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

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

Posts: 155; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

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

2. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 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.

3. PimpStrong

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 25, 2011

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

4. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 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.

5. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2349; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

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

6. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 2009

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

7. ifailandfandroidsuck unregistered

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

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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