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Best Buy pulls HP TouchPad from U.S. stores; HP to refund early buyers

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Best Buy pulls HP TouchPad from U.S. stores; HP to refund early buyers
For those who got up early this morning to beat the crowd at Best Buy and pick up an HP TouchPad for $99.99, well it would have been best if you had just hit the snooze button. Unlike its Canadian partners up north, U.S. Best Buy stores will not be selling the HP TouchPad at the fire sale prices directed by the Palo Alto firm. Instead, the big box retailer is packing up the webOS flavored tablets for return to HP. Best Buy's web site has removed the tablet which has disappeared from the site as though it were in the Witness Protection program. The only hint that such a product ever was offered at Best Buy is the $30 screen protector available online. If you think you'll have better luck buying directly from the manufacturer, at HP's web site, both the 16GB and 32GB versions of the TouchPad are listed as being out of stock.

There is good news, though, for those who paid the higher prices for the tablet when it was originally launched. HP is refunding the difference between the higher prices and the new discounted prices it set forth yesterday, as we reported. You will need to call HP or the store where you purchased the TouchPad. The new prices as set forth by HP are $99.99 for the 16GB tablet and $149.99 for the 32GB variant.

source: webOSRoundup, BestBuy via Engadget

Both versions of the TouchPad are out of stock according to HP's web site

Both versions of the TouchPad are out of stock according to HP's web site







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posted on 20 Aug 2011, 13:58

1. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1037; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


I would totally buy one for $100. I mean come on! That's less than a zune hd and that thing is a few years old and has no future either. I mean sure it's not the best tablet by far but still... for $100. Amazing deal.

posted on 20 Aug 2011, 21:55 1

23. mannyfs (Posts: 63; Member since: 11 Feb 2011)


people r going crazy! im beggining to wonder if it was hps plan all along, i mean, the touchpads made of kind of cheap materials, cheap camera, cheap-fingerprint-supermagnet screen. maybe HP just wanted everyone to buy one so then people start developing apps since everyone will have one by the end of the weekend.

posted on 20 Aug 2011, 14:11

2. Whateverr (unregistered)


I'm really ticked off that all these people who made fun of OS all of a sudden can't grab them fast enough on clearance, I've been a Palm fan since 1998 and camped out for the first Pre and can't find one anywhere, despite trying since morning. I'd really appreciate the OS!

posted on 20 Aug 2011, 15:26

5. johnson mao (unregistered)


Yeah it was really hard finding one. I was up at 8 this morning still nothing. I finally found some places. Jr.com, microcenter.com, amazon.com(but they only had 16 left and that was 2 hours ago) and Office Max. Good hunting, I hope you find one.

P.s. best buy appreantly sent back there entire stock of Touchpads maybe HP.com will have some more I stock?

posted on 20 Aug 2011, 15:50

6. Johnson (again) (unregistered)


Update** i just checked all the websites that i listed and there All Gone.

I hope you have better luck out there.

posted on 22 Aug 2011, 01:59

29. Ro0t_ (unregistered)


get the HP TouchPad at barnes and nobles, they only have the 16 gig left so hurry up and scoopit while you still can.

http://gifts.barnesandnoble.com/HP-TouchPad-Tablet-with-16GB-Memory-WiFi-12GHz-Black/e/886111788637?itm=1&usri=hp%2Btouchpad%2Btablet%2Bwith%2B16gb%2Bmemory%2Bwifi%2B1%2B2ghz

posted on 20 Aug 2011, 14:45

3. evan (unregistered)


I bought one, 100 is worth it best buy has both 16g and 32g for $100

posted on 20 Aug 2011, 15:19

4. Jay (unregistered)


Where did you getit? I can't find it anywhere

posted on 20 Aug 2011, 16:58

7. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Damn, a tablet actually better than Crapdroid and no one is selling it

posted on 20 Aug 2011, 17:18 2

9. Sniggly (Posts: 6481; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I like turtles

posted on 20 Aug 2011, 17:45

11. Yeeee (Posts: 190; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)


If It was crap it wouldnt be the worlds most popular OS. The only reason your an Apple troll is cuz you know android is more popular and has better phones

posted on 20 Aug 2011, 19:42 1

17. remyrz (Posts: 183; Member since: 28 Oct 2010)


I like turtles :)

posted on 20 Aug 2011, 20:35

19. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


what's up with all the turtles?!? :P

posted on 20 Aug 2011, 21:57

24. Sniggly (Posts: 6481; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Thelastholdout@gmail.com for an explanation.

posted on 20 Aug 2011, 21:46 3

22. Da_Miz (banned) (Posts: 17; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


im starting to think i like android...

posted on 21 Aug 2011, 15:27

26. protozeloz (Posts: 5326; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


I like turtles

posted on 20 Aug 2011, 17:13

8. cheetah2k (Posts: 737; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


Can someone buy a 32Gb @ $149 one and send it to me in Australia??

posted on 20 Aug 2011, 17:28

10. Jake (unregistered)


Looks like someone decided to sell their Touchpad on Ebay. Is this a good deal????

http://www.ebay.com/itm/250877772432?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649#ht_500wt_1156

posted on 20 Aug 2011, 18:34

12. gotmine (unregistered)


Saw the news on phonearena last night and surfed for them after midnight to find one but none of the prices changed. This morning went to wally world and got 2 32gig versions. Then after spending the rest of the morning being told no more were in stock, HHG had some so I got 2 16gig ones there. Sweetness! My whole family has one now. My brother and I have been WebOS fans so this was a real treat for us. The rest just like having a tablet for the rock bottom price. Just a major bonus its such a sweet pad.

posted on 20 Aug 2011, 18:58 1

14. jdawg (unregistered)


Bestbuy did decide to sell them starting tonight FYI.

posted on 20 Aug 2011, 19:07

15. mannyfs (Posts: 63; Member since: 11 Feb 2011)


and what r ur sources?

posted on 20 Aug 2011, 19:28

16. Missed_the_Mark (unregistered)


Two of my local best Buys here in Salt Lake are now selling their Touchpads. One even let me buy it over the phone

posted on 20 Aug 2011, 19:47

18. Goldeneye (Posts: 344; Member since: 22 Jan 2011)


Looks like Costco returned them as well they have none at my local store they had a bunch just a couple days ago!

posted on 20 Aug 2011, 20:43

20. Andrew930 (unregistered)


I am a Best Buy employee and can confirm that they ARE being sold as of this afternoon. Management was told to take them off the shelves but are now available again. The exact reason, I'm not sure, but right before leaving my shift today it was bats**t crazy in the tablet section because everyone was trying to get their hands on one.

posted on 20 Aug 2011, 20:44

21. Andrew930 (unregistered)


Also, they are NOT price matching if you've already purchased one. They are allowing full refunds from the past 60 days, however.

posted on 21 Aug 2011, 07:30

25. mambocream (Posts: 27; Member since: 10 Jun 2011)


You can get them right now on Best Buy's website.

posted on 22 Aug 2011, 00:46

28. zafrir (Posts: 10; Member since: 31 Dec 2009)


Barnes & Noble has the 16GB version available on their site for $102. Bn.com if you are interested.

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