Over the last few months I’ve seen a lot of low cost tablets and eReaders from Pandigital show up on eBay and at other stores with ridiculously low prices. We’re talking about new and refurbished eReaders that sell for under $50, and tablets that go for less than $70.
Now I know why the market is flooded with these budget tablets at even lower-than-usual prices. Pandigital declared bankrupty this summer, and The Digital Reader reports the company’s inventory is being sold off by liquidators trying to get a fraction of the original value from Pandigital’s remaining assets.
Pandigital has been offering Android tablets and eReaders for a few years. Early models suffered from lousy screens and poor battery life, but they tended to be priced much lower than the competition, which might have made them valuable to some customers.
With Asus, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other companies now offering high quality tablets for under $200 with fast processors, excellent displays, and other premium features, I’m not surprised that Pandigital had a hard time competing.