Did you miss HP’s Touchpad fire sale last weekend? I did. And it seems a lot of people have missed it too or intentionally did not partake of the second discounted offering for the said device. Reports had it that HP was able to sell only 8,000 units of the TouchPad which is a far cry from the number of units sold during its first run of discounted sale a couple of months ago. According to some eBay figures, the 16GB version of Touchpad which was sold for only $99 was able to manage around 2,316 units sold while the 32GB model which was sold for $149 managed to get a bigger sales figure totaling to around 5,534 units sold. Total sales figure for the two models on eBay’s firesale run last weekend was 7,850 units.
One thing that could have probably caused the lackluster sale of the HP Touchpad this time around is the fact that shipping fees were not as encouraging as the prices of the device. HP was charging a flat rate of $19 for shipping cost. Hopefully, HP was not trying to recover cost through high shipping charges as this seem to have backslashed on the overall sale of the device. So, did you partake of the HP Touchpad firesale last weekend? If you haven’t, you can still get the the 16GB and 32GB HP Touchpads from eBay right now by simply following the via link below.