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

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.

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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1. Kyle unregistered

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

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.

3. IEatApples

Posts: 66; Member since: Jul 06, 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.

5. ibap

Posts: 867; Member since: Sep 09, 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.

6. Immolate

Posts: 310; Member since: Jun 17, 2011

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

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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