HP Sells Less Than 8,000 TouchPads In eBay Fire Sale, Frustrating Many People

Posted Dec 13, 2011

As part of a way to phase out the HP TouchPad, Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) held a fire-sale of the tablet on eBay. The company ended up selling less than 8,000 of the tablets. HP sold about 2,316 of the $99 refurbished 16GB TouchPads and 5,534 of the $149 32GB TouchPads. All of these TouchPads were sold in under 25 minutes. eBay and PayPal was slammed by the orders causing many people to be unable to complete their orders once the process started. [SlashGear]