10-18-13 09:17 PM
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  1. mf1982's Avatar
    I've been to a few stores in the last few days looking for the Z30 to check it out but no one has had a demo model out.

    How do you sell phones, especially a phone that no one knows about, if you don't show them it exists?

    One store had one in the back glass case, another could order one for me and the third had no clerks around. They have to show the phone in action to sell it.

    Posted via CB10
    10-17-13 07:21 PM
  2. stevepar's Avatar
    Does the Z30 actually exist?-img_00000023.jpg

    Posted via CB10
    10-17-13 07:23 PM
  3. ray689's Avatar
    What stores have you gone to?


    Posted via CB10
    10-17-13 07:26 PM
  4. jonno_atamaniuk's Avatar
    Telus stores should have dummy phones out, as should any Blacks locations. Pretty sure Bell should have their dummy phones out as well, though you'll want to check Bell & Telus corporate stores to check out a working model rather than anywhere else... maybe in a few weeks Best Buy and Future Shop will have working models to demo, but I'm not certain on that.
    10-17-13 07:29 PM
  5. thurask's Avatar
    My local Telus store had a dummy, I think.

    They also had a real one, but that's mine now.
    10-17-13 07:29 PM
  6. playbookster's Avatar
    Don't bother checking out Rogers or fido

    Posted from my Z10
    10-17-13 07:44 PM
  7. larry5's Avatar
    Seen one at the source tonight. Telus no. T booth. No. He didn't even know one was out. Told me to get an android
    10-17-13 07:48 PM
  8. kevinnugent's Avatar
    I've been to a few stores in the last few days looking for the Z30 to check it out but no one has had a demo model out.

    How do you sell phones, especially a phone that no one knows about, if you don't show them it exists?

    One store had one in the back glass case, another could order one for me and the third had no clerks around. They have to show the phone in action to sell it.

    Posted via CB10
    It's a soft launch alright. Here in Australia Blackberry have about .5% market share, so I don't expect to be in the first (or second) wave of devices from them. But some actual acknowledgement or announcement might be nice.
    klubbkidd likes this.
    10-17-13 08:07 PM
  9. bharuch7282's Avatar
    i was really disappointed when i went to bell store and asked about z30 the rep said what is that never heard about that phone. it is well known mall in brampton. well i dont know what to say. something lacking
    Bookie_203 and mf1982 like this.
    10-17-13 08:19 PM
  10. tmommy's Avatar
    It does and it just came on Amazon this evening! $685 unlocked. This is model STA100-2 and I'm not sure if I want that one, but I'm still doing a happy dance here.

    Posted via CB10
    10-17-13 08:21 PM
  11. Hup55's Avatar
    Both Telus stores I went to had all 3 units out Z30, Z10 and Q10. As well as an abundant of cases for all of them too.

    Posted Via my Z-30
    10-17-13 08:28 PM
  12. tufcustomer's Avatar
    Same story here. Went to a few locations in downtown Toronto, only to be greeted by dummy models, or nothing at all. Bizarre. I must say though, you can feel the quality difference vs the Z10 even with the Z30 in dummy format.
    10-17-13 09:12 PM
  13. mf1982's Avatar
    Who buys an unproven dummy when you can see the competitors real thing?

    My point is that at the Source and Future Shop none were to be seen (even Target which has BlackBerry displays had no evidence of the Z30).

    There should be working demo models in each location right from day 1 if they want to sell the phones.

    Posted via CB10
    10-17-13 11:10 PM
  14. higherdestiny's Avatar
    [bla]

    Posted via CB10
    It's actually a HUGE conspiracy. The Z30 doesn't exist AT ALL. It was a paper release and no-one has ever seen or used one.

    Sent from my BlackBerry Z30
    BadGoliath42 and klubbkidd like this.
    10-17-13 11:24 PM
  15. koroshiyax's Avatar
    Same experience here, went to 2 Future Shop, 1 Best Buy and 1 Telus Corporate Store in GTA and didnt see display or demo units. I finally saw display units at the Bell store @ Square One in Mississauga. They did not have a live demo unit.

    I suspect BBRY is withholding spending more of their cash toward marketing until the sale of the company.

    Having said that, the one display unit I saw felt good in my hands - I'm still waiting on Rogers to make theirs available.
    10-17-13 11:43 PM
  16. zee3p0's Avatar
    The way people shop for phones boggles my mind. I always ask people after they get a new phone what they tried out and almost all of them try nothing. They just go in and get whatever is marketed to them. The last person i talked to i asked if he tried out the new BlackBerrys and he said no why would i do that? So i don't think it really matters if there are no Z30s around people that know they want one are just going to order it and if those people can influence more then more will buy as well.

    Posted via CB10
    Jordan Botha likes this.
    10-18-13 12:15 AM
  17. NtotheK's Avatar
    Picked mine up today at Stone Road mall in Guelph, Ontario and Telus only had dummies out but bell had a working demo. I was the first one and both customer reps were more than happy to see me pick one up. Even gave me the option for off contact.

    Posted via CB10
    10-18-13 12:19 AM
  18. sportline's Avatar
    It's a fake, don't trust me.

    Jakarta, Indonesia
    10-18-13 12:46 AM
  19. Bookie_203's Avatar
    Of course it exists, I bought 10 for my fleet today from Telus.
    10-18-13 12:57 AM
  20. greenberry666's Avatar
    The only people getting the Z30 in the UK are people who read crackberry and who order the phone online.

    They are not trying to sell it.

    Fable Publishing: C0012255F
    10-18-13 04:51 AM
  21. sixpacker's Avatar
    Stores aren't going to allocate floor space to phones they think won't sell. They had a bad experience with the z10 and won't repeat it. Couple this with the fact that bbry themselves are barely marketing it and it's no surprise at all they have virtually no visibility. Sadly bbry are now almost totally consumed with the company sale, nothing much else matters.
    10-18-13 05:56 AM
  22. mf1982's Avatar
    Thing with that is that they had 2 Q5 demo models out, displaying the same demo at Future Shop. They had space for the Z30 and BlackBerry should make sure stores have them.

    Posted via CB10
    10-18-13 01:21 PM
  23. tufcustomer's Avatar
    I agree, at the futureshop I visited they had a Q5 sitting up front, then a Q10 hidden somewhere in the back. The demo Z10 beside it had some issue so now it's gone completely, but rather then popping in a Z30, it now just sits empty.
    10-18-13 07:17 PM
  24. James Blight's Avatar
    The telus store I went to today had one out on display. No accessories though.

    Posted via CB10
    10-18-13 08:11 PM
  25. Erik Lehman's Avatar
    It's not blackberry's fault that no sales people were there hahaha

    Posted via SEGA master system
    10-18-13 08:42 PM
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