BlackBerry Black Friday sale chops up to 20% off selected phones until December 1st

BlackBerry Black Friday sale chops up to 20% off selected phones until December 1st
BlackBerry's Black Friday deal is perfect for those who would rather stick with a BlackBerry 10 flavored handset, than make the switch to Android. The deals, which run until December 1st, take up to 20% off the price of phones like the BlackBerry Passport. That includes the Silver Edition of the boxy looking handset, which is priced at $499 after a $50 discount. The Passport in white or black is cut in price by $100 for the sale, taking the cost down to $399.

Also on sale is the old school BlackBerry Classic in black or blue, and the BlackBerry Leap in shadow gray or white. The Classic is on sale for $299 after an $80 haircut, and the Leap can be yours for $179. That is a savings of $20. Unfortunately, the Android flavored BlackBerry Priv is not included in the Black Friday deals.

If you're interested in taking advantage of the discounts, you can click on the sourcelink. BlackBerry is holding the sale in all eight countries where its online store operates.

source: BlackBerry via Crackberry



30. TuKangngeWe

Posts: 6; Member since: Nov 27, 2015

Clearing stock of OLD-Technology....

13. Anita1995

Posts: 8; Member since: Nov 25, 2015

It should be 80% discount for a product that won't be supported anymore.

19. meanestgenius

Posts: 23075; Member since: May 28, 2014

Chen has said otherwise about support for BB10 devices. Now kindly see comment #18.

8. meanestgenius

Posts: 23075; Member since: May 28, 2014

Nice sales going on there. While one could mistaken it for a "fire sale" to clear out their BB10 incentory, it's a definite fact that BlackBerry runs sales like this frequently.

2. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

What about the Priv? :p

6. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

If they make any Priv deal at this time, everyone purchased it would simply return it and get that deal. Not even 20 days since its release

9. Mxyzptlk unregistered

They should offer some incentive for buying it besides just being an expensive Android phone with blackberry.

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 23075; Member since: May 28, 2014

I don't think an incentive is necessary, especially considering how well the phone seems to be selling without one. I could understand if the sales indicated so far were poor, but the Priv keeps selling out on both and

12. Mxyzptlk unregistered

If the number of units in stock is fairly low, then that wouldn't really be an accurate picture. Still that hasn't stopped Samsung and LG from offering incentives and one would have to have a major incentive for buying any LG phone.

14. Anita1995

Posts: 8; Member since: Nov 25, 2015

BB is the expert of number manipulation.... They also say that passport number were so high, but the financial report say otherwise.

17. meanestgenius

Posts: 23075; Member since: May 28, 2014

BlackBerry manipulated no such numbers for the Passport. How about you post a link to back up your false claim...

16. meanestgenius

Posts: 23075; Member since: May 28, 2014

Note the word "IF". I think it's a huge assumption on anyone's part to say anything about "fairly low" inventory until official numbers are released. Samsung and LG have not offered incentives for newly released devices. They've only done so after the devices were on the market for a while. Had BlackBerry done so upon release, they would no doubt be individuals, yourself included, that would say such a thing "smacks of desperation".

20. Mxyzptlk unregistered

We both know Blackberry isn't keeping a high stock of the Priv because if they keep too much of it, they wouldn't be selling many of them. Seems like it's more artificial demand than actual demand. I do agree we should wait for the official numbers only if Chen is transparent about them and isn't to fluff the numbers. Actually you're wrong. LG offered a spare battery and a microSD card along with some other stuff as well. Samsung was offering a wireless charger and the Google Play credit. Last year they had the excellent trade-in promotion where you received $200 for buying any Samsung phone. So yeah they have offered incentives before. I would only say what needed to be said based on the information available at the time.

21. meanestgenius

Posts: 23075; Member since: May 28, 2014

And we know this based on what information? Looks to me like you're basing this on assumption. Chen has been THE MOST transparent CEO BlackBerry has ever had, and one of the most transparent CEO's in the business. I truly believe the high demand for the Priv is real. You're correct. And upon doing some research, I rediscovered the fact that BlackBerry has indeed offered incentives concerning the Priv. You have mentioned things in the past about BlackBerry being desperate. You even said that they were desperate for going the Android route, so please do not say that you "would only say what needed to be said based on the information available at the time."

22. Mxyzptlk unregistered

It's an assumption, but an assumption that wouldn't be too far from the truth. You don't want to admit, but you know blackberry isn't keeping a lot of Privs in stock. Just enough to meet whatever demand that's there. And not just Blackberry, but LG and Samsung as I said before. Many OEMs offer some incentive to pick their product over a rival's product. I stand by with what I said. If I did say it, then I had a reason to based on what information was available at the time.

23. meanestgenius

Posts: 23075; Member since: May 28, 2014

Again, you're assuming. You have no idea how many Priv's BlackBerry has in stock, or if demand is genuinely outweighing supply. You just don't want to admit the possibility of the Priv being a genuine hit. I said you were correct. At no time did I say that other OEM's didnt do this. There was absolutely no information "available at the time", or at any other time, that shows, infers, or otherwise proves that BlackBerry was desperate for building an Android handset. By your logic, Samsung, Motorola, and others were desperate for building Android handsets then, as they built Windows Mobile handsets before they built Android handsets.

24. Mxyzptlk unregistered

And you aren't assuming? Just because you're on the Home team doesn't exempt you from assuming. All I am saying is that it can't be considered a true sellout if there are only a few units being stocked at a time. It's a very reasonable assumption given Blackberry's current position. Actually you said above that LG and Samsung don't offer incentives for newly released devices. Blackberry was once popular, though far more popular than Windows mobile. It wasn't until iOS came along that shook up the smartphone market that we started to see an influx of Android devices. Blackberry stayed on their own front, but it didn't work in the long run. Admittedly, they didn't fold like Palm did.

25. meanestgenius

Posts: 23075; Member since: May 28, 2014

I never said that I wasn't "assuming". But based on all of the information available, my "assumption" that the BlackBerry Priv is genuinely selling out is more informed than your "assumption" that they are not. Just because you're against the "home team" doesn't mean make you "exempt from assumption" as well. I said that in comment #16, and then corrected my statement on that comment #21, or did that part escape your vision? You were the one saying BlackBerry should offer incentives, as if they didn't at all, and proved that they did. I fail to see what relevance this last paragraph of yours has on your "assumption" that BlackBerry was desparate for making an Android device.

26. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You may not have said it, but it seems to be the vibe I'm getting from your comment. I am only reasonably assuming that the Priv isn't selling out as well as you think simply because there's a possibility Blackberry isn't stocking that many of them. That's a perfectly reasonable thing to assume for what Blackberry's position is currently. It didn't "escape my vision" simply because I just wanted you to understand the point. There's nothing wrong with wishing Blackberry would offer something for the holidays for a $700 Android device. Reread it again until you do. The point is Blackberry wasn't getting much attention from using Blackberry OS, so they had to go the Android route since Android is fairly popular.

27. meanestgenius

Posts: 23075; Member since: May 28, 2014

Then your "vibe" is leading you astray. Don't assume it unless I specifically say it. My "assumption" is perfectly reasonable as well, even more so than yours, being that my "assumption" is based more on the information at hand while yours is based on the presumption that BlackBerry only stocked "just enough", without a shred of data to back it up. I understood your point. I'm not an invalid. I'm perfectly capable of understanding someone's point, when they are making a reasonable and justified point. BlackBerry has already offered incentives for the device. How come you're not wishing Apple would offer more incentives for their $700+ device? I mentioned this because you're more apt to purchase an Apple device than an Android powered BlackBerry, and I have yet to see you mentioning anywhere about how you wish Apple would offer incentives to buy it's very expensive smartphone. As I said, I'm not an invalid. I'm perfectly capable of reading something and comprehending it on the first try, and in the final paragraph of your previous post, you didn't point out anything to prove that BlackBerry was "desparate" for going the Android route. Likewise, you didn't point out anything to prove that other Android vendors that used other OS's prior to Android were not as "desperate" as BlackBerry for switching OS's.

28. Mxyzptlk unregistered

If you didn't give the vibe, I wouldn't have assumed it. So you're telling me Blackberry kept a bunch of units in stock even though keeping many units in stock at their position would cause another issue of writing off a bunch of unsold units? I only assumed what I assumed based on past behaviors of Blackberry. You don't have a shred of data to back your claim up, so why should your comment be any different? Because I know exactly what I am getting with an Apple device. And I don't have to pay $700 for the newest iPhone. I can go on Swappa and get one for about $500-$650 in almost new condition. And as I said before, the newest iPhones are UNLOCKED for ANY carrier. So if I wanted to leave my current carrier and go to someone else, I can do that now without having to get a new phone. Example, leave Verizon and go to T-Mobile. That's more than enough incentive for me. I think I have covered this before when comparing the price of the Priv and don't tell me the Priv is unlocked because it's GSM unlocked, not CDMA and GSM unlocked like the iPhone 6S series is. I don't recall saying anything about you being invalid. Not sure where you're getting that one from. May I remind you that you were the one who first brought up the comment about Blackberry being desperate to use Android, a comment that was said in a previous article that I don't even remember what article it came from.

29. meanestgenius

Posts: 23075; Member since: May 28, 2014

I didn't give any "vibe". You're assuming, as usual. But a better question is, how can one "feel a vibe" through the Internet? Must be those impish superpowers you're known for. No, I'm saying that BlackBerry made an initial run, ran out, created more due to demand, but the demand keeps on increasing, thus demand is outpacing supply. They only had to write off inventory ONCE, and that was with Z10 units, and it was done with the management team prior to Chen's arrival. The data that backs up,my claim is the fact that they're selling out, and doing so consistently, from several sources. What does "knowing what you're getting" have to do with wanting Apple to offer incentives for buying their expensive smartphone, which is prone to bending, catching fire, having poor software, poor reception issues, software updates that crippled the phone, wifi connection issues, and generally made from inexpensive parts with features at least 2 years behind? Considering all I just mentioned, they SHOULD be offering incentives to purchase their phones. The Priv only being GSM unlocked is not a con. You're nitpicking. The "vibe" (lol) I got from you was that you were assuming I'm an invalid, incapable of comprehending what you typed. I brought up the comment about "BlackBerry being desperate for going Android" because YOU have said it in a previous article and I used the statement to help illustrate my point.

31. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Don't be stupid. You know what I meant. You're assuming yourself as well, so I don't see what the problem is. And do you have any numbers to gauge whether it really is a sellout or not? Demand can sometimes be artificially created. Really? Did you really want to go there? First of all the bending bs was exaggerated just like it was with the Nexus 6P. It takes some serious effort to bend the phones, as stated by much more "credible" sources. I have said before that Apple should have fine tuned the OS before moving on to adding major features. But don't think Google isn't guilty of the same. There are many reports of people having phones crippled because of lollipop. And who cares about the parts? You're seriously grasping straws with this one. It is a con when it's $700. At least the iPhone is universally unlocked. Why is it so bad to have a choice rather than just be limited to one thing? You used a comment I made from an article from god knows what article? I think you're just incapable of looking past yourself and what you want to see instead of what's actually there.

32. meanestgenius

Posts: 23075; Member since: May 28, 2014

I'm no being "stupid". I was being sarcastic. You're being stupid for not noticing. And my "assumption" is backed up on what's actually happening now. You're making a claim based on the past. Numbers will no doubt be forthcoming during BlackBerry's next ER. Yep. I went there, and nothing that I said was false. There was an entire website devoted to the iPhone bending. I don't care what Google should and shouldn't do. I'm talking about Apple, the worlds most successful tech company EVER, releasing shoddy software after shoddy software. I'm not grasping at straws. I'm stating facts, and you can't stand it. It's not a con. You're nitpicking. If that's the case, it's a con for the iPhone as well, having the most expensive smartphone on the market with the least amount of features and the worst software. Why is it so bad to have a product from a company of Apples stature release on-point software on their devices, as opposed to shoddy software? Should I find the article and post the link? I think you're just incapable of looking past YOURSELF and admitting that you just don't like BlackBerry products, don't intend to buy one, and are just wasting your time posting on BlackBerry related articles.

33. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Yes, you were well aware of what I meant when I said vibe, let's not insult our intelligence. Besides, I made the claim based on reasonable doubt. Which seems to be Chen's go to response ever time someone or some firm questions any of Blackberry's financials. So you're sitting here, telling me with a straight face that no company besides Apple has never released anything with a problem? You're telling me the Priv, the phone you seem to put much stock into, has never had one issue at all? I can stand facts, what I can not stand is a one-sided claim that seems to be highly biased against one entity. How is that nitpicking? A phone being released to the US market where there exists two carrier networks, CDMA and GSM, costs much more than let's say phones like the MXPE and the 6P that have universal bands that can support any carrier? Tell me how that's nitpicking when I just gave you a perfect scenario on why that's becoming a big plus in the wireless industry? You call it nitpicking because you're only seeing from your own hindsight. Wireless carriers are becoming somewhat a nuisance and what better way to stick it to their face by dropping them and moving to another carrier without having to give up your current phone? Again you fail to realize one thing: CHOICE. Why bother doing so when in previous arguments you refused to provide links when they were constantly requested. I think you're incapable of looking past your own opinion and refuse to admit that not everyone will like what you like. For the record, I have said many times Blackberry should release an updated Z10 with Passport specs and I don't mean the midrange Z30.

34. meanestgenius

Posts: 23075; Member since: May 28, 2014

Yes. I am aware. I also made my claim based on "reasonable doubt". And how is that response incorrect? No, I'm not saying that. And if you're trying to say I am, point out exactly where I said it. I'm saying that the most successful tech company in the world EVER should NOT be having software and hardware issues on the level that Apple is consistently. And you certainly can't talk about anyone being highly biased against one entity with the way you are biased against BlackBerry, Motorola, Samsung, Google and LG. Glass houses and stones, Mxy. It's nitpicking. If you want a CDMA variant to the Priv, get the Verizon one when its offered. It's even been said that the Sprint variant is being tested. Or you can go with the GSM variant if that's your flavor. Stop acting like CHOICE isn't being offered. It may not be in the way that YOU approve, (like THAT really matters), but it's CHOICE nonetheless. See above paragraph. Post the link were I refused to provide links in previous arguements. If anything, YOU'RE the one that refuses to provide links, and the same way you say I refuse to "look my past my own opinion", I can say the same about you. Don't be such a hypocrite. And provide the link where I said everyone should like what I like. I'll wait... Simply because my opinion on something differs from yours or someone else's DOES NOT MEAN that everyone should like what I like or agree with me. That's why it's called an OPINION, and you seem to think that I'm supposed to agree with yours. You saying what BlackBerry should release doesn't mean you'll buy it. As I matter of fact, I don't think you would buy a BlackBerry even if it had iOS as the OS, simply because it's made by BlackBerry.

35. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Doesn't seem like it considering your responses. So what makes your claim any more valid then? It's always his response whenever the financials of Blackberry are questioned. If he has nothing to hide, then he shouldn't be afraid to reveal the current financials right now. And what makes you think a billion dollar company like Google is exempt from the same problems you're accusing Apple of? I do recall you asking me for proof that you're being a hypocrite. Well here you go. You're biased against anything that isn't Blackberry. Did you even read that part of my comment? Clearly you didn't because you're still saying the same thing over and over. I wouldn't have a problem with it if top smartphones didn't offer universal bands. What part of that are you not getting? That's not nitpicking. To some people, that's a major thing. I rather be able to take out my sim card and pop in another carrier's that I want without having to worry about selling my phone and getting another one. I don't care if you disagree with me. What I do care is you giving me or someone else a hard time just because we're expressing our opinion or we say something about Blackberry that you don't like. I can't remember the exact article as it was about a month or so ago, but I recall asking you to post a link to something you said you had and you refused to do it despite several requests.

36. meanestgenius

Posts: 23075; Member since: May 28, 2014

How you perceive things is not always reality. Again, how is that incorrect? BlackBerry's financials are made public every quarter. There's no "hiding" involved. Point out where I said "a billion dollar company like Google is exempt from the same problems I'm accusing Apple of?" I'll wait... I guess you haven't proved that I'm a hypocrite. Simply because I'm siting Apples problems as opposed to Googles doesn't make me a hypocrite. And you can't find anywhere that I said Google is exempt from these problems, now can you? Stop making stuff up. I say what I mean. Period. If I was biased against anything not BlackBerry, I'd bash everything not BlackBerry, like you bash just about everything not Apple. And I can post links to Motorola, Samsung, LG, Google and BlackBerry articles to prove my point. I did read your comment. I just DON'T AGREE with it. I'm allowed to have my own opinion, independent of yours. And yes, I do think it's nitpicking when BlackBerry is going to offer a CDMA variant, which is already being tested, and which Verizon has already admitted that they will carry. I don't give anyone a "hard time" for voicing their opinion. I do call out trolls and liars though, and often post links to help dispel BS. What I have a problem with is you having a problem with me disagreeing with you or anyone else. That is my right, and this is a public forum, so if you can't handle a well thought, reasoned response with links to back it up, then you should rethink commenting at all. It's BS until you post the link. For all anyone knows, you're making it up. You're not above doing that.

37. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I think that applies more to yourself than it does me. Again, if he has nothing to hide, then he shouldn't refer to his usual canned response to inquiries about Blackberry's financial performance. Because you're attacking Apple as if they were the only ones who have software problems. Honestly are you reading yourself right now? I'm not making anything up. Everything I've said has been evident in your comments. You just refuse to see that, unsurprisingly. I don't bash everything not Apple. Again that just goes back to your ignorant biased of not seeing anything but only what you want to see. I never said you weren't allowed your opinion. What I am saying is don't get mad and say I'm being nitpicky just because I am expressing my opinion. Wanting a phone to have universal bands when the competition, some of which is cheaper than a Priv, has it isn't nitpicking. Again, I never said anything about it not being your right. You can say whatever you want to say. Just don't get mad when it's either challenged or someone doesn't agree with what you say. If that's what you want to believe. I just know I repeatedly asked you to provide a link and you refused to do so.

38. meanestgenius

Posts: 23075; Member since: May 28, 2014

No, that definitely applies solely to you. Again, what's wrong with waiting for the earnings report? You've yet to explain how that's an incorrect response. And for the record, Chen has responded to questions about BlackBerry's financials before, giving a different response than the one you said. No I'm not. We're talking about Apple and BlackBerry, so I'm bringing up the only two companies which we are talking about. Do you hear yourself right now? Can you really say honestly that you don't bash Samsung, Google, BlackBerry, LG and Motorola? Should I provide links? Because there's a plethora of them. But your megalomania won't allow you to admit the truth on the subject. Me saying you're nitpicking isn't getting mad, it's pointing out a fact. BlackBerry makes both GSM unlocked Priv's and CDMA Priv's. The fact that "want" BlackBerry to make the Priv contain all bands is irrelevant, as you have no intention of buying the device to begin with. So why complain about it? I don't see you asking the same of Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony or some others, so why ask that of BlackBerry? Nitpicking, like I said. I don't get mad when someone challenges what I say. I WELCOME it. YOU get mad when I say something that's in opposition of what you or some others say. That's what I know. Now find the link, or it's just more BS coming from you.

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