|Re: HP Touchpad Fire Sale|
Message #22 Posted by Bruce Bergman on 22 Aug 2011, 10:20 p.m.,
in response to message #21 by M. Joury
Yeah, I'm seeing the same thing... *chuckle*
MacMall, who is also OnSale.com and PCMall, also crashed multiple times. Plus, their inventory system freaked out and incorrectly showed amounts. So many were dead that MacMall said they were going to cancel ALL orders. The interwebs were royally pissed off at MacMall all day today, and they were vocal about it, completely trashing the vendor in their reputation forums.
The Insight.com thing you mentioned was also a case where their inventory couldn't keep up. No matter how many units were sold, they still showed 7,000 in inventory. They WAY oversold the unit.
Staples almost completely went off the intermap yesterday with that insane $49 price tag, but I imagine they got rid of every unit.
Amazon ran two Lightening Sales today. One last 20 minutes, the other one was apparently only FOUR minutes long before it sold out.
Newegg.com refused to match the HP price drop at all, which incensed a bunch of the interwebs, who promptly launched a DDoS attack and brought down their site. Now Newegg is at odds with every other vendor out there, flatly refusing to honor the price drop.
Walmart says you have to SHOW them an ad with the reduced price (stupid).
it's crazy out there. Slickdeals.com has been the only reputable source of truth about where to get them, and there are more than 9,000 posts on their forums about this topic.
Edited: 22 Aug 2011, 10:23 p.m.