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  #510458 23-Aug-2011 10:58
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Drove around a couple of places in Christchurch. Long gone by 9:15am

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  #510459 23-Aug-2011 10:59
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I know Ingram Micro have sold out.




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  #510460 23-Aug-2011 11:01
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Ingram Micro is sold out. So is Exeed.

Harvey Norman is said to be returning all stock to HP (Ingram Micro), so there may be some hope of getting some directly from IM tomorrow morning.




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  #510462 23-Aug-2011 11:05
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magu: Ingram Micro is sold out. So is Exeed.

Harvey Norman is said to be returning all stock to HP (Ingram Micro), so there may be some hope of getting some directly from IM tomorrow morning.




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  #510464 23-Aug-2011 11:07
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Barnes & Noble cancellation e-mail came though about 18 hours after the first e-mail.

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Due to unexpected customer demand for this item, our inventory was depleted prior to your order being processed so we are unable to fulfill this item as requested. Consequently, we have canceled your order and you will not be billed for this amount.

You may see an authorization on your credit or debit card for the order, but please be assured you will not be charged. The authorization will be released in accordance with your bank's policies.

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  #510465 23-Aug-2011 11:08
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I reserved 4 tablets (one for myself and other guys at work) with Noel Leeming yesterday (Sylvia Park). Queued up in the Morning today, first in line. Guy comes up, 'did you book the 4 tablets? I said yes. He said employeed bought them. I said 'area manager's number please'.

Left a voicemail, got a call back half an hour later. One of the employees at Sylvia park went back to his house and returned the brand new tablet which was then handed over to me. Recieved the official HP touchpad bag for free and the touchstone docking station for $39.50. They could not get me the other three.




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  #510466 23-Aug-2011 11:11
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billgates: I reserved 4 tablets (one for myself and other guys at work) with Noel Leeming yesterday (Sylvia Park). Queued up in the Morning today, first in line. Guy comes up, 'did you book the 4 tablets? I said yes. He said employeed bought them. I said 'area manager's number please'.

Left a voicemail, got a call back half an hour later. One of the employees at Sylvia park went back to his house and returned the brand new tablet which was then handed over to me. Recieved the official HP touchpad bag for free and the touchstone docking station for $39.50. They could not get me the other three.


Employee perks taken a little bit too far.

I understand employees having the right to buy as well, but they should at least split the stock in half between employees and non-employees. 




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  #510468 23-Aug-2011 11:13
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Just rang JB Hi-Fi (Westgate) and was told that their Head Office has informed them to not sell any of their stock, as at this stage they will be sending them all back to HP. May be worth keeping an eye on that though.

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  #510469 23-Aug-2011 11:14
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It's kind of amusing that the Touchpad has become popular now that HP have decided to scrap it. Perhaps dropping the price to increase market share (even at a loss) could've been a viable strategy.




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  #510471 23-Aug-2011 11:16
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Well isn't what M$ and Sony do with their game consoles? Sale at loss but recoup later

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  #510472 23-Aug-2011 11:17
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Just got confirmation that my Amazon order of 2x32GB is in. So it's just a matter of time now, unless Acquire also confirms it.




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  #510473 23-Aug-2011 11:17
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lokhor: It's kind of amusing that the Touchpad has become popular now that HP have decided to scrap it. Perhaps dropping the price to increase market share (even at a loss) could've been a viable strategy.

Yeah I think that may have some merit. Having the user base of WebOS gone up a lot in the last 2 days there will be a lot more demand for apps etc now. Seeing as they seem to be continuing on with WebOS development it may be enough to get their foot in the door against the massive market share of apple.

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  #510474 23-Aug-2011 11:18
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Perhaps this was all a marketing ploy?




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  #510475 23-Aug-2011 11:19
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lokhor: Perhaps this was all a marketing ploy?


Possible but if that was the case I doubt we would have seen a price drop outside the US.

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lokhor: Perhaps this was all a marketing ploy?


Very unlikely. 20% drop in stock price is almost a seppuku.




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