I am wondering if there is any point posting here, since it seems people do not even bother to read the posts. Inspite of my post above Post #4 very clearly stating how I got my refund, people continue to post the same questions. Anyhow, here goes once more:
The officialy stated Best Buy's 'price match' refund policy for the TouchPad states that the 'price match' is valid only for 60 days from purchase. This is not to suggest that it's not possible that even this time limit might be overlooked.
You do not need the original receipt, or for that matter even a copy of the receipt, for the refund to be credited back to the original credit card used for the purchase.
All you really need, are the following numbers from the receipt. (Actually only one of the numbers is needed, it's just that I don't know which number workedfor me)
1. Val # xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx (From the top of the receipt just below the bar code)
2. Customer Service PIN xxxx xxx xxxx xxxxxx
What about those who had already sent in the original receipt for the HP 'early adopter' rebate? If for no other reason but this, Besat Buy cannot insist on the original receipt. The only time they can inssist o nthe receipt is if you want the refund in cash. But as long as you are ok with the refund being credited to the original card used for the purchase, there should be no need for the receipt.
PS: Your phone number entered in the system while making the original purchase, is usually enough for Best Buy to locate the original purchase transaction. For some reason this did not work for me, but the numbers from the receipt worked fine. Just to make things easier, a copy of the receipt should make things smoother.