HP TouchPad to go on sale in Australia, UK

I've just heard from a coupe different tech blogs that the TouchPad buying frenzy is about to cross the sea, with the infection spreading to Great Britain and Australia.

The Australian retail giant Harvey Norman have confirmed that they will be selling the TouchPad for $98 and $148 AUD. Accessories are also on sale, with a 50% markdown.

Harvey Norman marked their prices down at about 2pm Monday, and since that is in Australia they actually did it about 14 hours ago (more or less). They had around 6 thousand tablets and they're limited to 1 per person.  Hopefully my Australian readers will find this bit of news in time to stop by a store early Tuesday morning and get a TouchPad.

In the UK, Dixons have confirmed that Currys and PC World stores will have the TouchPad on sale on Tuesday. The announced price is £89 and £115. It should be up on the Dixons.co.uk website now-ish.

Everyone, let me now if you get one. Thanks.

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4 Comments on HP TouchPad to go on sale in Australia, UK

  1. All stores are currently showing the reduced price, but are saying they are out of stock.

  2. Have a look at this: http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/gadgets/5490482/Shop-staff-bought-up-TouchPads-say-customers

    The price got dropped (but never advertised), they sold out, and now people that missed out are complaining that it was somehow a “scam”. The sense of entitlement is mind-blowing.

      • Oh, there will undoubtably be quite a few appearing on online auction sites soon. I’d probably pay up to (US)$200 for one, but then I’m an incorrigible geek.
        It’s kinda sad to think that many of these will end up gathering dust, because from all accounts the hardware is worthy.

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