Sigh. It seems that HP’s dedicated to using the remaining stock of TouchPads to push sales of HP laptops and desktops. First Best Buy, then Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, and Micro Center, and now TigerDirect (who looooves to email their customers). If you’ll recall, TigerDirect had a limited stock of 32GB TouchPads earlier this month that they sold for $279.99 – a stock that sold out in less than five minutes. Now they’ve got more of the same, but instead of forcing a bundle with a stand, Bluetooth speaker, and case, they’re forcing a bundle with an HP computer.
Here’s the deal: buy a TouchPad and any HP laptop or desktop from TigerDirect, pay $299.99 upfront for the tablet, and get a mail-in rebate (sigh) for $150. Or just buy a 32GB TouchPad for $299.99. Yeah, that’s more than they were asking before for the same tablet with accessories that aren’t included here. Supply and demand, folks.