$1.7 Million Worth of BlackBerry PlayBooks Fall Off a Truck

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Zoandar

They'll probably slap Apple logos and ''4S'' stickers on them.

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pazinboise

Hey maybe the thieves can sell them all to Big Lots and they'll blow them out for $80 a pop!

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kixofmyg0t

These dudes are gonna have a hard time trying to fence all of them. 

 

Do you have any idea how hard it is to sell a stolen Playbook? Nobody wants them......jus sayin.

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stoneyguy

Ha! Am I the only one that likes the Playbook? Certainly has its limitations, but for surfing the web you can't find a better tablet. 

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ferds7

If 5,000 blackberries were to fall off a semi in the middle of a forest, would anyone care?  (besides the pollution effects it would have)

Can they count those 5,000 as purchases?

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Peanut Fox

The shipping company that lost them will have to pay for them, so in a sense yes.

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gordonung

Hmm, I've found a computer recreation on how they were hijacked.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bERg6OVflMM

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DasHellMutt

lol Gordon you rock. Hey how bout a rant!

 

Anyway, you know RIM probably did this themselves to get the insurance money. I mean surely the shipment was insurred and its not like they were gonna sell the damn things.

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Kaldesh

Why would you steal something that nobody wanted to begin with? What's the point?  

Worst, thieves, Ever!

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Mortal_M

Déjà vu alert!

are they using COD MW3 tactics now? :P

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JohnP

Heh, perhaps it was just "misplaced" in the ocean instead. Insurance money pays full list price for the Playbooks while actual sales could be heavily discounted. Write off a money loser= win.

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Peipivo

Great pick for the article image!

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SongEmu

$200 * 5000 is $1,000,000. Dont overvalue the playbook.

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Paul_Lilly

Only the 16GB PlayBook retails (on sale) for $200. The 32GB model goes for $250 and the 64GB for $400, both of which are also sale prices. The Verge, which reported losses totaling around $1.7 million, didn't specify how many of each model were stolen.

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big_montana

The thieves probably though they were iPads, and they will be returned once they find out they were duped

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Wingzero_x

Cheap "iPads" coming to your area soon.

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Holly Golightly

Wow, that is uncool! I can't believe that. I guess the PlayBook is one hot item to get this Christmas. Although I hope they nab the theives who would do such a thing like that in the first place.

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kixofmyg0t

I highly doubt it. The theives thought they were iPads. 

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Wingzero_x

Next we'll hear about a bunch of counterfeit iPads hitting the streets.

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