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BlackBerry PlayBook to Run $199 at Staples on Black Friday

BlackBerry PlayBook - Black Friday Staples adThe various circulars for retailer’s Black Friday special deals are starting to leak out, and on that immediately caught several eyes was the price Staples will be charging for the BlackBerry PlayBook on the day.

An anonymous tipster pointed us towards this listing on that shows the BlackBerry PlayBook will be marked down to $199 for the Black Friday sale from its normal price of $499.  The only catch is, each Staples location is guaranteed only two of them at this price.  Some locations may have more, but don’t be too shocked if you line up in the wee hours of the morning and they’re all gone before you even get in the door.  According to the full scan of the ad, the sale begins at 6 AM, so you’ll need to get there pretty early to line up to try to get in on this deal.

If you miss out on the 16GB version, the 32GB version will be marked down from $599 to $299, and the 64GB model will be marked down from $699 to $399.  While these two deals are also pretty nice, the ad states (you’ll need to zoom in, the print is tiny) that these will not be available in all stores, so snagging one of these will be an even bigger roll of the dice.

While this is always subject to change up until the day the circulars officially arrive in your mailbox, it is highly unusual for that to happen.  The Acer Iconia 10.1 16GB tablet is also listed as being marked down from $399 to $299 for the sale with a minimum of three per store.  Since not all of the ads are out yet it is unclear if this is just Staples trying to lure people in the door, or a sign of a larger effort by tablet makers to try to get attention for themselves before the iPad 2 and Kindle Fire look set to battle it out for holiday buying supremacy.  We’ll keep you posted.

Be sure to check out our other highlighted Black Friday 2011 deals.

[via, thanks to the anonymous tipster]

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Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...