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    So, I went into Best Buy in Tampa, FL, today, to change my pre-order of a 16 GB Touchpad to a 32 GB Touchpad, since HP is offering a $50 rebate on the 32 GB tablet for Legacy Palm users. The Best Buy employee told me that if I changed my pre-order from the 16 GB to the 32 GB, it would put me at the "back of the line" of those who had already pre-ordered the 32 GB, and if there were enough people who had pre-ordered it, I may not get it on launch day.

    I was a little amused by his statement since I figured that there were only about 5 or so people who had probably pre-ordered the Touchpad, but I asked, "Well, how many people have actually ordered the 32 GB Touchpad?" He said he would go check, and a few minutes later he came back and said that 44 people had already pre-ordered the 32 GB Touchpad!!!

    I was shocked to hear that there were that many people at one Best Buy that had pre-ordered this tablet. Just a few days ago it was as if Best Buy didn't even know how to take the pre-orders. Maybe there is more interest in this device than we realize.

    Anyway, I went ahead and changed my pre-order to the 32GB, even if I don't get it on launch day. He did say that they try to match demand with Pre-orders, but it is possible they may only get 20 or so in on the first shipment.
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    Wow, surprising news. I would have assumed 5 or so too. Ok, who here lives in Tampa...? lol
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    wow, i hope those are real numbers and not from the cloud -=X
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    I pre-ordered one last Friday and they told me that I was the first at that store (as if it wasn't obvious since took 5 people to figure out how to do it). I'm in Tucson, AZ
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    I was the first at my local best buy to Pre-order the HP Touchpad, they told me that I would be receiving a call on launch day and that I could come pick it up at anytime.
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    I'm also the first pre-order at the Ft Lauderdale BBY store.
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    FIRST!



    to pre-order in Moore, OK that is. LOL they said they would call me. It's likely I'll be there before they know they have it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by demetry14 View Post
    I was the first at my local best buy to Pre-order the HP Touchpad, they told me that I would be receiving a call on launch day and that I could come pick it up at anytime.
    i was also first. they told me theyd call at least a day before... no call yet. will have my pre- in hand all day tomorrow.
    anyone get a call yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rayray333 View Post
    i was also first. they told me theyd call at least a day before... no call yet. will have my pre- in hand all day tomorrow.
    anyone get a call yet?
    Of course not, didn't they say "the day before"? That's Thursday...
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    sadly my local BB told me yesterday that they had zero preorders. I was there looking for a new laptop bag and there were two employees putting stock in the upper lock up bins, amongst the items going up were 24 TouchPads. I noticed them stacked on the floor next to the ladder so I started talking to the two guys. they said they had a couple people ask about the TP but no one put down an order.

    looks like they'll have plenty of stock for Launch, at least.

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