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Discount TouchPads Cause Shopping Surge

After the incredible news that HP were cancelling their TouchPad after only two months, several retailers in the US dropped their prices, to be followed by their UK counterparts. Many retailers, including Dixons and Currys were offering the 16GB version of the webOS tablet for only £89, down a massive £261 from the original price of £350.

Of course InvisibleHand was showing shoppers this bargainous price, and as a result the number of simultaneous server requests we received was 50 per cent higher than the previous Monday’s peak:

TouchPad Sale Traffic

In fact we briefly saw the highest ever number UK consumers shopping simultaneously online, not to mention the largest number of shoppers visiting a single UK retailer – Dixons – for the same product simultaneously!

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