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Staples cutting BlackBerry PlayBook price to $199 for a Black Friday deal

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Staples cutting BlackBerry PlayBook price to $199 for a Black Friday deal
Staples is having a Black Friday sale on the BlackBerry PlayBook

Staples is having a Black Friday sale on the BlackBerry PlayBook

A leaked flyer for office retail chain Staples reveals that the store plans on offering the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet for $199 on November 25th. The chain recently cut their regular everyday price for the 7 inch tablet to $299 early last month. Originally, the 16GB Wi-Fi only tablet was priced at $499 when it was launched.

As you might expect, there are some rules that prospective buyers must follow. First, the deal will be offered at stores only, not online. Also, the special price is available for just one tablet per customer. As part of Staple's "Door-Buster" sales, the $199 price will start at 6am and run until noon on Black Friday.

The BlackBerry PlayBook has been plagued by poor sales and the lack of some important native apps like a calendar and email, although a February update is expected to remedy this situation.

source: BlackFridayads via electronista

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posted on 10 Nov 2011, 13:43 2

1. iankellogg (Posts: 155; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


feb update? hasn't this thing been out for almost a year now?

posted on 10 Nov 2011, 13:49 2

2. downphoenix (Posts: 2357; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


$199 isnt enough. $99 to put in the touchpad firesale realm then we're talking. $199 for this is basically same as Kindle Fire, the unit itself is basically the same, but app support much better on Kindle.

posted on 10 Nov 2011, 14:17 3

3. PimpStrong (Posts: 310; Member since: 25 Jul 2011)


Once its $99 you will say it needs to be $49...

posted on 10 Nov 2011, 15:25

4. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5867; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


The PlayBook is just not getting traction. It was a case study of how NOT to release a new product to market. I doubt any would sell even at a $50 price point.

posted on 10 Nov 2011, 16:34 2

5. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1950; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Ummmm I might get it? When is this Friday? The one coming up?..

posted on 10 Nov 2011, 22:01

6. simplyj (Posts: 404; Member since: 23 Dec 2009)


Are you new to the United States? It's the Friday after Thanksgiving...

posted on 11 Nov 2011, 01:47

7. ifailandfandroidsuck (unregistered)


Eww people still live in umerika? and they are still buying consumer products? thought they were all broke lol

posted on 11 Nov 2011, 01:59

8. ifailandfandroidsuck (unregistered)


This is a steal of a deal. Best and most powerful tablet on the market and with the native SDK that makes developing apps 10x easier than another tablet for developers you would be crazy not to pick one up! This this is just picking up traction and getting better and better every day.

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