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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Best Buy
by BeOSJim on Wed 17th Aug 2011 19:12 UTC
BeOSJim
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2010-01-20

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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RE: Best Buy
by WorknMan on Wed 17th Aug 2011 20:18 in reply to "Best Buy"
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2005-11-13

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.


Went to Best Buy about a week ago, and they had a pretty sizable display for the HP Touchpad, with 4 of these tablets on it, so it's pretty sad that they didn't sell well. However, it's not surprising either, since it was outclassed by not only the iPad2, but the Asus Transformer and Galaxy Tab 10.1 as well.

I was tempted to pick up the Galaxy 10.1, but they have it priced $100 too high - $500 vs the $400 for the Asus, which has more ports, but the Galaxy is a helluva lot lighter.

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