Did you miss out on the HP TouchPad fire sale earlier this year? Well, buck up then. HP is telling employees that the last round of refurbished TouchPads will be going on sale on the HP eBay store at the fabled $99 price point. A $79 accessory package will also be up for order. The trigger will be pulled at 6:00PM Central time on December 11th.
The TouchPad launched last summer to lukewarm reviews. Just a few weeks later, then CEO Leo Apotheker killed the webOS program, and HP started selling off inventory. Ironically, the TouchPad sold out rapidly once it was canned and heavily discounted; it became the second best selling tablet of the quarter behind the iPad.
Small lots of the device have shown up from time to time since then, but this appears to be the last of it. HP wants these refurbs (likely returns from the original sale) off is hands. New CEO Meg Whitman is expected to announce HP’s future plans for webOS in the coming weeks. Are you tempted to pick up a Touchpad, even just to sell it?