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By Michelle Haag on 16 Sep 2012 03:45 pm EDT
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Many people up in Canada have been taking advantage of some great sales on the BlackBerry PlayBook over the last couple of weeks. While the 16GB wifi version has been found for as low as $99 at stores such as Staples, finding available stock at these stores has been pretty hit and miss. Some persistent folks have found stock at other retailers and gotten a price match for the advertised sale price either in-store or by placing an order via phone. Of course, this is available on a store-by-store basis, as not all stores will always be willing to match a competitor's price.

If you're in the market to pick up a PlayBook, whether it's your first or you want a back-up or a gift for a great price, and you live in Canada, this may be a good opportunity to buy for the lowest price we've seen. If you're looking for locations near you or online that are having these sales and have the tablet in stock, or if you've got information to share, hop on over to the thread at the link below. Members of the CrackBerry community have been posting the stores they find that currently have or are expecting to get stock to help out others who are looking.

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28 comments

OS2GUY

Here in Montreal, you can get the 32 GB for 149.99$ Two different stores have that same deal:

- FutureShop ( a division of BestBuy). On-line stocks are gone, but there are still some left in stores:

http://tinyurl.com/9owra9m

- The Source (formerly RadioShack) has some on-line:

http://tinyurl.com/8cmtae6

OS2Guy

How about a Dell Voice app for the PlayBook?

waynerb55

I got one at the Staples in Hull on Friday night. They were advertising the 16g one. I asked if they had the 32g and if they were price matching WalMart. He had to look it up and sure enough they were and had some.
A coworker called the one in Barhaven and they told her they were taking orders, but she had to come in to the store. So they must be getting more.

Bobert_123

I really hope that after these stores sell out of PlayBooks they'll get more stock instead of ditching it all together...

mikepraba

The Source is the only retailer has it now. Staples canada had it for 118.99 and they sold out already. ** Does anyone know the reason of this fire Sale? Perhaps end of the life for Playbook? Or Rim is playing smart instead of writing off they are discounting them to capture the sales? My feeling is Rim is getting out of the Tablet business!

Bobert_123

I don't think so, at least not until we see bb10...

BB_Bmore

Kindle fire hd and google nexus came out recently. Xmas is coming...do the Math. No need for a conspiracy theory.

RubberChicken76

Unless the new PlayBook LTE with 1.5 Ghz dual core processors that was recently released is included in the sale, this sounds suspiciously like they are end of life-ing the *old* PlayBook to make room for the new.

Rootbrian

1. There isn't a fire sale. 2. They aren't end of lifeing the playbook wifi. 3. The 3G/4G/LTE playbook isn't priced by stores, the carriers are the ones that set the prices. 4. RIM isn't abandoning or leaving the tablet market anytime soon.

Jimcmf

WalMart has it for $118 ( 32GB ) - if they are sold out .... take the ad to Future shop or Best Buy.

This iPhone is nothing special ...... check out :

http://youtu.be/SphT3q22GYY

thecsman

It'd make sense for RIM to get out of the tablet business to focus on BB10.

However, they will again let us down because they told everybody they were committed to the tablet.

If they're not going to maintain, improve, or update the PlayBook any longer, it'd be a slap in the face to all those people that bought them. We will never see Skype working on this tablet, or its video chat application improved.

Bobert_123

Well the pb is gonna get bb10 and they are going to integrate BBM and video chat so ya it will be GREATLY improved which can't be said for almost every other garbage tablet out there...

Rootbrian

1. Playbook is getting BlackBerry 10. Thorstein Heins confirmed that already.
2. RIM isn't leaving the tablet market.

Camfella

They forgot another thing the iPhone 5 doesn't have, An imaginary release date, BB does! LOL!

crozyBB

The one thing the iPhone doesn't have?!? LOL! That's the biggest understatement of the year right there.

chaosdivine

I bought my new 32GB wifi through thesource.ca website for $149.99 and it was delivered yesterday. I bought a bundle that came with the BB branded leather sleeve (they save that's a $49 value - it's not worth that in my opinion but it's not junk either). With taxes and enviro fee it came to $158.75 and the shipping took 6 days (through the weekend) to arrive at my local store.

I'd try thesource website first and foremost. I haven't tried to pricematch with thesource comparing the anniversary Walmart flyer because it came with a case and they might not match this. If anyone has had success with that, please let me know. It's not a big deal but it would be nice to buy a screen protector with the savings.

Thanks.

automan69

I would walk in with a printed paper from the source to show staples the price of the 64GB for $199. They will pricematch it. But not the free leather sleeve you got as a bundle. Good luck.

NB_BBUser

With these prices, I couldn't stop myself, bought my second 64Gb PlayBook. Now all I need is a nice BB10 phone to complete the package or if anyone as a P9981 they would like to donate I would accept that to. :-)

Cheers y'all

Bold_until_Hybrid_Comes

This is north american sonsumtion at its best. Not saying its something I wouldn't do lol. A second playbook cause the deal is so good ahaha

NB_BBUser

With these prices, I couldn't stop myself, bought my second 64Gb PlayBook. Now all I need is a nice BB10 phone to complete the package or if anyone as a P9981 they would like to donate I would accept that to. :-)

Cheers y'all

Hehehe, not shure what happened that my comments posted twice, maybe this forum knows how much I like BB.

jakie55

all the 32 gig units were gone, Friday morning at 8 am, so I got a 64gig at $218

Mission RIMpossible

I just got a 64GB for $218.00 at Walmart for my wife and a 32GB for $118.00 as a Christmas present.

jetstreamblue

My wife managed to snag a 32gb at Staples (literally received a shipment as she was in the store), so she'll be upgrading from her 16gb.

timmy t

There will be a new Playbook with the 1.5 gigahertz processor and they are just getting rid of the old stock first.

waynerb55

I got one at the Staples in Hull on Friday night. They were advertising the 16g one. I asked if they had the 32g and if they were price matching WalMart. He had to look it up and sure enough they were and had some.
A coworker called the one in Barhaven and they told her they were taking orders, but she had to come in to the store. So they must be getting more.

Cap_172R

Would The Source price match the 32gb Playbook even though walmart and staples are sold out on the $118 price tag?

The 32GB PB is not even showing up online at bestbuy.ca anymore...

bambinoitaliano

I don't believe there are any 16G left. The Source still has 32G. Some had successfully got a price match for $118, not sure if they still throw in a leather case though. The 64G is temporary out of stock and will resume shipping on Sept 20th. If you keep sitting on the sideline waiting for further price drop, you are going to lose out a great tablet.

AcADIeN

every store was sold out, but guess what, staples pre order them, so 118 $ (well 132 with tax) for a 32 gb, coming in 2 week.

remember when HP sold their pad for 99 $, everyone was jumping on it (and hp clearly said that they were stopping the production for good). Now how can we miss this opportunity?

kabelace

Staples had the 32 gig advertised in there flyer last week for $148.00, on line the price was $118.00. Went to the store on Thursday and brought this up, when they punched in the product number from the flyer it came up as $118.00. They had none in stock so I ordered 2, recieved a call late friday that they were in.
Gave my 16Gig to the wife, kept one for myself and the other will become a present.