Linked by David Adams on Wed 17th Aug 2011 17:46 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Ars Technica is reporting that US Retailer Best Buy has been able to sell less than 10% of the TouchPad tablets that it ordered from HP, and now wants HP to take them back. Similarly, deal-a-day site Woot offered TouchPads at a very aggressive price, and only managed to sell 612 of them. This is for a site that often sells out goofy tech widgets in hours. When the TouchPad was gearing up for release, there seemed to be a fair amount of interest among geeks. Is it just that it hasn't resonated the same way with the general public, or have people just been disappointed once they've put their hands on one?
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by BeOSJim on Wed 17th Aug 2011 19:12 UTC
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I was in Best Buy recently and asked the clerk why the "Table Central" section of the store didn't include the number one selling tablet, the iPad. He pointed to the Apple section (I knew it was there) and said that they are over there. I said that if the number one selling tablet isn't in your "Table Central" area, it isn't much of one is it.

I know it is marketing on their part (and Apple's), but it was still fun to do.

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