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

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...