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  1. KporalBoyQ10's Avatar
    guys, prices for end customer are with VAT. (which is 21% - more or less - average in all EU)
    so generally, you could buy in Czech straight for them and have shipped in all EU without any additional taxation (since EU, you know)

    according them, and with some rounding, the end user prices should be somethig like
    classic - 400 eur (ah, 399.99 EUR)
    passport - 600 eur (599.99 eur)

    if that's the case - 100% that I will buy myself a Passport!
    I don't think classic will get this low price (399.99?) but 459.99? or 499.99?

    posted via my Q10SQN100-3/10.3.0.xxx (don't ask)
    08-01-14 03:58 PM
  2. Carruthers's Avatar
    A far superior, more capable and powerful device that runs my favourite mobile OS and also brings some innovative features and is a year newer than iphone 5s but same price? Why would anybody pay that much for an iphone 5s is the real question?

    Sent from my Z10. Or was it my Q10? Either way, it was sent from an awesome phone.
    08-01-14 04:42 PM
  3. deltact's Avatar
    The caveat is that the price can vary from country to country; the supply and demand will differ among countries.

    Posted via CB10 on Z10
    08-01-14 07:56 PM
  4. bambinoitaliano's Avatar
    480 EUR = $644.64 USD. Still pricey
    the cost of living is higher in EU, let's hope it will be a bit lower in North America. Consider the non-existence market in US, BlackBerry might need to be more competitive here.
    robert_in_la likes this.
    08-01-14 08:38 PM
  5. Sonu Chawla's Avatar
    With this price Blackberry Passport will face heat for sure.
    08-01-14 09:04 PM
  6. nick13b's Avatar
    480 EUR = $644.64 USD. Still pricey
    Better start saving your pennies. Sounds pretty reasonable to me. Its not gonna be a low quality Z3, its gonna be a AAA premo smartphone with above 1080p resolution and 3GB ram. They should be charging more...

    Posted via R115-Aramis.
    Nemzy likes this.
    08-02-14 01:05 AM
  7. Nonocrack's Avatar
    Not really.. VAT there is 21% so the final Passport price (if the source is legit) is going to be 500.8 EUR.

    Pretty much a decent price placement if you ask me.

    Posted via CB10
    It would be 580,8 with the 21% VAT (480*1,21 = 580,8)
    08-02-14 03:38 AM
  8. Nonocrack's Avatar
    the cost of living is higher in EU, let's hope it will be a bit lower in North America. Consider the non-existence market in US, BlackBerry might need to be more competitive here.
    I never saw Blackberry (or any other company) applying the same price in the US than in Europe. e.g. the Z30 on the blackberryshop is priced at 499$ on the US shop and at 499€ on the France shop. So probably you'll see this happen to the price of the Passport I'd say 599$ and for us poor european at 599€
    08-02-14 03:47 AM
  9. UnlimitedEra's Avatar
    After the taxes this will be 5k EGP which is equivalent to the iPhone 5s 16 GB.


    Via CB10 on Z10STL100-2/10.3.0.296
    08-02-14 04:00 AM
  10. cbvinh's Avatar
    I never saw Blackberry (or any other company) applying the same price in the US than in Europe. e.g. the Z30 on the blackberryshop is priced at 499$ on the US shop and at 499€ on the France shop. So probably you'll see this happen to the price of the Passport I'd say 599$ and for us poor european at 599€
    When the € was first introduced, it was $0.75/€. Poor U.S. customers were paying more then...
    08-02-14 04:40 AM
  11. BroncoVAL's Avatar
    When the € was first introduced, it was $0.75/€. Poor U.S. customers were paying more then...
    I think you miss the point here
    Eventhough we should be able to benefit a great change at 1Euro=1.35$ they keep on pricing as if 1€=1$.
    So we always pay more: can you imagine a Z10/Q10 at 649 Euro (869$) instead of 649$ (483 Euro)?
    Complete madness!
    Last edited by BroncoVAL; 08-02-14 at 06:33 AM.
    08-02-14 05:56 AM
  12. chalx's Avatar
    Phones are more expensive in EU than in NA. For some reason price is always $1=1eur
    08-02-14 06:58 AM
  13. BroncoVAL's Avatar
    Phones are more expensive in EU than in NA. For some reason price is always $1=1eur
    for some reason?
    When you should pay 35% less and you end up paying 50% more, it's called a rip off.
    I know a lot of people that buy their phone in USA or Canada and use a parcel service to ship them in Europe: even after paying the customs taxes you still make a bargain.
    So there's a problem with that politic.
    chalx and Berry_Pink like this.
    08-02-14 07:21 AM
  14. itzJustMeh's Avatar
    Guess what? I don't care what the price in my country will be. They won't sell it here anyway, we didn't get Z30 anyway (can't blame them, not many people buy them)
    08-02-14 09:57 AM
  15. BriniaSona's Avatar
    I can almost guarantee that with Hell, Robbers and Smellus, that it will be 749.99 CDN plus taxes. Carriers here suck more than black holes.
    gokulesh likes this.
    08-02-14 11:42 AM
  16. Ment's Avatar
    lol at people who thought Passport was going to be $400 device. Premium flagships from established companies don't go that way.
    08-02-14 02:18 PM
  17. raino's Avatar
    I can almost guarantee that with Hell, Robbers and Smellus, that it will be 749.99 CDN plus taxes. Carriers here suck more than black holes.
    Isn't Bell worse than the two? I remember when the Z30 came out--perhaps this is still true--Bell's off contract price/MSRP was $100 higher than the other two's.
    08-02-14 02:21 PM
  18. gokulesh's Avatar
    ????

    maybe for the classic, which as rumours say wont even sport newer hardware than the q10. 480*1.21=580 EUR for the passport. in my country vat is 27%, that would be 610 EUR for the passport

    + import duties!
    So BlackBerry should subsidize your government? 27% is insane. It is 13% where I live and think that is excessive.

    I am amazed at people who at a drop of a pen declare BlackBerry is a fail. Smh.

    Posted via CB10
    08-02-14 03:30 PM
  19. gokulesh's Avatar
    A far superior, more capable and powerful device that runs my favourite mobile OS and also brings some innovative features and is a year newer than iphone 5s but same price? Why would anybody pay that much for an iphone 5s is the real question?

    Sent from my Z10. Or was it my Q10? Either way, it was sent from an awesome phone.
    You are a fail for thinking like this. There I declared it so it must be true.



    Posted via CB10
    08-02-14 03:33 PM
  20. kbz1960's Avatar
    A far superior, more capable and powerful device that runs my favourite mobile OS and also brings some innovative features and is a year newer than iphone 5s but same price? Why would anybody pay that much for an iphone 5s is the real question?

    Sent from my Z10. Or was it my Q10? Either way, it was sent from an awesome phone.
    Value for the cost? Ecosystem? And that doesn't mean just apps.
    08-02-14 03:42 PM
  21. amjass12's Avatar
    If this is true, that is tremendous pricing for the passport....
    08-02-14 04:52 PM
  22. Thunderbuck's Avatar
    Any pricing discussion needs to acknowledge that given BlackBerry's smaller sales volume, they tend to pay MUCH more for device components and production. Their raw costs per phone are maybe 20-30% higher than Apple's or Samsung's, for instance.

    Samsung in particular has lots of advantage when it comes to component pricing seeing as they manufacture many of their own parts.
    08-02-14 04:59 PM
  23. Nharzhool's Avatar
    Y'all are ******** about $700 pricetags on flagship devices...

    Try living in South Africa where a decent salary is some kind of mythical creature and to get a flagship device, you pay most of an entire month's salary for it. The Galaxy S5 is currently $1050 - that's messed up.

    The Z3 launched here for $300.

    Anyway, typo in the Thread Title. Also, pricing not confirmed. All speculation at this point.
    DYLANHABKIRK likes this.
    08-02-14 05:00 PM
  24. Ment's Avatar
    Any pricing discussion needs to acknowledge that given BlackBerry's smaller sales volume, they tend to pay MUCH more for device components and production. Their raw costs per phone are maybe 20-30% higher than Apple's or Samsung's, for instance.

    Samsung in particular has lots of advantage when it comes to component pricing seeing as they manufacture many of their own parts.
    Even with Samsungs advantages its estimated the S5 costs $250 to manufacture and thats before marketing/distribution/R&D cost get factored. With its small volume and non-standard parts pretty much guarantee the Passport costs upwards to $300 to make and BB wants to make a healthy profit margin just like the other companies so $600+ is expected.
    DYLANHABKIRK and Thunderbuck like this.
    08-02-14 05:51 PM
  25. nick13b's Avatar
    Guess what? I don't care what the price in my country will be. They won't sell it here anyway, we didn't get Z30 anyway (can't blame them, not many people buy them)
    Then why did you comment?

    Posted via R115-Aramis.
    raino likes this.
    08-02-14 10:02 PM
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