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Engadget is reporting that discount chain T.J. Maxx is currently selling 16GB Wi-Fi iPads for $399 at select stores across the country. Yes, you hear right, $399, a full $100...
11-19-2010, 03:05 AM #1
T.J. Maxx and Marshalls Selling iPadís for $399
Engadget is reporting that discount chain T.J. Maxx is currently selling 16GB Wi-Fi iPads for $399 at select stores across the country. Yes, you hear right, $399, a full $100 off the retail price of an iPad at your local Apple Store. It’s not exactly clear how T.J. Maxx and its sister chain Marshalls, is able to discount the iPad so deeply, but for now the price is right.
Some discount chains like Sam’s Club have been selling iPads at a more modest discount of $12 off the regular price. A quick search of Amazon show’s the iPad selling for $487.99, or a mere $11.01 off the retail price. Currently, the only other way to purchase an iPad for such a low price is to find one on eBay, if you’re lucky.
Blogger Lovelyish (who’s real name is Jessica) recently attended an event held for bloggers at the TJ Maxx/Marshalls headquarters in Boston. The event was mostly a standard media affair, however, at the end of the event Lovelyish writes, “PSST, TOP SECRET ANNOUNCEMENT: TJ Maxx will be selling iPads in select stores across the country, starting this week. Since TJ Maxx promises to offer products at 20%-60% below retail, the president assured us the iPads will be discounted. Start scouting, Lovelies...” TJ Maxx later confirmed the rumors of the iPad price drop when they posted the following message on Twitter:
If you’re like me, you’ve been waiting for the second-generation iPad to be released. Now that the price is lower than ever, I may have to take the plunge and buy one sooner than I thought. I hope more retailers follow suit and are able to sell iPads at this new lower price as well, just in time for Christmas.
Update: After calling the local T.J. Max store in San Francisco, I was informed that iPad’s selling for $399 were only available in Ohio and New York. So unless you’re already going to be in the area, it’s probably not worth it to buy a plane ticket just to get a good deal on an iPad.
Last edited by Wiley John Wright; 11-19-2010 at 04:33 PM. Reason: Update
11-19-2010, 03:21 AM #2
I bet no one in the UK will sell it at £100 discount!!!! If they did,then I'd buy one
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11-19-2010, 04:37 AM #3
Wow!!! Normally it seems as though these stores sell the type of products that customers don't usually buy. Like an orange Tommy Hillfiger shirt, or a purple Nautica sweater.... But now this?? I'm absolutely shocked!!!
11-19-2010, 05:06 AM #4
A sign that the next generation may be closer that we originally thought or at least that the life of the 16G is about over? Hmmmm...
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11-19-2010, 07:02 AM #5
Next thing you know they'll be popping up in grocery stores.
11-19-2010, 07:18 AM #6
Well that first generation iPad is mainly dead now then . It was pretty pointless versus an iPhone 4.
Even at that price better way the next version in two three months !!!
11-19-2010, 07:27 AM #7
clearing out inventory and getting the last money for a gen one before gen two comes out. just like the iphone and ipod.....i'll wait until they all go down and then get gen one ipad and iphone 5....LOL
iOS 4.0 3Gs 32GB on the lamb
Still has nice things on it, pictures too
11-19-2010, 07:32 AM #8
2nd gen ipad:
512 MB Ram and Front Facing camera
Nice..My iPhone 4 has that...i will stick with my iPad 1st gen until the 3rd gen iPad comes out
Especially with the issues the iPhone 4 had shortly after release, you never really know anymore
11-19-2010, 07:40 AM #9
That's a great deal, regardless of why they're being discounted.21.5" iMac 3.06 GHz Intel Core i3 l 15" MacBook Pro 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7 l 17" PowerBook 1.67 GHz
iPhone 4 32 GB l TV 160 GB l 32 GB iPad
11-19-2010, 07:53 AM #10
I found out from a regional store manager that the only store in Florida that will have them is Sawgrass mills. What a tease...
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11-19-2010, 07:53 AM #11
Wonder if this us a sign of clearing the inventory for the new one
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11-19-2010, 08:04 AM #12
great they'll be in dollar general next lol
11-19-2010, 08:17 AM #13
Since I have an iPhone 4, I do not see a point in an iPad. My eyes aren't that bad that I need an oversized iPod Touch.
11-19-2010, 08:25 AM #14
Now to bad they can't discount the 3G models
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11-19-2010, 08:40 AM #16
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11-19-2010, 08:43 AM #17
I know where I'm going when I drive down to the U.S. for black fridayName? whereswaldo
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11-19-2010, 08:44 AM #18
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11-19-2010, 09:10 AM #20
I was calling around after finding this out yesterday. In Virginia, you're going to have to go to Potomac Mills TJMaxx if you want one.