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    now on Woot

    HP TouchPad 32GB Wi-Fi Tablet $194.99.

    Woot® : One Day, One Deal
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    Anyone know what the battery life would be if left in the package? I am thinking about purchasing one strictly as a backup.
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    Charge it up once a month and leave it switched off. Should be fine.

    Alternatively, have it runnning CM9 just so you can compare the two
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    Actually, charge it to exactly 40% before storing it long-term

    How to Prolong Lithium-based Batteries - Battery University
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    Thanks for the heads-up, OP! Sent the info to a buddy at work and he jumped on it right away. Good score
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    In the bay area if you watch craigslist you can get one at these prices easily.
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    woot.com has the touchpad for 199.99 today
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    195 usd. 32 gb
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    <threads merged>
    Due to the cancellation of the penny, I no longer give 2˘ about anything. I may however, give a nickel
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    $200 bucks for a discontinued, refurbished product that sold new for $149 during the fire sale?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rnld View Post
    $200 bucks for a discontinued, refurbished product that sold new for $149 during the fire sale?
    Must be a good investment. It's appreciating. :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by rnld View Post
    $200 bucks for a discontinued, refurbished product that sold new for $149 during the fire sale?
    You mean the fire sale where people were immediately flipping them on eBay and Craigslist for $300+?

    They were priced so low during the fire sale because stores wanted to dump the stock rather than take a risk. Their actual value to the consumer was reflected in the thriving secondary market. Just because you slap a low price tag on something doesn't mean it's actually valued at that amount.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jophiel View Post
    You mean the fire sale where people were immediately flipping them on eBay and Craigslist for $300+?

    They were priced so low during the fire sale because stores wanted to dump the stock rather than take a risk. Their actual value to the consumer was reflected in the thriving secondary market. Just because you slap a low price tag on something doesn't mean it's actually valued at that amount.
    Of course they cost more to manufacture, market, develop and support than $99 and $149 and yes some people bought them for more than the fire sale prices on Ebay. Everyone knew they were getting something that the company abandoned.

    The bottom line is there is no ongoing Touchpad/WebOS line and if people want to buy something that is over and done with - more power to them.
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    There was no on-going Touchpad/WebOS line during the fire sale. Hence, you know, the fire sale. Yet people still valued them for over twice the fire sale price. Point being, that event is no way to determine what the current price should be or to say something is poorly priced just because it's above an abnormally low previous point.

    Especially if you intend to put CM9 on it, it's still a fantastic price for an Android tablet with those specs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rnld View Post
    $200 bucks for a discontinued, refurbished product that sold new for $149 during the fire sale?
    I don't understand the motivation of a thread-crapper.

    Are they trying to discredit the deal in the hope that they might lower the price even more?

    Or is it that they make themselves feel superior by trying to diminish what others have/want?

    They are not telling anybody anything they don't already know, so I don't see the point...
    Last edited by jscm3; 05/21/2012 at 05:21 AM.

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