Selling like hot cakes
I don't know what others think but I am getting more and more contacts in my video chat these days. And it strikes me that there are a lot of new Playbook owners on the forum as well.
Again, perhaps I am wrong but Playbooks seem to hard to find because stores are selling out. I know for a fact that they are getting more because stores are taking orders from friends of mine. So the stores are expecting shipments.
I know this all has to do with the price but it seems to me the more PlayBook owners out there the better. Anybody else have the same feeling that our numbers are growing?
- 09-20-2012, 09:00 PM #3
Unfortunately, I left my PB out in the rain. I'm having trouble bringing it back to life. So I went to Staples today to get a new one since they are so cheap right now. I'm number 62 on the back order list. I won't get a new one till Oct 5. That's over 2 weeks!!!
I agree it is price driven but who cares why? The more people who use it will find out what a great deal they got. As RIM'S chief marketing officer has said, part of the sell of BB10 will be by word of mouth of BlackBerry users. The more people using Playbooks and liking them, the better the buzz in the community, and we all know BlackBerry can use some buzz, especially in North America.
- CrackBerry Abuser
09-20-2012, 09:48 PM #5
- 397 Posts
Three days ago i met up with an old friend of mine, he saw my playbook and said he got one at the start of the year, I guess around the time when they first went on sale, but he couldn't even turn it on....That old red light blink problem, I fixed it up for him and updated to 2.1 beta and some sideloaded apps...he seems to love it...He has had an iphone for a long time....I am guessing after getting used to of playbook he is definatley gonna give BB10 a thought..I think, these playbooks are gonna work as a perfect springboard for BB10...Most of the people who ditched BBs was because of the endless complicated menus in BBs...
It could just be the circles around me...but that is what maters to me...more bbm contacts..just cant wait for BB10 to arrive..
- 09-20-2012, 09:57 PM #6
Endless complicated menus??
You mean options? That's why I love my BlackBerry, because it gets sh! T done...If you know how to use it properly. I can multi task on my BlackBerry and do things much much faster than any other phone I've used. All from one hand too!I waited...It launched...Im still waiting...
- CrackBerry Addict
09-20-2012, 09:57 PM #7
- 773 Posts
And I would imagine it would take in terms of years to catch up to apple and android imho.
- CrackBerry Genius of Geniuses
09-20-2012, 10:31 PM #9
- 53,110 Posts
At least for me, I have started using my playbook on the subway and streetcars during rush hours. I usually transfer my tv programs onto my playbook. It beats doing crossword puzzles. I think as many people as possible should do the same to get the attention for the playbook.
- 09-20-2012, 10:47 PM #10
Buy.com was selling new 64gb PlayBooks on ebay the other day for $206.99 including shipping.
They had 320 units and sold out in a several hours.
."People may not remember exactly what you did or what you said, but they will always remember how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou
- 09-21-2012, 01:32 AM #13
This could ultimately be a marketing ploy by RIM as well; flood the market with cheap PlayBooks, upgrade them to BB10 and announce the BB10 phones that will be running the same OS.Blatant placeholder signature.
- 09-21-2012, 07:21 AM #14On #BBM C000D377B