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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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#7636
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Got my 32GB and it's immaculate - no scuffs/scratches or signs of use. The shipping box is pretty basic, that's for sure.
where was it shipped from?
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Has anyone done a video unboxing



Could you please
I will in the afternoon if that will be too late.

Quote from denntien View Post :
Would you please share the link to tutorial of how to root to android and dual boot. I've been reading from so many different threads about this and now I am just lost. Thanks!
http://briefmobile.com/how-to-hack-hp-touchpad-to-run-android-with-pics [install guide]

It's a pretty simple guide too.
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Quote from rbk123 View Post :
Got my 32GB and it's immaculate - no scuffs/scratches or signs of use. The shipping box is pretty basic, that's for sure.
Where did it originate? Indy/Nevada/TX/NJ?
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Can someone summarize all the conditions from people that has received their TP?
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Mine had Washington D.C. as a return address. I think we all got hugely ripped off by the shipping, although I will forgive HP just for the fact that they shipped it the very same day it was ordered.
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Just FYI... Amazon's showing a few of the Touchstones for $39. A few bucks cheaper than Walmart if you live where Amazon's not taxed.

http://www.amazon.com/HP-Touchsto..._pc_text_c
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Quote from IggyWH View Post :
Maybe not the best place to ask this but others have been quite friendly and helpful to me so far.

How does a rooted Touchpad compare to a rooted Nook Color?

I have a rooted Nook Color and I really like it. It seems to do everything I need it to do and does it well. I'm debating on whether I should tell one of my friends tough crap and keep a Touchpad for myself. I do find it a bit amusing that the Touchpad's viewable screen is as big as the whole Nook Color.
Nice to meet a fellow SD San Diegan!

And, I bought a Nook Color too and was going to root it. Then, I got one of these Touchpads. In the same boat. Thinking of returning the Nook Color since I can probably get another one at the same or lower price at some later point. TPs would be harder to come by.
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Quote from IggyWH View Post :
Maybe not the best place to ask this but others have been quite friendly and helpful to me so far.

How does a rooted Touchpad compare to a rooted Nook Color?

I have a rooted Nook Color and I really like it. It seems to do everything I need it to do and does it well. I'm debating on whether I should tell one of my friends tough crap and keep a Touchpad for myself. I do find it a bit amusing that the Touchpad's viewable screen is as big as the whole Nook Color.
Welp, I have a Nook Color and I find it useless. I should have sold it long ago. I've only had a Touchpad for 12 hours and I can already tell that I like it quite a bit more.

As for why...well, for starters, I like the 4:3 aspect ratio of the Touchpad a whole lot more than the 16:9 ratio of the Nook Color. I also prefer the larger screen of the Touchpad. One of the big things I wanted a tablet for was to read comics on, and the Nook Color is just too darned small to provide a good experience. I think I like WebOS a whole lot more than Android. I like that the Touchpad has a camera and Bluetooth (although, I see now that apparently the Nook Color has unused Bluetooth that can be activated with modded firmware - I didn't know that). I really like the Touchstone inductive charger available for the Touchpad. I know it's not that big of a deal to plug it in to charge it, but for $40 or less the Touchstone cool factor is well worth it, IMO.

For me, the Nook Color occupies a sort of useless middle ground between phones and tablets or netbooks. It's too darned small to be really useful or fun, and it's too darned big to slip into a pocket or anything like that. If you want my opinion, I say keep the Touchpad and offer the Nook to the friend.
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So weird, I've checked the link in my email and in my ebay account on the computer. Not much information other than "2 Business Days Left."

I got onto my iPod Touch (no smartphone yet haha), logged onto the eBay app, and I was able to get better information such as 1. it's coming from IN and 2. estimated delivery date of the 20th.

It worked to get a smidge more information for me, maybe it will someone else who stalks a tracking number as I do!
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Quote from madzippy View Post :
Nice to meet a fellow SD San Diegan!

And, I bought a Nook Color too and was going to root it. Then, I got one of these Touchpads. In the same boat. Thinking of returning the Nook Color since I can probably get another one at the same or lower price at some later point. TPs would be harder to come by.
I've actually seen quite a few SD SDers, which is why when you see those threads that are in-store deals of limited quantity, I rarely even try as I know some SD SDer has already cleared out the store.

Quote from MrBeefhead View Post :
Welp, I have a Nook Color and I find it useless. I should have sold it long ago. I've only had a Touchpad for 12 hours and I can already tell that I like it quite a bit more.

As for why...well, for starters, I like the 4:3 aspect ratio of the Touchpad a whole lot more than the 16:9 ratio of the Nook Color. I also prefer the larger screen of the Touchpad. One of the big things I wanted a tablet for was to read comics on, and the Nook Color is just too darned small to provide a good experience. I think I like WebOS a whole lot more than Android. I like that the Touchpad has a camera and Bluetooth (although, I see now that apparently the Nook Color has unused Bluetooth that can be activated with modded firmware - I didn't know that). I really like the Touchstone inductive charger available for the Touchpad. I know it's not that big of a deal to plug it in to charge it, but for $40 or less the Touchstone cool factor is well worth it, IMO.

For me, the Nook Color occupies a sort of useless middle ground between phones and tablets or netbooks. It's too darned small to be really useful or fun, and it's too darned big to slip into a pocket or anything like that. If you want my opinion, I say keep the Touchpad and offer the Nook to the friend.
I appreciate your post, but pretty much the reasons why you don't like your Nook are why I do. I think WebOS is crap and there's a reason why it's now pretty much dead. Android has taken me a bit to get used to (I still use a WinMo phone) but I'm becoming more and more a fan of it. I also like how my Nook is small, yet can do pretty much anything I want it to do. I really only use it when I travel, which is maybe 5-6 times a year. I've got it loaded up with movies, music, games and all kinds of other crap. It's a great personal viewer that I can take with me anywhere, and it's not too big. I kind of feel like the Touchpad is a bit bulky for my intended use of a tablet is.
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Actually webos is not dead. It has gone open source.
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Actually webos is not dead. It has gone open source.
Like I said, it's pretty much dead. Sure, it's OS and there will be people who keep it alive for a long time, but that doesn't mean it's worth keeping around. Flash is very near that route too, so when people use Flash as a selling point towards Touchpads, I laugh.
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Quote from IggyWH View Post :
I appreciate your post, but pretty much the reasons why you don't like your Nook are why I do. I think WebOS is crap and there's a reason why it's now pretty much dead. Android has taken me a bit to get used to (I still use a WinMo phone) but I'm becoming more and more a fan of it. I also like how my Nook is small, yet can do pretty much anything I want it to do. I really only use it when I travel, which is maybe 5-6 times a year. I've got it loaded up with movies, music, games and all kinds of other crap. It's a great personal viewer that I can take with me anywhere, and it's not too big. I kind of feel like the Touchpad is a bit bulky for my intended use of a tablet is.
Well, it sounds like you know what's right for you, then. Why are you even considering the Touchpad if it doesn't offer anything you want?

Quote from Zarich View Post :
Actually webos is not dead. It has gone open source.
This. Pretty much the exact opposite of dead.

Quote from IggyWH View Post :
Like I said, it's pretty much dead. Sure, it's OS and there will be people who keep it alive for a long time, but that doesn't mean it's worth keeping around. Flash is very near that route too, so when people use Flash as a selling point towards Touchpads, I laugh.
Boy are you confused.
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The Touchpad and webOS is basically a community driven front now. Which is fantastic, because if I've learned anything from having an Android tablet, is that the community devs make magic happen.
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If anyone in the SF Bay Area has a 16gb or 32gb (preferably 32gb), that they'd like to sell, please PM me. I know there are sob stories galore from people wanting these, but quite honestly, I'd really like to give one to my uncle as an early Christmas gift because he was just admitted to the hospital about an hour ago, and he'll likely be there for quite some time. Even without access to WiFi and such, I'd like to load up his gift with all the things his gadget-loving self will enjoy messing with.
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