December 7, 2011

HP Is Reviving The $99 TouchPad Firesale!

Matt Burns, writing for TechCrunch:

“Starting Sunday, December 11th at 6:00 p.m. Central time, 16GB and 32GB Touchpads will be available on HP’s ebay store. A $79 accessory bundle will also be available, which includes a case, charging dock and wireless keyboard. Look for them in the laptop section. As you would expect, there are some caveats with this deal with the main disappointment being these are refurbished TouchPads rather than the brand new models sold during the first firesale.”

Just imagine all those eager faces, frozen in shocked disappointment Christmas morning, when they open that terrific last-minute gift purchase someone made. Because it’s just like an iPad!

You know why these refurbs exist, right? Round one ended in disappointment and returns for refund. HP must figure, ‘why not try round two? We’ll get rid of them eventually.’