Best Buy does a 180 degree change, will sell HP TouchPad in U.S. stores at fire sale prices

Best Buy does a 180 degree change, will sell HP TouchPad in U.S. stores at fire sale prices
Perhaps Best Buy's U.S. managers saw all those HP TouchPads being sold around them and decided to join in the fun, too. After saying that its U.S. stores would not partake in the fire sale of the webOS tablet, deciding instead to send the unsold inventory to HP, the big box retailer has made a U-turn and starting immediately it will offer the heavily discounted device at stores and online. A message on the Best Buy online forum says that due to HP's decision to discontinue producing the tablets, it is now offering the tablets at clearance prices regardless of any other promotion or advertisement.

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 support at 888BestBuy (888-237-8289).

source: BestBuy via PCMag

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1. Charlie unregistered

too late, already sold out... orders taken online and marked for pick up in store... so, nothing left to buy at the stores now

48. xenover

Posts: 174; Member since: May 27, 2011


54. biscutbob

Posts: 82; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

It doesnt make sence that B&N would carry a different tablet other than the nook.. do they really have an Hp touchpad?

2. exo2u unregistered

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

10. Charlie unregistered

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!

42. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

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.

3. Kyle unregistered

Best Buy you are stupid. Why on earth would you not sell the touchpad out when HP themselves are selling out their inventory!?

4. Whateverr unregistered

This is a disaster!

5. eLmo82 unregistered

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.

7. exo2u unregistered

me too man, good luck, ill be doing the same tomorrow


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

so happy I got mine yesterday from Wal-Mart. Its a great tablet especially for only 100 dollars.

20. HTCiscool

Posts: 449; Member since: Jul 16, 2011


22. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

How does it work ? Is it a good tablet ?

43. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

nope.. there's no BADA on it :)

49. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

They said it didn't had much to stand out for :/ many are actually buying it to put honeycomb on it

8. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

well i'll try again tomorrow i guess. hope i get there in time. o:

9. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

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.

11. veritech unregistered

Hey does anyone know if Costco will do this too? They had a lot in a store when i was there but they still had it at full price.

12. matistight

Posts: 1010; Member since: May 13, 2009

Stupid Best Buy Mobile (in the mall) told me that they are sending them back for a "recall"....really? liars

46. come on unregistered

Read the article you're commenting on more closely, and you'll see that best buy intended to send them back, then changed their minds.

13. Cinnamon

Posts: 87; Member since: Jun 16, 2011

Told me they were sold out on the phone :(


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Don't you mean tablet? :p

16. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

He meant he called them over the phone, genius.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

miz please change your display pic so this obvious case of distraction doesn't happen again. I just can't focus when I see hot sweaty oiled up men. Glad we share common interest ;] hahaha

15. osanilevich

Posts: 287; Member since: Sep 29, 2009

unless HP will continue to support webOS after discontinuation, there is no point of purchasing a touchad (or any webOS device for that matter)

17. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

At $100, it's a steal and better than anything with Android on it.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

and with all that money you saved you can buy all the miz posters you want. Just need some hand lotion now ;]

50. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

I like turtles

18. OpTiKaWn unregistered

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.

21. SBRSuperstar225

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 04, 2011

where are they sold for 49?

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