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$50 HP TouchPad Mail-In rebate now available for early adopters 20

by Tim Stiffler-Dean Fri, 01 Jul 2011 2:51 pm EDT

When we first told your about HP's plan to give all early adopters of webOS devices a $50 discount to new 32GB HP TouchPad owners, we were still unsure how anyone would be able to cash in on the deal. Thanks to the careful sleuthing of PreCentral Forum member iamjonvon, we've found that HP launched a simple page in their Rebate Center (called "Touch Inspiration") with the details on how you can get your $50 back.

Between now and July 31st of this year, any previous owners of webOS smartphones from the original Sprint Palm Pre, Palm Pixi and the Plus sizes for both of those, will have the ability to send in a rebate coupon and receive a check from HP for $50 in the mail (within 8-10 weeks). If you've been holding off on going out to get your TouchPad for this rebate to come through official channels, you don't have to wait any longer. Just purchase a 32GB HP TouchPad at retailers both online and off, and then download the coupon to send it in with details of both your new TouchPad and your original webOS smartphone.

There is one other limitation you should be aware of: the rebate is limited to one pairing of devices at a time. Which is to say, you'll only get $50 back from one TouchPad paired with one smartphone, though you are welcome to get more for multiple purchases (4 smartphones would mean 4 different TouchPad discounts not to be used on the same device).

Head to the link below and grab the rebate coupon for yourself, and then get to those stores!

20 Comments

meh

OOps - look at the disclaimer on the page:

This system may require upgraded and/or separately purchased hardware and/or a DVD drive to install the Windows 7 software and take full advantage of Windows 7 functionality. See http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/ for details.

Has their legal department not yet come over to webOS?

I will be interested to see if it works for Canadians, and if it becomes July 15 to Aug 15, since we can't get the touchpad before July 15?

What about other countries?

Big woop :(

Hey HP, let us know when you offer $50 off with a free touchstone for the 16GB version.
Until then, I'm not buying a touchpad when I can get the ipad2, which has more apps, for the same price.

First of all I dont want a 32G Tp. 16 is fine if I buy one at all.

Second I bought a PHONE and not a TP so Id like any "we will make it right" to apply to a new phone, the Pre 3 maybe??

Not bitchin here, I dont really care if I get anything. I wanted and expected WebOS2 on my Pre+ as promised when I purchased it. If that cant be done then OK.

So, supposedly you need the serial number from your device -- what about all those people who traded it in or sold it on eBay or Craigslist?

This will be another 200+ replies of BS...

sprint users
i don't want a tablet
i don't want 32 gig
etc...

How bout we just edit the first post in comments to say all that and let this one go???

8-10 weeks? surprised they didn't say "in the coming months"...

The whole TouchPad release thing seems very anti-climactic. I'm not a huge fan of tablets, but after the reviews, etc., I can certainly wait until this is baked a little more before investigating what it can do for me.

any sign of rebates in Europe

Starting today you can pre-order a TouchPad from qvc.com. It will ship on 7/15 for $659. It's the 32GB that includes the Touchstone charger and a case. See more info at http://www.qvc.com/qic/qvcapp.aspx?view=2&app=detail&params=item^E167734,frames^y,from^se,cm_scid^isrc,cm_ssi^Item:%20E167734&cm_re=PAGE-_-SEARCH-_-E167734.

Let me say this for the last time (for me) I refuse to buy a Touchpad until I have a freakin phone to use with it! I have a day one pre and it's dying fast! I'm not leaving Sprint and I don't care about their 50 dollars, I want a GD Webos phone...period!

Thank you!

As a Day One Pre Minus guinea pig - not way on God's green earth that I would be a guinea pig for the TouchPad even with a $50 dollar discount.

Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me, Shame Shame Shame - Gomer Pyle, circa 1967.

So if you went through 5 refurbs to get a phone that lasted longer than a month - do you qualify for 5 TP rebates?

license out the software already. no one wants to buy any of the palm/hp trashy hardware. 50 bucks towards another piece of garbage...no thanks. this is not even close to "making things right" forcing us to use a crappy rebate that will likely be given by any number of retailers at some point any way is nothing short of retarded.

trading in our old used broken down original pre and giving us 100-150 towards a pre 3 is something to think about, this is garbage.

WEAK.

Maybe better than Nothing, but Nothing would have been less insulting.

Hmm is this really making it better? No one is expecting a free phone but this IS insulting. Oh well...

I have a EVO now anyways. The Touch Pad still is intriguing tho...

Come on babies! They didn't have to do anything at all and they did. Deal with it. Move to the Samsung Galaxy 10.1 if you don't like it. That tablet rages. But be advised, Andriod is clunky as ever on it. Or, get an iPad like me and wait for a bundle price on TouchPad and Pre3. Making things right was always something I didn't care about anyway. I am happy they did this, don't get me wrong, but I don't really care. And I can say I am rockin' a launch day Pre-. Never had any issues. What is there to make right? Companies make things and if they are good and/or we like, want or need them, we purchase them. Seems pretty simple.
Go ahead and hate on this post now about how you were promised this and that and made to suffer... These replies are all whining these days. I guess so is my reply so I will sign off.

LOL, they DIDN'T DO ANYTHING. Give us more money, we'll toss you a bone that you paid for.