02-07-12 10:16 PM
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  1. amro's Avatar
    who buys anything at best buy? i only buy there to try and then return.... then the actual purchase happens online
    why? because there is no cdw close by. ncix was still double the price+ of cdw. so far i've price matched everything i have playbook. their regular prices are vastly higher than their competition. this charger was the first hassle i've had with best buy and price matching.

    price matched the playbook 32gb itself, the otter box case (50% off), screen protectors ($5 off), and now the charging stand, at about 50% off. should have been a deeper discount if not for that shipping surcharge crap.

    just found cdw has a local warehouse. best buy is getting reamed.
    01-22-12 09:39 PM
  2. roox's Avatar
    picked one up at futureshop deerfoot meadows in calgary. 15.00 plus tax after pricematch.
    01-22-12 10:20 PM
  3. auditman's Avatar
    I'm in vancouver and got walmart to ship it to letter carrier @ point roberts. $5 for shipping two charger.
    01-22-12 11:09 PM
  4. amro's Avatar
    i'll be at best buy metrotown getting my shipping surcharge back on tuesday. i'd go tomorrow but there is an important yacht club meeting...
    01-22-12 11:20 PM
  5. WadeColborne's Avatar
    I think it was a mistake the price is now updated on the site to $79 !

    Grats to those that got it! (I was about to order it)
    freeway393 likes this.
    01-23-12 03:56 PM
  6. freeway393's Avatar
    i had 3 price matched over the weekend. Was on my way to pickup another 4...

    Oh well, if anybody is interested PM me I still have the 1 left over.
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    01-23-12 04:21 PM
  7. henryvs's Avatar
    Got one today at my local Best Buy price matched to $14.99. I didn't push the 10% difference policy - was just happy at the price and not having to drive to CDW in Mississauga (30+ kms from my home). Thanks again to the OP for finding this deal! So glad I caught this deal!
    01-23-12 06:42 PM
  8. nasa25's Avatar
    i had 3 price matched over the weekend. Was on my way to pickup another 4...

    Oh well, if anybody is interested PM me I still have the 1 left over.
    You needed 7 charging pods? Wow do you have multiple charging stations around your home/office?
    01-23-12 07:38 PM
  9. Double_J75's Avatar
    From the same rfd thread you can now get it for $13.10 @ softchoice.com
    01-24-12 08:41 AM
  10. conix67's Avatar
    CDW price went back to $79.99..
    01-24-12 09:03 AM
  11. WadeColborne's Avatar
    Insight (CDW competitor) has it listed at $11.99, lots in stock.

    Insight | Insight
    01-24-12 09:41 AM
  12. NFLPLAYBOOK's Avatar
    Just got back from picking my order up in Mississauga. $16.94 including tax. Good thing I ordered it right away.
    01-24-12 10:37 AM
  13. conix67's Avatar
    Insight (CDW competitor) has it listed at $11.99, lots in stock.

    Insight | Insight
    Awesome price. I should order another..
    01-24-12 11:10 AM
  14. Double_J75's Avatar
    @ Future shop I was able to price match my rapid charger with the $13.10 price
    01-24-12 11:59 AM
  15. conix67's Avatar
    I just placed a group order of 5, and shipping is still $14.99. While price matching is good, I can't be bothered with all the hassle for minor savings..

    RIM should include this with every PB!! It surely won't cost anywhere close to $69.99 list price.
    01-24-12 12:15 PM
  16. prattski67's Avatar
    Insight (CDW competitor) has it listed at $11.99, lots in stock.

    Insight | Insight
    Just ordered 3 for $57 including shipping. Good find!

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    01-24-12 12:19 PM
  17. WadeColborne's Avatar
    I went to Future shop at lunch and with some effort they price matched the insight $11.99 price for 4 units with the 36.99 overnight shipping fee insight wanted. -10% price difference all 4 came to $69.40 incl tax or 17.35 ea
    01-24-12 12:29 PM
  18. rmah's Avatar
    Awesome guys, I'll update the title since the CDW deal is dead.

    Edit: new title only shows once you click on the thread. Is that normal?
    Last edited by rmah; 01-24-12 at 02:32 PM.
    01-24-12 01:48 PM
  19. FuzzyFish's Avatar
    Went to FS in Meadowvale, Mississauga.

    Spent about 20 min going through their price match policy and eventually they gave in and agreed to PM it, although with the shipping cost added in and they will only PM one pod. Since I needed at least 2 I didn't go through with it.

    If anyone is interested the best they will do is $30.49 after tax.
    01-24-12 05:09 PM
  20. conix67's Avatar
    Went to FS in Meadowvale, Mississauga.

    Spent about 20 min going through their price match policy and eventually they gave in and agreed to PM it, although with the shipping cost added in and they will only PM one pod. Since I needed at least 2 I didn't go through with it.

    If anyone is interested the best they will do is $30.49 after tax.
    It'd be best to get friends/families who want these and group order them. My colleagues wanted them and five of us ordered these. Cost to each person is $17. Not worth going through the FS price match hassle. FS may have to sell at loss at this price.
    01-24-12 05:34 PM
  21. FuzzyFish's Avatar
    It'd be best to get friends/families who want these and group order them. My colleagues wanted them and five of us ordered these. Cost to each person is $17. Not worth going through the FS price match hassle. FS may have to sell at loss at this price.
    Ya you're absolutely right. Some people reported that they for theirs for less than $7 at certain FS or BB so I figure it was worth a shot, but I'm sure they were just lucky to run into a CSR who wasn't familiar with their price match policy regarding online retailers.

    Cost to FS for each pod is apparently $43.XX, the manager initially offered me that price and showed me the computer screen to prove their cost.
    01-24-12 05:51 PM
  22. katgirl39's Avatar
    just ordered from Insight 11.99 +14.00 shipping total was with taxes 31.00

    thanks
    01-24-12 06:14 PM
  23. amro's Avatar
    Went to FS in Meadowvale, Mississauga.

    Spent about 20 min going through their price match policy and eventually they gave in and agreed to PM it, although with the shipping cost added in and they will only PM one pod. Since I needed at least 2 I didn't go through with it.

    If anyone is interested the best they will do is $30.49 after tax.
    if you were price matching against cdw you can get them to drop the shipping because you can warehouse pickup from the mississauga or etobicoke locations. vancouver can pick up in delta. don't back down just because it's an online price match.
    01-24-12 07:02 PM
  24. balding1's Avatar
    Almost hit the buy button until I realized I would have to take my playbooks out of their otterbox cases.
    So it will be a slow charge for me.
    Would of been $31.02 with taxes & shipping to Quebec from Insight.
    Last edited by balding1; 01-24-12 at 07:34 PM.
    01-24-12 07:30 PM
  25. rmah's Avatar
    Almost hit the buy button until I realized I would have to take my playbooks out of their otterbox cases.
    So it will be a slow charge for me.
    Would of been $31.02 with taxes & shipping to Quebec from Insight.
    Yeah I passed up the deal because it wouldn't work with my convertible case.

    I'm on the lookout for a good deal on the rapid travel charger though, which should be alright. I'll post if I find any.

    Depending on your price tolerance you can get it at NCIX for 39.83. Not sure about shipping though.

    Also 39.97 at Staples. Free shipping if order is 50$.

    Might be able to get it for ~36 with Best Buy's '10% of the difference' price match policy.
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    01-24-12 08:08 PM
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