So here is the response shopblackberry sent me when i asked them if the PB I bought from them was refurbished because there were no security seals on the box.
I ensure you that the playbook was not refurbished. And I appreciate you appreciating us. Don't worry about the playbook being refurbished I can ensure you that is a brand new product.
- CrackBerry Addict
01-01-2012, 02:37 PM #7
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I'm not doubting you but I, personally, would be phoning to confirm both the employee and their correspondence.Posted using my 32 gig Playbook - and 9 times out of 10, my new BB OEM mini keyboard
- CrackBerry Genius
01-01-2012, 06:44 PM #11
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I don't think they're refurbs, but it really doesn't matter if they are. As long as they're not defective, have no scratches or other physical flaws, and the battery is good (even if it's got a couple of recharges already... new units can have that from testing etc), it should be indistinguishable from a "new" one.
I got one of those units, and it had absolutely nothing wrong with it, though it came with a charger that has a changeable plug that would allow me to use it outside of North America if I wanted to.
- CrackBerry Genius of Geniuses
01-01-2012, 08:34 PM #12
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IMO, the security stickers are for when they are shipped to a third party seller, like BestBuy, so that you know they haven't been messed with since they left the RIM factory. Since these are from the factory to you, the seal isn't needed.one of these days see me drivin' round town in my rock 'n' rolls Royce with the sun roof down
my bottle of booze no summertime blues shouting loud look at me in my rock 'n ' roll voice...
- CrackBerry Newbie
01-01-2012, 09:04 PM #13
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I ordered mine from Shop Blackberry on November 23rd and received it on December 22nd.
It had no seals and was one of those destined for Mexico.
Four days after Christmas, it's as dead as a doornail. Nothing will revive it.
Blackberry wanted me to stack charge it, but that made no difference. Expect to hear from them again tomorrow.