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Old 23.08.2011, 11:55
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Is there a HP touchpad firesale in Switzerland anywhere?

HP touchpad has disappeared from shelves in the US and UK after a huge price drop and the company announcing that they are discontinuing the touchpad.

Wondering if anyone knows such firesale(s) in Switzerland anywhere?
FNAC shows "out of stock".
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Old 23.08.2011, 12:15
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HP touchpad has disappeared from shelves in the US and UK after a huge price drop and the company announcing that they are discontinuing the touchpad.

Wondering if anyone knows such firesale(s) in Switzerland anywhere?
FNAC shows "out of stock".
Very unlikely - and there's a reason for that: HP never sold the Touchpad in Switzerland. Only grey imports are sold here. So the importer had to pay close to retail for the devices and won't be getting its money back from HP if it sold the tablets cheaper.

You can find touchpads on eBay for around 250 fr - not a bad price.

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Old 23.08.2011, 12:35
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Re: Is there a HP touchpad firesale in Switzerland anywhere?

i thought they were going for USD 99 in the US?
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Old 23.08.2011, 12:40
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Re: Is there a HP touchpad firesale in Switzerland anywhere?

$99 in the US. £89 in the UK.
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Old 23.08.2011, 12:46
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i thought they were going for USD 99 in the US?
yeah, but everybody knows they're worth more than that - I doubt they'll ever go on ebay for that little.
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Old 23.08.2011, 12:48
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HP touchpad has disappeared from shelves in the US and UK after a huge price drop and the company announcing that they are discontinuing the touchpad.

Wondering if anyone knows such firesale(s) in Switzerland anywhere?
FNAC shows "out of stock".
you might want to check Palm's eurostore prices tomorrow - they haven't lowered theirs yet, so it's somewhat likely that they will soonish.

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Old 23.08.2011, 13:34
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Re: Is there a HP touchpad firesale in Switzerland anywhere?

I emailed Digitec yesterday but heard nothing yet.
My 4 from Office Depot should be arriving on Thursday or Friday

In the UK, most places are sold out or not reflecting the price change yet.

HP may get more stock tomorrow or Thursday (US) but it's not clear whether this will be used to serve backorders.

You can go through the 80'000 posts or so on slickdeals.net or visit moneysavingexpert.com forums for more info
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Old 23.08.2011, 13:49
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Re: Is there a HP touchpad firesale in Switzerland anywhere?

I was considering finding one while in the US but until there is an android port it's only useful for browsing while on thentoilet IMO
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Old 23.08.2011, 13:53
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Wondering if anyone knows such firesale(s) in Switzerland anywhere?
Don't know if the following site has them but you can look. I once bought an older G4 Mac Pro from them which is still working to this day.

http://www.firesales.ch/
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Old 23.08.2011, 14:38
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Re: Is there a HP touchpad firesale in Switzerland anywhere?

I just got the latest Promo email from HP and no mention of the Touchpad so I would imagine that they will not be doing anything in CH. If you are interested, you will need to check elsewhere.
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$99 in the US. £89 in the UK.
Tempted to call a friend in the UK... But I don't even need a new toy! And I've sucessfully avoided an iPad (iPad 2) so far...
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Old 23.08.2011, 15:51
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I just got the latest Promo email from HP and no mention of the Touchpad so I would imagine that they will not be doing anything in CH. If you are interested, you will need to check elsewhere.
Again: HP is NOT selling WebOS devices here. Never have.
They were planning on releasing the Pre 3 here this summer - however, that is certainly not going to happen now.
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Old 23.08.2011, 15:51
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Tempted to call a friend in the UK... But I don't even need a new toy! And I've sucessfully avoided an iPad (iPad 2) so far...
they're completely sold out in the UK
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Old 23.08.2011, 17:23
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Thank you for your mail.

After we clarified everything with our supplier we would like to inform you about the state of the HP tablets and mobile devices.

Sadly we will not be able to offer the products for the new and low fire sale prices. We will not receive any form of compensation from HP and so we have to offer the items for the old price.
We are trying very hard to purchase some of the devices for the new low price but it seems that they are getting sold out really fast and we cannot guarantee for anything. We will lower our prices immediately after we receive a delivery confirmation from our supplier. So we advise you to keep an eye on our online store.

We truly hope that we will be able to lower the prices and we thank you for your understanding.


Many thanks for your interest in our products and services. We would be glad to answer any further questions that might arise.
Hmmm, seems that Digitec are to be left with a white elephant that they'll reduce at some point but to what we don't know.

I reckon they'll get 20-50 from the US and then price stock evenly to make up for the loss on the existing stock.
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Old 23.08.2011, 17:31
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Hmmm, seems that Digitec are to be left with a white elephant that they'll reduce at some point but to what we don't know.

I reckon they'll get 20-50 from the US and then price stock evenly to make up for the loss on the existing stock.
Well, as I said - all Swiss vendors are selling grey-imports and won't get reimbursed by HP if they sell them below the former retail price.

Digitec only has 2 of them in stock - so not much of a loss here.

Where do you reckon those 20-50 Touchpads from the US are supposed to come from? HP has stopped producing the tabs. There are some lying around in Bestbuy warehouses - those will be sold off in US retail stores towards the end of this week. There are no new ones coming.

There's absolutely no way Digitec is getting another shipment.

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Old 23.08.2011, 17:40
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Re: Is there a HP touchpad firesale in Switzerland anywhere?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BRAND-NEW-HP...ht_3862wt_1137

That's someone in the inner loop, if Digitec have a contact like that (which I expect them to have given their grey market offerings) then 50 TPs isn't out of reason. Heck, I have 4.

Just look at the picture
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Old 24.08.2011, 14:52
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/BRAND-NEW-HP...ht_3862wt_1137

That's someone in the inner loop, if Digitec have a contact like that (which I expect them to have given their grey market offerings) then 50 TPs isn't out of reason. Heck, I have 4.

Just look at the picture
Not going to happen - Digitec have no removed the Touchpad from their database

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Re: Is there a HP touchpad firesale in Switzerland anywhere?

I was tracking Touchpad on Digitec. Amazingly around 10 (16GB)Touch pads were bought at 499 chf
And then the TouchPad goes off sale
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Old 25.08.2011, 07:51
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I was tracking Touchpad on Digitec. Amazingly around 10 (16GB)Touch pads were bought at 499 chf
that's not amazing - that's fraking stupid, if you ask me :-)
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