1. playbookster's Avatar
    08-16-12 01:05 AM
  2. varunsain's Avatar
    That's great price on the PlayBook - I say buy the PlayBook NOW before the prices shoot up post BB10 launch.
    08-16-12 02:38 AM
  3. polytope's Avatar
    Since the 16GB PB is being EOLed, this kind of sale is perhaps expected. The question is, "can it sell for even lower?"
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    08-16-12 04:32 AM
  4. rexrim's Avatar
    So jelous with usa and canada promo for playbook..at my place Malaysia playbook pric. Still usd499! For 16 GB Playbook.. Argh..
    08-16-12 05:41 AM
  5. BB_Bmore's Avatar
    The real question is how much gb will be left on a 16gb Playbook after it gets BlackBerry10?
    08-16-12 05:55 AM
  6. mikeplus1's Avatar
    Office Depot has a great sale going on as well.

    BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet 64GB Black by Office Depot
    08-16-12 06:55 AM
  7. mandm1229's Avatar
    I planned on getting a PlayBook this sunday. Office Depot sales end saturday and the closest one is a hour away. FML i am going down to that area on sunday.

    But now to the topic of staples. They do not have any on their website that i could find and i called the store near me and they do not carry them.

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    BlackBerry By Choice!
    08-16-12 10:56 AM
  8. balding1's Avatar
    All the major stores in Canada dropped the PB prices another 20 bucks on all sizes awhile ago.Personally would go for a bigger GB.
    Bestbuy.com as refurb 16 GB for 129.99
    http://forums.crackberry.com/e?link=...token=NDbn-h3y
    Last edited by balding1; 08-16-12 at 11:22 AM.
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    08-16-12 11:18 AM
  9. polytope's Avatar
    The real question is how much gb will be left on a 16gb Playbook after it gets BlackBerry10?
    A $159 PB would make a better iBabySitter than an iPad in the sense that if it gets broken, you won't get as heartbroken. Though I do not condone using electronics to keep infants "engaged". They should interact with real people and tactile objects.
    08-16-12 11:44 AM
  10. mikeo007's Avatar
    Be careful that staples doesn't try to charge you an $80 setup fee to "optimize" your Playbook.
    08-16-12 12:01 PM
  11. beman39's Avatar
    Just say ur gonna call corporate HQ and they will back off with that BS setup fee if they try to "persist" also I would try to price match bestbuy/futureshop for additional 10% less!!
    08-16-12 12:45 PM
  12. rabidpilot's Avatar
    I find if some store wants to push a setup fee on me. I tell them that I'm a computer programmer and don't need the help . that normally shuts them up! or tell them this will be my forth playbook and they will go oh okay
    08-16-12 03:14 PM
  13. saudadeii's Avatar
    At the time of this poist, a refurb is listed at $129 at BestBuy.........

    BlackBerry - Refurbished PlayBook Tablet with 16GB Memory - Black - RF-BBYM12EG

    Well, looks like balding1 beat me to it!
    Last edited by saudadeii; 08-16-12 at 06:29 PM.
    08-16-12 06:24 PM
  14. balding1's Avatar
    Post # 8 in this thread
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    08-16-12 06:26 PM
  15. madman0141's Avatar
    Great post OP I enjoyed the comments on the website. Great Price for a great tablet. I guess when these WiFi only tablets are gone that it. 1 PlayBook 1 GB size and 1 price.
    08-16-12 07:05 PM
  16. EdY's Avatar
    Yes! I got the email too... $159 DOORCRASHER on Sunday August 19 ONLY!

    Regarding how much memory will be left on a 16gb Playbook, there will be TONS left! A brand new playbook with OS 2 has at least 14gb on it free, if not more. That means the OS is <2gb, probably even smaller.

    *Even* if OS10 is much larger (and that's a BIG IF) it may inflate at most to 3gb, which is still leaving you with 13gb.

    And just remember that BB10 phones have to run the same beast, so I HIGHLY DOUBT they would make BB10 so big and heavy and slow that it would eat up that much room, especially considering it has to run on a phone which needs to also last a full day on a single charge.

    Hence, QNX is fairly sleek and optimized and I *DO NOT* think for one minute that the sale is motivated by any flaw or defect in the design and need to offload it only because it is 16gb. I think that RIM stopped making them, they do not want them back, and are willing to let them fly out of stores just to clear the shelves.

    Hopefully this will kick up the BEFORE-SCHOOL sales a notch and get lots of people to own one!

    How can you beat this price!!!! It's awesome!!! (I already have 2 playbooks but this is making me want to buy a 3rd!).
    08-17-12 06:00 PM
  17. beavertail2's Avatar
    Yes! I got the email too... $159 DOORCRASHER on Sunday August 19 ONLY!

    Regarding how much memory will be left on a 16gb Playbook, there will be TONS left! A brand new playbook with OS 2 has at least 14gb on it free, if not more. That means the OS is <2gb, probably even smaller.

    *Even* if OS10 is much larger (and that's a BIG IF) it may inflate at most to 3gb, which is still leaving you with 13gb.

    And just remember that BB10 phones have to run the same beast, so I HIGHLY DOUBT they would make BB10 so big and heavy and slow that it would eat up that much room, especially considering it has to run on a phone which needs to also last a full day on a single charge.

    Hence, QNX is fairly sleek and optimized and I *DO NOT* think for one minute that the sale is motivated by any flaw or defect in the design and need to offload it only because it is 16gb. I think that RIM stopped making them, they do not want them back, and are willing to let them fly out of stores just to clear the shelves.

    Hopefully this will kick up the BEFORE-SCHOOL sales a notch and get lots of people to own one!

    How can you beat this price!!!! It's awesome!!! (I already have 2 playbooks but this is making me want to buy a 3rd!).
    Yes, I will be getting one as my second PB to experiment with the PB OS 2.0 beta.

    I love the .668 OS on my first PB. Everything runs much faster.
    08-18-12 06:52 AM
  18. smartie88's Avatar
    Sounds. Like 99. Dollar pb is not too far away.
    08-18-12 07:57 AM
  19. Cigar Luver's Avatar
    This deal at Staples must be for Canada only. I just looked at tomorrows ad on Staple web site and I don't see a Playbook in their ad.

    Am I missing something?
    08-18-12 10:11 AM
  20. Five50What's Avatar
    I'll be selling a 64GB PlayBook for 200$+shipping, in the CrackBerry Marketplace, soon as I hit 50 posts.
    You can PM me for further details about the future sale
    Last edited by Five50What; 08-19-12 at 03:09 PM.
    08-19-12 01:21 PM
  21. kretch's Avatar
    Office max USA has 64GB PlayBooks for $249.99 in the store and online. They also have 32GB PB's for $199.99 but they are limited to store stock and they also have good old 16GB for $169.99 in the store and online.
    08-19-12 01:48 PM
  22. beavertail2's Avatar
    Got my second PB 16G for $149. Loaded 2.1.0.840 beta. Absolutely no problem.

    1) tried video chat with my other PB (2.0.1.668), each on a different network, works great!
    2) unified email is very handy, collect all my emails from different accounts all on my Playbook.
    3) contacts works great with Google contact. It syncs automatically.
    4) calendar works great with Google calendar. It syncs automatically.
    5) email works in portrait mode.
    6) Osmand turn-by-turn with rerouting works.
    7) Google apps run in individual windows. If low in memory, Google app would not start and stay in a black screen. Go shut down other tasks, Google app starts.

    Overall, I am very happy with the Playbook capability with the 2.0 and 2.1 software. It is a very good bang for the buck. $149 for PB16 in Canada.

    Playbook 2.0 is fighting back from the bad image of the Playbook 1.0. It is better late than never.

    P.S.
    2.1.0.840 boot time - 2:02, 2.0.1.668 boot time - 2:13 (power cord in)
    2.1.0.840 boot time - 2:21, 2.0.1.668 boot time - 2:35 (power cord out)
    08-20-12 10:30 AM
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