HP’s TouchPad liquidation failure hurts its reputation with consumers and businesses. In the HP’s TouchPad liquidation sale this weekend as the servers blew up and tablet market pricing structure turned upside down.
HP’s Web site couldn’t handle the load as the mass tried to land a TouchPad for $99. On Saturday, HP had a problem due to which the company’s systems couldn’t recognize the liquidation prices. By the time HP fixed that issue atnoon, the company’s e-commerce site served up a series of errors.
In the Meantime, HP’s call center blew up at Saturdaynoon. The representatives did the best they could but were outgunned by orders. On Sunday morning HP had made progress with its shopping cart site delivering 404 errors, which is a increase in rate from database outages
The Company could have turned this TouchPad liquidation in a better way and could have highlighted- how its data centers saved the day even amidst TouchPad adversity.
If the TouchPad which is a faulty device managed to have a lot of redeeming qualities calls for an exit after a few weeks with a price tag of $99 to $149 it’s not a surprise that retailers initially confused at HP’s prices. No tablet maker can make money at HP’s fire sale prices.
The HP TouchPad continues its liquidation at fire sale prices and the frantic search for the defunct tablet at a very elusive price of $99.99.
HP PRE 3 Smartphone Fire Sale:
Even after cutting the price HP had great demand for their tablets, now HP is planning on giving a discount for the HP Pre 3 phone down to £49 (that’s a saving of £220). This HP Pre 3 phone is a Smartphone, which was released this month.
The HP Pre 3 consits of :
- 1.4GHz Snapdragon CPU
- Adreno 205 GPU, 8GB/16GB of internal storage
- 3.58-inch 480×800 display
- 512MB of RAM
- 5-megapixel camera and runs WebOS 2.0.
The pairing offered between the TouchPad and the Pre3, they will work very well together. As the editors and writers tried to grab this opportunity, we found it already sold out. You might find the second hand Touchpads in Amazon for very less price, if you are lucky.