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  1. #21  
    Quote Originally Posted by C-Note View Post
    How is this any better than buying from Best Buy?
    (Re. Buying from Ebay)

    You don't have to buy yet another 'product' thats how.. IF you really want a cheap HP tablet that is!

    Viz: '..Don't really NEED a tablet, though I could find a good use for one at that price..'

    16Gb's on Ebay kicking off at well under $200 now.

    Agreed that desktops give endless specialised programs.
    Isn't this HP Tablet just a big 'smartphone'.. with no Modem even?

    Last edited by Mutoidi; 11/04/2011 at 06:00 PM.
  2. #22  
    Quote Originally Posted by C-Note View Post
    Thanks for your reply. I'm not looking to "hate" on any other tech community. I have friends who use all of the different deices (I use Androids and Blackberries too).
    I wasn't trying to bag on other tech communities. I've been on XDA for years now, i'd say 6 years easy. I've seen a few key players over there.. but go ask a simple question on XDA and get hounded by people for asking.

    Ask here with WebOS, get answers. The community for WebOS is fantastic. For android its not a friendly environment on most sites for newbies.

    but even the 150$ deal you can still turn around and sell it used for 225$ easy all day long on ebay.
  3.    #23  
    Quote Originally Posted by sledge007 View Post
    1. Don't reward HP.......reward yourself!

    2. I'm going on 3.5 months and think I've gotten my money's worth, even if it quit tomorrow. I'd hope it wouldn't, but I've definitely have used it enough to compensate the $149.

    3. Aside from maybe an hour, two at the max, at the start. Little to no maintenance required. This is not a Palm Pre with 400+ patches. There are roughly 40-50, I use about 10 of them.

    4. With a decent PC/laptop, nobody truly NEEDS a tablet, but they are fun to have around.

    If CM7 is your thing, it takes about 20 minutes to install. I have it, but hardly use it.

    I also had Ubuntu on at one point, but have since removed it, as I wasn't really using it.
    My feeling about HP are not based on some irrational hatred because of how they destroyed the prospects of webOS (which they did). Just seems like as long as we continue to blithlely ignore the stupid actions of companies by continuing to do business as usual, we just contribute to things continuing as they are.

    If they are going to dump webOS, just "Man Up" and say so. Don't string us along, continuing to take money and then 'suddenly' decide to do so. The decision to discontinue webOS is not the issue, I didn't like it but it's their choice. The WAY the did it I have a problem with. They burned a lot of people because of how they chose to go about the process.

    Then there is the mater of trust. As hardy a bunch as we are, when you can't get batteries, software, , accessories, or repairs, at some point it is impossible to continue. Do you think any vendor or partner will produce for them in the future? Do I really trust them? Do you?
    "Sometimes I feel like an OS-less child..."
    (with apologies to Billie Holiday )
  4. #24  
    Quote Originally Posted by pogeypre View Post
    Because at Best Buy you have to get a TouchPad AAAAANNNDDD a computer for 600 bucks, or buy a TouchPad on ebay for 200-400.

    If you want both, go Best Buy. If you want just the TP, then go eBay.
    See, I think it's dumb to pay more than the fire sale price for a touchpad. I love mine but I wouldn't have bought it if I had to spend $200 or more for it. Plus, I hate the greed of people buying a device they don't intend to use and then selling it for $100 profit because of low supply.

    Since the OP is planning on getting a new desktop anyway, I'd say get the dekstop/touchpad combo IF, you like to websurf, check email, read ebooks while around town. For $150, the touchpad is a better buy than a kindle or nook and does more things so if you would use a kindle/nook, then get the touchpad instead and you will not be disappointed.
  5. #25  
    If you need a replacement desk top, get the firesale TP. HP's computers are generally very good, even/no matter if you like the co or not. You'll enjoy using the TP, and you'll probably find that you use the PC less as you use the TP more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by C-Note View Post
    My feeling about HP are not based on some irrational hatred because of how they destroyed the prospects of webOS (which they did). Just seems like as long as we continue to blithlely ignore the stupid actions of companies by continuing to do business as usual, we just contribute to things continuing as they are.

    If they are going to dump webOS, just "Man Up" and say so. Don't string us along, continuing to take money and then 'suddenly' decide to do so. The decision to discontinue webOS is not the issue, I didn't like it but it's their choice. The WAY the did it I have a problem with. They burned a lot of people because of how they chose to go about the process.

    Then there is the mater of trust. As hardy a bunch as we are, when you can't get batteries, software, , accessories, or repairs, at some point it is impossible to continue. Do you think any vendor or partner will produce for them in the future? Do I really trust them? Do you?
    I hear you - but it isn't like you are buying a car from these people. By the time the battery no longer takes a charge you'll be on to something better, most likely with a different operating system unless somebody buys webOS and sinks a bunch of cash into it (unfortunately that's not looking too likely). It costs less than a smart phone - how long a relationship to do you plan to have with your current phone? How many years do you expect to get out of your new PC? This is no different.
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    This bundle is really ideal for someone who was already looking to buy a HP computer, and also wants a TouchPad.

    If you had no intention of buying an HP computer before this deal, don't do it now. If you want a TouchPad, get it on eBay & get the PC that you really want.
  8.    #28  
    Quote Originally Posted by Maverickz View Post
    I would buy it, even if you don't want it. You can always sell it on eBay for a $100 profit. Not getting the TP is like not using a $100 mail-in rebate for the computer you buy.

    If you decide you want a tablet, then it is a good one. Even if you decide you don't want webOS, then put CM7 Android on it. You will still have a better tablet than anything else out there in that price range.
    I'd probably sell it at my cost plus shipping charges only... especially to a member of this community.
    "Sometimes I feel like an OS-less child..."
    (with apologies to Billie Holiday )
  9.    #29  
    Quote Originally Posted by teamw23 View Post
    I hear you - but it isn't like you are buying a car from these people. By the time the battery no longer takes a charge you'll be on to something better, most likely with a different operating system unless somebody buys webOS and sinks a bunch of cash into it (unfortunately that's not looking too likely). It costs less than a smart phone - how long a relationship to do you plan to have with your current phone? How many years do you expect to get out of your new PC? This is no different.
    If I want to keep using webOS, I'm going to be having a LOOOOOOONG term relationship with this old Pre+
    "Sometimes I feel like an OS-less child..."
    (with apologies to Billie Holiday )
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    The TP is a good internet appliance (email and web). I do not expect too much more from it like a laptop or even a netbook. It does have a very long battery life (compared to laptops) so it is convenient.
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    #31  
    I agree with those, that if you're in the market for a pc and want a touchpad, then its a great deal. my husband had a hp pc for 6 years and was extremely pleased with it all that time, with no problems. he retired it for an upgraded processor and hard drive.

    That being said, I bought my touchpad from ebay, paid $200 and am happy that its worth every bit of that, and more. But it is a good deal if you're already looking.
  12. #32  
    A website is going to sale a bundle tomorrow for 279. It is the 32gb, case, stand, and speakers with 16gb flash drive. I may give it as a gift for xmas, but then I could get the kindle fire for 199.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frmorrison View Post
    A website is going to sale a bundle tomorrow for 279. It is the 32gb, case, stand, and speakers with 16gb flash drive. I may give it as a gift for xmas, but then I could get the kindle fire for 199.
    What good is the flash drive? TP's don't have a full USB port to use them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maverickz View Post
    What good is the flash drive? TP's don't have a full USB port to use them.
    To encourage one to buy it? It doesn't fit with the other items. Note the Touchpad could use the drive, just you need power (USB hub) and a converter cable.
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    #35  
    Even though I am ticked off at HP, I bit on the Best Buy offer. I already have a 32gig TP. I love the thing. The only reason I bought an HP laptop is because my desktop is almost 8 years old. (It is ironic that I had been waiting to replace it when HP had WebOS built into their PCs ... another plan that didn't work out I guess.)
    Bottom line: I wanted a new laptop, and another TP for my wife or daughter. Although it would have been nice to buy a non-HP laptop for the deal, as others have said, I wanted an extra TP bad enough for a present that I bought an HP laptop to get one.
    Not a perfect solution; but I can live with it. Before HP mad me angry, they were in the running for a laptop anyway If someone doesn't need/want a new PC, the Tiger Direct bundle would be a good choice.
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    If I was in the market for a new desktop I would get the TouchPad for sure. It's a good deal.
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    #37  
    My kids needed another computer for homework, so we bought the HP bundle. This will be a second Touchpad, but now my wife can have her own TP. Might not have bought an HP branded computer otherwise.
  18. #38  
    Jeez.. it looks like the BB/HP ploy is WORKING!

    OK!
  19. #39  
    Even though I am ticked off at HP, I bit on the Best Buy offer. I already have a 32gig TP. I love the thing. The only reason I bought an HP laptop is because my desktop is almost 8 years old. (It is ironic that I had been waiting to replace it when HP had WebOS built into their PCs ... another plan that didn't work out I guess.)
    Bottom line: I wanted a new laptop, and another TP for my wife or daughter. Although it would have been nice to buy a non-HP laptop for the deal, as others have said, I wanted an extra TP bad enough for a present that I bought an HP laptop to get one.
    Not a perfect solution; but I can live with it. Before HP mad me angry, they were in the running for a laptop anyway If someone doesn't need/want a new PC, the Tiger Direct bundle would be a good choice.
    Similar thinking here - my son's been wanting a new laptop for college, so the BB bundle enabled me to take care of that while also getting him a firesale Touchpad (I got mine on eBay, at a decent price from someone not looking to make a killing). I can understand the frustration over not being able to get the TP only at the firesale price - but considering how much more limited the supply is now vs. the original firesale, I understand why BB would take steps to make things more orderly for themselves this time. Certainly if you ARE in the market for a new PC or laptop, it's a nice deal.

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