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  1. menshawy's Avatar
    Naturally, the cheaper they could get the more they should sell. But we don't know better than Chen
    09-29-14 03:19 AM
  2. RH1Pearl's Avatar
    So, the fact that they sold 200k units in a matter of hours on launch last week doesn't lead you to think there's some demand for something different?
    If the 200,000 units that were sold in a matter of hours were in fact sold in India at US$835, then you have a point
    09-29-14 03:21 AM
  3. engrbugs's Avatar
    Why is the BB Passport is so expensive in India? i thought it is $599 base price. Why it priced $835? higher than US. It should be cheaper
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    09-29-14 03:23 AM
  4. Thunderbuck's Avatar
    Why is the BB Passport is so expensive in India? i thought it is $599 base price. Why it priced $835? higher than US. It should be cheaper
    It also sells for $699 Canadian, which is quite a bit more than the equivalent US price. India is not getting singled out.

    Maybe they're deliberately holding down demand so that they have more to sell elsewhere.
    09-29-14 03:25 AM
  5. chinmay007's Avatar
    They are giving 5000 worth of some gift card and 5000 jet privilege miles. So getting this right after 4 months the price will come down to 39000..

    If you can wait.

    Another option... buy iPhone 6. use it for 4 months and then sell for 39000 and buy passport.

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    09-29-14 03:40 AM
  6. SK122387's Avatar
    Kind of ironic that the U.S., which is a huge reason why BlackBerry declined, is the one country that got a great price on the Passport

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    09-29-14 03:44 AM
  7. velkod's Avatar
    Passport sold out in one day. It can charge what ever it wants. How else can the company be successful unless or charges what a phone is worth. Phone is literally the best phone in the market and the numbers seem to agree. The end
    09-29-14 03:46 AM
  8. parthsh444's Avatar
    If high tax and VAT was issue then why Motorola launched moto x(2nd generation) for 32000 ($533) in india though it was launched for $500 in US,only difference of $33 and with BlackBerry the difference is $230!

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    09-29-14 03:49 AM
  9. zocster's Avatar
    If high tax and VAT was issue then why Motorola launched moto x(2nd generation) for 32000 ($533) in india though it was launched for $500 in US,only difference of $33 and with BlackBerry the difference is $230!

    Posted via CB10
    Hmm how can you compare? It depends on demand, and brand loyalty.

    Sent from my Q10 using Tapatalk
    09-29-14 03:51 AM
  10. Bhupendra Warade's Avatar
    I don't care. I love the device. Am pre ordering two as soon as it hits the site. One for father and one for me. I love the device. And I'm sure my father will too. I paid 55k INR for 5s. 50K for note 3. 50K seems.reasonable for a BlackBerry, at last. It's the premium brand that I love.

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    09-29-14 03:57 AM
  11. H4zN's Avatar
    People who really want it so bad that they can't wait will buy it. The price will eventually drop when demand is lower, which is when others will people it. This is how business works and JC is a good business man doing this. People around me are calling me crazy for buying it now for 600 euros while I know that "eventually" prices will drop. But I don't mind paying a little more while I can, and there are a lot of Indians sitting in the same boat.
    09-29-14 03:58 AM
  12. itzJustMeh's Avatar
    Why is the BB Passport is so expensive in India? i thought it is $599 base price. Why it priced $835? higher than US. It should be cheaper
    Look, it's 650 in EU as well, and that's $825. So you're not the only one with high prices..

    And no device is ever as cheap here as in US. Never
    09-29-14 04:03 AM
  13. vptsff's Avatar
    Yes, you're right!
    I think I will have to wait for Passport price dropped.
    I still why Blackberry don't sell it at the lower price (as $599) so every BB lovers can buy it.
    I can be so sure the price of Passport will be reduced as seen from all BB phones.

    Look, it's 650€ in EU as well, and that's $825. So you're not the only one with high prices..

    And no device is ever as cheap here as in US. Never
    09-29-14 04:33 AM
  14. menshawy's Avatar
    If high tax and VAT was issue then why Motorola launched moto x(2nd generation) for 32000 ($533) in india though it was launched for $500 in US,only difference of $33 and with BlackBerry the difference is $230!

    Posted via CB10
    Maybe where the devices are manufactured has an impact.. Shipment and stuff
    09-29-14 04:35 AM
  15. scrannel's Avatar
    I think India needs its own forum.
    09-29-14 04:48 AM
  16. bakron1's Avatar
    Kind of ironic that the U.S., which is a huge reason why BlackBerry declined, is the one country that got a great price on the Passport

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    I am from the USA and I agree that our Canadian neighbors should have received the same pricing as we got, but I honestly think that Mr Chen was trying to spark some interest in the BlackBerry brand here and I think it worked based on the device selling out in 4 hours.

    As far as pricing the device competitively in other countries? The are things like luxury and duty taxes that come into play that BlackBerry has no control over.

    I think if someone really wants the device, they will buy it, no different the the iPhone 6 that's priced allot more overseas then here in the USA and they still sell like hotcakes.

    Sent from my awesome passport on T Mobile USA (10.3.0.1154)
    rawat_sandip likes this.
    09-29-14 05:02 AM
  17. lerxster's Avatar
    UK price was $860...

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    09-29-14 05:05 AM
  18. chinmay007's Avatar
    Now the sale of z30 /z3/10 and q10 will again increase for a while.
    But looking at the pricing it's not possible that any one will think of migration from android or iPhone. Specially when iPhone 6 is coming by next month mid.

    Or maybe someone with itching hands...

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    09-29-14 05:06 AM
  19. Chris S Mellor's Avatar
    No one here knows if something is going to sell or not. Just stop being so negative and wait for the results.

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    09-29-14 05:08 AM
  20. Banco's Avatar
    One day, at some point in the future, there'll be a time when irrespective of whether something is cheap or expensive, we won't have a thread moaning about the price in India and how it will never sell.

    The day will be glorious.

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    09-29-14 05:09 AM
  21. ramaputra's Avatar
    omg, again, they never learn... bb seems forgot that they are already 1% ... almost nothing compare to android. price should be maximum 700$

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    09-29-14 05:23 AM
  22. prateek.samtani's Avatar
    LOL. I think it is time that India would dump the BlackBerry. 50K for android phone gives them pure native experience but our passport which is unique can't offer that coz of app gap.


    Amazon is ok ok.

    I had plans to buy it at first place. Will wait for a quarter for it to come in 35k range.

    People are hardly gonna buy it after Z10 fiasco.

    BlackBerry why can't you take a hit at first rather than a big inventory write down later.

    And India doesn't have that big tax of $230 on a base price of $700.

    Its insane cost and profit that they are in dreams of.

    I guess it's good to assume Z10 and Z3 were the only devices that sold in good numbers.


    God bless these idiots.

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    09-29-14 05:32 AM
  23. johndsilva-bbpp's Avatar
    Hey I'm not arguing for or against the pricing. I'm just highlighting the pattern of device announcements. It's interesting that the prices never match what the market expects. Honestly, I was WAITING for this thread to appear. Even the Z3 had a similar thread, yet according to the reports it sold well, so I guess we'll see what side the Passport comes up on.
    Couldn't but agree to you Blaze.

    India is a BIG BIG country...with people living in different walks of life and hence it's quite natural that views be mixed. BlackBerry cannot sell a product to please all kinds of people in India Starting threads with such negative bashing without clear facts is not right. As Blaze pointed out Z3 sold well...

    If it doesn't fit your budget...it's just for YOU...not for everyone, so please don't be conclusive.
    damien kupuku likes this.
    09-29-14 05:39 AM
  24. --TommesJay--'s Avatar
    Do you think if the passport was priced $850 in US.then they would have been able to sell even 1/4th of that number . If you think so.. then I am afraid you love blackberry too much to see the reality.
    On eBay they go for $ 850-1,000 currently and yes, I'm speaking Sold auctions only.

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    09-29-14 05:43 AM
  25. Uzi's Avatar
    Added Opinion in the thread tittle

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    09-29-14 05:46 AM
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