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by Derek Kessler Sun, 15 Apr 2012 1:09 pm EDT

32GB TouchPad with slip case pops up on Woot for $249.99

Eight months after getting cancelled, the HP TouchPad is becoming a rare bird in the retail space. A few random retailers have them, some trying to sell the discontinued and heavily-discounted webOS tablet for full price, but whether or not you're actually going to find one is a crapshoot. But sometimes the TouchPad pops up with full retail force, on sale like nothing ever happened.

It's been nearly three months since we've seen the TouchPad last pop up on Woot's sale-of-the-day site, and back then they were asking $219.99 for a refurbished 32GB TouchPad (the refurbished 16GB version was available for $169.99). Today, however, new-in-box TouchPads are available through Woot, with the price tag of $249.99 (+$5 shipping), a price that includes a sleeve-style slip case.

Now, $249.99 is a full $100 higher than HP's "sell everything!" fire sale pricing from back-in-the-day, but it's also well under the initial list price of $599.99 for the 32GB TouchPad. As always with Woot, the deal is good for today and today only, so if you're looking for a TouchPad - or just have $255 burning a hole in your pocket and have been struck with the fancy for a 9.7-inch tablet that can run webOS and Android - the we suggest you head over to Woot as quickly as your browser and internet service provider will allow.

Source: Woot; Thanks to everybody who sent this in!

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15 Comments

stupid Leo

lol, this "popped up" 12 hours ago. What happened to the good old days when stuff was news when it happened, rather than when it was convenient. I know you've got 6 internet-connected devices by your bed, Derek!

I sleep instead.

lol, me too. I'm just Joshin'.

:D

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Did anyone read the sales blurb Woot! came up with for this? It's brilliant!

Yeah...pretty snappy.

Its really too bad that HP didn't price the Touchpads closer to the $200/$250 range in the first place. Sure HP would have taken a bit of a loss on them, but can you imagine how many (more) TPs that would be out there and in turn the number of people that would've found WebOS. Such a missed opportunity!

*shaking head*

Awesome! Now I have another Pre3 AND a Touchpad coming my way! Thanks, Derek!!

Now all I have to do is get some accessories while they are still available :O

On a related note...I'm hoping that the Touchpad won't let me down too much. Love gestures and its really hard for me to imagine WebOS being "complete" without em. But hey...for ~$255, thats only ~$30 more than I paid for my Pre3s!!

Thanks again and long live WebOS!!!

Seems like you have some spares PreĀ³s. I accidentally lost mine. I would gladly buy one from you at TouchPad price. In case you want to make this webOS lover a big favor!
You'll enjoy the TouchPad, believe me!

Newegg has had these for a while and still has them for whoever needs a spare.

The newegg touchpads are refurbs. But, they throw in a leather case.

You know, I'm glad I got my 16 GB for $99 during the initial firesale, but I sure wouldn't pay more than the firesale price, even for a 32 GB. (I tried and failed to nail one then) The lack of support for webOS is becoming too obvious for even the diehards to deny. The online magazine section of the app store is still talking about March and it's coming up on May.

Too many better options for spending almost three bills.

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