10-21-15 09:49 PM
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  1. anon(9353145)'s Avatar
    The maximum I'm whiling to pay for the priv is at Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, so far rumours seem to be that it will be over that wich is seriously disapointing.
    Ditto, I'm not buying in at the rumoured price. On the upside, the BB specific 'specs' like the touch capacitive pkb won't obsolete quickly so it's easier to wait for the price to drop later this year. IF it's mostly stock Android, performance shouldn't take a big hit either longer term. AND, by then they'll have had some time with the device in the wild to further fine tune it. Win, win, win, imho.

    I'm sympathetic to BlackBerry that it costs more to add things like a touch capacitive PKB but very disappointed that they're not pricing more competitively (again, if the price is so high). They should take the hit on the margins for the potential goodwill a competitively priced device would generate. That's a backdoor to good marketing, imo.

    Oh well.
    Joao Oliveira likes this.
    10-19-15 07:23 PM
  2. dc2000's Avatar
    Friend from telus says the world wide release date is nov6th
    Was your friend able to confirm the $950 price tag? Most carriers will only offer $500 off with a subsidy so that's $450 ON a term. *mind blown*

    If this is really the price then I'm skipping the Priv. As others are saying, that kind of price = dead on arrival.
    10-19-15 07:31 PM
  3. ToniCipriani's Avatar
    Was your friend able to confirm the $950 price tag? Most carriers will only offer $500 off with a subsidy so that's $450 ON a term. *mind blown*

    If this is really the price then I'm skipping the Priv. As others are saying, that kind of price = dead on arrival.
    I'm not sure what other confirmation are you looking for when the Canadian distributor said it's $949.

    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 07:37 PM
  4. dc2000's Avatar
    I'm not sure what other confirmation are you looking for when the Canadian distributor said it's $949.
    Dang, R.I.P BlackBerry.
    ryanza likes this.
    10-19-15 07:47 PM
  5. Carmels'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
    I'm with you! All these people setting aside $1000 for a phone. You guys made of money in here!

    Max I'll pay on a resign of a 2 year contract is $200. Anything over that is pushing it. I'll wait till the phone is out for a few months and wait for my carrier to have a sale.

    Look! It's Zedzilla30!
    10-19-15 07:50 PM
  6. anon4226395's Avatar
    I'm not sure what other confirmation are you looking for when the Canadian distributor said it's $949.
    MSRP means nothing
    10-19-15 07:53 PM
  7. Doggerz'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.
    This is a disaster. Thing shouldn't be more than 550USD. It would fly off the shelves at that price.

    Z30STA100-5 / 10.3.2.2789 / T-Mobile USA
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    10-19-15 07:57 PM
  8. Resilience's Avatar
    Was your friend able to confirm the $950 price tag? Most carriers will only offer $500 off with a subsidy so that's $450 ON a term. *mind blown*

    If this is really the price then I'm skipping the Priv. As others are saying, that kind of price = dead on arrival.
    nope , no information on pricing.
    10-19-15 07:58 PM
  9. Doggerz's Avatar
    I'll just wait for the going out of business sale and hopefully pick one up at 400.00.

    Z30STA100-5 / 10.3.2.2789 / T-Mobile USA
    10-19-15 07:59 PM
  10. anon4226395's Avatar
    I still believe 649-699 usd and 799/849 cdn from BB.
    Lets wait until BB announce their shop BB pricing for God's sake.
    Today web sites are reporting 900 usd !!
    BB are not moronic.
    10-19-15 08:04 PM
  11. ToniCipriani's Avatar
    MSRP means nothing
    I guess, the carriers can sell for more.

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    10-19-15 08:05 PM
  12. Joao Oliveira's Avatar
    I'm with you! All these people setting aside $1000 for a phone. You guys made of money in here!

    Max I'll pay on a resign of a 2 year contract is $200. Anything over that is pushing it. I'll wait till the phone is out for a few months and wait for my carrier to have a sale.

    Look! It's Zedzilla30!
    I can easly afford a 1000 or even 2000$ phone. But to be honest, I feel like cheating myself paying this amount of money for a phone that isn't that much superior to phones costing way less. The price will come down after the first month.
    10-19-15 08:07 PM
  13. anon4226395's Avatar
    I guess, the carriers can sell for more.

    http://i.imgur.com/pIw9rrh.png
    Carriers are not going to ask 450 cdn plus tax on contract
    10-19-15 08:07 PM
  14. BriniaSona's Avatar
    I can easly afford a 1000 or even 2000$ phone.
    :C:C

    I can barely afford my 750 rent a month.

    *Cries in a corner*
    MO3iusONE likes this.
    10-19-15 08:08 PM
  15. ToniCipriani's Avatar
    I'm with you! All these people setting aside $1000 for a phone. You guys made of money in here!
    Just because you can doesn't mean you should.
    ryanza likes this.
    10-19-15 08:08 PM
  16. anon4226395's Avatar
    Toni and Joao, take your chill tabs, all will be well
    10-19-15 08:09 PM
  17. ToniCipriani's Avatar
    Toni and Joao, take your chill tabs, all will be well
    I'm not worried. I'm getting it eventually, my Classic's running fine so I'm in no rush. And hell no I'm not buying it at launch price. Even better if ShopBB makes a pricing error again.

    Although if I can make a compelling case for a birthday gift...
    10-19-15 08:10 PM
  18. anon4226395's Avatar
    Brinia, He's talking Portuguese dollars
    10-19-15 08:11 PM
  19. Joao Oliveira's Avatar
    Toni and Joao, take your chill tabs, all will be well
    I was looking forward to get one at launch, but I guess I'll have to wait.
    10-19-15 08:12 PM
  20. ssilva7's Avatar
    Carriers are not going to ask 450 cdn plus tax on contract
    Never say never, they certainly could try. The iPhone 6S Plus 16 gb is $528 + tax on a 2 year contract at Bell ($1055+tax off contract)... the 128 gb version is $788.99+tax on a 2 year contract. The Galaxy s6 edge+ is $949+ tax and the 2 year contract price is $350+tax. $460+ tax on contract for the 64gb version...
    10-19-15 08:14 PM
  21. Joao Oliveira's Avatar
    :C:C

    I can barely afford my 750 rent a month.

    *Cries in a corner*
    lol... I always like to have some savings for myself for an emergency, but i'm not using them just to get the latest phone when I think the price is outrageous.
    10-19-15 08:17 PM
  22. Joao Oliveira's Avatar
    Never say never, they certainly could try. The iPhone 6S Plus 16 gb is $528 + tax on a 2 year contract at Bell ($1055+tax off contract)... the 128 gb version is $788.99+tax on a 2 year contract. The Galaxy s6 edge+ is $949+ tax and the 2 year contract price is $350+tax. $460+ tax on contract for the 64gb version...
    But those are Samsungs and Iphones, they have much stronger brand equity. and if anything, they have quite superior processors.
    10-19-15 08:18 PM
  23. jhimmel'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
    Too bad the G4 doesn't have a bigger battery. My wife has one, and she is constantly trying to keep it charged. It runs pretty hot for some reason too.

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    10-19-15 08:22 PM
  24. anon4226395's Avatar
    Never say never, they certainly could try. The iPhone 6S Plus 16 gb is $528 + tax on a 2 year contract at Bell ($1055+tax off contract)... the 128 gb version is $788.99+tax on a 2 year contract. The Galaxy s6 edge+ is $949+ tax and the 2 year contract price is $350+tax. $460+ tax on contract for the 64gb version...
    I don't disagree there won't be this temptation. One scenario worries me a bit insofar if the BB initial order run is on the low side, they and the carriers may attempt to gouge the initial buyers, with the intention of lowering the price when the next stock arrives. I think this could seriously backfire on them. However, I really believe they haven't decided their pricing yet. I'd love to be a fly on the wall during those discussions
    10-19-15 08:22 PM
  25. John Vieira's Avatar
    Here is the thing, I did set aside $1000. But at this price, that's not enough!

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    10-19-15 08:31 PM
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