$99 Touchpad is back in stock :O

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  1. epic1000 macrumors newbie

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  2. ipodlover77 macrumors 65816

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    says its sold out for me

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    nevermind it works! ordered 4. not to flip though. my mother, father, and brothers wanted one.
     
  3. vega07 macrumors 65816

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    Thanks. Had to pay for shipping and tax but for two, it came out to $220. Not bad.
     
  4. bufffilm macrumors 601

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    the markdown on the HP site had free shipping, this one will charge for that but since HP is sold out (for the time being), this is about as good an alternative as you get atm. thanks.

    i'm pretty sure HP charges tax...can anyone confirm if that was the case or not.


     
  5. vega07 macrumors 65816

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    Kind of freaked me out a bit because it says smartbuy instead of HP but in the description it says HP.

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    Ys HP charges tax. But if we wait for it to be in stock, we can use the 15% coupon through the education store, so it comes out to around $90 with tax in CA.
     
  6. bruinsrme macrumors 601

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    just ordered one, be nice to toy to play around on
     
  7. epic1000 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    HP has been cancelling orders left and right though for orders made through their store (and they're sold out, too). I'll gladly spend an extra $10 to ensure that I save $400 :)

    Btw, the "Smartbuy" bit just means it's a business SKU#; the device itself is completely identical to the consumer SKU#.


     
  8. vega07 macrumors 65816

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    True. I can now finally stop looking for one and continue studying for med school exam on my iPad. :p

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    But for anyone who does want to save and gamble a bit, wait until monday when I am sure HP will have tons in stock.
     
  9. Airforcekid macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for sharing just got my order in will try it out worst case it will make a nice gift!
     
  10. hcho3 macrumors 68030

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    Not available? What is going on? Sold out that quick?
     
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  12. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I just tried about 5 minutes ago and it said it was sold out.
     
  13. bufffilm macrumors 601

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    fwiw, the 32gb model is still available. may not last long though.
     
  14. abthegreat macrumors regular

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    keep trying just completed my order on the 16gb even after it said stock over.3 refreshes later its available and ordered :)
     
  15. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    i used the link and bought one just now. now i have to figure what i'm going to do with it.
     
  16. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    Me too. This is the epitome of first world problems. :D
     
  17. SDub90 macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Just ordered a 32gb. Came to $169 with tax and shipping, but I learned I ha $48 in rewards points that I don't keep track of. Almost as good as the $30 coupon with HP that I wasted a lot of time trying to place an order with.
     
  18. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    Not saying i'm going to do this because i'd feel like a scumbag, but do you see what their going for on Ebay :confused: apparently not many people know their being liquidated. I have an iPad and I still bought one. For $100 I couldn't resist.
     
  19. hcho3 macrumors 68030

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    Bought Hp touchpad for 99 dollars. Have to pay for shipping of 5.80 dollars.

    You can definitely get it cheaper by going with HP with discount and it will come out to be around 90 dollars. But, they don't have it in stock. Even if they do restock, it will most likely be gone before I can even get there.

    Seller has pretty decent ratings and since I bought it with AMEX. I get an extra year warranty with it.

    I did hesitate it at first because I already have an iPad. What I really wanted was Galaxy Tab 10.1, but this thing costs 499 dollars.

    I might sell this HP touch pad and use that money to my Galaxy Tab 10.1.

    Decisions.

    Just my opinion...

    But, there are some bloggers who are writing about how HP touchpad is not even worth 100 dollars because HP will be stop supporting it.

    True about HP stop supporting it, but at 99 dollars... this thing beats everyone including iPad.

    Maybe this is what HP should be doing. Continue selling HP touchpad at 99 dollars and build decent user base.
     
  20. jakeryan9 macrumors newbie

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    Bought one too, thanks for the link! Bought one for my grandma.
     
  21. Kauai macrumors 6502a

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    Just bought one on Amazon for my Mom, she doesn't use apps - but she'll love it for web browsing, E-Mail and pictures!
     
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  23. hcho3 macrumors 68030

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    In worst case of scenario....

    And I mean worst because I can resell it for 100-200 dollars profit on craiglist and Ebay.


    I will use it as a picture frame.

    I am really hesitant to buy anymore tablets at this point because there are a lot of reports that are indicating that next iPad will have a retina display. That's a must buy for me. My touchpad will be sold by around March-April to make a room for iPad. I am sure touchPad will hold a good resale value until then.

    I am not interested in anymore other tablets by android because Tegra 2 chips suck compare to A5 chips.

    Tegra 3 and retina display are needed.

    NOte: This thing is going for minimum 250 dollars on craiglist. Minimum...

    Most of prices are in 280-300 dollars and it goes up as high as 350 dollars. WTF...
     

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