1. Warlack's Avatar
    I have just done a quick channel check with the largest distributors in Germany and it is on out of stock until the 27th of October.

    I am surprised how high the channel price is as it is very close to the US retail price WITHOUT the discount.....

    It really seems to be a hit. All the etailer and shops that have it in stock, have it from the first supply run...

    PassportSQW100-1/ and a Z30
    10-06-14 10:36 AM
  2. epulicious's Avatar
    bad news

    my hopes are high that I'll receive one this week from Vodafone (buying in a shop of a friend)
    10-06-14 10:44 AM
  3. Warlack's Avatar
    Well.... it is truly sold out!

    PassportSQW100-1/ and a Z30
    10-06-14 10:50 AM
  4. tszasza's Avatar
    Nowhere to buy in Germany, you can just pre-order and wait...

    Posted via CB10
    10-06-14 10:53 AM
  5. Warlack's Avatar
    This is the issue at the moment..... everyone is waiting for the distribution to bring them back in.

    All they have at the moment is
    Q5 pink and white
    Z30 white
    Q10 white

    Everything else is getting ordered and arriving soon....

    Seems like the Passport has finally started to create interest for all the phones once again....

    PassportSQW100-1/ and a Z30
    10-06-14 11:14 AM
  6. tszasza's Avatar
    Yepp, but we have no idea how big the initial stock was. It could be 5-10 phones up to a few hundreds maybe. Anyhow, it would be nice to see this eye-catching device out in the shops, carrier shelfes..But no love for the dark side here

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    10-06-14 11:22 AM
  7. Warlack's Avatar
    That is the question....

    PassportSQW100-1/ and a Z30
    10-06-14 11:37 AM
  8. Taigatrommel's Avatar
    Yesterday I ordered Amazons last unit in stock, it just got shipped. Seems like availability is worse than originally thought. Don't know if I keep it or not, still pretty torn regarding that keyboard.

    Hopefully not double-typed with my Q10
    10-06-14 11:37 AM
  9. Jtaylor1986's Avatar
    Any idea where European models are being manufactured? Mexico or Romania? If it is Mexico I get that time line because it will probably take 2 weeks to get from Mexico to Europe on a boat. But if it coming from eastern Europe should be faster than that.
    10-06-14 11:47 AM
  10. steiale's Avatar
    Got mine at launch day. Preordered at Media Markt. Did you check their website for availability?

    Posted via CB10
    10-06-14 11:53 AM
  11. bluetroll's Avatar
    Wow. BlackBerry really under estimated demand for this product.

    I guess after the times they got burned with writing down devices that they are conservative this time.

    I hope my Passport arrives this week!

    Posted via CB10
    10-06-14 11:58 AM
  12. Warlack's Avatar
    Regarding manufacturing: They are built in Mexico.

    MediaMarkt is out of stock as well....

    Seems like it is a wait until the end of the month.... at least the iPhone is hard to get as well at the moment

    PassportSQW100-1/ and a Z30
    10-06-14 12:01 PM
  13. tenshh's Avatar
    I don't know if they really under estimated. They built it as a professional device, and the consumers community BlackBerry following so...

    I'm still waiting in a azerty keyboard.... hope this month in France...

    Posted via CB10
    10-06-14 12:05 PM
  14. SangreNegra's Avatar
    If you'd been fast enough when Amazon Germany had them on pre-order you'd have one for a week like I do. But I'm certain they'll stock up very soon.

    This post is sponsored by the BlackBerry Passport.
    10-06-14 04:07 PM
  15. Warlack's Avatar
    Quick update:

    The 27th is when the distribution has available stock.

    Next week several shipments are arriving, fulfilling backorders.... so yeah.... by the end of the month it should be widely available again

    PassportSQW100-1/ and a Z30
    10-06-14 04:14 PM
  16. tszasza's Avatar
    Good news, thx for the update .

    Posted via CB10
    10-06-14 04:46 PM
  17. Taigatrommel's Avatar
    Amazon got new stock and is shipping within 24 hours. Seems like they got some sort of semi exclusive deal with BB, since they're the only shop who frequently restocks within a couple of days.

    Hopefully not double-typed with my Q10
    10-06-14 10:15 PM
  18. Warlack's Avatar
    Just checked again.

    The channel is not keeping up with the back orders and the next available shipment is arriving in November.

    The price went up by almost 20% for single quantities to enhance availability for the bigger orders and to profit from the high demand.

    Amazon has exclusive deals with distributors and is constantly ordering in bulk.

    So yeah:

    BlackBerry can't keep up with demand to such an extent that it is more expensive to buy a phone from the distribution than from a reseller.

    This almost Never happens.

    Expansys from the headline has sold out.... with a 200$ markup...


    Stock check for all the major retailers around.

    Yes: there is stock in the Netherlands

    PassportSQW100-1/ and a Z30
    10-08-14 09:16 PM
  19. Taigatrommel's Avatar
    Supply really sucks. No retailer has them in store, be it Saturn, Media Markt and Saturn. Reading those november news makes me sure I did the right thing when I ordered the Passport a week ago and got Amazon's last one. However I'd like sending it back for replacement but waiting more than two weeks before they'll get new stock is pretty disappointing.

    Posted via CB10
    10-13-14 04:25 PM
  20. Calimero1987's Avatar
    saturn frankfurt (myzeil) has the passport. getting it on monday.
    10-18-14 03:15 PM
  21. Taigatrommel's Avatar
    I ordered from Alternate earlier this week after sending back my Passport. They said they should've gotten stock yesterday, yet that didn't happen. Now they expect the shipment to arrive early next week.

    Hopefully not double-typed with my Q10
    10-18-14 04:10 PM
  22. zmsox's Avatar

    10-18-14 04:18 PM

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