This is really funny.
As reported earlier, the HP employee purchase program offers today $99 TouchPads from the new batch HP has produced. Apparently the demand under HP employees for the $99 TouchPad is crazy high. The HP Store got taken down. As it looks the employee store runs on the same servers as the public facing HP Store. Tweets from unhappy HP employees confirm that they cannot buy a TouchPad because the store is down.
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The situation seemed to have started about two hours ago. The HP Store is still down. If you visit the HP Store you get the above page saying that the store is experiencing extremely high customer demand. It is really funny that an online store gets knocked down by the employees of the own company. HP has 300,000 employees. This is a huge number. I assume almost all of them want the $99 HP TouchPad. Many of them sure end up on eBay where they can make $100 or more on the resale.
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The HP Store is back and HP employees are able order the $99 TouchPad. Looks like HP is not sold out yet. The question is stiil, if any inventory will be left for the public.