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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RE: Come On,People...
by vitae on Thu 18th Aug 2011 03:59 UTC in reply to "Come On,People..."
vitae
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2006-02-20

Of course they do. EVERYTHING at Best Buy is overpriced. It's a joke. Best Buy is for people who simply refuse to shop online.

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RE[2]: Come On,People...
by jack_perry on Thu 18th Aug 2011 04:16 in reply to "RE: Come On,People..."
jack_perry Member since:
2005-07-06

Okay, find me an HP Touchpad online that comes in significantly under the Best Buy price. :-)

I know what you're getting at, and fundamentally, you're right. But unless you can produce an example with the TouchPad, this is the wrong context to make that argument.

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RE[3]: Come On,People...
by vitae on Thu 18th Aug 2011 05:39 in reply to "RE[2]: Come On,People..."
vitae Member since:
2006-02-20

Well just for the sake of conversation, atm I will probably have to be satisfied with being fundamentally right. However, if these things actually get sent back to HP, are they not likely to end up at some online outlet at wholesale prices? So somebody who has their heart set on one of these would be best to wait, no?

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