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Retailers Prepare Fire Sale and Refund Policys for HP TouchPad

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Oh, the spectacle. Oh, the drama.

It didn’t take long at all for retailers to go into disaster mode once the news that HP was killing the TouchPad. Amazon went into fire sale mode last night with the 16GB TouchPad briefly going for $99 and the 32GB going for $149. Although this morning you’ll only find higher prices from other retailers on Amazon, not the fire sale prices. I expect that to change though.

Best Buy on the other hand has announced an extension of its 14 day return policy. Apparently there is now a 60 day window for a refund or exchange. Which considering that the TouchPad was on the market for a scant 49 days, should pretty much include any purchases at Best Buy.

And of course if you go to HP, you can find the two for $99 and $149 this morning.

Of course the question remains why would you buy one at this point.

Warner Crocker is a professional theatre director, producer and playwright and also a Tablet PC enthusiast. He is also a Microsoft MVP for Tablet PCs. Send email to Warner. You can follow him on Twitter or Google+

10 Comments

  1. Night On The Web

    08/20/2011 at 3:54 pm

    “Of course the question remains why would you buy one at this point.”
    Maybe for the free 50GB storage offer by Box.net?

  2. Scotty Braun

    08/20/2011 at 5:12 pm

    Is it worth getting at $99?  Whats wrong with it, because just to surf the web and check my email, $99 sounds pretty good

  3. Karl Kelso

    08/20/2011 at 6:25 pm

    At $100.00 it really is a great deal if all someone needs is Internet access. People throw more money than that down the drain for lesser products. The Touchpad may not be supported but everything else now days is disposable anyway so if you only get a year out of it then some might be quite satisfied with that.

    • Scotty Braun

      08/21/2011 at 3:01 am

      yea because obviously it isnt the best, or good by any means.. but from watching the review videos, it really isnt that bad, and it seems like a good $100 tablet, but a horrible $500 tablet.. I might do it

    • best verizon

      08/21/2011 at 5:37 am

      good opinion

    • best verizon

      08/21/2011 at 5:37 am

      good opinion

    • best verizon

      08/21/2011 at 5:37 am

      good opinion

  4. Hiphopapotamus

    08/22/2011 at 1:30 am

    $99 and you asking why would you get one? What an idiotic statement.

    • Anonymous

      08/22/2011 at 1:29 pm

      Not sure why it is idiotic. Enlighten me. And I believe that was a question not a statement.

      • Landcruzangel

        11/10/2011 at 12:39 am

        HELLO WARNERCROCKER!!
        U look sweet as can be.
        :)

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