1. Drenegade's Avatar
    I bet the Passport still costs around $800. They lied about the Z3 pricing too.

    Posted via CB10
    09-22-14 02:07 PM
  2. pkcable's Avatar
    According to the Wall Street Journal, a pretty reliable source, the price WILL be 599, as you typed in your thread title....

    BlackBerry Passport will cost $599 without subsidies | CrackBerry.com


    Or are you just trying to stir people up?
    09-22-14 02:11 PM
  3. samanth's Avatar
    Have you checked the specs?

    Addicted to Z30
    09-22-14 02:11 PM
  4. rajbir01's Avatar
    Not sure where you're getting your $800 from....
    09-22-14 02:12 PM
  5. tfp's Avatar
    How did they lie about the Z3 pricing? Its not available in North America yet so how can you claim that?
    09-22-14 02:14 PM
  6. david7saad's Avatar
    I bought z3 under $200 via pre order here in jakarta

    BlackBerry Z3 OS 10.3.0.1154
    smart548, itzJustMeh and Anatomy like this.
    09-22-14 02:16 PM
  7. Spawn12's Avatar
    Haha what a huge fail OP, huge fail.

    Chen has said it's 599 now if retailers are selling it for more to increase their profits then that isn't BlackBerry's fault. That's the greedy retailers.

    Posted via CB10
    09-22-14 02:22 PM
  8. Thunderbuck's Avatar
    Haha what a huge fail OP, huge fail.

    Chen has said it's 599 now if retailers are selling it for more to increase their profits then that isn't BlackBerry's fault. That's the greedy retailers.

    Posted via CB10
    If demand for the Passport is actually high enough that retailers can get away with gouging like that, it's very good news indeed, because that would mean it's a bona fide hit.
    09-22-14 02:41 PM
  9. Spawn12's Avatar
    If demand for the Passport is actually high enough that retailers can get away with gouging like that, it's very good news indeed, because that would mean it's a bona fide hit.
    Exactly what I think as well, if retailers are going to bump the price up on them to keep up with demand then fair dues to them. I don't agree with this practice and I stay away from such retailers but that's my choice.

    I do hope it is a success for BlackBerry, the passport that is. I really want BlackBerry to get back to the top or very near the top. Just can't imagine using any other device other than a BlackBerry and I've used every single platform out there and nothing touches bb10 in my honest opinion.

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    09-22-14 03:10 PM
  10. imcurved's Avatar
    So if you know the Passport is what you want, then it's probably a good thing to pull the trigger as soon as you can. I hope the US market don't have to wait for too long.
    09-22-14 03:16 PM
  11. altrax's Avatar
    So the Telus (Canada) price is being stated at $700-750... which seems ridiculous if it's going to be $599 in the USA.

    Carrier gouging? Or is the Passport only being priced competitively in the USA?

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    09-22-14 05:58 PM
  12. world traveler and former ceo's Avatar
    $599 us + canadian dollar exchange rate + hst (canadian taxes) = $750 canadian for the phone...

    Simple math....

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    09-22-14 06:44 PM
  13. John Vieira's Avatar
    $599 us + canadian dollar exchange rate + hst (canadian taxes) = $750 canadian for the phone...

    Simple math....

    Posted via CB10
    Yes. Except when we're give pricing, we're not accounting for taxes.

    So it would be nice to get the actual cost, even if it does add up to 750.

    When they are saying 750, we can only take it as meaning starting st 750 with taxes and etc. On top

    Posted via CB10
    09-22-14 08:36 PM
  14. altrax's Avatar
    $599 us + canadian dollar exchange rate + hst (canadian taxes) = $750 canadian for the phone...

    Simple math....

    Posted via CB10
    Clearly you suck at math then because based on the current exchange rate. Also tax rates wouldn't be taken into account in either price.

    1 USD = 1.10459 CAD

    599 USD = 661.65 CAD which is a far cry from 750

    The other point of contention is that on the shop BlackBerry website the prices are equivalent for the US and Canadian sites.

    I'm going to buy the Passport either way, $750 isn't much to spend and it's totally worth that price point... I was merely suggestion that it seems strange they would heavily discount the device in the USA but not in their home market, which leads me to believe it's another example of Canadian Carrier gouging.


    Posted via CB10
    09-22-14 08:59 PM
  15. Dmessenger's Avatar
    599 USD pricing is the result of self realization happened to BlackBerry

    Posted from my Black Beast Q10
    09-23-14 12:20 AM
  16. Taigatrommel's Avatar
    Since the Z3 isn't available in western markets, I don't think you can directly judge about this pricing. Besides you usually can't convert 1:1 costs of products in country A and country B, 1:1 price conversations virtually never happen.

    Besides the retailers have the last word on pricing. For grpahics cards for example, I've seen many retailers selling those above suggested retail pricing the first couple of days. Why? Because they can. There are always "I want to be the first!" nerds and die-hards who happily pay the bonus just because they want the device ASAP. Other people will wait a week or two when they drop to MSRP and will buy it. Easy buck for the retailers, I can't even really blame them, as long as people are willing to pay their premium fee...

    Hopefully not double-typed with my Q10
    09-23-14 07:04 AM

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