Beleaguered RIM offers ‘Buy 2, get 1 free’ PlayBooks

In a move that reeks of desperation, beleaguered RIM is offering BlackBerry business customers one free BlackBerry PlayBook tablet with every two purchased through Dec. 31, 2011.

Amateur hour is over, it’s liquidation time!

As an “additional bonus,” suckers customers receive one “premium” accessory per BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. Either a black BlackBerry leather sleeve, a BlackBerry Charging Pod, or a 6 ft. HDMI Cable.

RIM’s ‘Buy 2, get 1 free’ page is here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Edward Weber” for the heads up.]

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32 Comments

    1. ohh wait, there’s more:

      Receive one premium accessory per BlackBerry PlayBook tablet.2 Choose from the following accessories:

      BlackBerry® Leather Sleeve, Black
      BlackBerry® Charging Pod
      High-Speed HDMI™ Cable, 6 ft.

      Now, that’s something

    2. OK, here’s the thing I don’t get. Who *really* needs THREE tablets??

      I mean, I guess someone married, *and* with teenage children, maybe? But for any younger person (ie. 20s or so), anyone older whose kids are on their own, or anyone who’s simply single or has no children, this promotion is utterly useless.

      (Add up the above, and it’s a BIG chunk of the population!!)

      Buy ONE, get one half off would be financially the same thing and they’d probably be MUCH more likely to get people to actually buy the pieces of crap! Otherwise, just people buying 2, then re-selling the free one?

      1. you always could sell them, of give it to friends, or familly members. or you can used a different one when the one you’re using get’s sluguish and full of bugs =P

      2. Yeah can you imagine this scenario:
        “Hey kids I bought all three of you your own tablet!”
        Kids: “Yay!”
        “And it’s a RIM Playbook!”
        Kids: “Awwww geeeez, are you kidding? No iPad? Eeeyew! We HAVE no father!”

        1. I believe it would more go like this:

          “Hey kids, I bought all three of you your own iPad!”
          Kids:”Yay,”
          “And it’s the Playbook iPad!”
          Kids:”Awwww man! We know the difference between real and fake iPads! We don’t want it!”

  1. I noticed link to RIM’s Playbook ad didn’t tout it’s ability to play Flash!

    Apple should tweak RIM and others with an ad of their own, saying something like…

    ‘Buy One 16 GB WiFi iPad at Full retail Price AND get a Second 16 GB WiFi iPad for $499.00! Now THAT’s a Deal!’

    Where at Apple, our products are worth every penny!

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