1. b147082's Avatar
    64GB - $219.99
    32GB - $189.99
    16GB - $169.99

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    01-20-12 10:35 AM
  2. mikeplus1's Avatar
    From BlackBerry.com:

    For a limited time only, get a 64 GB BlackBerry PlayBook for just $299 at these participating retailers:

    Best Buy
    BlackBerry Store
    Office Depot
    Radio Shack
    ShopBlackBerry
    Walmart

    16 GB and 32 GB models also available for $299.
    01-20-12 10:44 AM
  3. swyost's Avatar
    People may want to read the not so fine print on this deal. Actually it is in allcaps. Other than an intial 30 day return period, there is no warranty, implied or stated, for the refurbished Playbooks. That is not much of a deal from my perspective....
    01-20-12 11:20 AM
  4. buchacho's Avatar
    Does anyone here have experience with buying a refurbished unit? Good/bad?
    01-20-12 02:35 PM
  5. szparaj's Avatar
    Does anyone here have experience with buying a refurbished unit? Good/bad?
    I bought one for my son for Christmas. I have his in an otterbox case. No issues at all with the unit and my son is very happy.
    01-20-12 02:43 PM
  6. swyost's Avatar
    I bought one for my son for Christmas. I have his in an otterbox case. No issues at all with the unit and my son is very happy.
    Most refurbished products come with at least a short warranty. These come as is with absolutely no warranty. To be specific, the language is:

    •Disclaimer of Warranties. ALTHOUGH THIS REFURBISHED PRODUCT IS SUBJECT TO THE RETURN POLICY, THIS REFURBISHED PRODUCT IS SOLD ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED.
    •BEST BUY AND BLACKBERRY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

    The ALL CAPS is by Best Buy and RIM, not me. The use of this language should be a red flag to anyone. They don't normally make their legal cover so explicit - the only thing lacking is a blinking display. Quite frankly one might as well buy a used one on ebay since you will have just as much likelihood for success. They are telling potential buyers that these are used products that have not been fully tested to be operational. This really is a classic buyers beware scenario, except it is the merchant that is telling you to beware.

    BTW, one of the reasons I suggest caution is that I returned a defective 64 GB Playbook to a Best Buy a couple weeks ago and by the time I got home, the website had added a 64 GB Playbook to the store inventory as an open box item. If it was the one I returned, it was clearly defective, with a vertical pulsating gray line just off the center of the screen. Maybe someone else came in a returned another 64 GB Playbook to the same store at the same time, but that seems beyond coincidence.
    Last edited by swyost; 01-20-12 at 04:10 PM.
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    01-20-12 03:56 PM
  7. itr themes's Avatar
    I got a 16GB refurb from Best Buy, and have had it for a couple of weeks now. There were zero cosmetic defects, and so far it has been rock solid for me. No dead pixels or anything like that. They at least do a security wipe on it I think, because when I got mine I had to do the initial setup just like it was straight from the factory.

    Obviously you're taking a bit of a risk buying anything that is sold 'as is' though. The way I looked at it before I decided to buy it, was that I had 30 days to take it back if it was messed up, then save a little more to buy a new one. I lucked out though I guess...with shipping it was $184 USD. Good luck if you decide to grab one!
    01-20-12 04:26 PM
  8. CoreyGmaN's Avatar
    Still a pretty good deal!
    01-20-12 05:23 PM
  9. xKrNMBoYx's Avatar
    Only refurbished products I trust is apple.
    01-20-12 05:43 PM
  10. Sonshyne's Avatar
    I've been going back and forth all day trying to convience myself that I need a 64GB.. I have a 16GB pb and a Kindle Fire
    01-20-12 05:54 PM
  11. robsteve's Avatar
    Only refurbished products I trust is apple.
    I have bought a few refurbs from Apple as well. I suspect some of Apples refurbs are just inventory clearance of new products.

    As for the PlayBooks, the "as is" may also mean no technical support from RIM if the PlayBook was ever activated or registered by the original buyer.

    I bought a PlayBook from a Rogers store with a line of dead pixels a a good discount because the manager didn't want to go through the hassle of sending it back to RIM. The original owner only had it one day and the PlayBook even had the original sales receipt and return receipt taped to the box. When I called Rim it took a while even to get to talk to somebody because in that one day in April the original purchaser had it, it must have been activated on their system. After a hour or so on the phone, I was able to get an express exchange arranged and a new one shipped by RIM. To get this I had to provide my bill of sale and the proof showing it was only out of the store for a day before being returned. Without this original sales receipt, they may not have done anything for me. I happened to buy it the first day of the $100 Mastercard rebate, so in the end I got it about $300 off.
    01-20-12 05:57 PM
  12. cbvinh's Avatar
    I purchased a refurbished 64 GB Playbook from Amazon Warehouse over the holidays for $300. Pricewise, this deal is even better. The only defects I had were: outer box scuffed up, two tiny dead pixels that aren't noticeable except on boot, and the bulge on the back. Everything otherwise was perfect - new manuals, inner box, power supply, slip case, factory screen protector, ...
    01-21-12 06:39 AM
  13. profspeedo's Avatar
    Most refurbs are items that are just returned because someone changed their mind. Once it is sold and opened, it CANNOT be resold as new.
    01-21-12 07:40 AM
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