I have been hearing about these discounts for awhile but Mackie let me know about a thread on RedFlagDeals Canada that really highlights it. RIM has been offering their employees BlackBerry PlayBooks for $99 (16GB), $149 (32GB), $199 (64GB). There is a catch that they have to pay benefit tax on it which brings up the price $30-$40 so its not that crazy of a deal. On the other hand RIM is throwing in extras for the 32GB and 64GB models like cases and HDMI cables.
Check out all the details here and try to hit up your friends at RIM if they owe you a favor… 🙂