John Paczkowski

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Best Buy: Our RIM PlayBook‎ Prices Are INSANE

Add Best Buy to the list of retailers heavily discounting Research In Motion’s struggling BlackBerry PlayBook.

The company slashed $200 off the price of the tablet today, following similar moves by Office Depot and Staples. Beginning today, the 16GB model is now available for $299, the 32GB for $399, and the 64GB for $499.

Quite a discount. Question is, will anyone care? At $299, the 16GB PlayBook is still $100 more than Amazon’s new $199 Kindle Fire. And as I noted here earlier this morning, the Fire is a pretty compelling proposition for consumers looking at 7-inch tablets like the PlayBook.

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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus