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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Quite a stock
by libray on Wed 17th Aug 2011 18:55 UTC
libray
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2005-08-27

BestBuy has over 1100 stores worldwide. If HP shipped 270k devices to BestBuy that should mean there is on average a stock of ~245 Touchpads per store. I guess that is possible if HP shipped the Touchpad on a soft launch not expecting to move much, then lower the price after the 3.0.2 update and hard launch. I doubt all that happened though.

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