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Defunct HP TouchPad now an Amazon bestseller

The HP TouchPad is being discontinued only one month after arriving in Ireland
The HP TouchPad is being discontinued only one month after arriving in Ireland
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The HP TouchPad is being discontinued only one month after arriving in Ireland
The HP TouchPad is being discontinued only one month after arriving in Ireland

After last week’s surprise announcement by HP that it would “discontinue operations for webOS devices”, sales of such, specifically the HP TouchPad, have never been so good. As consumers scramble to avail of heavily discounted TouchPad offers in the US and Canada, and now the UK, HP’s tablet device has today reached the number one spot on Amazon’s electronics bestseller list.

Retailers like Amazon and Best Buy in the US, and most recently Dixons in the UK, were selling the device at fire-sale prices of $99 and £89 respectively before completely selling out, proving that a 400% or so price reduction is a sure way to shift the now defunct tablet.

Although Amazon is officially sold out of HP TouchPad units, many other sellers on Amazon are still offering the product for sale, albeit at prices more akin to its original sale value.

At the time of writing it’s understood that no retailer in Ireland is currently offering the TouchPad at drastically reduced prices. However, a post on boards.ie suggests that Currys, PC World, and possible Harvey Normans will offer a limited number of TouchPads priced at €99 tomorrow morning. If you find any let us know in the comments.

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    1. @SPannell I checked out harveynorman.ie yesterday and again earlier today but no sign of a discount. 16GB model retailing at €399 I think on both occasions. You thinking of buying one?

  1. @SPannell I checked out harveynorman.ie yesterday and again earlier today but no sign of a discount. 16GB model retailing at €399 I think on both occasions. You thinking of buying one?

  2. OK – went to PCWorld this am in a queue of about 20 at 9.30. When it opened at 10 they only had about 8 to hand out and all people at front of queue had tickets. Not sure where to look now – if anyone has any ideas please…….

  3. OK – went to PCWorld this am in a queue of about 20 at 9.30. When it opened at 10 they only had about 8 to hand out and all people at front of queue had tickets. Not sure where to look now – if anyone has any ideas please…….

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