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Missed out on the HP TouchPad firesale? No worries, drawings are up for sale on eBay

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 29 Aug 2011 19:32 User comments (6)

Missed out on the HP TouchPad firesale? No worries, drawings are up for sale on eBay Ten days ago, HP puts its TouchPad tablet in firesale at $99, sending sales into a frenzy.
Earlier that week, HP announced they would not create any more webOS-based tablets and smartphones, and would begin liquidating their Pre phones and TouchPad tablet.

The firesale price was significant as a teardown of the tablet revealed the parts cost over $250 not including R&D and shipping. It also meant HP is taking a significant hit on each device sold, as they will likely subsidize retailers liquidating.

This week, it appears the TouchPad craze has reached a likely top, as hand drawn drawings of the TouchPad are now up for sale on eBay.

Reads one auction (currently going for $0.49):

This is an original drawing of an HP Touchpad.

Sold out in stores, this item is in high demand.

More customizable than the iPad, this drawing of an HP Touchpad can display any picture or game you want - simply cut a hole for the screen and place it over your REAL TOUCHPAD (not included).

This drawing is of a 64GB HP Touchpad WITH USB Charger and Wall Adapter.


Most are completely for charity (which is great), some are not. View them all here: HP TouchPad drawings on eBay

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6 user comments

129.8.2011 19:37

I'll take 7

229.8.2011 22:15

So this is all it takes to earn $ off ebay.. What a sad world we live in.

330.8.2011 2:43

Originally posted by Mysttic:
So this is all it takes to earn $ off ebay.. What a sad world we live in.
The World is fine. Humans, however are not.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 30 Aug 2011 @ 2:45

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430.8.2011 12:17

Quote:
The World is fine. Humans, however are not.
I do stand corrected good sir.

530.8.2011 17:46

HP's TouchPad returns for one final production run and all these people paying 300 dollars for a TouchPad on eBay are gonna be pissed....right about Now.
http://cnet.co/nPVNVu

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 30 Aug 2011 @ 18:00

Live Free or Die.
The rule above all the rules is: Survive !
Capitalism: Funnel most of the $$$ to the already rich.

61.9.2011 18:46

http://www.ebay.com/itm/250880924767

$177.50 but the reserve hasn't been met. However the seller did draw a keyboard, charger and more to go along with it. Wow. lol.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 01 Sep 2011 @ 18:47

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