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HP Touchpad: 16GB $99, 32GB EXPIRED

vinhtvu2 731 595 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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#751
Quote from cobra01 View Post :
Use code SHOPHP10NOW to save $10 with your paypal checkout (coupon will work for more than $50)
I got that code in an email from Paypal too. I wondered if it would work, but still not sure.

I don't know if I should risk the seconds it takes to find out during crunch time! Actually maybe I will try to check out with something else with the code now.
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#752
Anyone going to get the bundle along with this? Is the bundle a good deal?
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#753
i am not trying to be offensive or putting you on the spot; but i am very confused with your comments; maybe you can shed some light.

Quote from PotmeetKettle View Post :
I guess the overall consensus of reviews from the majority of IT sites were also wrong?
sure it can happen but i haven't heard of an incident; can you provide an example?

Quote from PotmeetKettle View Post :
I owned the TP and it wasn't too bad. However, when considering the overall package (device + OS + support + future + HP owning it) there are much better alternatives.
on what standard did you base your consideration on, cost/value ratio? how about factoring the cost for consumers in comparison to other tablets?

Quote from PotmeetKettle View Post :
Fanboys of defunct devices are nothing new, but to suggest that a device that failed epically can match the number #1 tablet, that even leaves even #2 in the dust, is ridiculous.
which one is #2? isn't it ridiculous to compare touchpad with other devices entirely b/c other tablets work right out of the box but touchpad with android is still in development?


Quote from PotmeetKettle View Post :
Like I said earlier, simple unbiased generic tests illustrate the lack of performance of the device.Then you also have the actual manufacturer themselves, who stated it was not up to par.
i've seen/read quite a bit about that touchpads can perform just as well in games & apps, but sounds like you discredit them entirely
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#754
Quote from cobra01 View Post :
Use code SHOPHP10NOW to save $10 with your paypal checkout (coupon will work for more than $50)
Just tried it through HP's ebay store to buy a laptop and the code didn't work. In the email it says exclusions apply but it doesn't say what.
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#755
HP REFURB is a NO No - big issues. - not for me!!!
better deals out there now anyway as the product is no longer supported.
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#756
Quote from PotmeetKettle View Post :
Don;t get me wrong, I liked the device at $99. However, without support and any actual updates, and with fully-supported android devices rapidly dropping in price, it's not for me.
This. Half the reason the touchpad deal was so hot, was because of the possibility of porting android onto it. At the time 10 inch android tablets were fairly expensive. Nowadays, its possible to snatch a new acer iconia / asus transformer or a refurbished xoom / galaxy tab for around $250.
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I hope I remember this on sunday
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#758
757 posts and only 90 reps for OP?
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Quote from PotmeetKettle View Post :
No it's due to the fact that nobody is supporting or creating apps for the platform and device.

To bad the actual manufacturer decided to scrap the entire line, because it apparently worked so well. I guess the overall consensus of reviews from the majority of IT sites were also wrong?

I owned the TP and it wasn't too bad. However, when considering the overall package (device + OS + support + future + HP owning it) there are much better alternatives.

Fanboys of defunct devices are nothing new, but to suggest that a device that failed epically can match the number #1 tablet, that even leaves even #2 in the dust, is ridiculous.

Like I said earlier, simple unbiased generic tests illustrate the lack of performance of the device.Then you also have the actual manufacturer themselves, who stated it was not up to par.
There are two reasons, and two reasons only, the iPad 2 is ahead of the Touchpad (or any other high end tablet, for that matter): marketing and app support. Since I don't care about gimmicky games of the week, or being able to blend in at Starbucks, but do care about being able to use my devices for whatever I want, however I want, I much prefer the Touchpad.

I read books on it, just like the iPad. I watch movies on it, just like the iPad. I browse the web on it, just like the iPad. I write on it, just like the iPad. I manage e-mail and carry out Skype video calls, just like the iPad. I play games on it, just like the iPad. I overclock it, tweak it, install whatever I want on it, multitask on it, and use Flash on it just like the, uh, oops, nevermind! I've edited Wordpress blogs on it and remotely managed routers on it without a hitch.

You don't know me, so don't presume to call me a fanboy. I use devices which cater to my interests and likes. I knew nothing about the Touchpad before I picked it up for $149, and have been almost universally pleased with it since, save for a few hitches here and there which have been mostly resolved by homebrew patches (something not possible to do natively on the iPad, it is worth noting).

I would have bought one over an iPad 2 at $500 simply for those reasons, and it has nothing to do with brand loyalty (indeed, the Touchpad is the only HP product I own). At $99/$150 it's the best tablet, bar none, without question. I really don't care what reviewers have to say too much because what matters to me is how well something works for me, not how well it manages to be an Apple duplicate.

If it bothers you that it doesn't measure up as well on a few synthetic benchmarks, well, so be it. As far as practical, every day use is concerned, I'm rather happy with mine. If you want to call me a fanboy for that, be my guest. Meanwhile, I'll be doing everything on my tablet that you do on yours, only for 1/5 to 1/3 the price.
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#760
Quote from goodguy2k View Post :
HP REFURB is a NO No - big issues. - not for me!!!
better deals out there now anyway as the product is no longer supported.
How many sheep are going to say this?
Its pretty obvious that there will be no software support. If apps are important to you (which they are for me) port Android onto it. Very simple.

Btw if there are much better deals out there, find me a a 10'' tablet with a 1.2ghz processor and IPS screen for under 200, let alone under 100.
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in other news, hawaii became our 50th state.
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in other news, hawaii became our 50th state.
Thanks Troll.
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some of us SD'ers have been away from SD a while haven't we? Reposted 100+ times.

BTW, my favorite dish washing liquid is Dawn Blue.
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Quote from samfsu View Post :
Article [gizmodo.com]

HP’s $99 TouchPad Firesale Is Finally Back
The time's come, cheapasses: HP's $99 TouchPad firesale is about to make its triumphant return. Oh my god I've waited so long for this.

At 7:00 PM Eastern on December 11th, HP's eBay store is going to have the next and maybe last cache of cheap TouchPads. $99 16GB models and $150 32GB models will both be up for grabs. That's great! Here's the catch: The units are refurbished, not new—which isn't a bad thing, necessarily!—and all sales are final. But like, who's going to try to return a $99 TouchPad anyway?

Since the original cheapo stampede over the first TouchPad firesale, the Kindle Fire's shown up with its $200 pricepoint, and the PlayBook dropped to that price as well—and maybe even further soon. But the TouchPad is still the only full-sized tablet to get the here-take-it-please-oh-god prices, and webOS has gotten a few upgrades while HP shuffles its feet over what to do with the mobile OS. So basically, it's still a totally awesome deal and you should get one if you can.
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