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HP Touchpad: 16GB $99, 32GB EXPIRED

vinhtvu2 587 December 7, 2011 at 07:28 AM in Tech & Electronics (7) More eBay Deals
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Promoted 12-11-2011 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.

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#136
just. won't. die.
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#137
Quote from boss13 View Post :
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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#140
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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#141
Quote from juzzaholic View Post :
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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#142
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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#144
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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#146
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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