1. DrSoupDragon's Avatar
    good evening

    18th Dec 2011 - the best prices i seem to be able to find are

    16Gb - 224.10
    32Gb - 296.10
    64Gb - 368.10

    on the carphonewarehouse website [web deal]

    anyone know of any cheaper, or if the US deals will/would be replicated in the UK?

    [waiting for the new year sales!, if they materialize]


    12-18-11 03:31 PM
  2. kill_9's Avatar
    Pricing in the UK seems disproportional given your currency is worth approximately twice as much as the Canadian or American currencies. On the bright side prices on this side of the pond have returned to near those levels again at most retailers.
    12-18-11 03:36 PM
  3. JeepBB's Avatar
    I reckon you'll be waiting for those US-type low-low-low prices for eternity unfortunately.

    The UK market has a long tradition of 1 = $1 pricing points, despite the reality of the the exchange rate of 1 = $1.50.

    I haven't seen anywhere cheaper than carphone warehouse myself. Anyone else know different?

    Edit: To add a little "balance", the US $199 price will have sales tax added to that price I believe, whereas VAT is included for us Brits and we pay the price on the tag... but we still get stiffed for the exchange rate difference.
    Last edited by JeepBB; 12-18-11 at 03:41 PM.
    12-18-11 03:38 PM
  4. kevag's Avatar
    Look at simplyelectronics.net, the 32gb at 299 euros and with free delivery in the European union countries
    12-18-11 03:39 PM
  5. gadgetier's Avatar
    Ive been studying the prices dropping in the US and figured they may just drop here in the UK if only by a little bit, well I kept on watching Amazon as they seemed the cheapest and sure enough that week (about 3 weeks ago) the price went down 75 so I grabbed one.

    that was on Amazon UK however after ordering it appeared they are shipped from the states.

    I had mine in 3 days and I paid, 260 for a 32 gb, only issue was that it came with a US charger, but after an e-mail they gave me a 10 discount.

    ive just looked at Amazon and the same seller is now advertising 314.

    prices always go up before xmas, you may be better off waiting until after.
    12-18-11 05:05 PM
  6. DrSoupDragon's Avatar
    simply electronics as of 19 Dec 2011
    16Gb - 219.95
    32Gb - 274.95
    64Gb - 339.95
    12-19-11 02:13 PM
  7. SuperAxino's Avatar
    I'd be very cautious about buying at simply electronics, there are too many bad reviews for my liking.

    I've been looking at buying a playbook in the UK since I saw the black friday prices in the US.
    $200 is the equivalent of about 160, after 20% tax is added. The cheapest I've seen them in the UK is 200, and now they've gone up to 225, which is 40% more expensive than the lowest US price.

    Amazon is rumored to announce the Kindle Fire in the UK in January, and judging by the prices of their other kindles, it should go for about 165.

    I'm hoping for a sub 200 playbook in the sales, ideally under 180. If that doesn't happen, I may go for a KF instead.

    As a point of interest, in one forum, an employee of carphonewarehouse stated that the playbook outsold all the android tablets put together in his store.
    12-19-11 03:16 PM
  8. DrSoupDragon's Avatar
    i was in birmingham today and went into the carphonewarehouse shop up from the bull ring - they had two PB neither of which they could get to work .....

    i share your issue with the SE store

    i think ill get one from a shop that physically exists in the january sales ..... [ just in case i need to take it back - if my experience in CPWH today was anything to go by!]
    12-19-11 05:01 PM
  9. SuperAxino's Avatar
    Unconfirmed rumor that CPW will be selling playbooks for 169 from the 26th.

    I hope this turns out to be true. I'll be buying one as soon as the store opens
    12-22-11 03:38 PM
  10. SuperAxino's Avatar
    Playbook now on sale at Currys !

    16Gb 169
    32Gb 199

    I've reserved the 16Gb for collection. I wanted the 32Gb, but there was no stock nearby.
    pixieloulou likes this.
    12-22-11 10:34 PM
  11. JeepBB's Avatar
    Playbook now on sale at Currys !

    16Gb 169
    32Gb 199

    I've reserved the 16Gb for collection. I wanted the 32Gb, but there was no stock nearby.
    I wonder how many PBs Curry's has available? I'd like it to be 1'000's, but I really can't see endless queues of eager PB buyers stretching down the road. So it surely can't be that many if they are running out of stock within hours of the offer launching?

    All good though, these are eBay prices but with the retail warranty.

    BTW, apparently CPW are price-matching on the Currys offer... so you might want to see if you can get your 32GB first-choice from them.

    Blackberry Playbook Tablet 169 at Currys - MoneySavingExpert.com Forums
    Last edited by JeepBB; 12-23-11 at 05:27 AM.
    12-23-11 05:21 AM
  12. prlarkin's Avatar
    Just reserved one at currys. 16GB
    12-23-11 06:39 AM
  13. prlarkin's Avatar
    Just picked it up. I hope its good
    12-23-11 08:48 AM
  14. Gordon1961's Avatar
    Hmmmm normally when i decide to buy something the price drops rapidly 3-6 months later , not two weeks ! Only bought a playbook from PC World 2 weeks ago and now i could have got a 64GB for the price i paid for the 32GB.....

    Mind you i'm glad i bought one , fantastic bit of kit !
    12-23-11 10:52 AM
  15. prlarkin's Avatar
    Wife will be home for Xmas holidays tonight, I may not see her if I'm setting this up! ha
    Last edited by prlarkin; 12-23-11 at 11:28 AM. Reason: typo
    12-23-11 11:28 AM
  16. d3m0n_edge's Avatar
    16GB PLUS a leather case for 169 at PC World
    12-24-11 11:58 AM
  17. d-tech007's Avatar
    16GB PLUS a leather case for 169 at PC World
    Hi, please could you post a link as i can't seem to find the free case deal.

    many thanks
    12-24-11 04:38 PM
  18. ajaxer's Avatar
    Also at carphonewarehouseat 169 quid
    12-24-11 05:21 PM
  19. SuperAxino's Avatar
    I think the free case deal is over. They didn't have much stock, anyway.

    I got the 16Gb one in the end, gambling a little that USB host functionality is on it's way.
    I get to open it tomorrow, excited!
    12-24-11 05:48 PM
  20. d-tech007's Avatar
    Just reserved a 16Gb at Curry's but guess I'll have to wait till boxing day to collect.

    Looks like amazon is the cheapest place for the leather cases.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    12-24-11 08:27 PM
  21. d-tech007's Avatar
    Carphone warehouse website states all deals on playbook are "web exclusives" but they are available at the same price from the stores, but the store price ticket on display does still show the old prices. Just picked up a 32Gb direct & cancelled 16gb from currys.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    12-26-11 06:50 AM
  22. mortcw's Avatar
    Playbook now on sale at Currys !

    16Gb 169
    32Gb 199

    I've reserved the 16Gb for collection. I wanted the 32Gb, but there was no stock nearby.
    I've reserved the 16Gb for collection too. Today visit my local PCW and found out they got one 32gb -bought it so lucky Check stock in shops around by person - PCW website is rubbish.
    12-26-11 10:54 AM
  23. red_eye's Avatar
    got my 32gb yesterday from CPW at 124 (traded in a old 9700). i have to say that i am extremely happy with the playbook and the new os in february is likely to make it even better.
    12-28-11 07:47 AM