I know a friend who bought 4 Touchpad over the weekend.. Not one.. nor two, but FOUR! I asked him, what will he do with it, he just said that he will give it to his relatives as a gift. Which is not really a bad idea as a gift. IF you are living in a rock, you must have missed the news that HP discontinued the production of the touchpad together with its webOS. This brought about the demise of the HP version of a tablet.
Did the firesale really hurt the company?
Im guessing it did - a lot were happy about the sale, some got greedy but then again, the company’s reputation is in a state of shaky for its investors and critique consumers. from $500 dropped to $100? that is a lot coming from a great gadget/computer company.
What had happened?
Because of the firesale, the company’s website had intermittent connection, it had error 404’s and shipping/confirmation order failures. The customer support tried their best to accommodate all orders but still the volume is that huge, even combined call centers can’t manage orders.
The second wave - rumor has it that there will be a second wave of sale for the touchpad, So, better check slickdeals and your local electronic stores if you want to have one… or more.