The REAL reason?????
So Amazon at least appear to not want people to get the HP Touchpad at the fully discounted price with any ease, they are still being sold by Amazon market place sellers for over £200, normally Amazon likes its market place sellers to be the cheapest on the internet, what possible reason could Amazon have to seemingly stop people from getting a Touchpad at the fully discounted price I wonder..........
It is widely believed that Amazon are releasing their own pad / tablet in October or November this year (1-2 months time) and the same sources are predicting it to be priced very aggressively against the iPad with some suggesting that it could be under the £200 mark to pose a real challenge to Apple.
The fire sale of the Touchpad has put HP number 2 in the 'Pad war' behind Apple, something Amazon no doubt were hoping to achieve, so are perhaps a little miffed with HP's out of the blue strategy.
With this in mind its not hard to imagine why it took Amazon 2 weeks to state their intentions, and play hard-ball with anyone that bought a Touchpad.
Have Amazon in effect 'taken their bat home, and stopped playing', to keep the market open for them at the price point they are planning?
maybe trading standards should give them a call over their distance selling policies.