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Reports: HP selling $99 TouchPads on eBay on Sunday


Word around the Interwebs is that Hewlett Packard will be selling refurbished TouchPad Tablets for $99 in its eBay store listed under "laptops" starting at 7 p.m. Sunday, (6 p.m. Central time) according to

Gizmodo reports that HP will sell the refurbished 16GB and 32GB versions for $99 and $149 each, along with three-piece accessory sets (case, charging dock and wireless keyboard) for $79, according to the post. No word on how many of the now-discontinued tables will be on sale.

TechCrunch has more details on the sale, citing an HP internal memo. The memo says you will only be able to purchase the tablets using a PayPal account, so if you don't have PayPal, better set one up to be ready to buy. Also, there will be a limit of two tablets per eBay member and all sales are final with no returns unless there is a defect, according to the memo.

The sale on eBay seems plausible since HP announced Friday it was contributing its webOS software which runs HP's tablet, to the open source community. That means there is no real worry about updates and improvements to the operating software if you buy, or already have, a TouchPad.

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Categories: Deals & Steals (475), Electronics (43)

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Doreen Christensen has never paid full price for anything. If there is a way to save on something, she will find it and share how you can save, too. Doreen is a senior reporter covering consumer news, health, beauty and features for the online and print editions of the Sun Sentinel. A 32-year veteran of the newspaper, she previously was a senior copy editor on the universal copy desk. Doreen spends her time off hunting bargains, clipping coupons, gardening and traveling.

Justine Griffin covers retail and marine business for the Sun Sentinel. She is a Tampa Bay native who graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2010. After spending a year covering crime in St. Augustine, Fla., she moved to Fort Lauderdale and made the switch to business journalism. When she’s not writing, she’s riding horses and spending time with her whippet puppy, Josie.

Marcia Heroux Pounds is the Sun Sentinel's workplace columnist when she's not shopping for shoes. She also writes about small business, which allows her to visit many of South Florida's unique shops and boutiques.

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