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Best Buy will sell you a $149.99 32GB HP TouchPad, but you'll need to buy a computer first

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Best Buy will sell you a $149.99 32GB HP TouchPad, but you'll need to buy a computer first
Word has it that HP is finally sold out of the HP TouchPad altogether, so that begs the question – where does one go to try and snag these fire sale units? Well, if you’re still serious about trying to obtain one at their hard to beat price, you don’t need to look further than your good old local Best Buy store.

Well folks, it seems that big box retailer Best Buy will be throwing a promotion that focuses around the webOS powered tablet. Starting on November 1st, customers will have the opportunity of buying the 32GB HP TouchPad for $149.99, but before you're able to snatch it at that price, you’ll be required to buy an HP or Compaq computer first. Yes folks, you heard that correctly, but you’ll need to drop some dough on a computer before being granted the ability to buy the HP TouchPad at its miraculous price. If you’re looking for the 16GB version, you’ll be saddened to know that the retailer won’t have any in stock.

Some might be thinking ahead on how to go around the issue of snagging the HP TouchPad only for $149.99, but it seems as though Best Buy employees are trained in dealing with it. Specifically, if you attempt to return the computer, but decide on keeping the HP TouchPad, you’ll actually be charged the full $599.99 for the tablet. So yeah, this deal will obviously benefit those who are already planning to purchase an HP or Compaq computer beforehand.

Of course, if you happen to know a buddy or friend that’s looking to buy an HP or Compaq computer sometime soon, you might want to befriend them even more if you’re intent on getting your hands on the TouchPad. Again, this might seemingly be the last opportunity to pick up the tablet at that price.

via Electronista & PC Magazine

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posted on 29 Oct 2011, 12:16

1. belovedson (Posts: 1052; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)

make it rain

posted on 29 Oct 2011, 12:56 7

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

So in order to get a decent tablet, I need to buy a horrible HP or Compaq computer? No thanks, I rather just use that money and get a Kindle Fire.

posted on 29 Oct 2011, 17:06 1

7. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

Tell em Miz!

posted on 29 Oct 2011, 13:41

3. johnny9000 (Posts: 50; Member since: 10 Sep 2011)

So the one touchpad I ordered back in August finally came (no, I was not one of the idiots who bought 30 hoping to resell them on Ebay). Sure, it was only 149.99, but let's just say I'm very underwhelmed. I am NOT a Apple fanboy by any means, but my brother's ipad 2 destroys this thing in every way. Spec wise maybe not, but usability and features, absolutely. If you didn't manage to snag one at the fire sale price, don't get so bummed about it. In less than a year higher spec'd tablets will be out for a price that probably mirrors what these were. The ipads will remain the golden ticket for tablet buyers, so all the other manufacturers will have to wage war with the only way they can compete against the ipad, price. I feel very sorry for anyone who ever bought a touchpad when its price was similar to an ipad. Whoever thought it could match it (and get consumers to buy it) was seriously living in a dream world.

posted on 29 Oct 2011, 13:41 1

4. ZayZay (Posts: 571; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)

Best Buy huh?? No dice

posted on 29 Oct 2011, 13:57

5. bubba78 (Posts: 57; Member since: 23 May 2011)

No wonder Best Buy is on verge of going out of business.

posted on 29 Oct 2011, 17:01

6. remixfa (Posts: 14604; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

no frikkin way.

posted on 30 Oct 2011, 10:48

8. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2285; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)

I will never buy from bestbuy again!!!!!!!!!!! Rat bastards!

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