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HP will produce up to 200,000 more TouchPads

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 06 Sep 2011 20:19 User comments (7)

HP will produce up to 200,000 more TouchPads On the 19th, HP slashed the price of its 16GB base model to $99 from $499 MSRP in a firesale intended to liquidate all remaining stock. The move worked and HP was said to have sold out all of its inventory.
The company also added that it would no longer create webOS-based hardware, as the company moves increasingly into the software business.

Last week, in an unlikely move, HP said it will build more TouchPads, in an effort to "meet unfulfilled demand" and complete cancelled orders with suppliers.

This week, Digitimes sdys HP will sell up to 200,000 more TouchPads, which will be available by late October.

It appears that HP ran some numbers and it is cheaper to build and sell the rest of the tablets at a big loss than deal with contract termination fees from their major suppliers. Additionally, they likely would have left companies very angry with thousands of unused TouchPad parts, and strained relationships.

Finally, the source says HP sold 900,000 TouchPads to date, meaning when all is said and done, there will be over 1 million TouchPads in the wild.

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7 user comments

16.9.2011 23:41

HPs a joke. I guarantee you none of those people who ordered them on sale got it. I ordered one at 3PM on the day they slashed the price, no info nor do I have the product.

27.9.2011 0:31

Ordered a pair of them and my orders were held for 8 days before they canceled the order and gave my money back. Now they are making more...screw you HP...I'll wait for the $200 amazon tablet.



37.9.2011 0:33

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Ordered a pair of them and my orders were held for 8 days before they canceled the order and gave my money back. Now they are making more...screw you HP...I'll wait for the $200 amazon tablet.
I haven't received a confirmation or cancellation. It's not our fault that HP over ordered. If people ordered multiple, at least send them one. The reason this crap is happening is because of the d**** that ordered 20 to resell them and make a huge profit.

47.9.2011 2:18

Originally posted by core2kid:
Originally posted by KillerBug:
Ordered a pair of them and my orders were held for 8 days before they canceled the order and gave my money back. Now they are making more...screw you HP...I'll wait for the $200 amazon tablet.
I haven't received a confirmation or cancellation. It's not our fault that HP over ordered. If people ordered multiple, at least send them one. The reason this crap is happening is because of the d**** that ordered 20 to resell them and make a huge profit.
Yep, haven't got mine yet either, ordered on the 20th at around 1PM. Still pending charge on my credit card.

57.9.2011 2:20

Originally posted by DVDBack23:
Originally posted by core2kid:
Originally posted by KillerBug:
Ordered a pair of them and my orders were held for 8 days before they canceled the order and gave my money back. Now they are making more...screw you HP...I'll wait for the $200 amazon tablet.
I haven't received a confirmation or cancellation. It's not our fault that HP over ordered. If people ordered multiple, at least send them one. The reason this crap is happening is because of the d**** that ordered 20 to resell them and make a huge profit.
Yep, haven't got mine yet either, ordered on the 20th at around 1PM. Still pending charge on my credit card.
Same exact boat. Do you see a hold for the amount or anything on your credit card?

67.9.2011 2:23

Originally posted by core2kid:
Originally posted by DVDBack23:
Originally posted by core2kid:
Originally posted by KillerBug:
Ordered a pair of them and my orders were held for 8 days before they canceled the order and gave my money back. Now they are making more...screw you HP...I'll wait for the $200 amazon tablet.
I haven't received a confirmation or cancellation. It's not our fault that HP over ordered. If people ordered multiple, at least send them one. The reason this crap is happening is because of the d**** that ordered 20 to resell them and make a huge profit.
Yep, haven't got mine yet either, ordered on the 20th at around 1PM. Still pending charge on my credit card.
Same exact boat. Do you see a hold for the amount or anything on your credit card?
Yep, my credit limit is down $107, and has been since the 20th. Slightly annoyed at this point. Tried calling and the auto response pretty much told me to hang up if the inquiry was for the Touchpad. Unlike you though, I do have a confirmation email, one that says "delivery estimate 8/25." Yeah, clearly not HP.

77.9.2011 2:27

Originally posted by DVDBack23:
Originally posted by core2kid:
Originally posted by DVDBack23:
Originally posted by core2kid:
Originally posted by KillerBug:
Ordered a pair of them and my orders were held for 8 days before they canceled the order and gave my money back. Now they are making more...screw you HP...I'll wait for the $200 amazon tablet.
I haven't received a confirmation or cancellation. It's not our fault that HP over ordered. If people ordered multiple, at least send them one. The reason this crap is happening is because of the d**** that ordered 20 to resell them and make a huge profit.
Yep, haven't got mine yet either, ordered on the 20th at around 1PM. Still pending charge on my credit card.
Same exact boat. Do you see a hold for the amount or anything on your credit card?
Yep, my credit limit is down $107, and has been since the 20th. Slightly annoyed at this point. Tried calling and the auto response pretty much told me to hang up if the inquiry was for the Touchpad. Unlike you though, I do have a confirmation email, one that says "delivery estimate 8/25." Yeah, clearly not HP.
The TouchPad was ordered on my dads credit card and doesn't remember what the balance was before I ordered it so he can't check there. I have a confirmation email that says:

Originally posted by HP:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for your interest in the HP TouchPad and webOS. The overwhelming demand for this product in recent days has made it difficult to fulfill your request at the present time, and we are working to make more available as soon as possible. While we do not yet have specific details, we know it will be at least a few weeks before we have a limited quantity available again. We will keep you informed as we have more specifics that we can communicate, and we encourage you to join the conversation here for the latest information.

In light of this and other recent HP news, we want you to know that we remain committed to you. We will continue to honor our warranties now and in the future. We will continue delivering products that make a difference in your life and we will continue to provide the best possible service to you every day.

We are grateful for your patience and loyalty and to show our gratitude, we are offering you an exclusive one-time opportunity to save an additional amount on all of our products, valid through the end of the day tomorrow, Wednesday, August 31, 2011. You'll save 25% off all printers, ink, HP accessories, and PCs starting at or above $599. To take advantage of this offer, use your unique coupon code xxxxxxxx at checkout, and for more information on the details of this offer, please look at the bottom of this email.

Sincerely,

hpdirect.com
So it looks like my order isn't canceled at least.
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