- 02-03-13, 04:48 PM #55
- CrackBerry Master
02-03-13, 05:13 PM #58
- 1,277 Posts
Now, that I got my little dig in on the competition, I did notice something in regards to my carrier, Bell. Just noticed that prices for the iPhones and Samsungs have dropped in the last few days. Nothing like a new player to shake up the competition.
- 02-03-13, 06:20 PM #60
They continue to go for well over $1000 on eBay US. That kind of off-market demand has not been seen since iPhone 1. We don't know what 'sold out' means in terms of numbers, but we all understand what 'demand' means. I can't wait anymore and I will pay over market, if I have to, as I attempt to get one from Canada this week.
- 02-03-13, 07:23 PM #64
Correct me if I am wrong but I think BB shipped about 500,000 Z10's to Canadian carriers for pre-orders with about 4 x that coming sometime later in March. The USA should have approx: 2 to 3 million already shipped.
- 02-03-13, 08:48 PM #67
I will say it one more time. They are going for $100-$200 or more OVER list price on ebay.co.uk and that's with shipping to the UK only. It would be odd for people to pay $200 more for a phone that they could simply walk to the corner store and pick up. And they are going for $1200 or so on ebay.com (US) Ebay is probably the biggest free and open market in the world.
- 02-03-13, 09:34 PM #68
Z10 sold out in all stores in the uk!!!
I have no doubt the Z10 will be sold in the millions. There is a pent-up demand for Blackberry that is 2 years in the making.
People have been milking their existing OS7 phones for way too long, and many started to learn about the new BB10 OS a long time ago and so they have been holding on and on, waiting for the launch.
This is NOT your regular "oh my contract is up this month let me look for a new phone" situation.
This is "my contract has been up for a while but I didn't want to get locked in a new upgrade because I've been holding out for BB10 to arrive!"
So I think we are seeing many months of pent-up demand and people upgrading their hardware who have stayed loyal to BB!
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- 02-04-13, 03:44 AM #69
People need to reason this out.
There are loads of Blackberry users in the UK. Many of them have suffered on with the stale OS7 devices for nearly 2 years. of course there's some pent up demand for the Z10 from existing customers.
The question is, how many of those people picking up the phones are new customers or folks who 'defected'?
It's rather telling that on the Phones4u website, the Z10 isn't even listed as one of their hot sellers
- CrackBerry Abuser
02-04-13, 05:12 AM #70
- 361 Posts
As for the Phones4u thing, the hot seller thing probably doesn't get updated immediately.
- CrackBerry User
02-04-13, 07:39 AM #71
- 69 Posts
Just to let you know figures from my efforts, and I am selling them to Crackberry users as long as they make a donation which goes to Children's charities.
My supplier had 1,000 units on Thursday. They are now down to less than 25, but more due tomorrow.
My local CPW - They had 30 Black units, all sold out by Friday.
My Local P4U - I have 3 stores in town. Each store got 20 (Mainly white) - 2 of the stores are sold out, the other has 2 blacks left for Contract only due to how many they've sold SIM-FREE.
Stock/Sale ratio is pretty high is you ask me.
- 02-04-13, 10:26 AM #74
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