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  1. nucks26's Avatar
    This keynote was very "Canadian" focused, yet they give a $100 discount to Americans. And somebody explain this crap please.

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    09-24-14 10:13 AM
  2. manniiiii's Avatar
    This keynote was very "Canadian" focused, yet they give a $100 discount to Americans. And somebody explain this crap please.

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    Even Chen does not know WHY the price is 699 He said this during the presentation....
    09-24-14 10:15 AM
  3. nucks26's Avatar
    Even Chen does not know WHY the price is 699 He said this during the presentation....
    Ya but what do you mean he doesn't know...? WHAT KIND OF CEO DOES NOT KNOW WHY IT IS PRICED THE WAY IT IS. Like he's funny and all but he never explains himself ever it's very frustrating.

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    09-24-14 10:17 AM
  4. VeGiTo's Avatar
    Currently the Canadian dollar is 11% weaker than the USD, so at a minimum the phone would be priced at $665 in Canada.

    As to the extra 34 bucks, it's not unusual for products in Canada to be priced slightly higher than US due to the ultra-competitive retail environment in the US. But really you're only paying about 6% more...
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    09-24-14 10:17 AM
  5. nucks26's Avatar
    Currently the Canadian dollar is 11% weaker than the USD, so at a minimum the phone would be priced at $665 in Canada.

    As to the extra 34 bucks, it's not unusual for products in Canada to be priced slightly higher than US due to the ultra-competitive retail environment in the US. But really you're only paying about 6% more...
    This does not matter. I live in a border town so I have always frequently gone to the U.S. Throughout my lifetime and I can tell you right now that everything is pretty much priced equally. The power of the dollar has no effect on this 699 vs 599 pricepoint. That is way too big a difference. If they wanted to make it exact and price it at 639 canadian then do that. But that's not what their intentions were with a 699 price point. They simply slapped on another hundred bucks

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    09-24-14 10:24 AM
  6. nucks26's Avatar
    Just frustrated

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    09-24-14 10:28 AM
  7. nucks26's Avatar
    And now i won't be buying it until they drop that price lol. Or i will buy the U.S. version and ship it to my American border town relatives

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    09-24-14 10:29 AM
  8. Jonesy1966's Avatar
    After all the hype of a $599 price point you can't blame anyone for being at least slightly disappointed with a $100 premium over the US price. Although the current exchange rate would indicate a $665 price point, this is a Canadian company operating in a country that still has decent market penetration for its product. BlackBerry's pricing policy should be Canadian focused first, US at most second especially taking into account that no US carriers have even been confirmed yet, but at least 3 confirmed in Canada weeks ago. Chen's overly casual response to the situation didn't help either, it came across as uncaring and dismissive.
    09-24-14 10:30 AM
  9. silverbullet's Avatar
    I will go to US to buy. Sorry Canadian retailers. I'm sick of supporting you.

    Yes it's a BlackBerry. If you have something bad to say... speak to Easton!
    09-24-14 10:30 AM
  10. zeeten's Avatar
    Plus 13% tax in Ontario =$789.87 :-(

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    09-24-14 10:31 AM
  11. stefman722's Avatar
    I was going to buy it today thinking it was $599. Maybe it's my fault for thinking it was going to the priced the same in Canada as the USA. I tried buying it on the american BB store and having it shipped to a parcel service but you need an american billing address. They thought ahead on this one.

    Oh well, they lost a sale from me until the price goes down a bit. It's sad, especially seeing the CEO say he didn't know why it was more in Canada...
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    09-24-14 10:33 AM
  12. nucks26's Avatar
    I was going to buy it today thinking it was $599. Maybe it's my fault for thinking it was going to the priced the same in Canada as the USA. I tried buying it and having it shipped to parcel service but you need an american billing address. They thought ahead on this one.

    Oh well, they lost a sale from me until the price goes down a bit. It's sad, especially seeing the CEO say he didn't know why it was more in Canada...
    Completely agree. They've lost my sale right now also

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    09-24-14 10:34 AM
  13. nucks26's Avatar
    I will go to US to buy. Sorry Canadian retailers. I'm sick of supporting you.

    Yes it's a BlackBerry. If you have something bad to say... speak to Easton!
    Also agreed, I have the luxury of living in a border town. Can always buy from U.S. site and ship to my American relatives.

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    09-24-14 10:34 AM
  14. Pensa MK's Avatar
    Things will never change at BlackBerry. I have had several Q5's, Q10's, Curves, Z10's. Currently using a Z10...they STILL haven't got their priorities straight at BlackBerry. Canadians come first!!!!!

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    09-24-14 10:35 AM
  15. nucks26's Avatar
    Things will never change at BlackBerry. I have had several Q5's, Q10's, Curves, Z10's. Currently using a Z10...they STILL haven't got their priorities straight at BlackBerry. Canadians come first!!!!!

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    Agreed agreed agreed. Especially how they made this all Canadian focused with a launch in Canada and Wayne Gretzky and the whole, "Canadians love a great comeback ". Thanks for the slap in the face BlackBerry.

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    09-24-14 10:36 AM
  16. koool1's Avatar
    Should be no more than CAD $660. U$599 + 10% exchange rate.

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    09-24-14 10:36 AM
  17. stefman722's Avatar
    Agreed agreed agreed. Especially how they made this all Canadian focused with a launch in Canada and Wayne Gretzky and the whole, "Canadians love a great comeback ". Thanks for the slap in the face BlackBerry.

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    Yep!
    09-24-14 10:37 AM
  18. nucks26's Avatar
    Still fuming.

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    09-24-14 10:38 AM
  19. DuexNoir's Avatar
    Why is Best Buy and Future Shop sites listing it as $999.99???!!!

    And Telus and Bell price list it as $750 and $749 off contract???

    The pricing is all over the board!
    09-24-14 10:39 AM
  20. nucks26's Avatar
    Cause best buy and future shop love to rip people off. Don't even know why they carry cell phones.

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    09-24-14 10:40 AM
  21. THBW's Avatar
    This is bull****, Mr. Chen. What is it with Blackberry. Loyal Canadians get screwed. Fix this right now!!!!!!!!!
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    09-24-14 10:43 AM
  22. nah.uhh's Avatar
    Cause best buy and future shop love to rip people off. Don't even know why they carry cell phones.

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    Seems BlackBerry does too.

    All devices on shopblackberry Canada and USA are equal in pricing (z30=499 for example) - except for the passport.
    Canadians are "technically" spending less on those devices due to exchange rates.

    If the shopBlackBerry website is correct, Chen LIED about 599msrp. US price is listed as 699 (currently on sale/marked down to 599).
    Which implies he thinks offering at 699 to Canadians is deal. Wild
    09-24-14 10:47 AM
  23. bobshine's Avatar
    Holy crap... people are upset for a 35$ difference.

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    09-24-14 10:50 AM
  24. THBW's Avatar
    Bell, Canada's premier rip off artists want 299 and a two year contract. Well I got a couple of words for you and it starts with F. Blackberry, you had better go out and fix this problem PDQ.
    09-24-14 10:50 AM
  25. allsportsfan's Avatar
    I know working for a Canadian company in the consumer goods space is that there are very few if any companies who price their Canadian products the same as the US, it's always higher. Why, because they view that Canadians as a market will pay more than in the US, same as the UK will have their products priced higher than in the US.

    Blackberry is not the only company doing it, most companies do. If you don't like it wait to see if the price goes down. It's the law of supply and demand.
    Kennedy.L and anon(8908445) like this.
    09-24-14 10:50 AM
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