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Originally Posted by takeshi $549 isn't unreasonable for a brand new unsubsidized device. What are ... Blackberry 8800 & 8820 forum

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    Re: Why is 8800 so expensive

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    $549 isn't unreasonable for a brand new unsubsidized device. What are you basing your $450 price on? What unsubsidized smartphones have you purchased just after release for that price?

    As for upgrade pricing -- all carriers are pushing the 2 year extensions.
    Ok.. If your eligble for a upgrade your price will be 349.99 WITHOUT TAX. If you not eligble and you want to upgrade WITH 2 YEAR AGREEMENT it is 469.99. If you just upgraded it will 549.

    And there are many smartphones and pocket pc phones for that same price that includes way more features the 8800.. Again the wider , cameraless pearl. I can get the newest Nokia n61i full price less than 500 dollars or the N90 for less than 400 dollars or the blackjack less than 400 dollars. Most the phones listed have 3g include and wifi with a 2.0 mega pixel camera...... So yea against phones I know about the phone is super high. it should be no more than 400 full price. And 199.99 2 year agreement.

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    I agree, it is 500$ with a 3year term here and for 500$ it should have more features.

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    Re: Why is 8800 so expensive

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~ probably a bit off topic, I just got mine 8800 which is free from O2 UK, but kinda regard, as it's nothing special about it compare to my 8700 and it's free on a much higher tariff, I guess GPS can be useful if you drive which I don't (in London).

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    Re: Why is 8800 so expensive

    I paid $299 for mine (upgrade) with AT&T, and I was only 6 months into a new 2 year contract. Sounds like it's not the device that's expensive... it's T-Mobile price gouging again.
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    Re: Why is 8800 so expensive

    For a new device / service I don't think it's expensive ($349.99 T-Mobile), but for people like me that want it as soon as it comes out, I end up paying $469.99! Now that is expensive; but when you're a CrackBerry addict, what can you do? LOL

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    Re: Why is 8800 so expensive

    iphone is kids phone, shouldnt be put in same category as blackberry.

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    Re: Why is 8800 so expensive

    The 8700's were priced that high when they came out. Once enough people have them, or a newer model that directly replaces it in it's target segment comes out as it did to the 8700s, the price of the 8800's will come down to where the 8700's are now, which is close (except for Verizon) to where the 7290s were when they were the best game in town.
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    Re: Why is 8800 so expensive

    If TMO can't sell them for the price they're asking the price will drop so obviously people/companies are paying the asking price.

    If you're not happy with TMO's pricing then no one but TMO can change their pricing. I don't see the point in griping about it here. Consider your other options and $349 really isn't a bad price compared to an 8800 totally unsubsidized and unlocked.

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    Re: Why is 8800 so expensive

    Quote Originally Posted by takeshi
    If TMO can't sell them for the price they're asking the price will drop so obviously people/companies are paying the asking price.

    If you're not happy with TMO's pricing then no one but TMO can change their pricing. I don't see the point in griping about it here. Consider your other options and $349 really isn't a bad price compared to an 8800 totally unsubsidized and unlocked.
    I thought people were entitled to their opinions???? You gave your opinion and everyone else gave theirs....

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    Re: Why is 8800 so expensive

    well just network, i got my 88xx with no extension for 172.00

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    Re: Why is 8800 so expensive

    I love this thread. Right now on the TMO web site, a Pearl is $149.00 and an 8700g is $199.00, new line of service price. How the heck does that make sense? I believe the price of the Pearl just dropped today......but not positive.
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    Re: Why is 8800 so expensive

    yea it did drop today
    i want the 8800 to drop now too

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    Me too. I will snarf one up when it does. I try and check everyday. I get the feeling it may be a while yet though.

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    Re: Why is 8800 so expensive

    Yea really. I am just going to bite the bulllet and buy it at the $349.
    There is this website that is offering it for only $99 with 2yr agreement and data plan.
    I don't know if i believe it though because the phones are only avaliable via TMO website or CustomerCare Line

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuzzyP
    Bingo... i was going to say the same thing... Anything new is going to be pricey( supply & demand)... You can get Pearls for 300 bucks full retail since they have been out for so long and the demand isn't what it was when they were first released...... You can get them for Free with a plan....
    That's only your view or BB user's view. But most people out there go for the looks and what's new without even thinking the product's capabilities. Why do you think so many crappy phones out there are so popular? Because they shine, have a camera, etc. Do you get my point?

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