09/01/2011, 07:33 AM
Curse you HP and HP UK!!!
I bought a launch day Pre -
I paid something like £50 for a Touchstone. Can't believe that didn't include a PSU.
Paid £20 for a Touchstone back.
About 2 months later O2 started selling the lot as a bundle for less than I paid for the Phone.
I then bought a unlocked Pre 2. Even though I knew the Pre 3 was coming. I even lost some of the special deal European freeapps(the one good thing you did for us EU peeps) such as NFS and SIMS3 in the process as you'd removed them from the catalog. Oh well, SIMS was cr'p and i'd completed NFS.
I've bought plenty of Apps and you've had your 30% cut of that.
I even stayed up late to hear Leo announce the death of webOS devices.
I sat here enviously watching the US firesale, hoping you would not forget your global scale and repeat it in the UK.
I even defended you in the Forums by suggesting that HP UK was taking it's time to do it right and not cause the same chaos as you induced in the UK.
When details of the UK firesale came out, I made sure I was home early to be first in the cue with HP Direct/Dixons and a number of other retailers.
Then you systematically crashed every UK retailers website. I tried heroically to buy a Touchpad. I even got halfway through the checkout process with Comet, Staples, PC World, Argos and CarPhoneWarehouse. I failed every time.
I took a step back and ordered a TP and Pre3 for full price from Clove. Yet you cut them off.
Did my loyalty count for nothing?
I've given in an ordered a 16GB TouchPad from a US ebay seller. £185 in P+P. But I wont be purchasing any HP PC's, Laptops or Printers for many years to come, and let's hope I'm not reviewing and enterprise bids from you.