09-28-15 07:22 PM
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  1. anon4226395's Avatar
    $699 is realistic. I would be happy for $650, and would get two on day 1 at $599.

    Anything less is strictly fantasy. They can't price it where the lose money on each unit sold.

     Posted in CB10 from my amazing SQUARE OG Passport 
    Selling them at a loss does seem to be the recommendation of some misguided marketers posting here
    09-27-15 10:42 AM
  2. AnimalPak200's Avatar
    $699 sticker price, $599 'limited time offer' for those willing to pull the trigger early.

    That type of ('don't want to miss the offer') trickery got me to buy two Passports on launch day. Lol

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    09-27-15 11:17 AM
  3. markus_13's Avatar
    Pricing has to match other phones with similar specs

    No average business man in there right mind buys a product simply because it has the name.

    Oh and wake up BlackBerry doesn't have that name anymore for most people, that is Samsung and Apple now.

    So if this device is to sell well it has to be priced with products similar to it and probably a bit less to get people's attention.

    I have no doubt once this phone is in people's hands it will sell but they can't create another barrier to do that with the price

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    09-27-15 11:45 AM
  4. Joao Oliveira's Avatar
    I think $750-$850 is simply over priced. To me, $399-$449.99 would be a decent price...
    please give me some light, because I struggle on how can you price this phone at "$399-$449.00". It's worth A LOT more than that
    09-27-15 04:22 PM
  5. Joao Oliveira's Avatar
    $699 sticker price, $599 'limited time offer' for those willing to pull the trigger early.

    That type of ('don't want to miss the offer') trickery got me to buy two Passports on launch day. Lol

    Posted via CB10
    Hope they do that limited time offer, but not only on American soil like they did with the passport
    09-27-15 04:23 PM
  6. anon(4297019)'s Avatar
    Since there is little demand for BB10 phones and this is proven, and the Priv is a Hail Mary attempt by Blackberry to capture a pinch of market share there is no way they can price it high nor offer a buy it now incentive at release. Incentives to buy in early just ends up pissing off people who didn't buy in early and results in stalled sales because the public will now wait for the price to drop.

    If actually true that all North American carriers are going to have the Priv for November release then BlackBerry is doing some behind the scenes work that will allow the phone to be marketed at an attractive price. Any other angle would mean doom in my thought.


    Passport SQW 100-1 OS 10.3.2.2639 Winnipeg,MB
    09-27-15 06:49 PM
  7. alternator77's Avatar
    It's competing with samsungs and other android OEM's now and with the battery capacity and expandable storage it's got a leg up on them not to mention the option of either OS


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    09-27-15 09:38 PM
  8. AnimalPak200's Avatar
    not to mention the option of either OS
    Yeah,.. best not to mention that one.


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    09-27-15 09:51 PM
  9. Empyrean's Avatar
    “I won’t go to the very low-end consumer, because I can’t compete with Huawei and LG” on price, [Chen] said during a roundtable with reporters on Friday.
    In Canada: LG G Flex 2 is $480 | LG G3 is $500 | Huawei Ascend P7 is $325 | Huawei P8Lite is $345

    So I really hope people stop hoping anything even below or even near $500. We're definitely looking at a $700 and over price point.
    09-27-15 10:51 PM
  10. ToniCipriani's Avatar
    In Canada: LG G Flex 2 is $480 | LG G3 is $500 | Huawei Ascend P7 is $325 | Huawei P8Lite is $345

    So I really hope people stop hoping anything even below or even near $500. We're definitely looking at a $700 and over price point.
    Where did you get the G Flex 2 price? G Flex 2 is not carried by any carrier in Canada, only Rogers has the G Flex. You sure you didn't pull that price? G Flex 2 sells for 599 on AT&T in the US, which is close to 799 at current exchange rates.

    As I mentioned earlier, with the Snapdragon 808, it is identical to the G4, so should be priced in between the G4 and the G Flex 2. So some mentions of 699 CAD with a 599 CAD introductory offer is ballpark reasonable, just like the Passport.
    09-27-15 10:55 PM
  11. Doggerz's Avatar
    It should be priced at 550.00 MAX. And I mean MAX.
    If they want to get one in people's hands I'd suggest 499.00.

    599.00 or over is going to get the same customers as per usual. The few thousand Crackberry fans.

    I bought a beautiful 9810 for 550 dollars in 2011. They can match that price with the new Torch. The lower the better.

    Do I think anything I'm saying is possible? No. The phones name is "Priv" meaning that BlackBerry still thinks it's a phone of privilege and a status symbol. So the rich people who measure the size of their **** by how much they drop on a phone is who this is being marketed to.

    How dare we insult rich people by offering "Priv" to the commoner for 550?

    799 it is. Until no one buys one for 6 months then I'll get mine for the same 224.00 I got my Z30 for.

    Z30STA100-5 / 10.3.2.2639 / T-Mobile USA
    09-27-15 11:17 PM
  12. BB Adict's Avatar
    Let's put it this way. If Priv is priced $100 shy of IP6S, I'd get IP6S.

    US600 is a nice price point but I doubt that will be the case. North 700 I can see which is a huge mistake.

    If Priv become a hit then it would be a no brainer to have Priv2 north of 700. But as a first Android handset to break into the market, it would be ridiculous to go over 600.

    Posted via  Passport Silver Edition
    You must be smoking the same stuff as the OP.

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    09-27-15 11:48 PM
  13. Troy Tiscareno's Avatar
    I bought an LG G4 unlocked/contract-free for $479 two weeks ago, and it has essentially the exact same hardware (Qualcomm 808, 3 GB RAM, 16 MP camera [best camera on any smartphone], 5.5" IPS 2560x1440 screen, SD card, removable battery, NFC), minus the keyboard of course. It wouldn't be easy to convince most people to pay $800 (over $300 difference) just for the keyboard and whatever extra BB security would exist for a consumer/non-BES phone.. IMO, anything over $600 and BB is going to have a problem moving devices - and they NEED to sell in volume or the hardware business will quickly be over for BB.
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    09-27-15 11:50 PM
  14. KAM1138's Avatar
    And don't forget - anyone thinking the purchase out clearly will consider ( as I am): what if BlackBerry dumps the mobile device business totally? Now - no ongoing OS support for the Android BlackBerry "package " - and no ongoing hardware support. The only source for support for either area is from BlackBerry itself - not from Google, and not from the hardware manufacturer.

    So - one's purchase of a Priv could end up being a several hundred dollars paperweight.

    Contrast that to purchasing a product from Samsung or LG (or even a Nexus from Google) - any of which are much "safer" purchases.

    So BlackBerry needs to set a price low enough for people to be willing to take the gamble.

    Via CB10 - Z10-10.3.2.2639/799 - AT&T
    That's a good point which I hadn't considered in regards to the Priv. Playbook owners know how awesome that is, and BB10 users are heading there, so BlackBerry is building a reputation for not supporting its customers, which might be reason to be concerned with ANYTHING they do.
    As a customer, I have almost zero trust in them at this point.

    KAM
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    09-28-15 12:09 AM
  15. wincyUt's Avatar
    Hopefully it's not priced over $699 as it is BlackBerry's first entry phone into the Android market. However, I will have no problem buying the phone at higher price because I want it.
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    09-28-15 12:09 AM
  16. TheBirdDog's Avatar
    I bought an LG G4 unlocked/contract-free for $479 two weeks ago, and it has essentially the exact same hardware (Qualcomm 808, 3 GB RAM, 16 MP camera [best camera on any smartphone], 5.5" IPS 2560x1440 screen, SD card, removable battery, NFC), minus the keyboard of course. It wouldn't be easy to convince most people to pay $800 (over $300 difference) just for the keyboard and whatever extra BB security would exist for a consumer/non-BES phone.. IMO, anything over $600 and BB is going to have a problem moving devices - and they NEED to sell in volume or the hardware business will quickly be over for BB.
    You know what though? There is a sweet spot there that they will need to hit and I suspect that this phone will probably launch somewhere in the ballpark of $649 to $699 with possible 'early adopter' incentives (perhaps accessory bundles or Google Play credit - who knows).
    The average consumer who buys their phone subsidized from the carriers is not going to really change their mind whether it is $149 or $299 on contract. They are already used to these prices and the real 'deal' for them will be what the carrier can offer them for their monthly plan. The people out to find a phone for "$0.00" on a contract are not who the Priv is for. At least not for another year or two.
    And, then there are the others that will buy it outright. For most in this category, they have already made up their mind that they will buy it. They hope that the price is 'nice' but they will still buy it either way.
    To be completely honest, I don't really think that the price points are that much of a deciding factor for anyone looking for a high end phone shortly after it launches. The price will be whatever it will be and people will either buy it because they want it or they won't.
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    09-28-15 12:20 AM
  17. d3ac0n's Avatar
    I hope they price it north of $800 so I can snatch one when the fire sell starts.
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    09-28-15 12:30 AM
  18. AllanQuatermain's Avatar
    going on price of Z10/Q10/Z30 and passport when released in UK it will probably be 525/550GBP about $800US.
    09-28-15 12:35 AM
  19. Doggerz's Avatar
    I hope they price it north of $800 so I can snatch one when the fire sell starts.
    Yeah it's what BlackBerry has always done. They seem to think that selling 10 phones at 800 dollars then selling 1000 phones 6 months later at 200 dollars = more money than selling 5000 phones at 500 dollars at the start and not having to lower your price.

    But the people at BlackBerry can't even name their own phone right anymore. I'll be waiting on the fire sale too.

    Also the build in people waiting. If they want a good launch they'd launch every phone like the Q5. In every available color. Instead of the passport with a new shape and color and carrier every 3 months.

    Do it th right way the first time. And change the name because most of the world are not people of "privilege" and the 1% they are are not going to give you enough sales to matter. Stop being rich pompous posh fuddy duddys and get real. Priv my ***.

    Z30STA100-5 / 10.3.2.2639 / T-Mobile USA
    09-28-15 12:51 AM
  20. Sallem's Avatar
    I would like to add to this discussion a suggestion regarding the current users of BB10. They should be given the option of a trading in of their old BB10 for a chunk of the Priv price, whatever is that price.
    09-28-15 01:12 AM
  21. TheBirdDog's Avatar
    I would like to add to this discussion a suggestion regarding the current users of BB10. They should be given the option of a trading in of their old BB10 for a chunk of the Priv price, whatever is that price.
    They had something in place until quite recently I believe. Though I'm not sure of the response that they received through this program to begin with...

    https://tradeup.blackberry.com/en/ca...l?lang=en&c=ca
    09-28-15 01:19 AM
  22. Mayor McCheese's Avatar
    People thinking this phone should be priced below 500 are on crack....

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    09-28-15 01:42 AM
  23. leglace1's Avatar
    I am guessing $749

    Posted via CB10
    09-28-15 02:12 AM
  24. MO3iusONE's Avatar
    In Canada: LG G Flex 2 is $480 | LG G3 is $500 | Huawei Ascend P7 is $325 | Huawei P8Lite is $345

    So I really hope people stop hoping anything even below or even near $500. We're definitely looking at a $700 and over price point.
    Also these phones have been out for a while and they cost way more when initially released.

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    09-28-15 02:14 AM
  25. Doggerz's Avatar
    Just as a reminder what was the day one price for the Z10?

    Z30STA100-5 / 10.3.2.2639 / T-Mobile USA
    09-28-15 02:17 AM
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