Walmart Quietly Selling HP TouchPads, TigerDirect Sold Out

Walmart began quietly selling the 32 GB version of the HP TouchPad $149 last week. Like the deal over at Best Buy, buying one at this price requires the consumer to purchase another computer as well.

Unlike Best Buy, Walmart slipped the deal in last week rather quietly. Best Buy trumpeted their HP TouchPad/PC bundle to the world when it became available on HP-TouchPadNovember 1. The Best Buy bundle included an HP TouchPad for $149 when purchased with an HP or Compaq laptop, desktop, or all-in-one computer.

Walmart on the other hand, has not issued any press releases about its HP TouchPad bundle. It doesn’t have the deal on the front page of Walmart.com. It can be found on their site by doing a search for the HP Touchpad… and even then it’s about the fourth listing down from the top. Walmart’s bundle is a 32 GB HP TouchPad for $149 with purchase of a select HP laptop. Qualifying laptops start at $349.

TigerDirect also put together an HP TouchPad bundle, but this one did not require the purchase of another computer. Instead, they bundled it with accessories. The bundle included the 32 GB TouchPad, a tablet case, stand, speakers, and a 16 GB flash drive, for $280. The TigerDirect HP TouchPad bundle became available on November 4, and according to TigerDirect, they’re already sold out.

Both Walmart and Best Buy report they still have HP Touchpads in stock.

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Faroh Sauder has spent more than 30 years working as a journalist and educator. He has written on politics, international affairs, civil rights, and consumer education. Now mostly retired, Faroh continues to stay current on tech and consumer issues and reports on his interests here at News For Shoppers.