Best Buy does a 180 degree change, will sell HP TouchPad in U.S. stores at fire sale prices
posted by Alan F. / Aug 20, 2011, 10:33 PM
Just to reiterate the pricing laid out by HP, the 16GB TouchPad (SKU 2842056) now sells for $99.99, down from $399.99. The 32GB (SKU 2842092) version has a $149.99 price tag, down from $499.99. There is a limit of one of each SKU for each customer, which is a fancy way of saying that a customer can buy no more than one of each model. As of Saturday night, the tablets have yet to show up on Best Buy's web site. The good news is that those who were unable to find an HP TouchPad on Saturday just might find some inventory at their local Best Buy on Sunday. The company says that inventory might be low for the online store.
By the way, if you bought the HP TouchPad from Best Buy after June 19th, you can receive the difference between what you paid for the tablet and the new sales price. If you bought it at a Best Buy store, you simply need to return to the store you bought it at. Those who bought it online need to call Best Buy.com support at 888BestBuy (888-237-8289).
source: BestBuy via PCMag
too late, already sold out... orders taken online and marked for pick up in store... so, nothing left to buy at the stores now
posted on Aug 20, 2011, 11:03 PM 0
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AVAILABLE AT BARNES AND NOBLE FOR 100$ SPREAD THE WORD.
posted on Aug 22, 2011, 3:37 AM 0
where do you get that from? i think its said sold out all day today if im not mistaken, hopefully its just saying that if you want one your probably gonna have to personally go in to try and pick one up tomorrow....hopefully
posted on Aug 20, 2011, 11:09 PM 0
I ordered mine off the website at around 8:45-9:00 pm on saturday evening, and marked it for in store pick up... already got email confirmation that its ready for pick up tomorrow morning when the store opens... since than the website has been saying SOLD OUT!... thats where i get that from... my brother in law was able to order one as well before best buy sold out of em... sorry guys, unless best buy made by putting it up for sale early and noticed it and took it down to put it back up sunday morning, the HP TouchPad is gona from best buy... keep looking!
posted on Aug 21, 2011, 12:04 AM 0
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it might have said sold out because they were originally going to stop selling them. I know most retailers near me say they are sold out of them already. Dont know if its from a low stock to begin with or people really are going nuts since its 100 bux.
posted on Aug 21, 2011, 6:48 PM 0
I got the same brick wall all day today. Hopefully since this was posted after the local Best Buy closed their is hope I may get one when they open tomorrow morning at 11a.m.
posted on Aug 20, 2011, 11:30 PM 0
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so happy I got mine yesterday from Wal-Mart. Its a great tablet especially for only 100 dollars.
posted on Aug 20, 2011, 11:30 PM 1
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How does it work ? Is it a good tablet ?
posted on Aug 21, 2011, 5:20 AM 1
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wow best buy ditched it quick. They dont even have it on their website anymore. No listing saying out of stock, its just completely gone. A search for "touchpad" only links to a screen protector for the device. Well looks like Im out of luck on this. HP's website that has you notified when they have more in stock is broken, probably got flooded with requests. Checked everywhere else I could imagine that I could shop Online or go brick and mortar and they either say they are out of stock or they have removed the listing completely, though Officemax was strange as they removed it from the standard tablet listings but not the search results.
posted on Aug 20, 2011, 11:55 PM 0
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Stupid Best Buy Mobile (in the mall) told me that they are sending them back for a "recall"....really? liars
posted on Aug 21, 2011, 12:36 AM 0
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Told me they were sold out on the phone :(
posted on Aug 21, 2011, 1:23 AM 0
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Don't you mean tablet? :p
posted on Aug 21, 2011, 1:32 AM 0
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At $100, it's a steal and better than anything with Android on it.
posted on Aug 21, 2011, 3:33 AM 2
If u read on the main phone arena page one of the eariler posts says they will continue to support it. and i actuly found a place that has them even cheaper and i think there is some places in my area i can go and get them and have them price match the cheaper place. The cheaper price is only 49.99 for the 16 gig, witch is less than a ps3 game hahahaha i should buy them all.
posted on Aug 21, 2011, 3:50 AM 0
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