For those of you still hoping to buy HP TouchPad tablet running on webOS, HP announced that in the next few days, HP will let us know whether or not more HP Touchpads will be available. HP sold out its TouchPad on the weekend of Aug 20 and 21 at the reduced price of $99 and $149. Later, HP announced that it is expecting more TouchPad stock from its warehouse and sell them soon.
HP also created a web page to notify consumers once HP TouchPad became available. Overwhelmed by the huge response for HP Touchpad at the low price, HP took off the notification website and keeps updating the customers interested in buying Touchpad through its twitter account and its blog. HP will notify the customers who signed up already. If you could not sign up for the notification from HP, there are two places worth checking on the availability of HP TouchPad, twitter accounts of Mark Budgell and Bryna Corcoran.
In addition, the lucky ones who could place an order during the fire sale of TouchPad during Aug 20-22 did not receive any confirmation mail. In the blogpost addressing the concerns of people who placed an order HP answered a loads of questions, although bit late. Here are few FAQs.
Q: When is HP getting more HP TouchPads? One week, two weeks, a month?
We will have more information available in the next few days about whether or not more will be available and if so, what the details will be about the situation.
Q: Will the notification/alert emails go out all at once so everyone has a fair shot?
All emails to those who signed up will be sent at the same time.
Q: What about retailers? Some retailers won’t price match or drop their price to $99.
Each retailer will manage their own policy and process regarding pricing and price matching. Please contact the local retailer of your choice to see what their current position is.
Q: Please limit stock to 1 per person: some people are getting 20 and then selling them on craigslist and eBay for a major profit.
If more inventory is available in the future, there will be an order limit.
Q: What if you already own a TouchPad but want to get $99 pricing?
Please contact the retailer or the specific HP store where you originally purchased for their policy on this question.
Q: What about other regions, such as hp.ca, etc.?
At this time, other regions have limited to no inventory available. Please check with your chosen retailer or your local hp.com web site for more information.
Q: Any news on discounted TouchPad accessories or Pre2 or Veer phones or accessories?
Limited inventory remains on TouchPad and smartphone accessories. Please visit HP Home & Home Office or your chosen retailer for current availability as this situation is changing rapidly.