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HP Touchpad: 16GB $99, 32GB EXPIRED

vinhtvu2 727 591 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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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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#5221
You love him long time?
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whoever suggested the .ph domain - i will rep you (when i find you)

I purchased circa 750PM EST
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#5222
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Where did you see it?

Here's mine
Email: ebay-us@hp-remarketing-services.com
Phone: 1-877-471-9656

Seller's Email:
paypal-us@hp-remarketing-services.com
On the top of the invoice, it says seller's email and it reads: "paypal-us@hp-remarketing-services.com"

But on the bottom of the email invoice, it says: "Payment sent to HPPaypal@liquidation.com"

So... yeah, I don't know what that means.
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heh.... CO seems pretty liberal to me.... but I'm from idaho... FTW
Yea Denver is Liberal Hippie Central for the Mid-West. Other than that, we're good.
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Yea I chose the middle option because it said it was the same price, but ended up being $38 more for two. I already sent HP a message about it...we'll see...
Glad to know I wasn't the only one who saw it - it said $38 for Standard and also $38 for Expedited, however the final totals were different, guess it was $38 for both for Standard and $38 each for Expedited...LOL, Ebay checkout system fail?? Guess that's what happens when thousands are crashing the system
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I'm glad I was able to help some people get orders processed. I'm excited to get my touchpads. 1 for me and one for the wife!
Thanks, dude. Got 2 (crossing my fingers) 32GBs.
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#5226
Had it in my cart two hours before the sale. Hit refresh until price change. Kept refreshing a failed checkout with multiple windows open. Tried PayPal checkout for one hour and forty five minutes. My order never went through.

I thought this would be my way in after days trying during the first fire sale, and then staying out overnight in freezing temps in line during Black Friday, only to be about ten people behind the last tickets handed out. To say I am discouraged is an understatement. I have tried so hard, for so long.

I know I will probably be ridiculed by those saying "click faster", but I needed to get this out...
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Like Playing the Lottery
Selected 'Buy Now' for two of the 16GB Touchpads at exactly 4PM PST. Got as far as the summary of my invoice in PayPal waiting for the confirmation. Then a timeout and the order was gone.
Yea, tell me about it. Crapbay yay!
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Quote from DrNoDeal View Post :
May as well stop now, look at the last sale timestamp on all three items. Unless they add more stock this deal is dead... again

Don't worry. There will be more touchpads coming before the new years day. HP is planning on shutting down completely this year.
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Quote from Gara View Post :
I had this same problem. 2 day shipping was telling me 19.00 as well but when I started checking out the price was actually much higher. I was thankfully able to change it back to standard shipping before confirming
Same here, what can we do?
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#5230
Is this dead? I still can't get it after 2 hours.
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#5231
I got 2

the first one, i did NOT pay any sales tax, total was $168.00

the second one i paid $13.44 for tax, for a grand total of $181.44

looks like YMMV for sales tax
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Quote from slutsky View Post :
what happened? did you guys get any touchpad?
yes for me...courtesy of our friends to the north!
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#5233
WTF am I getting charged a sales tax for online purchase?
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#5234
can they bundle two orders into one and still get away with charging $40 combined?
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whoever suggested the .ph domain - i will rep you (when i find you)

I purchased circa 750PM EST
whoa you bought from the Philippines Ebay site? Awesome!
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