1. Stech's Avatar
    I got a message from Blackberry Cool That said the bold was 860 dollars .
    I googled "bold 860 Dollars and there it was any thoughts on this
    07-04-08 06:47 PM
  2. Duvi's Avatar
    Wait until it's released.

    Those may be ebay prices.
    07-04-08 06:51 PM
  3. Stech's Avatar
    im telling my self anything I need to hear, because I have to pay full retail wich I wil but not over 500 860 its insane
    07-04-08 06:52 PM
  4. shadygrady's Avatar
    ^^ what jayden said. even if it comes out at $860 it will only stay there for a minute. a little patience could save you some money in that situation.
    07-04-08 07:09 PM
  5. Stech's Avatar
    It shouldn't though it would be a dumb move by RIM if they did that. Because im sure a lot of us are going to pay full retail and with that price forget about it.
    07-04-08 07:13 PM
  6. anon(375378)'s Avatar
    It shouldn't though it would be a dumb move by RIM if they did that. Because im sure a lot of us are going to pay full retail and with that price forget about it.
    Ditto...

    There is no way RIM would price it that high especially since is has to compete against the rest of the smartphones out there. At that price, it better have freakin laser beams and invisibility.
    07-04-08 07:27 PM
  7. Stech's Avatar
    I know but are they not a reliable source
    I almost fell out of my chair
    BlackBerry Bold due from T-Mobile in July with $140 pricetag | BlackBerry Cool
    07-04-08 07:30 PM
  8. HD123's Avatar
    It shouldn't though it would be a dumb move by RIM if they did that. Because im sure a lot of us are going to pay full retail and with that price forget about it.
    iffff... it does come out at that price you cant blame RIM and say its a dumb move. If you look at the market and how much high end phones of other manufacturers go for, its still a good price. The bold aint no dingy, flimzy, plastic basic curve running EDGE. If carriers are selling Curves and 8800 for around $500 full price, it makes business sense for the Bold to be more.

    my 2 pennies.
    Last edited by dubai_bb; 07-05-08 at 02:55 AM.
    07-05-08 02:51 AM
  9. mobiman's Avatar
    From the latest pricing on the Bold it will be around the 550 dollar mark
    07-05-08 05:17 AM
  10. yogi's Avatar
    Check the provider of the message.
    07-05-08 06:16 AM
  11. jimpilot's Avatar
    Don't forget the dollar is at a long time low, when converting other currencies to $ it makes the price very high.
    07-05-08 07:11 AM
  12. PDM's Avatar
    It will be €550 from T-Mobile Germany (without a contract).

    Market demand and competition will probably dictate the initial retail price.

    Edit : €1 is approx $1.57
    Last edited by PDM; 07-05-08 at 08:17 AM. Reason: Edit: exchange rate included
    07-05-08 08:15 AM
  13. Montala's Avatar
    I know the prices will probably drop one the Bold has actually been released, but €550 equates to about 350, which I am sure a lot of folks in the U.K. would be quite (well, all right, fairly!) happy to pay!

    The cheapest pre-order price at the moment here is about 423 and the highest about 534... quite a wide range for exactly the same phone.

    As hard as it will be I am sure the best idea is for prospective purchasers to just sit on their hands, and keep their credit cards in their wallets for the time being, until it is officially released, and free stock is available.

    At that time the market will certainly become much more competitive.
    07-05-08 09:41 AM
  14. Tooking_mcknn's Avatar
    unlocked phones usually cost double the actual price. it will probably be around the same pricerange as other blackberry devices.
    07-05-08 04:58 PM
  15. brothamoveson's Avatar
    That was just the converted Euro to Dollar price dont panic.
    07-05-08 05:00 PM
  16. Blacklatino's Avatar
    Ditto...

    There is no way RIM would price it that high especially since is has to compete against the rest of the smartphones out there. At that price, it better have freakin laser beams and invisibility.

    You got that right. Because if I get one, I'll have to get my wife one......later, much later
    07-05-08 06:43 PM
  17. ShortStop51001's Avatar
    i'd wait, when i originally wanted the pink pearl from VZW, i had to have it as soon as it came out. I spent $470 on it, full retail, as i was not up for an upgrade. 3 weeks later it was down already to 369.99, 100 bucks cheaper...and i dont even know what it is now im sure in the high 200s lol.

    SO WAIT IT OUTTTTT if u can.
    07-05-08 06:45 PM
  18. mobiman's Avatar
    At the rate new products are coming out its definitely good to wait a month or two after launch.
    07-06-08 12:51 PM
  19. Pete6's Avatar
    I went to expansys.com but could not find the Bold so I went to their UK site Buy a RIM BlackBerry Bold 9000 Smartphone (UK, QWERTY), #BB9000BLK_UK - eXpansys UK. UK prices are always waaaay over the top but it does give an idea of a potentially un-subsidized by carrier Bold price.

    You can convert to USD on OANDA, The Currency Site: Foreign Exchange Services and Trading. Using this, the no-tax price of 455.28 converts to $902.734 before any taxes.
    07-07-08 04:10 AM
  20. Montala's Avatar
    This might be a bit misleading Pete, as most U.K. consumers who are not running a business will not be VAT registered and will therefore have to pay the full 534.95 if they want to pre-order one.

    As I have quoted in other posts, the price currently being quoted by Expansys is over 100 more than at least one one other UK based 'e-tailer' is offering.
    07-07-08 09:07 AM
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