HP TouchPad returns at $99 for “one last run”

HP TouchPad returns at  for “one last run”A few months ago we reported that HP was planning “one last run” of its TouchPad tablet, after selling ‘em off for ridiculous cheapness. Alas, as we exclusively discovered, the last batch will be US-only. Bah.

Now TechCrunch reports that the final run is set for liftoff. HP will flog the last of its TouchPads on eBay from Sunday.

The sale will start at 6pm Central time in the States. Let’s see; we’re six hours ahead, so that’d be midnight our time. I think.

You’ll be able to grab a 16 or 32GB HP TouchPad for the fixed price of $99 (£63) or $149 (£96) respectively, limit two per customer. They’ll be refurbished units with a 90-day warranty, and all sales are final.

A memo to HP employees in the US explains: “HP employees will have a chance to purchase a refurbished HP TouchPad via eBay before the sale is announced to the general public.

“Specifically, the TouchPads will be offered through one of HP’s newest marketplaces for close-out and refurbished HP products, the new HP eBay Store.”

HP recently announced that it’d decide the fate of webOS - the operating system adopted by the HP TouchPad and Pre 3 - “within two weeks”.

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9 comments

CTPAHHIK  Dec. 9, 2011 at 14:57

Haha, get ready to camp.

Stelph  Dec. 9, 2011 at 15:50

Send the word out, NO ONE ANYWHERE IS ALLOWED TO BUY ONE UNTIL I AM ABLE TO BUY ONE!

Otherwise brace yourself for some extreme sulking, you have been warned

Missed out last time and was totally gutted and it genuinely seems like everyone in the world got one except me. :-(

CTPAHHIK  Dec. 9, 2011 at 16:20

Stelph, buy two - I can use one also.

worf201  Dec. 9, 2011 at 16:41

Don't think it's for outside of the USA though?

matt101101 / MOD  Dec. 9, 2011 at 17:08

worf, I think you mean anyone with a US shipping address ;)?

CTPAHHIK  Dec. 9, 2011 at 17:33

Monday 2am UK time.

JanSt / MOD  Dec. 10, 2011 at 08:53

Stelph  Dec. 12, 2011 at 09:26

Another firesale eh, seems like reports are the tablet was gone in minutes!

CTPAHHIK  Dec. 12, 2011 at 11:54

Don't know - I did not bother.

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