According to a report from All Things D, Best Buy is having a tough time selling the HP TouchPad. Multiple sources reports have told the publication that internal HP reports show Best Buy selling 25,000 TouchPads or about roughly ten percent of their initial inventory of 270,000. Worse yet, there are reports that Best Buy is unwilling to pay for the current inventory and would like to send them back to HP.
HP is scheduled to report quarterly earnings tomorrow, so hopefully they’ll provide more clarity as to actual numbers. With the recent price drop and door-buster sales, this report would not be surprising. Don’t be surprised if we see yet another sale on the HP TouchPad, this time at Best Buy.
You have to wonder if there would have been a different outcome if HP waiting until 3.0.2 was completed and had the HP TouchPad pricing start at $399.
Source: All Things D