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HP TouchPad is featured in Staples upcoming sales flyer; still priced at $499.99 though

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HP TouchPad is featured in Staples upcoming sales flyer; still priced at $499.99 though
Always on the prowl, especially when just about every place is selling the HP TouchPad for $99.99, one of readers noticed that the webOS powered tablet is going to be featured in Staples' upcoming sales flyer for the week starting on September 4th.

However, after looking at the advertisement online through their site, it’s still showing a hefty price tag of $499.99 attached to it – as opposed to the discounted price that everyone else is offering. From the looks of it too, the tablet can only purchased in stores seeing that online ordering isn’t available with it. Nevertheless, things could very well change over the next couple of days before the “sale” is given a go on Sunday.

HP TouchPad is featured in Staples upcoming sales flyer; still priced at $499.99 though
Although we can only hope to see Staples honoring the reduced price of the HP TouchPad, they’re not obliged to sell it at that specific price. Well, we’ve reached out to Staples regarding the entire situation and will update things as soon as we’re informed. In the meantime, we can only close our eyes and hope.

Thanks Jason!

source: Staples

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posted on 02 Sep 2011, 15:28

1. Kyle (unregistered)

Either have them in stock for $99 or take it off your flyer! :)

posted on 02 Sep 2011, 15:50

2. SPLSemployee (unregistered)

That is because the ads are created 3 weeks in advance, probably before the whole breakdown happened. Besides no store has had them in the last week so i would suggest not getting excited over it.

posted on 02 Sep 2011, 18:48

3. IEatApples (Posts: 66; Member since: 06 Jul 2011)

yea I highly doubt they actually have stock when even HP doesn't. Staples participated in the original firewall, I know because I waited in line and was 4 people away from getting one when they sold out. I would bet this ad was made before the firesale.

posted on 03 Sep 2011, 08:45

5. ibap (Posts: 762; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)

These things are printed ahead so that newspapers can put them in on a specified Sunday. There's always some disclaimer about errors and availability. The only chance for one at the reduced price at this point is from the remainder run that HP is doing to use up components, purportedly available at the end of October. And apparently those will be one-to-a-customer and I'm guessing likely to go first to those whose orders were canceled after being placed, or who signed up on the HP website. I'm in the latter category, so I'm not holding my breath.

posted on 03 Sep 2011, 10:41

6. Immolate (Posts: 310; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)

Also in Tiger Direct printed flyer, same deal. Full retail and zero chance they have any.

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 08:05

9. Amy (unregistered)

I bought 3 from Amazon.com with a price of $234.00 each before labor day. And since then I never saw the rice went down to the amount I purchased it. It selling like pan cakes....

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