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Official FAQ for the HP TouchPad reveals a one-per-person order limit with future availability

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Official FAQ for the HP TouchPad reveals a one-per-person order limit with future availability
Over the course of the last few days, the frenzy surrounding the HP TouchPad has somewhat fizzled due to the lack of units available for purchase. And of course, it doesn’t help when some orders have been cancelled by HP as well.

Interestingly, HP decided to put up an official FAQ regarding their beloved webOS powered tablet – and it tucks away some intriguing new information. Currently, HP is sold out of the tablet as we speak, but after reading into the FAQ, it mentions that more information about TouchPad availability will be made known “in the next few days.” Meaning, we might once again see orders being accepted.

Furthermore, those lucky enough to sign up for email notifications for the TouchPad through HP should be able to get first word regarding its availability. Granted that HP doesn’t specifically say they’re definitely going to start selling the tablet again, the information within the FAQ alludes to the undeniable truth that we might potentially see it go live again.

Finally, HP is enacting a one-per-person order limit if and when they do start selling the TouchPad. Needless to say, it seems like a fair rule seeing that scalpers have been buying the tablet in bulk – then selling them at a profit on various sites like eBay and Craigslist. At this point, you can count on luck when it comes to finding an actual unit for sale at the list of retailers across the country. But as of right now, you might want to keep an eye out on HP if you want a chance on picking one up.

source: HP & The Next Bench via PreCentral

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posted on 29 Aug 2011, 11:41

1. bmsamuel (unregistered)


I saw a commercial for the TouchPad last night on ESPN. I was surprised to see it given the recent news that Web OS was abandoned. I think the commercial plus the FAQ support the idea that HP will sell the TouchPad again in limited quantities.

posted on 29 Aug 2011, 12:24 3

2. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


i am not sure limited qualities is the best word... best buy returned 95% of the touch pads and they had most of them to begin with.. hp has at least a hundred thousand and most likely more

posted on 29 Aug 2011, 17:54

7. p0rkguy (Posts: 683; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)


No they didn't, lol Best Buy sold 95% of them.

posted on 29 Aug 2011, 21:59

10. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


i don't think so.. first hp has a "warehouse" of them... and initially best buy shipped the touch pads back to hp

posted on 29 Aug 2011, 13:49

3. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5622; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


If the 'limited quantities' story is true, then why is HP looking to ration sales? They have announced their departure from the market and it is all about clearing inventory and moving on. Setting a 1 unit per customer policy just stretches out the time they have to deal with the inventory. Of course HP hasn't exactly been on their A game of late, so who knows?

posted on 29 Aug 2011, 14:45 2

4. thomas1215 (Posts: 8; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)


well because customer that want the pad cant buy them because fools like you buy them all just to be gready and make a profit so its totally fair jerk

posted on 29 Aug 2011, 14:49 3

5. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


wow way to make assumptions... someone needs a hug...

posted on 29 Aug 2011, 16:55 2

6. cheetah2k (Posts: 773; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


He got the Jerk bit right though... LOL

posted on 29 Aug 2011, 20:25 1

9. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


haha..

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