were listed as "what's not in the box". Still, really recommend the rapid charger as if the microUSB is not in good condition due to use and it breaks, I think RIM will charge $100 to fix it, so it def won't be a good deal after that. Also, make sure you insert cable correctly with BB logo on top. $16 for the rapid charger is a bargain as it is a $70 accessory. I think I paid about $25 so might pick up another.
- 01-18-2013, 03:17 PM #14
- 01-18-2013, 05:17 PM #18
Free and easy return with cowboom
depending on the grade you ordered. but my experience is you will get a better deal on Craigslist depending on your zip code.
Your playbook should be in good condition (sadly not a lot of use )
Missing charger ? --> rapid charger $ 6.99+SH
BlackBerry Rapid Charger for BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet - CowBoom.com
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01-18-2013, 05:34 PM #19
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Re: Just picked up a Play Book as the Deal of the Day from CowBoom
Friend of mine picked up a grade 6. the device looked like new when it arrived. I looked it over multiple times and couldn't find the scratches it said it had. I was very impressed. also you should pick up a rapid charger.
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- 01-18-2013, 07:47 PM #21
"Grade" is a CowBoom site term indicating condition if used. Look on their site for the explanation of their grading system.
No, don't use a BB phone or generic microUSB cable. Only use PB OEM. Look at the microUSB port when you get the PB. It is almost rectangular instead of trapezoidal. So there are alot of posts with people plugging in with wrong orientation and breaking it. OEM cable should plug in with BB logo up on the fitting. Also, like mentioned, not enough power and will take a long time to charge in standby mode. You would have to turn it off and most don't due to 3 min boot time.
The rapid chargers (dock or cable) use the magnetic charging coupling. So easy you can do it in the dark and charges in 4-5 hours.
got my Playbook yesterday and it is Brand new I think. the only thing in the box that was opened was the charger.
they had this rated as 5. Said some scratches and signs of use. NONE ON MINE
No scratches or anything. Very cool tablet
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