HP TouchPad fire sale more smoke than fire

By Shawn Knight · 9 replies
Dec 12, 2011
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  1. HP launched one final liquidation sale on their discontinued HP TouchPad Sunday night to try and meet the incredible demand that the tablet generated from the original sale in August.…

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  2. wow, people complain about the shipping? They are already getting a deal w/ a very cheap Touchpad. The shipping was listed right from the start, if $20-40 extra for shipping is going to be too much, maybe they shouldn't be buying it.
  3. mattfrompa

    mattfrompa TS Evangelist Posts: 553   +57

    No one likes an unexpected price increase, whatever the reason. Enough to complain but not enough to merit returning IMO. Although I would not have been interested in a refurbished one.
  4. Jos

    Jos TechSpot Staff Posts: 3,073   +97

  5. mattfrompa

    mattfrompa TS Evangelist Posts: 553   +57

  6. Raswan

    Raswan TS Enthusiast Posts: 279

    The bigger deal was ebay's inability to handle the traffic. I was on at 5:55p, ready to rock. Once 6p hit, boom. Ebay went down. I spent 30 minutes watching it hang, periodically getting a 16GB into my cart only to watch the page time out when I tried to check out. Go back in, get it into my cart, still can't proceed to check out. Reminds me why I have never bought anything off of ebay. And why I will forego any future deal like this that utilizes ebay. Get your **** together, fools.
  7. truroxy

    truroxy TS Rookie

    that is kind of ridiculous. but then again, they are paying 100 dollars for a tablet that only cost a couple to ship from the hp website in august. They didn't have all the same frustration that people in august had. I was at my computer for 5 hours trying to buy one, these people just had to be around for a couple. don't bid if you don't like prices, its easy.
  8. HP Touchpad + eBay equals abortion!!!
  9. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,379   +16

    I'm with Raswan, was ready to go before 7 PM and as the clock turned everything went to s***. The few times I finally got through to process my payment information, the touchpad would disappear from my cart. Very frustrating, but at least I didn't waste my whole day banging my head against my desk like last time.
  10. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    Yep, exact same thing happened to me. After having things begin to time out I tried another tab (tried buy now and add to cart in different tabs), and eventually a wired computer just incase my wireless router was being lame. On one tab I eventually got through to the payment screen only to be hit with them needing a phone number for my ebay account. Nothing I've ever bought on ebay has ever needed my phone number. Now with Paypal I've seen them want phone, and I had one set up for Paypal. HP required Paypal to purchase, which had my phone, so wtf? With the servers being so incredibly slow it took me 10 minutes to get the phone number fixed, once I finally got that taken care of and through the confirm payment, the item was gone.

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