TouchPad returns to TigerDirect in yet another HP PC bundle deal 34
Sigh. It seems that HP’s dedicated to using the remaining stock of TouchPads to push sales of HP laptops and desktops. First Best Buy, then Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, and Micro Center, and now TigerDirect (who looooves to email their customers). If you’ll recall, TigerDirect had a limited stock of 32GB TouchPads earlier this month that they sold for $279.99 – a stock that sold out in less than five minutes. Now they’ve got more of the same, but instead of forcing a bundle with a stand, Bluetooth speaker, and case, they’re forcing a bundle with an HP computer.
Here’s the deal: buy a TouchPad and any HP laptop or desktop from TigerDirect, pay $299.99 upfront for the tablet, and get a mail-in rebate (sigh) for $150. Or just buy a 32GB TouchPad for $299.99. Yeah, that’s more than they were asking before for the same tablet with accessories that aren’t included here. Supply and demand, folks.
So just how many TouchPads does HP have lying around? More than they’re letting on, it seems.
Source: TigerDirect; Thanks to everyone for the tips!