12-20-11 12:19 PM
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  1. palmless's Avatar
    Crackberry Home Page Story

    " According to police reports, approximately $1.7 million worth of BlackBerry PlayBooks were stolen from a semi truck that was shipping them from the Bright Point Distribution center in Plainfield to Ontario, Canada.

    According to the report, the driver of the semi truck carrying 22 pallets of PlayBooks stopped to get something to eat and take a shower, upon return to where he had parked, an hour later, he found his truck was missing."

    Hmmm.

    $1.7M on 22 pallets. $77,273 per pallet.

    Figure each layer on the pallet is 12 boxed Playbooks, three by four.

    Each layer looks like this from above:

    OOOO
    OOOO
    OOOO

    Twelve Playbooks per layer.

    I'm assuming a Playbook box is 4" thick?

    Three layers per vertical foot. 36 Playbooks per vertical foot on a pallet.

    Figure a four foot high pallet. 36 x 4 = 144 Playbooks per pallet.

    $77,273/144 = $536 per stolen Playbook.

    I think RIMM just found a buyer at full retail. Their insurance company.
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    12-16-11 04:17 PM
  2. palmless's Avatar
    Luckily, the truck stop had security cameras. Mounties are investigating based on this photo and will likely issue an APB.
    ezrunner and Prey521 like this.
    12-16-11 04:38 PM
  3. howarmat's Avatar
    lmao that is funny math. Probably pretty close to the real numbers though
    12-16-11 04:44 PM
  4. Accidental Post's Avatar
    Howarmat that was by you off I-69. Lol. It was on wibc.


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    12-16-11 04:45 PM
  5. BaconMunch's Avatar
    Luckily, the truck stop had security cameras. Mounties are investigating based on this photo and will likely issue an APB.
    OMG You have to warn before doing something like that. Some people are at work!
    12-16-11 04:51 PM
  6. palmless's Avatar
    lmao that is funny math. Probably pretty close to the real numbers though
    Well, without a truck, a pallet, or a playbook box, it was the best I could do but I think it's representative. At $199 each the pallets would have to be stacked 10' high and I don't think that's reasonable.

    Good catch by the cameras though, those rascals will be found.
    12-16-11 04:51 PM
  7. Shlooky's Avatar
    Hehe, inside job
    12-16-11 04:59 PM
  8. howarmat's Avatar
    Howarmat that was by you off I-69. Lol. It was on wibc.


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    lmao! wow i didnt see where it was. That is just down the road from me about 24 miles....im near the mall at exit 10
    12-16-11 05:26 PM
  9. Rootbrian's Avatar
    Damn, now we had better look out for stolen **** on ebay/kijiji/craigslist! Be very skeptical from now on until the bastards are found, caught and fed crackberries up the arse for what they did! :P

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    12-16-11 05:48 PM
  10. notfanboy's Avatar
    LOL, the thieves will be so disappointed when they find out what was in the truck.
    12-16-11 05:48 PM
  11. Rootbrian's Avatar
    LOL, the thieves will be so disappointed when they find out what was in the truck.
    Uh, no. If they wanna profit off the stolen merchandice, they'll do it. The thiefs won't care at all what the stolen technology was.
    12-16-11 05:59 PM
  12. Anima Mundi's Avatar
    LOL @ the picture - inside job indeed!

    Just hope those thieves didn't think they were stealing iPads....
    12-16-11 06:09 PM
  13. BBThemes's Avatar
    $1.7M on 22 pallets. $77,273 per pallet.

    Figure each layer on the pallet is 12 boxed Playbooks, three by four.

    Each layer looks like this from above:

    OOOO
    OOOO
    OOOO

    Twelve Playbooks per layer.

    I'm assuming a Playbook box is 4" thick?

    Three layers per vertical foot. 36 Playbooks per vertical foot on a pallet.

    Figure a four foot high pallet. 36 x 4 = 144 Playbooks per pallet.

    $77,273/144 = $536 per stolen Playbook.

    I think RIMM just found a buyer at full retail. Their insurance company.
    N4BB reporting its 5200 PlayBooks, which would give an average unit price of $326, which is probably about right, depending on the mix of sizes, although at that price it would seem the $1.7m is either cost or sale price, and not RRP based price
    12-16-11 06:18 PM
  14. Accidental Post's Avatar
    lmao! wow i didnt see where it was. That is just down the road from me about 24 miles....im near the mall at exit 10
    I just opened our new hospital there. IU Saxony


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    12-16-11 06:59 PM
  15. _StephenBB81's Avatar
    Love the Math, but I the PlayBook box is appox 9" x 9" x 2" so on a standard 40" x 48" pallet we'd see 5 x 4 formation giving us 20 Playbooks per layer,

    assume a 3.5' or 42" stack due to the height of the wooden pallet, meaning we could fit approximately 20 layers, or 400 PlayBooks per pallet,

    400 X 22 = 8800 PlayBooks

    Though we have heard that there are 5200 PlayBooks so lets say they probably only stacked 12 PlayBooks high being 5280 Lost Playbooks at a retail value average of $326 each to be assumed,
    12-16-11 07:21 PM
  16. palmless's Avatar
    Love the Math, but I the PlayBook box is appox 9" x 9" x 2" so on a standard 40" x 48" pallet we'd see 5 x 4 formation giving us 20 Playbooks per layer,

    assume a 3.5' or 42" stack due to the height of the wooden pallet, meaning we could fit approximately 20 layers, or 400 PlayBooks per pallet,

    400 X 22 = 8800 PlayBooks

    Though we have heard that there are 5200 PlayBooks so lets say they probably only stacked 12 PlayBooks high being 5280 Lost Playbooks at a retail value average of $326 each to be assumed,
    Drat. Foiled because I've never seen a PB box.
    12-16-11 08:12 PM
  17. _StephenBB81's Avatar
    Drat. Foiled because I've never seen a PB box.
    you should be ashamed of yourself!
    12-16-11 08:15 PM
  18. rjshahan's Avatar
    i think deRusett's estimate of 5280 is spot on, as PlayBooks ship in boxes of 5, with each box having dimensions of approximately 12" x 12" x 12".

    this would imply a 3 x 4 box configuration on a 40" x 48" pallet, stacked 4 boxes high (also normal) so 240 PBs a skid times 22 skid = 5280 PlayBooks.
    12-16-11 08:35 PM
  19. NJPhilliesPhan's Avatar
    Wonder if the truck will be rolling through Jersey
    12-16-11 09:29 PM
  20. stubbornswiss's Avatar
    Those two guys in the truck look SOO familiar. I'm sure I've seen them somewhere before. Hmmm....
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    12-17-11 10:59 AM
  21. moretreelessbush's Avatar
    Not necessarily a bad thing, RIMM may get more $ from insurance companies than selling them.
    12-17-11 12:28 PM
  22. _StephenBB81's Avatar
    Not necessarily a bad thing, RIMM may get more $ from insurance companies than selling them.
    They could actually already be sold hence the delivery into Ontario, RIM's Christmas shipment for their employee sale, 5000 is a good assumption as to the number they would have sold with their sale,
    12-17-11 12:39 PM
  23. FF22's Avatar
    I can assure you that this will NOT appear on "America's Most Wanted!"
    12-17-11 01:08 PM
  24. pickles#WP's Avatar
    Damn, now we had better look out for stolen **** on ebay/kijiji/craigslist!
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    5000 playbooks for $250,000 -- he only wants $50@ -- they must be stolen.
    12-17-11 07:11 PM
  25. Prey521's Avatar
    Hehe, inside job
    So are you saying that this was a........RIM Job?
    12-19-11 09:41 AM
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