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  1. Tinomane's Avatar
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    Default Z10 still selling out in Canada?

    Did a quick store availability search on thesource.ca. It's sold out in the majority of stores in a 200km radius of london ontario. How is this possible? Surely this can't be a supply issue bc Waterloo is literally a stones throw from all these stores. Is it still selling like crazy a month and a half since release?
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    Hopefully that is the case! Keep in mind Waterloo doesn't produce them all so that doesn't necessarily make a difference.

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    Very strong demand in all launched countries so far … Blackberry must be manufacturing them as fast as possible to keep up ….
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinomane View Post
    Did a quick store availability search on thesource.ca. It's sold out in the majority of stores in a 200km radius of london ontario. How is this possible? Surely this can't be a supply issue bc Waterloo is literally a stones throw from all these stores. Is it still selling like crazy a month and a half since release?
    Sold out in London, ON does not mean sold out in Canada. As you said you are very close to Waterloo, and It is normal to see a lot of demand from the Waterloo and surrounding region...

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    Also the restocking time is quite low so they are probably not stocking a lot of units up front.

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    I called Rogers to order my phone and just got my Z10 yesterday. When I called the CSR mentioned that the Z10 is in very tight supply and at times has run out of stock and could not guarantee me one quickly. However I did get mine and my wife's in a timely manner.

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    Why do people refuse to believe a sell out does not equal some form of positive demand!
    All this angling of various answers is a bit much at times! A sell out equals demand!
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    Quote Originally Posted by koolrosh View Post
    Sold out in London, ON does not mean sold out in Canada. As you said you are very close to Waterloo, and It is normal to see a lot of demand from the Waterloo and surrounding region...

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    no its not, everywhere in Canada people have been shifting towards iPhone and Androids the Waterloo area is no different
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    From my 3 data points.
    I can tell you that out of 30 TheSource stores in my area (Toronto).
    At least 1 phone has been sold in the last 48 hours.
    At least 60 phones have been sold in the last month.
    Some stores have gotten restocked at least once since launch.

    These are of course only lower bounds. Not upper bounds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew4life View Post
    From my 3 data points.
    I can tell you that out of 30 TheSource stores in my area (Toronto).
    At least 1 phone has been sold in the last 48 hours.
    At least 60 phones have been sold in the last month.
    Some stores have gotten restocked at least once since launch.

    These are of course only lower bounds. Not upper bounds.
    Interesting, I've been keeping track of TheSource.ca as well. I look at specifically the black + white Bell Z10 listings.

    Is that 1 phone sold out of 30 TheSource stores you're watching, or 1 each store?
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    With respect The Source is not where many people shop for phones even if they stock them.
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    well of the 13 stores here in Edmonton, their online site says for black 5 are sold out, 1 has 4 in stock, 6 has 1 in stock and 1 has 2 in stock. The whites are sold out in all of them. I'd say that's not bad at all.
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    My wife just upgraded from a iphone 4 to a white Z10. It was sold out at a Rogers store in Richmond BC. It was in stock from Rogers directly via calling in.

    In either case, I'd say it's pretty good demand if it is sold out a month after launch.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Acumenight View Post
    My wife just upgraded from a iphone 4 to a white Z10. It was sold out at a Rogers store in Richmond BC. It was in stock from Rogers directly via calling in.

    In either case, I'd say it's pretty good demand if it is sold out a month after launch.


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    The Source has no stock of the Z10 in most if its gta stores it seems. Had a look at Best Buy and it looks like they are in the same situation.

    Future Shop seems to have lots of off-contract z10s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acumenight View Post
    My wife just upgraded from a iphone 4 to a white Z10. It was sold out at a Rogers store in Richmond BC. It was in stock from Rogers directly via calling in.

    In either case, I'd say it's pretty good demand if it is sold out a month after launch.


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    Stores are definitely selling out and reordering stock but there isn't a supply issue. You can find stock in any Canadian city today if you really want one. The demand is still high, word of mouth is excellent and marketing is heavy.

    The amazing part is the z10 sightings. Yesterday I saw 2 people at the gym with z10, and one on the way to work. Many friends also confirm its their next purchase.


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    So are they "selling out" or are they just still sold out from the initial push?

    All of those online inventory systems are sketchy at best, I'd only use them as a very rough guideline.

    Its in the same vein as saying "the HP Touchpad is still selling out".

    FWIW There hasn't been a day since launch that I couldn't walk into a local store and grab a Z10. So either they're not selling at all here, or they're reapplying really good.
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    I just did my anylisis BlackBerry sold about 2 devices both UK and Canada that is very good

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeo007 View Post
    So are they "selling out" or are they just still sold out from the initial push?

    All of those online inventory systems are sketchy at best, I'd only use them as a very rough guideline.

    Its in the same vein as saying "the HP Touchpad is still selling out".

    FWIW There hasn't been a day since launch that I couldn't walk into a local store and grab a Z10. So either they're not selling at all here, or they're reapplying really good.
    Most stores I frequent seem to get stock pretty regularly and seem to move stock quite well. I'm with you in that 'sell-out' is a pointless metric.
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    A sell out partly means that particular manager just did a bad job. The goal of these stores (and of Blackberry) is to never have a sell out. And even if you see a sell out, it could be not because of really high demand but because stock is getting diverted to another market. I suspect Z10s are either getting stockpiled in the US now or are at very least in transit to the US. I'm guessing that the US market for high end phones by itself is comparable to all the other markets Blackberry has launched in so far. And if it is less, then I'm at least confident the US market is at least 50% of the total. So there needs to be a significant diversion of supply to get ready for launch day here in the US.

    But sell outs are still a good sign. So keep up the investigations. It is interesting to hear about it.
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    I couldn't resist asking at the Wireless kiosk of my local Costco in Ottawa. Both young sales clerks were very positive on the Z10 and said that it was the best selling phones (both colors) for a while now. They were not sold out but supply was tight and they were told to not sell off contract, which sounded rare to them.

    The transform cases were sold out as that is ml what most of their customers were buying.

    I was quite surprised by the reaction and news. Funny thing is, they also said a lot of people have come around asking about the sales of the Z10. They assumed that they were all BlackBerry employees but I am not



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    Quote Originally Posted by rdcanuck View Post
    I couldn't resist asking at the Wireless kiosk of my local Costco in Ottawa. Both young sales clerks were very positive on the Z10 and said that it was the best selling phones (both colors) for a while now. They were not sold out but supply was tight and they were told to not sell off contract, which sounded rare to them.

    The transform cases were sold out as that is ml what most of their customers were buying.

    I was quite surprised by the reaction and news. Funny thing is, they also said a lot of people have come around asking about the sales of the Z10. They assumed that they were all BlackBerry employees but I am not



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