A crew of criminals executed a well planned electronics heist — they tailed the driver of tractor trailer to a truck stop where confederates were watching, surreptitiously hauled the trailer away to a location where another truck was waiting and got away. The only problem is that they stole a bunch of “tablets.”
The big buzz this Christmas is tablets, right? Actually, just like last year, the big buzz is the iPad.
Reuters reports a criminal crew of four or five stole a truck trailer carrying $2 million “worth” of electronics and have so far made a relatively clean getaway. However, the sad bit is that the load they got away with was great big box of 5,000 Blackberry Playbooks — talk about a lump coal.
Assuming the thieves had stolen this load back in May when the Playbook first shipped, they could have done quite well for themselves as the device carried a $499 suggested retail price. However, RIM and lead retailer Best Buy have been blowing them out recently for just $199 each, which casts this Christmas caper in a much sadder light.
Perhaps they were stolen to provide parts or maybe even be hacked to run some version Android? There’s a notion — the Playbook looks quite a lot like the Kindle Fire, yes?
Thereupon, if some guy has a “really good deal” (i.e. out the back of truck trailer) on Amazon Kindles, you might just wanna pass…
What’s your take?