Best Buy Offering 32GB HP TouchPads For $150 – But There’s A Catch...

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    Well, color my goose and slap me silly! Looks like there was still a few more HP TouchPads stashed somewhere after their big fire sale to go around. As it turns out, Best Buy will begin selling the 32GB version of the Android-hackable TouchPads for $150 but this time under one condition — customers looking to take advantage of the deal must buy an HP computer to go along with it. Those shysters.

    The deal kicks off on November 1st and you best believe Best Buy will be advertising the deal across all the usual channels like the front page of their Sunday ads. Oh- if you’re feeling a bit wary about purchasing an HP computer after you know – the whole talk of them pulling out of the PC market, word on the street is HP may have changed their minds. Nice to know your computer will at least offer some level of support. HP TouchPads on the other hand… well, you’re just going to throw CM7 on there anyway.

    SOURCE: Best Buy Has 32GB TouchPads For $149, But There’s A Catch | TechCrunch
     
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    hate this "deal"
    love my TouchPad!
    CM7 may be in Alpha, but it runs fantastic on my 32GB TP.

    if you're in the market for a PC/Laptop this might just be something to look at.
     
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    Yea this isn't much of a deal. And what's even worse is that HP announced that they in fact will not be selling anymore TouchPads via their website. They are letting all retailers handle what's left.

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    What is to stop you from returning an unopened computer a week later?
     
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    A receipt that shows this liquidation deal?


    From the article in the OP...

     
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    The fact that its an HP Touchpad on your receipt. I'm sure the whole world knows about these now and to offer a "deal" like this, who's not going to be cautious as a retailer to not be "cheated".

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    Well, I'm still smarting from my HP TouchSmart laptop purchase. Already with three laptops, don't see a need for another.;)
     
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    To answer the question about returning the PC/laptop and keeping the Touchpad, this is from the FAQ regarding the "Deal"

    You may return the computer, but your TouchPad will no longer be eligible for the promotional price. If you return the computer and intend to keep the tablet, the TouchPad will revert to the full retail price of $599.99. If this is more than you originally paid for the tablet and the computer together, you will be charged the difference.
     
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    I'm in on this deal, many thanks! Does anyone have info on which laptops qualify or is it all HP's
     
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    id like to see the person who pays a store $100 and gives them his/her computer.


    Person- "id like to return this computer"
    Cashier-"Thatll be 50 bucks"
    Person- "win"
     
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    I guess they thought that one out.
     
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    Interesting deal, didn't know about it. I guess I should pay more attention to deals at the store I work at.

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    bummer, i just got a custom laptop from hp.com. o well
     
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    The touchpad isn't really that fantastic anyway, people were just trampling each other for it because it was 100 bucks. But you can always buy it and sell the laptop.