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Best Buy says it sold out of PlayBooks

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Best Buy says it sold out of PlayBooks
Yesterday we reported that Best Buy was cancelling PlayBook orders without giving customers any reason as to why. It appears Best Buy has responded to a request from CNET and has stated that they simply sold out.

Best Buy said that the $300 price drop caused the PlayBook to sell so fast that they were forced to cancel orders that they did not have the inventory to fill and, subsequently, pulled the PlayBook listing from the website. Best Buy has made it clear that it has every intention of continuing to stock the PlayBook and is in the process of replenishing its inventory. Best Buy said the BlackBerry PlayBook should be back in stock and available for purchase on Best Buy’s website in the “near future.

From the looks of the responses from consumers who had their order canceled, Best Buy probably should have just explained this when directly to consumers when their orders were cancelled. Hopefully Best Buy will continue to offer the PlayBook at this price point, at least for the customers who had their orders cancelled after the fact.

source: CNET via Slash Gear

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posted on 28 Nov 2011, 20:53

1. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2287; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)

Amazing .. :) rim needs buyers

posted on 28 Nov 2011, 21:01 1

2. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)

Makes you wonder. if RIM had priced the playbook at 200 before, they would have sold more than the iPad in the past couple of quarters. But then again they still dont have some basic functionality. Seriously.

posted on 28 Nov 2011, 21:18

3. imkyle (Posts: 1087; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)

$499 for a 16g 7 inch tablet? Rim next time (if there is going to be a next time) people will buy instead of an ipad but the price needs to be right.

posted on 28 Nov 2011, 21:23

4. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

I got mine for 250 on Amazon. I can't wait to get it in the mail.

posted on 28 Nov 2011, 22:15

5. droidguy2323 (Posts: 55; Member since: 23 Sep 2011)

The PB is a nice tablet. If they started out at $250 . They would have sold out

posted on 28 Nov 2011, 22:16

6. Giggity (Posts: 147; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)

In other news, there's an ongoing rumor says BlackBerry may have a Playbook firesale in the future. An alleged employee on Slickdeals claimed he got the Playbook for $99

posted on 28 Nov 2011, 22:31

7. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

i got my playbook in today from the tablet being on sale for $200 on sprint.com, not too many people must have known about the sprint sale bc i ordered it late in the evening in friday and they apparently were in stock all weekend.

posted on 28 Nov 2011, 23:22

8. spark55155 (Posts: 4; Member since: 20 Nov 2011)

Playbook doesn't have android.

posted on 29 Nov 2011, 02:59 1

9. mobilesanity (Posts: 1; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)

not having android is a very good thing I have had the playbook for a few weeks now and is amazing, the apps are irelevant when you have the web itself. Other tablets need the app, the PB plays nice with most of the websites. One more thing: what other tablet supports Webgl. I like the iphone a lot, but for grandma, the windows phone is the same thing. they are anti stupid devices, click and launch, click and launch . there are a lot of grandmas out there and a lot of stupid people, so they will sell a lot of the clickand launch devices, with flashy colors etc. but for serious, productivity....meemo and BB, by a mile. I am veryimpressed with the PB . I am.

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