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Promoted 12-11-2011 by iconian at 04:09 PM View Original Post
HP is selling their touchpads via ebay. 16GB version is priced at $99 and 32GB version is priced at $149. Shipping is $19 per unit. Thanks vinhtvu2Note: maximum order of 2 touchpads per link
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Edited December 9, 2011 at 03:32 AM by brisar
HP employees will have a chance to purchase a refurbished HP TouchPad via eBay before the sale is announced to the general public. Specifically, the TouchPads will be offered through one of HP's newest marketplaces for close-out and refurbished HP products, the new HP eBay Store <http://stores.ebay.com/hewlettpackard> .
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This product will NOT be available through any other HP stores, such as the Home & Home Office store, Small & Medium Business store, HP EPP or the HP Business Outlet. PLEASE DO NOT CALL ANY OF THESE CALL CENTERS BECAUSE IT DISRUPTS REGULAR SALES ACTIVITIES AND THEY'RE UNABLE TO PROCESS AN ORDER FOR THE TOUCHPADS ANYWAY.

In an effort to give HP employees first chance at a very limited supply of refurbished TouchPads, there will be a short delay between when the product is posted live for sale on eBay and when the general public is notified of the sale.

Refurbished HP TouchPads, both 16GB and 32GB versions, will be posted for sale through the HP eBay store at: 6:00 p.m. (Central Time), Sunday, December 11th. If you are interested in purchasing a refurbished TouchPad, please make yourself a reminder to log-on to eBay a few minutes before the sale starts to make your purchase.

The TouchPads will be available for sale here (under "Laptops"):

http://stores.ebay.com/hewlettpackard <http://stores.ebay.com/hewlettpackard>

Important information about this sale:


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There will be both 16GB and 32GB versions available, selling at a fixed price of $99 and $149 respectively.while supplies last.

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There is also an optional 3-piece Accessory bundle with a Case, Charging Dock & Wireless Keyboard for $79 (est. value $199.97).

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Purchases must be made through the HP eBay store via PayPal only. If you do not have eBay or PayPal accounts, create your accounts before the sale begins to avoid delays.

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The product offer will be announced to the general public on Monday morning and is expected to sell-out quickly thereafter, so don't delay.

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There will be a limit of two (2) TouchPad SKUs per eBay member, sold on a first come, first served basis.

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This sale is not associated with any HP-sponsored employee purchase program and there are no additional discounts for HP employees off the HP eBay store price.

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All sales are final. There are no returns unless product arrives defective.

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The refurbished TouchPad product comes with a 90-day limited warranty.

Going live:
6:00 p.m. (Central Time), Sunday, December 11th.
If you purchase something through a post on our site, Slickdeals may get a small share of the sale.

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Last Edited by poapoapoa January 11, 2012 at 02:17 PM
UPDATE: HP is crediting the $19 shipping charges per unit through a PayPal credit. Emails are being sent out starting late morning of 1/19.
CHECK YO EMAIL OR PAYPAL FO YO CREDIT. And consider leaving good feedback.


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Received good units from

NV - 11
NJ - 11
TX - 99
IN - 101
CO - 1
IL - 44

Received bad units from

NV-11
NJ - 33
TX
IN- 23
CO
IL -

Trollin Empty Box- Contact HP EBay CS 877-133-1337
Stolen unit from Indianapolis. I contacted UPS and they won't help me. They told me to check with my neighbors, and then have the seller open an investigation with them. My neighbors don't have it, so I sent HP a message through ebay. HP sent me a message back saying per the tracking info it was delivered. I already explained this situation in my original email, so I sent the same thing back. I am awaiting a 2nd response from HP. But it doesn't look good so far. I will be opening a paypal dispute tomorrow. EDIT- I called the # and they were very helpful and said they are sending me a replacement, which will be here by christmas.
Received 16GB when 32GB was paid for - 1 (from TX)
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How to Update Refurbished Touchpad from OS version 3.0.2 to latest 3.0.4

I got my Touchpad today, but the newly arrived refurbished Touchpad is running OS version 3.0.2 and claims to be up to date. Of course, we know that the latest OS is 3.0.9 from the retail Touchpads.

In order to update it to the latest OS, you have to use webOS Doctor. First, go through the Setup steps on your Touchpad and create a webOS account, aka HP Profile. Then to go http://www.hpwebos.com/account and log in. Clicked on Device Options and download the webOS Doctor.

Once webOS Doctor is downloaded, run it and follow the steps until it asks you to connect the Touchpad. Before you connect, you have to put your Touchpad into USB Update mode using these steps [hpwebos.com] listed on the webOS Doctor FAQ.

Then the Next button should show up and it will proceed. The whole process took about 1 hour, and my Touchpad is now running on the latest 3.0.9 and hopefully it will receive future OS updates too (if not use these steps again).

-- c46

FYI, I tried to update from 3.0.2 to 3.0.9 for multiple times without success yesterday. And gave a first shot today, it updates smoothly by itself, takes around 20 minutes. If you don't wanna to go through webOS doctor, you may just hold on for a while and just keep on trying. System itself doesn't have too much difference.

-- hinsburg
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Just a heads up. The 30 lbs showing under your tracking IS only for 1 Touchpad. If you ordered 2, you can track the other one by REFERENCE if you have or set up an account with UPS to be able to view "Additional Information". Once you are logged in and use your existing tracking number, you will see under additional information a reference number. Simply take the last number of that reference number and increase or decrease by 1 and then copy and paste that to "track by reference", select United States and your zip code and do your search. You should see the other package in transit. I have 4 separate shipments, 3 from Indianapolis and 1, scheduled for delivery today, from Edison NJ. Again,you need to create an account with UPS to see this additional information and reference number. I have delivery alerts set up with "My UPS" and that's how I know.


Alternate tracking by REFERENCE without signing up for UPS account.
http://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=46039902&postcount=8134


http://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=45923836&postcount=7228 REP THIS MAN! I got my two tracking numbers!
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eldred24 was the second to post the CA link here @ 7:08pm (EST) http://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=45861110&postcount=3059
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obelisk79 is the guy from the UK link for the 16GB. @ 7:15pm Rep him here.

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See the screenshot ExpeditedShipping.png below that shows that at some point during the ordering process, expedited shipping for 2 TPs was the same price as standard ground shipping ($38). Thanks to mfive for the screenshot. (link to post)
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200,316 WERE IN STOCK FOR THE 16GB AND 800,305 FOR THE 32GB.
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The deal is supposed to go live at the following time in the US, depending on your time zone:
4:00 PM PST
5:00 PM IST
6:00 PM CST
7:00 PM EST
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HERE IS THE ORIGINAL LETTER SENT TO HP EMPLOYEES:
Quote :
According to Techcrunch, http://techcrunch.com/2011/12/07/hp-touchpad-ebay/

Refurbished HP TouchPads, both 16GB and 32GB versions, will be posted for sale through the HP eBay store at: 6:00 p.m. (Central Time), Sunday, December 11th. If you are interested in purchasing a refurbished TouchPad, please make yourself a reminder to log-on to eBay a few minutes before the sale starts to make your purchase.

The TouchPads will be available for sale here (under "Laptops"): http://stores.ebay.com/hewlettpackard

Important information about this sale:

o There will be both 16GB and 32GB versions available, selling at a fixed price of $999 and $1149 respectively...while supplies last.
o There is also an optional 3-piece Accessory bundle with a Case, Charging Dock & Wireless Keyboard for $179 (est. value $199.97).
o Purchases must be made through the HP eBay store via PayPal only. If you do not have eBay or PayPal accounts, create your accounts before the sale begins to avoid delays.
o The product offer will be announced to the general public on Monday morning and is expected to sell-out quickly thereafter, so don't delay.
o There will be a limit of two (200) TouchPad SKUs per eBay member, sold on a first come, first served basis.
o This sale is not associated with any HP-sponsored employee purchase program and there are no additional discounts for HP employees off the HP eBay store price.
o All sales are final. There are no returns unless product arrives defective.
o The refurbished TouchPad product comes with a 90-day limited warranty.
o Please note that eBay orders only allow one ship-to location per order.

Thank you for your cooperation, good luck to you and don't forget to mark your calendars for 8:00 p.m. (Central Time), Sunday, December 11th.

Note: In an effort to give HP employees first chance at a very limited supply of refurbished TouchPads, there will be a short delay between when the product is posted live for sale on eBay and when the general public is notified of the sale.
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Accessories
-- Poetic Slimbook Case [amazon.com]
-- Acase Slim Leather Case [amazon.com]
-- Targus Truss Case [amazon.com]
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Started Guide
New Touchpad? Here's your "Get Started" guide [webosnation.com]

Preware
How to: Install Preware on Your TouchPad [webosbuzz.com]
How to: Overclock your TouchPad [webosbuzz.com]
youtube tutorial on preware install [youtube.com]

Android
Easy to Follow Visual Guide to Run Android on your HP Touchpad [briefmobile.com]
CyanogenMod TouchPad Forum [cyanogenmod.com]
Idiot's Guide to Installing CM7 on Touchpad [youtube.com] - Tells where to get files and clear instructions on installation.
Step-by-Step Instruction How to Install XRON Cyanogen Mod and TWRP 2.0 Recovery

Webos 3.0.4 force update
For those who has trouble updating from 3.0.2 to 3.0.4 [youtube.com] (thanks to laneg004)
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#151
Quote from xcub View Post :
TouchPad is heavy & bulky - You may consider the Asus orPlaybook tablets.
Oh, the playbook, another nice DOA device. Besides, it's only 7" and looking at their sales#, there wont be any bigger screen PBs. Smilie
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#152
Quote from myamex View Post :
well, that's just personal preference. You can buy/keep whatever you like.
For me, the touchpad worths $230 and I would rather get the Acer Iconia from BB BF deal at the same price.

Hardware only matters when you have good software to go with it. CM7 for Touchpad is just half-baked and it's not comparable to Honeycomb or ICS.
I agree CM7 is just a terrible experience, I uninstalled it and went back to pure webOS, much nicer and stabler.
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This is everywhere now even Meg Whitman and Lawson Just emailed me



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#154
Quote from xninjagrrl View Post :
I dont get why as there have been great sales on tablets for around $200. As a TP owner, I would rather pay 200 for a Playbook than a TP. The only good deal on the TP was if you could snag one for firesale prices and use the HP coupon. Everything else is just an unwise purchase.
As a TP and a Playbook owner. I rather pay $99 for my big screen TP than $160 for my tiny screen Playbook. The TP is also faster. They are both dead machines. The future is Android ports. The TP hardware is better.
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#155
Quote from bughill99 View Post :
HP employees DON'T login to Ebay as an HP employee. They just simply had (as in "no longer have") an opportunity to purchase by being informed that they go on sale at 6pm PT, which is apparently just ahead of when the sale will be communicated to the public.
the question is, now that this has leaked here, will HP decide to actually list at 3pm CST and tell employees to check then while SDers keep thinking 6pm is the time.
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#156
Personally, I'd rather spend $99 on a Novo7 [techcrunch.com] that runs ICS, even if it is 7".
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#157
Quote from myamex View Post :
CM7 for Touchpad is just half-baked and it's not comparable to Honeycomb or ICS.
It's also not finished yet. I am not personally running it, but I think that bears mentioning. On one hand, buying a touchpad for Android right now isn't a recipe for happiness...when they finish it? Dunno.

It all depends on timing. If they get it straightened out soon, you'll have the best of both worlds between good hardware cheap and good, supported software to run on it. They wait too long, and the hardware world will have moved on. Already Asus has set the bar with quad-cores at less-than-iPad prices, so who knows what another few months will bring.
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#158
Quote from runIrish24 View Post :
Good one troll.

If you are being serious when you are saying its materials are cheap and that a fire would be better then you sir are a moron,

The fire has better hardware, is faster and is built on Android. your the toll. The Touchpad is made of cheap material. FACT.

If i would want a challenge to port android i would get a Playbook and try to port it. it is by far better quality.
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#159
I so want one but I know this will sell out in an instant.Does anyone have that script that autobuys on ebay?
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Quote from xninjagrrl View Post :
I dont get why as there have been great sales on tablets for around $200. As a TP owner, I would rather pay 200 for a Playbook than a TP. The only good deal on the TP was if you could snag one for firesale prices and use the HP coupon. Everything else is just an unwise purchase.
I was surprised at it myself. I bought mine during the firesale for $150. I would not pay $300+ for this device, like the 32's are going for on eBay, I would look to something else. But for the price I paid, it's perfect.

I wouldn't buy a Playbook for $150, I'll say that. That thing seems more useless than a Touchpad with WebOS.
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#161
Quote from initialddd View Post :
The fire has better hardware, is faster and is built on Android. your the toll. The Touchpad is made of cheap material. FACT.

If i would want a challenge to port android i would get a Playbook and try to port it. it is by far better quality.
Are either the Fire or Playbook $99?
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#162
Quote from chemao View Post :
The joke's on you man. I've been running Cyanogenmod Android on mine for a couple of months and it's great. The rumors are they'll be releasing ICS for it in January. I have to admit you make no sense with the whole shutting it down thing, either. I never turn mine off, so I don't have to worry about waiting for it to boot. I do have to give you props for selling it for $239. You ripped that guy off for just a 16GB version.
Well that joke enabled me to defray the $250 I paid for a Asus Transformer that I got from BestBuys the week before Black Friday. Makes it about a wash price wise. I guess the joke is that I now end up with a $400 Transformer for around $85 plus shipping costs. I'm laughing as type... Good luck with them rumors....
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Quote from travfar View Post :
As a TP and a Playbook owner. I rather pay $99 for my big screen TP than $160 for my tiny screen Playbook. The TP is also faster. They are both dead machines. The future is Android ports. The TP hardware is better.
Fact the Playbook is Faster
Fact the Playbook screen is better than the Touch pad.
FAct the Playbook is not a dead machine still supported. TP is dead. Also 2.0 will play android apps.
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#164
Quote from MidTownHD View Post :
How good are these refurbished ones with 90-day warranty?
If it's like my HP refurbished laptop, it'll be DOA.
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#165
Quote from ColonelMustard2 View Post :
I can not believe that the only way HP could figure out how to offer these to employees was to send a "get there early" memo for a public eBay sale?!?!?! C'MON MAN!

Last I checked, HP had their own website/store. Seems there has to be many, many other ways to accomplish this if they really wanted to offer employees first dibs. Ex. make them available in the store again but only if you have a valid code. Send all employees a unique, one-time use code that's good for 1 day. Employees get their chance then after the presale, you release the rest to the awaiting hordes.
I agree, they could have done more if they WANTED to. Alas, they did not. My assumption is that they figure the "get there early" email is just barely enough to show the employees "look at us, we're thinking about our employees first". I work for HP and I don't really care as I was able to get one from CDW, but know some folks who would have liked a chance. Folks will say that employees don't deserve any special opportunities, but with the Touchpad fiasco, that might be the only raise any of us get this year.
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