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brad

I've tried here in Columbus, OH and had my parents call around in Spartanburg, SC. No luck either places. Even had a friend call her ex-husband who is a manager at H.H. Gregg and still no luck, lol...

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jeffla

I follow Slickdeals and Fatwallet daily and here are my observations/beliefs (GUESSES)

 

HP is the only authorized retailer to sell them for 99.99.

People flooded their local tech stores where employees probably didn't realize they are not to sell them but corporate will be returning them to HP. Which explains why some people are getting Walmart to sell the, others are being told they can not. Retailers were probably taken by surprise and are scrambling to work this out. Microcenter was and now is not selling them. OD stopped selling them, Staples stopped selling them..a pattern is developing.

I've read that people who call HP's sales line are getting put on a waiting list for when more stock arrives (ie. bestbuy/staples....returns theirs)

 

I think your best bet to get one is to call HP and get on a list. People have had the best success with Walmart price matching the 99.99 price. The upside is Walmart has a UPS error that is selling people the 32gb model for 99.99 instead of the 16gb. Now of course all this will change 10 seconds after I hit Post.

 

If you have nothing to do for the next week, start reading this thread. Keep in mind once it hit 6000k posts, it was auto archived so you are only seeing posts 6000k + (count gets reset when archived).

 

http://slickdeals.ne...d.php?t=3220862

 

 

One great feature of the Touchpad is you get 50gb free cloud storage for, well however long Box.net sticks around. So for me, my parents won't use the 50gb of space so 100gb free cloud storage for life is a great perk. Might even be worth picking up the Touchpad just for the free storage.

 

http://blog.box.net/2011/07/01/bringing-box-to-hp-touchpad/

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cskenney

I placed an order with Micro Center this morning. It accepted my order but I have not got the confirmation email yet. I am guessing I will get the email telling me that I am out of luck.

 

I also called a local Office Depot. They are sold out but said they are expecting more. They are already in transit to the stores and could show up at any time.

 

UPDATE: I just looked at my credit card and Micro Center has charged it so we shall see.....of course they can issue credit just as easy too.

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texasPI

Well, i ordered a 32gb from office depot that I'll receive early next week and two from walmart.com that I was to pickup today. I showed up and the employees there screwed me out of one. They got very rude when someone came out from the back and told the girl helping me that they had pulled two for my order and one was still in the back. Seems like they kept one for themselves. Oh well, I had tweeted Dave that I'd pass one on to him but now with this I'm not able to.

 

So Dave, I'm @homesicktxan and I'm sorry it didn't work out!

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awraynor

Yep. Got my order confirmation from MicroCenter, followed by the cancellation 20 minutes later.

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ikon

wow, HP really doesn't want to sell these now. ;)

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jam3ohio

Yep. Got my order confirmation from MicroCenter, followed by the cancellation 20 minutes later.

 

Got a partial cancellation from MicroCenter. Very strange. Will watch HP's site for Best Buy returns coming back.

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cskenney

Yup, just got my order cancellation from MicroCenter, too.

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jam3ohio

Sorry for the bum steer, guys. I assumed that an ecommerce application showing inventory in stock and taking an order would result in shipped units. Silly me!

 

Keeping an eye on that HP page now. My Dad is pumped thinking he's getting a tablet now. Hope I can still snag one.

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brad

I found another link someone posted on fatwallet saying they ordered theirs through the Busniess Section and was able to get the order to submit BUT it took a lot of patience as the HP site is apparently overwhelmed right now.

 

Here's the link:

 

http://shopping1.hp.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/WW-USSMBPublicStore-Site/en_US/-/USD/ViewStandardCatalog-Browse?CatalogCategoryID=dMgQ7habWagAAAEveclKiY4n

 

HP is screwing the customer over on shipping at $21.87 for the cheapest shipping method. Guess you can't complain seeing as how it was $399 though.

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