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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 .
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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

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:

• There will be both 16GB and 32GB versions available, selling at a fixed price of $999 and $1149 respectively…while supplies last.
• There is also an optional 3-piece Accessory bundle with a Case, Charging Dock & Wireless Keyboard for $179 (est. value $199.97).
• 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.
• 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.
• There will be a limit of two (200) TouchPad SKUs per eBay member, sold on a first come, first served basis.
• 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.
• All sales are final. There are no returns unless product arrives defective.
• The refurbished TouchPad product comes with a 90-day limited warranty.
• 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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#136
just. won't. die.
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LOL at this........but I guess if you didn't get one yet.....it might be your last chance. Loving CM7 dual boot.

Any significant issues with Android at all on that Touchpad?
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#138
With Christmas coming, the Touchpads have risen in price on eBay.[/QUOTE]

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.
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#139
How many units you guys think they will have in stock? <10, >10?
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Quote from Bluekross View Post :
It's limit 2 per person. If anything, it was just a polite gesture towards the HP employees, I just wish they would have made it truly available to employees because the leak was bound to happen. What do you expect though with 300,000+ employees?
EXACTLY you proved my point completely. Companies really don't give a damn about anyone that doesn't have a title starting with VP. Why should you have any loyalty at ALL to a company like that? Heck, I'm surprised there weren't thousands of posts at the same time by people that care more about Slickdeals than their own company. I know I don't care about my company. Times change man, there is no company loyalty in America any more. That's why we have sites like this and we stick with them as a community.

That's also why people that discount sharing on Slickdeals should just be banned. If you don't promote community sharing, then you don't belong here.
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How many units you guys think they will have in stock? <10, >10?
I don't know but I am in for one Smilie Pirate
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Quote from froggydukes View Post :
so you charge yours horizontal then?? do you think it was because of the charging? i charge mine vertically and its in the case...just wondering.
Yes, horizontal...First, it displays the clock better and second, vertical just seemed so much more unstable to me and asking to get knocked over.

Also, yes, the crack lines are right to the inside of the speaker holes, right were the pressure from the stand is. Since I can't pin-point when it happened, I'm not sure if it was a repeated-stress crack, or just being set down a bit too vigorously one time.

Again, on mine, I consider it very mild, especially what I paid for it. Had I bought it full-price at launch? Yeah, I'd have been ticked.
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#143
Quote from umrdyldo View Post :
You are saying we should buy and sell the touchpad to run android? Please tell me what tablet has the same hardware specs and costs $200. I haven't found one yet. Most tablets in the 200 range are slower or smaller than a touchpad. Don't mention spending a little more because that's not what we are here for.
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.
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Quote from juzzaholic View Post :
How many units you guys think they will have in stock? <10, >10?
Probably in the 10,000 range, assuming a failure rate of 1%.
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#145
do they ask for employee # when buying from HP ebay?
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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.
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.
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#147
just need 1. hope they cap it to deter the hoarders from this site.
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#148
I am in houston, tx what time and date exactly ? I am confused with time?
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#149
what i want to know is if its easy to put in android on this thing. also is android stable? I keep searching from time to time and i really want to move to android on my touchpad. does anyone know of an easy way to do it?
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#150
With CM7 Alpha 3 on my touchpad, the only issue I have is sound cracking when the display is off. Other than that, it works perfect.. no SOD, no WiFi issues, 2-3 days on a single charge with moderate use.

I have no complaints.
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