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  1. Bold_until_Hybrid_Comes's Avatar
    BlackBerry now selling unlocked Z10's and Q10's direct | CrackBerry.com

    Thoughts on the concept and prices?
    Tracy Daken likes this.
    09-28-13 01:45 PM
  2. FrankIAm's Avatar
    Lel
    BlackBerry's pricing :
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    Some random but reputable reseller:
    BlackBerry now selling unlocked devices direct-img_00001274.png

    C0001BBF0 - BlackBerry 10 help channel.
    09-28-13 01:55 PM
  3. canu900's Avatar
    I did it I contacted them yesterday in a website review and bam! They did what I said to sell unlocked devices.

    Posted via CB10
    09-28-13 01:59 PM
  4. MobileMadness002's Avatar
    wish BB would say lets forgo the carriers and release updates when we see fit.

    Posted via CB10
    09-28-13 02:04 PM
  5. howarmat's Avatar
    prices are still out to lunch IMO.
    09-28-13 02:05 PM
  6. eldricho's Avatar
    Hope the fire sale will be bringing prices atleast a $100 lower soon

    Posted via CB10
    jcsf123 likes this.
    09-28-13 02:06 PM
  7. qbnkelt's Avatar
    yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes

    ok so forget the note 3 and get this now

    or

    get this now and forget the note 3

    or

    postpone the note 3 and get this now

    or

    get this now and get the note 3 for christmas

    or

    get the note 3 when I get my performance award and get this now

    or

    get this now and forget about making my mortgage payment.....damn can't do that already paid my mortgage.....

    YES BLACKBERRY THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    09-28-13 02:08 PM
  8. davidmcromano's Avatar
    I'm into it. T-Mobile never sold the white model of either the Z10 or Q10 so now I'm enticed to buy one of them in white.
    Sexy Sadie and Terser Nori like this.
    09-28-13 02:11 PM
  9. AnimalPak200's Avatar
    Hope the fire sale will be bringing prices atleast a $100 lower soon

    Posted via CB10
    Yeah they couldn't have set the initial prices at the sale prices or it would have been looked at like a negative thing (ZOMG firesale!) instead of a positive (taking some control of the channel). Plus, this way they get to put a lower price in bright red next to the 'original' price.

    Posted via CB10
    09-28-13 02:12 PM
  10. PFman's Avatar
    Those prices plus a calling plan still make the z look stupidly expensive..... In UK you can get it free on a reasonable plan and still no one buys it. Needs to be less than 100 here and I'd still give it less than no chance, I'd maybe buy one tho

    Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk 4
    09-28-13 02:19 PM
  11. Spencerdl's Avatar
    The bigger question is ......how come?, as if I did't know
    09-28-13 02:23 PM
  12. raino's Avatar
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    BlackBerry's pricing :
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    Pricing is off on BB's site, for sure. But I know of this seller, and wouldn't exactly consider them reputable anymore (if anyone want's to know why, PM me.)
    09-28-13 02:32 PM
  13. ankush77's Avatar
    i think its a good move
    09-28-13 02:36 PM
  14. tlegend2012's Avatar
    Next step, Push updates directly and avoid carriers...
    E92Vancouver, NotGoodIMO and CDM76 like this.
    09-28-13 02:37 PM
  15. howarmat's Avatar
    amazon has z10 from many dealers for $340. 450 is $100 higher considered the write down they just took on them
    h20work likes this.
    09-28-13 02:41 PM
  16. raino's Avatar
    amazon has z10 from many dealers for $340. 450 is $100 higher considered the write down they just took on them
    Well, that $339.50 listing you see could be the STL100-1, i.e. LTE-less model. Not saying that BB's prices aren't a bit excessive, but buying on Amazon on eBay is risky. There was a big, reputable seller on eBay (buydig) who advertised STL100-3s, but people ended up getting STL100-1s, and were not happy.
    LudwigvonKast likes this.
    09-28-13 02:44 PM
  17. qbnkelt's Avatar
    amazon has z10 from many dealers for $340. 450 is $100 higher considered the write down they just took on them
    Yeah but the Q is more expensive in Amazin baby!!!!!!!

    😘


    Sent from my beautiful white iPhone 5 on iOS7 using Tapatalk
    09-28-13 02:45 PM
  18. cgk's Avatar
    They are predicting the collapse of carrier support and setting up the mechanism to sell off remaining inventory.
    09-28-13 02:47 PM
  19. anon(13322)'s Avatar
    They can bring it down to $349. Then do a FS around Black Friday for $199/$249.
    09-28-13 02:56 PM
  20. NotGoodIMO's Avatar
    They are predicting the collapse of carrier support and setting up the mechanism to sell off remaining inventory.
    There was no support to begin with from US carriers. Blackberry is realizing that and starting on its own. Carriers in the states are in tough subsidy agreements with Apple, so unless a vendor gives good incentive, like Samsung, they have no reason to push Blackberry. That's one of the main reason that Blackberry is having tough time in the states.
    gfondeur and mcmolineux like this.
    09-28-13 03:16 PM
  21. jtfolden's Avatar
    Given that these phones are not even being stocked in most retail locations any longer, BB pretty much had to go this route sooner or later if they weren't sticking the phones in a landfill.

    However, the price is WAYYY to high on the Z10. $349 USD might have been reasonable, though $299 would be better if they really want to move them and grow the user base quickly. (You can get a 16GB Nexus 4 for $249).
    09-28-13 03:16 PM
  22. jtfolden's Avatar
    There was no support to begin with from US carriers. Blackberry is realizing that and starting on its own. Carriers in the states are in tough subsidy agreements with Apple, so unless a vendor gives good incentive, like Samsung, they have no reason to push Blackberry. That's one of the main reason that Blackberry is having tough time in the states.
    This really doesn't have much to do with Apple. BB is fully capable of providing incentives just as any other manufacturer might. They could have spent that $1B on that and more apps instead of a write off on Z10's and be in a much better position today.
    09-28-13 03:18 PM
  23. sentimentGX4's Avatar
    I don't think the site will be a very good place to fire sale Blackberries. Google has done this experiment a number of times with the Nexus line of devices and, other than the Nexus 4, devices have always had poor sales or were largely sold in brick and mortar retailers. Even the Nexus 4 never sold in huge volume; though, much more sold than anticipated.

    Consumers prefer to shop for phones in brick and mortar stores and they are even less likely to visit a website that only sells devices of a small niche OS than a website like Amazon that sells everything. No one other than BBRY fans (and maybe deal hunters) will know about this place when the fire sale happens.
    ray689 likes this.
    09-28-13 03:23 PM
  24. Ricktye's Avatar
    Are they really higher than the outdated Apple ecosystem? If they are, they have to be the same price or maybe $50 or so lower to compete....

    R...


    prices are still out to lunch IMO.


    Sent from my Z10 using Tapatalk 2
    09-28-13 03:24 PM
  25. Roo Zilla's Avatar
    So the Q10 is the same price as an iPhone 5C.... Yah. That'll do well.
    mikeo007 and ADGrant like this.
    09-28-13 03:27 PM
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