Deal: BlackBerry Priv priced at just $380 on eBay

Deal: BlackBerry Priv priced at just $380 on eBay
Although the price of the BlackBerry Priv is still over $600 through official channels, it turns out that BlackBerry's first Android-powered handset can be had for just $380 on eBay.

QualityCellz, a top-rated eBay seller is currently offering the BlackBerry Priv at $379.99. 

That's a $270 discount compared to what the carriers and the manufacturer price the Priv at, a $100 price cut compared to the Amazon price for the BlackBerry Priv, and the lowest price that we've ever seen for a brand-new, unlocked version of the Priv.

$380 will get you the 32GB version of the BlackBerry Priv in black. This is the GSM model, which means that the handset will work just fine with carriers such as T-Mobile or AT&T, but it is not compatible with Verizon or Sprint. The handset also comes with a one-year factory warranty, which is a nice addition at this price.

The BlackBerry Priv was not the commercial success that the manufacturer was hoping for, but the handset is still one of the best high-end smartphones currently available on the market. 

The Priv's strengths include a security-focused Android implementation, timely security updates, top-class performance, as well as a premium design and build quality. Obviously, the one thing that makes the BlackBerry Priv unique in the sea of Android smartphones is its slide-out physical keyboard, one that heavy typers will surely love at first sight. For a much closer look at the handset, check out our complete BlackBerry Priv review.

If you're tempted by this offer, you might want to hurry. The seller says that limited quantities are available at this price, and judging by eBay's on-site sale report, people are rushing to take advantage of this deal. Will you?


source: eBay

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  • Display 5.4" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 18 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3410 mAh

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76 Comments

1. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3122; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Can't beat this deal regardless of what the trolls say.

5. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Not a bad price even though it's GSM only.

10. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3122; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

You do realize CDMA is on life support and they're going to pull the plug by the end of the decade.

11. Subie

Posts: 2346; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

My carrier sent me written notice that they're fully shutting their CDMA network down by the end of January 2017, with some services being affected starting next month already.

12. meanestgenius

Posts: 21747; Member since: May 28, 2014

It's a dying technology. GSM is the global standard. Universally unlocked has its merits, but with CDMA being discontinued, it won't matter for much longer.

15. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Unless CDMA shuts down overnight, no. Why are you so against choice?

22. meanestgenius

Posts: 21747; Member since: May 28, 2014

I've said this a million times: I'm not against choice. OBVIOUSLY. I use multiple OS's, and have always said CHOICE is what's best. I'm just stating the obvious. Why are YOU so against choice?

25. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Really now? I find that unbelievable because you always seem to have a problem with phones being universally unlocked to be superior than strictly GSM phones.

29. meanestgenius

Posts: 21747; Member since: May 28, 2014

Because I don't find universally unlocked phones superior doesn't mean I'm against choice. I'm stating my opinion on the matter backed by facts. Its completely asinine to believe that I'm against choice because of that. Nice dodging of the question I asked, by the way.

33. Mxyzptlk unregistered

VZWuser76 explained it pretty clearly in a recent article why universally unlocked phones are better than GSM unlocked phones, but of course you being you, couldn't accept that and went on your usual tangents. You're not stating your opinion, you're shoving it in everyone's face who disagrees with you and that's trolling.

36. meanestgenius

Posts: 21747; Member since: May 28, 2014

I read his post. I'm not required to agree with what everyone says. NO ONE is. You never agree with what I have to say, now do you? But I guess that's you being you and going off on your usual tangents. I never denounced the merits of universally unlocked handsets, and I challenge you to find a post where I did. I simply stated the facts. And they are facts that you can't dispute. GSM unlocked is the standard. Universally unlocked phones are far behind GSM unlocked phones. CDMA will be phased out soon. All FACTS. And the same way you say I'm not "stating my opinion", I can say the same concerning you. You're shoving your opinion down everyone's throat. And dude, YOU ARE a troll. That's a WELL KNOWN fact here. And you're STILL avoiding my question.

39. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Stop rambling. Whenever I bring up universally unlocked phones as a criticism for the Priv, you do what you just did up above. CDMA will be gone by the year 2030, but until then it is still here NOW. I don't care what you say about GSM this and GSM that. CDMA is still covered in the United States of America where the number of subscribers is in the billions.

42. meanestgenius

Posts: 21747; Member since: May 28, 2014

Take your own advice in rambling. Whenever the PRIV is brought up, you bring up universally unlocked, as you did above. CDMA will be gone before 2030. It's a dying technology. Get over it. Of course you don't care about what I say about GSM. Liars are allergic to the truth. And CDMA DOES NOT have billions of users. Millions, yes. Not billions. Still doesn't change the fact that it's a dying technology.

45. meanestgenius

Posts: 21747; Member since: May 28, 2014

*CDMA does not have billions of users in the U.S.

46. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Oh but I thought the world counted? #Contradictory

50. meanestgenius

Posts: 21747; Member since: May 28, 2014

I thought the world DIDN'T count, only the U.S.? That is what you said, remember? #YesYouAreContradictingYourself

55. Mxyzptlk unregistered

It does, I just wanted to watch you stumble and see what bs you come up with. I'm not surprised at all.

59. meanestgenius

Posts: 21747; Member since: May 28, 2014

Oh please, cut the BS. You're just backtracking now because I just called you out on contradicting yourself.

63. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You're just mad because you're fumbling now.

70. meanestgenius

Posts: 21747; Member since: May 28, 2014

And you're fuming because I called you out for contradicting yourself.

71. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I wasn't.

74. meanestgenius

Posts: 21747; Member since: May 28, 2014

Yes, you were.

47. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I never said it wasn't a dying technology. Key point is that it is NOT dead right "now." The truth is that in the US, CDMA is still widely used. As long as Sprint and Verizon's 3G networks exist, the need for universally unlocked phones will still exist if you don't want to be tied to one carrier.

51. meanestgenius

Posts: 21747; Member since: May 28, 2014

Key point is, it's dying. It's been dying a slow death for a while now. The truth is, CDMA the world over, even in the U.S., is going to be put out to pasture in a few years. That will make "universally unlocked" phones pretty much irrelevant at that point, as GSM unlocked is and will continue to be the world standard.

56. Mxyzptlk unregistered

It is still alive. It will die out eventually in the next half of a decade, but it is still very much active now. Nothing you say is going to change that, so you can continue on with whatever garbage you come up with about universally unlocked phones being irrelevant.

62. meanestgenius

Posts: 21747; Member since: May 28, 2014

It's still dying, a little more each day. Get over it. Nothing you say is going to change the fact that in a few years, CDMA will be as dead as an original thought is in your head. And stop being so salty because with the eventual death of CDMA, universally unlocked phones will be pretty much irrelevant.

64. Mxyzptlk unregistered

It's still alive right now, nothing is going to change that. CDMA isn't going away anytime soon right now so get over it. Universally unlocked phones are superior to GSM unlocked phones. #Fact

67. meanestgenius

Posts: 21747; Member since: May 28, 2014

If it's dying slowly, and will be dead in a few years, then obviously something is going to change that. CDMA will be dead in a few years, so YOU get over it. Universally unlocked phones sell far less than GSM unlocked phones, and once CDMA is gone, they will have lost their only advantage over GSM unlocked phones. #PureFacts

72. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Do I have to drill it into that thick skull of yours? CDMA is not dead TODAY. End of story. Get over it. Universally unlocked phones are superior right now. Fact.

75. meanestgenius

Posts: 21747; Member since: May 28, 2014

Do I have to smack you upside that lopsided head of yours with facts? CDMA is dying, and will be completely dead in a few years. And it's death will take universally unlocked phones with it. #Facts #GetOverIt

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