Who bought a $100 (or $150) TouchPad?

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  1. maclook macrumors 65816

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    Proud owner of an iPad 2 here to confess that I dropped $100 (technically $90) for a TouchPad. Why not? I'm a gadget geek so it should be fun to play around with a non iPad tablet for once. I played with a Galaxy Tab at BestBuy and was confused as hell as how to even get to the internet browser. WebOS seems a lot more simple so I'm excited to test it out!

    We should all boycott the iPad 3 and get Apple to put the iPad 3 on sale for $100 :p
     
  2. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    Where did you see that price? I looked briefly on best buy but they're not even selling the touchpad anymore, and amazon still has it for the old price.

    I'm on the fence about getting one. I feel like it's a bad idea in the long run, but in the short term it's a tablet for $100, and it'll hold me over until I can get a Windows 8 tablet.
     
  3. maclook thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hp.com
    Signed up for student academy (https://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shopping/register_app.do)
    Applied the code save15hp for another 15% off and put in an order for a 16gb that came out to $90 after tax and free shipping. If you don't have an .edu email address (they didn't send me a verification email so maybe you don't need one) and this seems like too much work, I read that the $100 price will be at all retailers soon enough.
     
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  7. maclook thread starter macrumors 65816

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    They're going FAST. HP and Amazon (through Target) are sold out.
    There are a bunch of other TouchPad retailers so anyone that missed out should check them out in the coming days (Best Buy, Staples, Microcenter, etc).

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    Your link brought me to the page that starts with the comment "But you can use to to browse the internet or look at porn when your sitting on the toilet".
    Lol, so true. I bought one for every bathroom in the house.
     
  8. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    LMAO! It just happened to be on that page. That's funny!
     
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    I'm keeping an eye out for another site to launch the $99 deals.
     
  11. lokster macrumors 6502

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    where is it for 100$? lol id buy one right away!!
     
  12. MallCop macrumors 6502

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    Got a 32gb off HP's site for $140 shipped. Going to head to best buy in the morning to see if I can pick up anymore 16gb and return the nook color I just bought.
     
  13. danpass macrumors 68020

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    the only thing worth another company buying will be the patent portfolio
     
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  15. det2004 macrumors 6502

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    When I went to HP's website it was still $499. :confused:
     
  16. Endorphine44 macrumors newbie

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    Everywhere I look still shows the original prices! I'd order one right now if I could find it for $149. Guess I'll try BB in the morning.
     
  17. haveaniceday91 macrumors member

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    Got 1 16GB for 85 shipped (no tax in DE). Should carry me over until ipad 3 and then I'll pass it on.

    Hopefully since they just sold a buttload someone will be nice and port over android (if I understand correctly ios is pretty much impossible). I've heard good things about webOS and the price was too good to pass up.
     
  18. det2004 macrumors 6502

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    Me too, but I can't find it for anything other than the original price. :(
     
  19. haveaniceday91 macrumors member

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    The only problem is that many people aren't getting confirmation emails after they order. I've heard that some of these people have called hp who told them not to worry. I really hope hp doesn't switch on us.
     
  20. nunes013 macrumors 65816

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    better be careful. i was looking on engadgets comments on the post. best buy and no store is price matching and some people said hp reps are saying that hp is taking back the discount. then some people also said that hp is introducing the sale for everyone tomorrow at 7 am est. all this is coming from what people have experienced with HP and other stores so I just wanted to help you guys out.

    everything is such a mess right now but $100 is a steal if its all true. :D


    EDIT: now some people are saying HP won't honor the order if you used the save15hp coupon code. i wish someone would make sense of this hahahaha
     
  21. Mac.World macrumors 68000

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    Got a 32GB for $160 with 2 day shipping. 16GB is sold out.
     
  22. MallCop macrumors 6502

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    You need an academic account (anyone can get one) then go through this think: http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?t=3220862 and click the 32gb since 16gb is out of stock.

    I checked my order status and it went through so as of now its working.
     
  23. clancemasterj macrumors regular

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    $121.13 is a no brainer. In for 1 32GB. I think the webos hacking community will explode at a price like this.
     
  24. MallCop macrumors 6502

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    Apparently HP may not be honoring these orders that were placed because they were before the "official" start of the sale. Getting up early and hitting up wally world, then staples, then off to best buy. 16gb are going for $200-$250 on ebay so a $100 profit after fees is not bad.
     
  25. bigred7078 macrumors 6502a

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    I really hope Best Buy has this deal going on at open tomorrow. I've got some gift cards to burn!
     

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