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$1.7 million in PlayBooks stolen from a semi

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 18 Dec 2011 17:05 User comments (8)

$1.7 million in PlayBooks stolen from a semi Police officials are looking into the theft of $1.7 million worth of BlackBerry PlayBooks from a semi trailer.
The theft took place at the Pilot Travel Center of State Road 67 in Chesterfield, Indiana. The driver had stopped to take a shower and get some dinner.

When the driver returned, his truck was missing. He says he was gone for about an hour.

The truck had 22 pallets of PlayBooks, which is equal to about 5000 units. The tablets were coming from a distribution center in Ontario, Canada.

Police say the shipment did not have any tracking devices.

The authorities have contacted the FBI for assistance.

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8 user comments

118.12.2011 17:21

That's one way to recover money from all the unsold playbooks. I'm sure the shipment was well insured.

218.12.2011 17:35

I won one of these for free and it hasn't arrived yet, this must be why



318.12.2011 18:51

I really wouldnt worry about it.


A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.

418.12.2011 21:36

EBAY has new playbooks fire sale starting soon keep your eyes open lol maybe someone at RIM wrote down the serial numbers down and can track them?

518.12.2011 23:38
llongtheD
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Originally posted by solamf30:
That's one way to recover money from all the unsold playbooks. I'm sure the shipment was well insured.
LOL, that's exactly what I was thinking.

If your fish seems sick, put it back in the water.

619.12.2011 1:08

They are only worth about the same as that crummy HP tablet...even a little less since there is no Android yet.

Quote:
$1.7 million in PlayBooks stolen from a semi

1,700,000 / 100 = 17,000 playbooks

Quote:
The truck had 22 pallets of PlayBooks, which is equal to about 5000 units. The tablets were coming from a distribution center in Ontario, Canada.
5,000 x 100 = 500,000

So, they are claiming a $1.7 million loss on $0.5 million worth of product. Yeah...insurance fraud.



719.12.2011 6:01

Originally posted by KillerBug:
They are only worth about the same as that crummy HP tablet...even a little less since there is no Android yet.

Quote:
$1.7 million in PlayBooks stolen from a semi

1,700,000 / 100 = 17,000 playbooks

Quote:
The truck had 22 pallets of PlayBooks, which is equal to about 5000 units. The tablets were coming from a distribution center in Ontario, Canada.
5,000 x 100 = 500,000

So, they are claiming a $1.7 million loss on $0.5 million worth of product. Yeah...insurance fraud.

Ah, Math, My long time friend telling the real truth

820.12.2011 9:23

Canadian money it must be an exchange thing like 2 canoes and a bear trap = dinner and a road trip....

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