Your comments about the UAE peeps selling their older phones to others is part of why I think the analysts who are sooooo worried about Rim losing their service revenue are going to be in for a double shock.   The service revenue will continue on older phones and they will not "disappear".  They will simply be going to others...  Hence, Rim will sell new phones with higher margins and the service revenue will not decrease accordingly!!  Prime example is my house.  When I get the new bb10, my wife will get my bold and she can toss her non-smartphone samsung!!!  Undoubtably, some phones will get tossed/trashed, but certainly not most of them.....

As an aside, that few hundred you got a few months ago from Mercer should now be worth almost a grand.  Soon to be worth more.....wink, wink....