According to staples.ca, they will be selling overstock of the 16GB WiFi Blackberry Playbook this Sunday August 19 for a mere $159.00..Yes you heard correctly. A week after the 4G LTE Playbook launched for $550, you are able to pick up a very similar tablet for near $150 bucks!
There is no mention on how much stuck Staples will carry but the sale is open to online sales as well as in0store purchases with a limit of 2 per person. In our opinion this is such a great deal for this tablet. We have always been a fan of the Playbook and QNX (BB10) and hopefully in January we see the full potential unleashed! If not, you still got a great tablet for $159. While some say they will only purchase the Playbook if the price is similar to the $99 fire sale for the HP TouchPad, at this point RIM continues to support the OS so there is still a good chance for this tablet unlike the dead WebOS on the Touchpad.