Staples Palm TX & Tungsten E2 Holiday Sale
There's still a chance for Palm OS handheld stalwarts who might have missed out on Palm's superb Black Friday sale to pick up a heavily discounted Palm PDA for themselves or as a gift this Christmas season. Staples is currently offering the Palm TX for $179 with free shipping on Staples.com. For those of us that prefer instant gratification, the brick and mortar Staples stores are featuring a $199 TX and a $149 Tungsten E2 in this week's retail circular.
Unlike the Palm Black Friday offer, Staples is not bundling free wireless keyboard with purchase but instead come in at a price $20 below last month’s Palm offer. In addition, Staples.com has a good reputation for expeditiously processing and shipping orders and, presumably, returns would be handled a bit more easily than from the Palm Store. Finally, Staples has their Rewards frequent buyer program that offers a bit of additional incentive to purchase a TX or E2 from either their retail stores or website.
In order to achieve the $179 online price on the TX, two coupons must be applied. The first is a TX-exclusive coupon that takes $100 off the TX’s regular price "44769". This code can be combined (aka "stacked") with a standard Staples online coupon to take $20 of any for greater purchase "63991" to lower the final price down to $179.99.
A quick trip to Staples on December 8th, while doing some holiday shopping, revealed the PDA section to still be intact with a reasonable selection of Palm-branded peripherals and Handmark software CDs still available.
With the recent disappearance of all Palm products from Office Depot stores and the unfortunate closure of the entire CompUSA chain, Staples and Office Max are looking like the best remaining retail chains other than Palm's own stores for finding Palm handhelds and peripherals.
Thanks to FatWallet for the heads-up on the deal.