Best Buy recently set the tech blogs ablaze with their HTC Flyer price snafu. There was a pricing “error” giving the HTC Flyer a brief $99 price tag and techies around the globe were ready to go all “HP Touchpad” and gobble up the inventory. Unfortunately, Best Buy since fixed the error and changed the Flyer’s price to $299. I’m hoping this wasn’t all a marketing ploy to get consumers foaming at the mouth in hopes that they would buy one anyways. While we’ll never know the truth behind the pricing “error,” it’s interesting to note that Best Buy has since dropped the price of the HTC Scribe Digital Pen.
The Scribe pen has been an almost required accessory for the HTC Flyer since its release. The pen allows users to take full advantage of the “Scribe” software by using it to jot down notes, write on digital photos, screen captures and more. Since its release, the Scribe pen has been offered at an extortionate price of $79.99, leading many consumers to look elsewhere for their digital pen needs. Well, I was browsing the HTC products a little while ago on Best Buy and noticed that the Scribe pen is now on sale for $39.99. While I believe this should have been the price of the pen all along, one has to wonder if the price drop has to do with Best Buy’s recent screw-up or if it’s simply to compliment the HTC Flyer price drop.
Any way you look at it, it’s still a price drop that will make a few Flyer owners happy. I’m not sure when the sale ends so if you’re looking to pick one up I’d say now’s the time. Just hit the link below to grab yourself a HTC Scribe Digital Pen for $39.99.
Source: Best Buy