Refurbished HP TouchPads to go on sale on eBay Sunday

Do you still want a chance to get your hands on the now discontinued HP TouchPad tablet at fire sale prices? If so, HP has a nice deal that will let a few people purchase the WebOS-based device that debuted back in July and then was shut down in mid-August due to lack of sales. TechCrunch reports that in a letter sent to HP employees, the company said the TouchPads will go on sale Sunday at 7 pm Eastern Time on HP's eBay store in the laptop section.

HP is sticking with the pricing it gave the TouchPad after it announced it would no longer be making the tablet. That means the 16 GB model will be sold for just $99 while the 32 GB version will be priced at $149. HP will also sell a $79 accessory package for the TouchPad on eBay that gives users a case, a wireless keyboard and a charging dock for the tablet.

What's the catch, or in this catches? Well, the biggest one is that the TouchPads on sale via eBay won't be brand new models but refurbished ones with just a brief 90 day warranty. Another is that eBay users can only buy two of the TouchPads at one time. Finally, the payment must be done for the tablets via Paypal.

Meanwhile, we are still awaiting word on what HP will finally do with its WebOS division? Will it keep the operating system and hopefully sell third party licenses to other companies or will it sell off or shut down the division? We should get the final word on this matter from HP any day now.

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This product has been completely useless for me. Bought two of them and they just sit there collecting dust. Completely useless.

Way too late. I have already totally purged my life of any H-P product, with no regret. It just took me much too long to make the break.

Its says you can buy 2 max or one.
I love my Touchpad and would take it over a kindle fire any day.
I rarely use my laptop now that I have one

Hmm, you have to buy two, huh? Well might as well buy one decent tablet (Kindle Fire), rather than two crappy ones. Though they might make good x-mas gifts if web browsing is all they would really need.

Astra.Xtreme said,
Hmm, you have to buy two, huh? Well might as well buy one decent tablet (Kindle Fire), rather than two crappy ones. Though they might make good x-mas gifts if web browsing is all they would really need.

No, you can only buy UP to two per ebay user

So. its refurbished. it either works or doesn't. if it does overclock it some and throw on android. if it doesnt return and get a new one that works

Quick Shot said,
darn. I hope I get my hands on one of those on Sunday! (fingers crossed!)

You mean two of those. You have to buy two touchpads, not just one. Read the article.

Sionic Ion said,

You mean two of those. You have to buy two touchpads, not just one. Read the article.

Actually, the article states "Another is that eBay users can only buy two of the TouchPads at one time" you are limited to *2* at a time at purchase, as in you can only buy up to 2 at a time. You can also just buy 1 if you want.

jamwheat said,

Actually, the article states "Another is that eBay users can only buy two of the TouchPads at one time" you are limited to *2* at a time at purchase, as in you can only buy up to 2 at a time. You can also just buy 1 if you want.

Oh, I assumed they meant you needed to buy two, since BestBuy has been making you buy computers along with the touchpad at that cheap price. I assumed the catch was to buy two. My bad.

Windows7even said,
think im gonna put the mine up on ebay on saturday...have barely used it..even have the touchstone dock

Could i possibly buy your touchpad off you