A recent announcement revealed that the HP TouchPad is going to be available in a bundle where customers will be able to acquire the 32GB model of the HP TouchPad at around d$150 after purchasing a new computer. The Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) deal will reportedly be available for online clients by November 1 while stores will start to offer the deal by November 4.
The option of purchasing the 32GB model of the HP TouchPad at around $150 will be given to customers who purchase a desktop, laptop or an all-in-one PC from Compaq. However the offer will not be applied to netbooks, refurbished computers, the outlet center of Best Buy and computers that are sold through the BestBuy.com Marketplace.
The report also revealed that the 16GB model of the HP TouchPad is already unavailable since it has already been sold out. The HP TouchPad deal is reportedly first-come, first-serve and employees of the local Best Buy stores will give out tickets around an hour before the opening for customers who wish to avail of the deal. HP TouchPad units that are left unclaimed around an hour after the store opened will be made available to customers who did not receive a ticket.
Returns can be made until around fourteen days after the device was purchased. If the computer is returned instead of the HP TouchPad by the customers, they will have to pay around $600 or the full price tag of the tablet. The announcement of the deal comes as HP (NYSE:HPQ) revealed that the inventory of the device has officially run out.
HP revealed that the company aims to give its customers a positive experience with its products although there are cases that it will not be able to meet the demand like the HP TouchPad. The company added that a number of retailers have a limited inventory of the tablet while its online inventory has already run out.
Although the HP TouchPad was reportedly well-received, the iPad of Apple was much more popular. Due to this, HP revealed last August that support for devices using webOS will end and the reduction in the price tag started with the 16GB and 32GB models sold at $99 and $150 respectively.
This resulted to an increase in the demand for the device which resulted to a last batch of the HP TouchPad to be released by HP.
The report on the HP TouchPad deal also follows another announcement of HP which revealed that it will not push through with the sale of the PC division of the company. However it remains uncertain on what will happen to the webOS of the company although the company will make an announcement soon.