We recently gave you the news that the final batch of HP TouchPad’s is likely to be swallowed up by existing orders of the device. Consumers who purchased both of HPs webOS products early, would have been pretty miffed when they suddenly watched them to be discontinued and slashed in price. But today we have news that pre fire sale adopters of the HP TouchPad and the Pre 3 are to get a refund.
TechRadar are reporting that HP has confirmed that it will be giving refunds to all the customers who purchased the products before the price cut. On the company’s official site that is covering the UK, Ireland, France and Germany HP have listed the refunds available for every model for its now discontinued devices.
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It is promising to give consumers the difference between the sale prices and what was originally paid for each device. This means consumers in the UK can expect refunds of over £300 finding their way back to people who made the leap and purchased early.
Only customers who managed to activate their device before August 23rd are allegeable for the offer though, so if you had the device sitting in the box for a while after purchasing you are out of luck. The device is currently getting over the air updates from HP, and there is still the possibility of having Android on the device.
As soon as the TouchPad price was slashed consumers rushed out to snap up the device, which quickly led to stock running dry. Many units have found their way onto the likes of eBay selling for more than double of the sale price, but still way below what they were originally priced at.
With the next batch of units expected to be ready by the end of next month, if you haven’t already got an order placed for one you may be out of luck. Did you purchase the TouchPad or Pre 3 before the fire sale?