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  1. Section ThirtyOne's Avatar
    Blackberry Priv Black Retail Stv100-1 - (PRD-60027-008) - SoftwareCity.ca - Canada

    This is the first time the device has shown up on a reseller website. Unfortunately the price not completely out of line given the poor performance of the Canadian dollar...

    I'm hoping that this is just a placeholder and the device retails for less than the listed $949.00CAD MSRP. What was Passport when it first came out? $699CAD? Given that the dollar is ~30% less valuable now, that would put Passport at $880.00 if released today.
    Uzi likes this.
    10-19-15 12:27 PM
  2. Section ThirtyOne's Avatar
    Even if this is the price, i'll probably buy one anyway.
    10-19-15 12:27 PM
  3. Uzi's Avatar
    Even if this is the price, i'll probably buy one anyway.
    Hahaha exactly my thoughts
    Bhaskar Dangat and FCSC like this.
    10-19-15 12:28 PM
  4. John Vieira's Avatar
    850 for me. I set aside 1000 dollars for the phone. But I expected to be able to maybe buy a case and screen protector too. Any more than that and I simply can't justify it.

    Sent from my HUAWEI G7-L03 using Tapatalk
    Bhaskar Dangat likes this.
    10-19-15 12:31 PM
  5. BoldBigWorm's Avatar
    I got around a 1000 in my change water jug at home just collecting dust waiting for the priv to come out!!! The price of phones are ******** now anyways so it's not that bad lol...

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    10-19-15 12:34 PM
  6. dc2000's Avatar
    Nope. $800 is the most I'm willing to pay. And even at that point it's more than what I'd ideally pay. at $950 they're probably taking home $650 which is insane... I'd like to support BlackBerry but dang... I'm not a multimillionaire..
    10-19-15 12:37 PM
  7. ToniCipriani's Avatar
    Nope. $800 is the most I'm willing to pay. And even at that point it's more than what I'd ideally pay. at $950 they're probably taking home $650 which is insane... I'd like to support BlackBerry but dang... I'm not a multimillionaire..
    You know their margins, really? Can't just take the iSuppli number and assume.
    Elephant_Canyon likes this.
    10-19-15 12:47 PM
  8. Vampiro's Avatar
    10-19-15 12:55 PM
  9. ssilva7's Avatar
    $949 + tax in my province is $1072.37. The LG G4 is $599 CAD + tax and AT LEAST I'LL HAVE A PROPER SELFIE CAM AND AN EXTRA TV REMOTE.

    but dat keyboard doe, prob still buy it anyway
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    10-19-15 01:03 PM
  10. dc2000's Avatar
    You know their margins, really? Can't just take the iSuppli number and assume.
    True, I've been buying phones for a while and see this all the time. Sadly it'll be more expensive than most of us want to spend on it.
    WT44 likes this.
    10-19-15 01:06 PM
  11. ToniCipriani's Avatar
    True, I've been buying phones for a while and see this all the time. Sadly it'll be more expensive than most of us want to spend on it.
    I would imagine bulk of the cost come from the slider and keyboard components. R&D and on top of that low volume order on a specific part.

    But then I'm still holding my judgement. Math adds up for that price but, whole thing doesn't. CPW's launch price is consistently $100 CAD over the actual launch price in US and Canada for past devices, including the Passport. Maybe it's their so-called "exclusive pre-orders".
    10-19-15 01:20 PM
  12. laid-back's Avatar
    now that's a potential deal breaker, unless the carriers will have a really good deal on it and a good plan. If it's still around $300 up front with a 2 year contract, it is really a hard sell considering other flagship phones will be around $ 100 or $50.
    don't ruin it for me now
    10-19-15 01:59 PM
  13. ToniCipriani's Avatar
    BLACKBERRY DEVICES BLACKBERRY PRIV BLACK RETAIL STV100-1 - Product Details
    Ingram Micro Mobility Partners with BlackBerry to Launch the BlackBerry Classic - Press Releases

    So I guess this settles the debate. I'm 100% that is the MSRP, at least for unlocked.

    Black Friday coupon is the last hope.
    10-19-15 03:18 PM
  14. tufcustomer's Avatar
    I'll end up getting it subsidized on a two year term, but even there I'd think twice about paying more than $199. My Z30 is running fine so it would be hard to justify, I can wait.

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    10-19-15 03:22 PM
  15. guygardner73's Avatar
    I got around a 1000 in my change water jug at home just collecting dust waiting for the priv to come out!!! The price of phones are ******** now anyways so it's not that bad lol...

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    Haha, I'd love to be there when you tip that on the counter in the shop. "One Priv please"

    Z30STA100-2/10.3.1.2582 O2 UK
    10-19-15 03:23 PM
  16. guygardner73's Avatar
    $949 + tax in my province is $1072.37. The LG G4 is $599 CAD + tax and AT LEAST I'LL HAVE A PROPER SELFIE CAM AND AN EXTRA TV REMOTE.

    but dat keyboard doe, prob still buy it anyway
    Haha love it.

    Z30STA100-2/10.3.1.2582 O2 UK
    10-19-15 03:24 PM
  17. ToniCipriani's Avatar
    I'll end up getting it subsidized on a two year term, but even there I'd think twice about paying more than $199. My Z30 is running fine so it would be hard to justify, I can wait.

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    Think twice about doing that. You can get MUCH better monthly plans without. At least for me, assuming Telus is selling for $950 which is around the same as the S6 Edge 64GB (yes, BlackBerry priced it against that with a 32GB unit):

    $470 upfront + 2 years of $20 premium phone fee + 2 years of 4GB/unlim at $85 = $2990 total cost excl taxes

    My current plan is $49.50+tax for 5GB/Unlim , on Koodo, same service, $950 + 2 years of 5GB/unlim at $49.5 = $2138 total cost excl taxes

    There's no "subsidy" here, just financing.
    10-19-15 03:29 PM
  18. brookie229's Avatar
    I would imagine bulk of the cost come from the slider and keyboard components. R&D and on top of that low volume order on a specific part.
    The screen probably costs more than any other single component. My personal opinion is that it is a waste of resources, but I get that consumers believe it is cool and important thing to have.
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    10-19-15 03:31 PM
  19. tufcustomer's Avatar
    Think twice about doing that. You can get MUCH better monthly plans without. At least for me, assuming Telus is selling for $950 which is around the same as the S6 Edge 64GB (yes, BlackBerry priced it against that with a 32GB unit):

    $470 upfront + 2 years of $20 premium phone fee + 2 years of 4GB/unlim at $85 = $2990 total cost excl taxes

    My current plan is $49.50+tax for 5GB/Unlim , on Koodo, same service, $950 + 2 years of 5GB/unlim at $49.5 = $2138 total cost excl taxes

    There's no "subsidy" here, just financing.
    I know. I'll probably end up paying more for it at the end of the day on a term, but considering I have 3 other devices also coming up for renewal at the same time, purchasing four "premium devices" outright is going to get expensive upfront.

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    10-19-15 03:32 PM
  20. ToniCipriani's Avatar
    The screen probably costs more than any other single component. My personal opinion is that it is a waste of resources, but I get that consumers believe it is cool and important thing to have.
    Yes, I agree with the screen, but I will reserve judgment until final release, to see how they are using the screen or is it just gimmicky like the Edge.
    10-19-15 03:37 PM
  21. anon4226395's Avatar
    If BB do have a relatively small order run, they probably do need to introduce it at the higher price point and back order for the next "wave" of buyers at a few dollars less.
    10-19-15 03:45 PM
  22. tufcustomer's Avatar
    Yes, I agree with the screen, but I will reserve judgment until final release, to see how they are using the screen or is it just gimmicky like the Edge.
    Personally I like that it had the Edge. Outside of the S6 nothing I know of has it, and it helps demonstrate that the device is packing up to date specs without getting into the internal detailing.

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    10-19-15 03:49 PM
  23. Iggy City's Avatar
    Can I trade my Tim Hortons cup for a $100 discount?
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    10-19-15 03:49 PM
  24. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    Yes, I agree with the screen, but I will reserve judgment until final release, to see how they are using the screen or is it just gimmicky like the Edge.
    If you look at the price of the Samsung S6 Edge Plus, and factor in the built-in sliding keyboard.... it's really not a bad price!

    But then you factor in that all indications are that most people don't want a built-in sliding keyboard.... and then paying $60 US less for the S6 Edge Plus is maybe the move that many consumers will make.
    10-19-15 03:50 PM
  25. ToniCipriani's Avatar
    If you look at the price of the Samsung S6 Edge Plus, and factor in the built-in sliding keyboard.... it's really not a bad price!

    But then you factor in that all indications are that most people don't want a built-in sliding keyboard.... and then paying $60 US less for the S6 Edge Plus is maybe the move that many consumers will make.
    I consider the Priv to be closer to the Edge than the Edge Plus.
    10-19-15 03:59 PM
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