TigerDirect selling HP TouchPads tomorrow; but only in $280 bundles

Summary:I can think of two better ways to spend $280 on a tablet: 1) buy a used iPad 1 on eBay, or 2) put it towards a new iPad 2 -- heck you're more than halfway there.

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Jack Rowland notes on his Gadget Guy blog that TigerDirect just sent out an email its TouchPad stock alert list, saying that they'll be selling 32GB TouchPads at 2:30 PM ET tomorrow, November 4, via this link.

But before you set an alarm, note that it’s not the $149 32GB TouchPad (or the $99 16GB TouchPad) that HP put on fire sale this summer. Tomorrow's TouchPad deal is only available as part of a $280 bundle that includes a load of shovelware that you probably don't want, including a case, stand, Bluetooth speakers and a 16GB flash drive.

Whoop-de-doo.

Rowland estimates that the bundled accessories add up to around $119 retail (but don't expect to resell them for that) which means that they’re pricing the TouchPad at around $160.

I can think of two better ways to spend $280 on a tablet: 1) put it toward a used 16GB iPad 1 on eBay (currently about $360), or 2) put it towards a new iPad 2 -- heck you're more than halfway there. I'm just saying...

Topics: Hewlett-Packard, Browser

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Jason D. O'Grady developed an affinity for Apple computers after using the original Lisa, and this affinity turned into a bona-fide obsession when he got the original 128 KB Macintosh in 1984. He started writing one of the first Web sites about Apple (O'Grady's PowerPage) in 1995 and is considered to be one of the fathers of blogging.... Full Bio

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