HP Touchpad 16GB $99, 32GB $149, Active for .edu

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  1. Dallows

    Dallows [H]ardness Supreme

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    I need it for church, so clearly a heavy discount there.
     
  2. Rofl-Mic-Lofl

    Rofl-Mic-Lofl For Whom The Bell Trolls

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    Sorry, all accounted for.
     
  3. RangerXML

    RangerXML [H]ardness Supreme

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    I made my offer, sorry mate, would be great to carry digital copies of all my books, but I still need to be able to buy them. I'll try my luck for the rest of this week at Best Buy and if not oh well.

    Thank you for the offer though,
    D.
     
  4. Ocellaris

    Ocellaris Ginger @le, an alcoholic's best friend.

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    Just picked a 16GB at at Best Buy in Topsham, ME. Looks like all of the Maine Best Buy stores were restocking today. I tried the Augusta, ME store first, they sold out before I got there (they sold 50 tablets in 2 hours). Called up my parents after I left the Topsham store, my mom went down and picked up a 16GB as well. She barely knows anything about computers, but surfing to internet wirelessly on a tablet is like OMGWTFBBQAWESOMESAUCE to her. She was more excited then I was :eek:
     
  5. TheGeekFreek

    TheGeekFreek [H]ardness Supreme

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    Good to hear..
    Im gonna try for my 4x 16s on the next sale.. But if I dont get em ill hit you up.
     
  6. ekuest

    ekuest [H]ardness Supreme

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    good news man! glad someones getting them other than ebayers. :)
     
  7. kuyaglen

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    well shit :(
     
  8. gigatexal

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    is there any place with stock left, what are u guys using to find out if there is any?
     
  9. beto

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    I am starting to become a bit pissed off. When did you order yours? I ordered Sun the 21st at about 11:30pm and have received nothing in the way of information regarding my order. I can "check the order status" and can see my order and order number but when I click on the view button all I get is an error message.

    I am trying to raise them on the phone right now and have been on hold for about 10 minutes. They have a prerecorded message about the touchpads saying that anyone who ordered previous to 4am Monday will be receiving one. I am not feeling it.
     
  10. Ocellaris

    Ocellaris Ginger @le, an alcoholic's best friend.

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    I've been trying like crazy to get one of these to use myself. I initially had an order in at shopping.hp.com, I placed it on Friday night right when the deal went live. That got cancelled because HP apparently can't handle e-commerce. On Saturday I tried two Staples, two Wal Marts, and two Best Buys. At one of the Staples, the guy that walk into the store ahead of me literally bought the last one. Then I put in orders for a 32GB and a 16GB via OnSale/Amazon. I got confirmation emails for the 32GB at 5:01 EST and the 16GB at 5:04 EST. I figured I would be good with these, but OnSale shipped first to people who selected next day shipping regardless of when the order was placed. My OnSale 16GB order was cancelled, and my 32GB order is in limbo. It was certainly a nice feeling to just walk into Best Buy, ask for a Touchpad 16GB, and have someone hand me one!
     
  11. Staticax

    Staticax [H]ard|Gawd

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    OnSale just cancelled my order placed Sunday night.

    Ef this, I took the $500 I was gonna buy with these (myself, girlfriend, brothers, parents, xmas)

    and bought some silver at Scottsdale instead.

    Enough with these BS games.
     
  12. traderj

    traderj Limp Gawd

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    Try here. I ordered on monday the 22nd at around 5:00pm.
     
  13. Nomad

    Nomad 2[H]4U

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    I have the same situation going on my end...
     
  14. Track Drew

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    My order from very early Sunday morning at B&N was just cancelled at 1:51 EST.

    Oh well, it wasn't meant to be. Enjoy the TP to those that received them and actually will use it.



    Did anyone look at the ebay sales to see all the newly created accounts bidding on these.

    Any theories? Are these legit new ebay users? Sellers artificially increasing the price of their items? People pissed off at price gougers so they figured they'll ruin auctions with retracted bids, failed payments, and such?:rolleyes:

    I have to stop wasting time on this product, even if the sociological concepts behind this sale are pretty interesting...
     
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  15. ManCannon

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    Got mine at the Augusta store. While I was there three of the 32 GB ones were being sold as well.

    Posting with it now. Great little machine for $100.
     
  16. munkle

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    I wonder how long this thread will get.
     
  17. beto

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    That's where I have been going to try and get information. All I get when I try is an error message upon hitting the "view" button on the order status page. A completely white page with the following (in red letting) in the upper left hand corner:

    I have tried that order status page MULTIPLE times and am always directed to that error message. Are you saying that you can and have actually accessed information about your order status via that page?
     
  18. Crosshairs

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    I just got canceled also..Placed my order Sunday morning....not a big deal......Ill find one somewhere.....but I wont be paying more than $150.00 for the 32Gb one I want...you can bet on that
     
  19. kirbyrj

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    I just now received my order confirmation from HP SMB. The order date showed up as today on the invoice even though I ordered it several days ago.
     
  20. Bosom

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    My 32gb from onsale amazon says shipped but no tracking is given.
     
  21. playah

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    When did you order, what time zone?
     
  22. merlin704

    merlin704 The Great Procrastinator

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    Man I really want one of the 16gb versions but doesn't look like it is going to happen.:( It would be perfect for the trip my wife and I are about to go on.
     
  23. kirbyrj

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    Looks like everyone's best bet at this point is to wait for them to come in stock at HP.com.
     
  24. m4rkNZ

    m4rkNZ n00b

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    Yep got my cancellation this morning. Missed out four times so far.

    Wasn't meant to be I guess.
     
  25. TwistedAegis

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    So how many of you, after getting all hyped up for getting a $99 tablet, and now are let down, are seriously considering getting a tablet anyway, damn the price point? Be honest now...I'll be the first to raise my hand.
     
  26. XacTactX

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    Yeah mine got canceled by onSale. I want a tablet, but I'm a cheapass and I never had any use for it in the first place. I'm only getting one if I find it for $100/150.
     
  27. TheGeekFreek

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    My only let down is I havent received mine yet.. I will continue to try and get them and help distribute them to [H] and family if I can.
     
  28. ekuest

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    yeah i got my order confirmation about 12 hours ago and it says the order was placed on the 24th, will ship on the 24th, and will be delivered on the 24th. i think theyre just so behind that theyre slowly gonig through and confirming orders that they will actually fill, and then will go and actually fill them when they can. im thinking we should get ours, just not for a while maybe. :/
     
  29. beto

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    Has anyone considered that the vast majority of these sellers including HP are first filling the orders of those who purchased multiple Touchpads? I would bet it has nothing to do with first come first served.

    I am in a really foul mood at this point and what pisses me off most is that I can't even cancel the order. HP's joke of a website doesn't allow for it and no one will answer the god-damned phone.
     
  30. voklskier4452

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    Very confused now. Just got an order confirmation from HP SMB after seeing my order status changed to canceled hours ago. Now if I check the status is is showing the order date as today and a ship date of thursday with a delivery date of thursday??

    Also says my card was approved and charged when I have no charge on my debit card. Not sure what to make of this.
     
  31. TwistedAegis

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    It sure seems like those with bulk orders are coming through, while the single purchases are getting cancelled.
     
  32. Hallucinator

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    It'd be very NICE if HP HONORS all cancelled orders made by different internet stores by sending us our "cancelled" HP Touchpads.
     
  33. Track Drew

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    I will not pay for a marked up device. If something is on sale and I can't get it for that price, then I just don't get it.

    Similar idea to: what's my favorite breakfast cereal?
    The one that's on sale this week!:D

    Yeah I'm cheap. I've needed a new PC in the worst way for over a year, but its so hard to commit right with prices falling the way they are lately.
     
  34. Blown 89

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    I probably won't. I want the Galaxy Tab 10.1 but it's not worth the $500 price point. $250 is about my limit for a tablet before the price surpasses the tablet's usefulness.
     
  35. Team Obi Juan

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    All ye who gouged the Wii and/or PS3 drop your arms, torches, and pitchforks and return to your hovels. Those that remain will be ridden down by cavalry. No quarter.
     
  36. TwistedAegis

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    Amazon has the Viewsonic gTablet for $260 but...meh.... :mad:
     
  37. Team Obi Juan

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    I recommend the Nook Color.
     
  38. Track Drew

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    I had looked at that. My Dad bought my Mom one last year, and it is pretty good at what it does stock, plus some great custom firmware options.

    Would I buy a Nook Color? If it was $99, I sure would! :D

    Much more then that, not really worth it to me.
     
  39. Tiberius

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    Weird thing is that I ordered Sunday afternoon around 6-6:15PM. The only reason I can think of why I got mine and the rest of you guys got cancelled is that they had gone out of stock and came back in stock briefly around 6pm. Can't wait! I'm also a Prime member, not sure if it matters since its not Amazon that is selling.

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  40. beto

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    Exactly my thoughts. I also find the Galaxy Tab to be the most interesting but none of these tablets are worth $500. They have their uses but for the most part thy are a toy, a curiosity. There is almost zero reason to buy one at $500 when there are full fledged notebooks out there to be had for that or less. $250 at most as far as I am concerned.