HP Planning Firesale Sequel, Coming to an eBay Store Near You

This Sunday at 6pm Central Time, HP will begin selling what should be the last of their TouchPad stock. Refurbished 16 and 32GB models will be available on their eBay store for $99 and $149 respectively, and all sales are final, and will only come with a short 90 day warranty. This firesale was intended for employees, but now that the cat is out of the bag, feel free to snag one for yourself (if you can, we expect them to go quick!).

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Read on for the full internal HP memo.

To: U.S. HP Employees

HP employees will have a chance to purchase a refurbished HP TouchPad via eBay before the sale is announced to the general public. Specifically, the TouchPads will be offered through one of HP’s newest marketplaces for close-out and refurbished HP products, the new HP eBay Store.

This product will NOT be available through any other HP stores, such as the Home & Home Office store, Small & Medium Business store, HP EPP or the HP Business Outlet. PLEASE DO NOT CALL ANY OF THESE CALL CENTERS BECAUSE IT DISRUPTS REGULAR SALES ACTIVITIES AND THEY’RE UNABLE TO PROCESS AN ORDER FOR THE TOUCHPADS ANYWAY.

In an effort to give HP employees first chance at a very limited supply of refurbished TouchPads, there will be a short delay between when the product is posted live for sale on eBay and when the general public is notified of the sale.

Refurbished HP TouchPads, both 16GB and 32GB versions, will be posted for sale through the HP eBay store at: 6:00 p.m. (Central Time), Sunday, December 11th. If you are interested in purchasing a refurbished TouchPad, please make yourself a reminder to log-on to eBay a few minutes before the sale starts to make your purchase.

The TouchPads will be available for sale here (under “Laptops”):

http://stores.ebay.com/hewlettpackard

Important information about this sale:

  • There will be both 16GB and 32GB versions available, selling at a fixed price of $99 and $149 respectively…while supplies last.
  • There is also an optional 3-piece Accessory bundle with a Case, Charging Dock & Wireless Keyboard for $79 (est. value $199.97).
  • Purchases must be made through the HP eBay store via PayPal only. If you do not have eBay or PayPal accounts, create your accounts before the sale begins to avoid delays.
  • The product offer will be announced to the general public on Monday morning and is expected to sell-out quickly thereafter, so don’t delay.
  • There will be a limit of two (2) TouchPad SKUs per eBay member, sold on a first come, first served basis.
  • This sale is not associated with any HP-sponsored employee purchase program and there are no additional discounts for HP employees off the HP eBay store price.
  • All sales are final. There are no returns unless product arrives defective.
  • The refurbished TouchPad product comes with a 90-day limited warranty.
  • Please note that eBay orders only allow one ship-to location per order.

Thank you for your cooperation, good luck to you and don’t forget to mark your calendars for 6:00 p.m. (Central Time), Sunday, December 11th.

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