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Money-saving options for the HP TouchPad: Amazon, Costco and

by Tim Stiffler-Dean Sat, 30 Jul 2011 2:30 pm EDT

If you're one of the many that wishes the HP TouchPad was just a bit cheaper before deciding to make a purchase, you'll want to check some online stores again to see the deals that they're offering. Amazon, Costco and are offering some savings on the tablet device, but you better jump on the deals quickly as the stock looks to be running a bit low.

At you'll be able to get a sweet instant $50 savings for ordering a TouchPad directly from the company; that's $449 for the 16GB model and $549 for the 32GB. Add on to that the $50 mail-in rebate, free next day shipping and 15% off all TouchPad accessories, and that deals gets a little bit sweeter. 

Amazon looks like they're down to the last dozen or so TouchPad's in stock, and they're cutting the prices and shipping them out of their warehouse doors. You can get the 32GB version of the tablet for $529 (that's $70 off), but again you can send in the $50 early-adopter rebate to HP and bring that cost down to less than the 16GB model of the TouchPad at $479. That should be enough to make anyone consider buying it right now. You can also bundle some accessories with the device to save a bit more.

Lastly, Costco is cutting the price on their 32GB model of the TouchPad to be very low. Twitter user and PreCentral fan @sachapman tells us that he just got his TouchPad from Costco today for $479, plus getting that generic slip case for free to go with it. Unfortunately Costco's website no longer lists the TouchPad as an item for sale, but we aren't too sure why that is yet (we'll let you know if we get more details).

So there you have it, three options for getting a new HP TouchPad at more than $100 less than what most of us paid in this first month since the device was released. Keep in mind that both Amazon and Costco are showing signs that they are nearly out of stock (or completely out of stock), this is likely due to good sales of the device (since 400,000-450,000 tablets were to be shipped each month). Let's just hope those signs ring as true facts sooner - webOS could definitely use that to an advantage.

Source:,, Costco; Thanks, Everyone!