Staples has pulled the ViewSonic G Tablet from its shelves, citing manufacturing defects, according an Engadget tipster. Despite the fact that the tablet was featured in a recent circular and the store has no other tablets to sell to customers who want one, Staples has opted to send all of the existing stock back. Whatever management thinks is wrong with the G Tablet, it’s serious enough that they’re encouraging employees to process product returns with “empathy and understanding”, according to an internal document. There are no details on what these defects were, but considering the long list of issues cited in our review, it could be any number of things.
Will this vote of no confidence from Staples set off similar actions by other retailers?