Hewlett-Packard's TouchPad is finally enjoying a sales boom. All it took to move the previously slow-selling tablet was a $99 price point.
The TouchPad's dramatic drop -- from a starting price of $499.99, to $399.99, to $99.99 -- hit Canada on Friday, resulting in "sold out" listings on Best Buy Canada's website.
HP itself is selling the TouchPad in its online store at the previously Canada-only prices -- its 16 gigabyte model listed at $99.99 and the 32-gigabyte model at $149.99.
From SlickDeals.net ...
* PC Richard--Sold out
* Target--Sold out
* Sam's Club--Sold out
* Office Depot--Sold out
* Wal-Mart--Sold out for online shipping
* MicroCenter - 32 GB--Sold out
* Fry's--Sold out
* HP Small & Medium Business [hp.com]--Still in stock. Will show up as full price. Call HP for price adjustment.
According to SlickDeals, Staples is selling the TouchPad for $99.99 and $149.99 in-store only.
Just two days after announcing it will discontinue operations for webOS devices, HP has dropped the price of its TouchPad to a bargain basement $99 for the Wi-Fi only 16GB device and $149 for the 32GB version.
BestBuy.com in the United States no longer lists the TouchPad. Wal-Mart is selling them in its stores at the liquidation prices but they’re running out of stock quickly. HP’s massive TouchPad fire sale won’t be hitting US Best Buy stores, as the retailer will be shipping its remaining stock back to HP, Engadget reports.
Even more intriguing, HP is apparently offering refunds to current TouchPad owners who bought the tablet on its website, either for the full price of the tablet or the difference in the discounted fire sale prices, according to WebOSroundup.
The retailer also made it clear that it won’t be matching TouchPad prices from elsewhere.