Supply of HP Inc.’s TouchPad tablet has run dry across brick and mortar and online retailers following a clearance of the product to under $100.
Retailers including Best Buy Co. Inc., Amazon.com Inc., Barnes & Noble Inc. are currently out of stock of the device as consumers snapped up remaining inventory of the discontinued tablet in-store and online.
Meanwhile, sellers at Ebay Inc.’s website are nabbing a $100 premium for each SKU amid an immediate supply drought.
HP is scrambling to fulfill a mass of orders taken from its consumer and small business sales divisions, with many consumers claiming backordered status on device orders.
The TouchPad includes a 1.2Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon Dual-Core CPU, 1GB RAM, and the webOS operating system in a 1.6 lb. device.
Despite powerful specs, the TouchPad held tepid demand at launch with 25,000 units sold.