HP Refurb $99 TouchPad fire sale at 6pm CT tonight
At 6pm CT (midnight in the UK) HP will auction off much of their remaining stock of their TouchPad tablets. All the products in the fire sale will be refurbished, with a choice of both 16gb and 32gb versions.
Currently the TouchPad tablets are sitting on eBay at $500-$600, but in just over an hour’s time it’s expected that the prices will drop to $99 for the 16GB and $149 for the 32GB. The listings already have a subtitle note stating that the “Sale will start at 6:00 pm CT”.
If I was in the US I’d be grabbing one of these for myself, at $99 they’re an absolute bargain and will make the perfect Christmas presents.
If you are in the US and want to try and snag yourself a real bargain here’s the link to keep refreshing to – be quick, once they’re gone they’re gone and HP won’t be making any more. They won’t last long either – people are already buying them at the current listed price of $599 and $499!
Updated to add: You’ll probably still see the higher prices on the search results page but click though to the item you want as the prices are now reduced.
Good luck grabbing one?
December 12, 2011
Shoppers who flocked to eBay Sunday evening to snag a bargain-basement priced HP TouchPad tablet were disappointed when eBay’s checkout failed them. Reports had surfaced on the web last week that Sunday would be consumers’ last chance to buy the tablets from Hewlett Packard, which discontinued the line earlier this year – and the $99 price tag was irresistible. But many buyers who placed the TouchPads in their eBay shopping carts reported they were unable to complete payment through PayPal.
I can’t believe the ridiculous threatening feedback being left by buyers, complaining about the clearly stated shipping charges for the item…. Amazing – out & out public threats against HP, for them to refund shipping costs with the statement that review/feedback will then be revised….Sheer agression from keyboard heroes – and no doubt the inevitable consequence of a marketplace that is pushing FREE shipping aggresively – as if this will not simply mean increased headline prices.
Just checked the feedback – you’re right! Ridiculous to complain when it’s specified up front! 🙁
Not only that but a lot of the people are complaining about how slow the checkout was. I don’t see a single complaint about the Touchpad itself.
These things were rubbish when they were full price, they will be just as rubbish for 99 bucks.
This is what happens when a normal business tries to sell normally on ebay !
There even with amazing prices they are making a loss on likely – feedback gets trashed.
ebay need to wake up and smell the coffee
You have to remember that a former ebay CEO is now CEO of HP.
That could go some way to explaining the feedback sitution.
Good god that feedback is terrible!
Isnt it policy anyway that feedback complaining about shipping can be removed from accounts?
Lets be honest it probably cost HP a lot less than $19 to ship the tablet however the overall price of the product is still cheap.
It seems a few started it and everyone jumped on the bandwagon for a HP bashing session. eBuyer had a similar thing the other week with their £1 sale, website crashed and their facebook page got ransacked by a few thousand angry posts
How are they still “a top rated seller” with that amount of negative feedback?
They must have lots of 1’s and 2’s, so come-on eBay, rescind their status – you would for any normal sellers…
Don’t know what all the fuss is about 🙂
Thanks to Chris and Tamebay, I was made aware of this fire sale, read the listing, added a USA gift address to my eBay profile, and at midnight was able to buy and pay for TWO of the 32gig Touchpads, they were delivered to my USA address yesterday, and just now I again clicked the Tamebay link, and ta daaaaaaaaaaaaaa, HP have an offer for the charging pad, keyboard and case, so just bought TWO of those