HP TouchPad is the number one seller on Amazon

Last week, HP didn't seem capable of selling any of its HP TouchPad tablets. Now the device has become the hottest consumer electronics product almost overnight, and all it took was a combination of HP shutting down production of the TouchPad while also selling the remaining units at rock bottom prices. At the moment, Amazon.com is showing that the 16 GB and 32 GB versions of the HP TouchPad are the retailers number one and number two best selling electronics products.

As we reported earlier, HP quickly cut the price of the TouchPads to $99 for the 16 GB version and $149 for the 32 GB version following its decision on Thursday to no longer sell the device. It also made the decision to give people who bought the TouchPad before Thursday a way to either get the price difference paid back or even get a full refund. Engadget is also reporting that UK residents will also get access to the same fire sale prices for the TouchPad.

HP hasn't said yet what kind of support it will be giving people who purchase the TouchPad, although it's not expected to have much in the way of user support. In the meantime, PCWorld.com has a list of online retailers where you might still be able to purchase one of the tablets. The best bet at this stage might be HP.com itself. While their inventory is currently sold out, HP has promised that a second batch of TouchPads will go on sale later this week. You can be notified via email when these tablets go on sale if you sign up at HP's web site.

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Those craaaazy dudes at Amazon.co.uk have just increased, yes increased the 16GB version from £297 to £349!! What the f+++

~D~ said,
What is up with the people at eBay? They are selling and bidding on that thing for +200$!?

Yeah, was looking at it on Kijiji and people are crazy, it's like the thing just turned into gold. Funny we did not see that happening with the demise of the HD-DVD.... It did not turn into gold when Toshiba pulled the plug.

Comet and PC World showing them at £89 and £115 for the 16GB & 32GB respectively. Strangely enough, both sites don't let you proceed past checkout.
Amazon.co.uk still selling 16GB for £300 but price fall must be imminent!!

Tablet makers, take note. You can only get premium margins if your name is Apple. Drop the price, and you'll actually have a chance to make a dent in the market. I'd be getting a TouchPad right now at that price if only I could find one.

_dandy_ said,
Tablet makers, take note. You can only get premium margins if your name is Apple. Drop the price, and you'll actually have a chance to make a dent in the market. I'd be getting a TouchPad right now at that price if only I could find one.

Damn right, its ridiculous that phones & tablets are so over priced...the highest range phones tablets should max out @ £200

Gave up and bought it through Amazon. Figured that if the price doesn't go down I can just return it for a full refund anyway. No loss.

Hardly anything worth getting excited about, they are giving the thing away which is why they are selling like hotcakes. Moving along...

tmaxxtigger said,
Hardly anything worth getting excited about, they are giving the thing away which is why they are selling like hotcakes. Moving along...

People giving away things isn't worth getting excited about...?

I went to Wal Mart to look around, but they didn't have any. I was considering hitting up Best Buy and Sams Club in my area, but decided that I really didn't need one of these (already have an iPad).

Still would have been cool to tinker with WebOS and Android (once it is released for this).

I think that other tablet manufacturers are seeing this and are probably shaken by it. There might not be the same market for tablets as there was/is for netbooks/ultrabooks. People don't seem to want tablets, they want iPads. Manufacturers need to figure out why people want iPads.

For people who are sad that they didn't get one, I expect the used price for these things to drop dramatically over the coming weeks.

DukeEsquire said,

Did you know that the word "gullible" isn't in the dictionary?

"Gullible" is also written on the ceiling of every bathroom room in the world!

My understanding is that: 1) Price has dropped to $99 in most places but they're all out of stock, and 2) people are buying these at full price on Amazon, and then reaching out to a Sales Rep asking to get a price match (and lots of people seem to be have been successful at getting those partial refunds)

Smart peeps

im waiting for the uk to get it im camping by my pc with only the bare essientials... drink.. video games, food, phone and unlimited internet porn

SPEhosting said,
im waiting for the uk to get it im camping by my pc with only the bare essientials... drink.. video games, food, phone and unlimited internet porn


Let me know when they do lol,,,I'm doing the same,,Why havn't they dropped price over her yet?

"Rip Off" Britain maybe?

andru said,


Let me know when they do lol,,,I'm doing the same,,Why havn't they dropped price over her yet?

"Rip Off" Britain maybe?

we are getting royally studded here... perhaps they are leaving it out the same length of time as they did in america? cause i assume it wasnt a world release day

Salty Wagyu said,
Wouldn't pay £312 for a tablet that is no longer supported.

Sure, it's not supported, but you'll be able to put Android 3.x on it soon. Also, the price will fall when people start selling them on eBay and the like. I wonder how much stock they have to get rid of?

If their support for TouchPad is comparable to their printer and scanner support--consider being available for a very short time. After that you have a lovely drink coaster.

This can actually make developers and hp think twice about the touch pad... I believe pple are still looking for it to buy and they can produce more and make a release date and maybe watch people cue up to buy. That alone will give them the publicity they need and the rest of the world will follow. Just for now and later they might make the next version more expensive.

I think maybe Apotheker was a bad choice for HP. They should have considered both cutting the price before it was released and giving it more than 7 weeks.

GreyWolf said,
I think maybe Apotheker was a bad choice for HP. They should have considered both cutting the price before it was released and giving it more than 7 weeks.
They actually did cut the price by about $100 and it didn't help