CLEVELAND -- If you're one of the countless viewers who've emailed the Ways 2 Save inbox for iPad discounts, you're in luck today -- on a previous generation.
Apple is expected to release the anxiously-awaited iPad 3 -- or iPad HD as it's likely to be called -- around noon eastern time today.
In fact, you might be reading this after the big news has dropped and that means discounts on the original iPad, iPad 2 and a handful of accessories.
First, a note on iPad discounts. Apple strictly controls the pricing on all of its current generation products. That means if you see any of those auction sites offering an iPad for $50 or a significant discount on the newest model, the sale is unauthorized and bogus.
The only time we'll see discounts are on the previous generations on and pre-owned/refurbished products.
I noticed that many stores have been receiving returns of the iPad 2 over the past week as word broke of the new iPad on its way. That means people who barely opened the box or used their iPads for a couple of hours returned those items as part of the return policies at various stores. Those returns are now being sold as "pre-owned" even though they've barely been used.
That's where today's savings come in.
Below is a roundup of all the big accessory price drops overnight.
This afternoon, I'd check Best Buy's daily deal site Cowboom.com for discounts that are expected to drop as low as $199 on the original iPad Newegg.com is also worth a look.
For now, here's everything that has already dropped:
Original iPads and iPad 2 from $259 (stock is changing around the clock)
**I strongly recommend an extended service plan, which is around $35 a year as these items are out of warranty with Apple.
Also keep an eye on Apple's recertified iPad product section. These items all come with a full new 1-year warranty and have been carefully restored by Apple.
$80 off refurbished iPad 2 with Wi-Fi 16GB + free shipping
70% Off Dicotta sling bag with stand for all iPad generations
Use code OFFERSCOM for free shipping
This very popular case works with all iPad generations and is expected to work with the new iPad, as well as many tablets.
44% off leather case w/ kickstand for Apple iPad 2
Coupon code: IPADPROMO
78% off CCM capacitive stylus pen for iPad
50% off 3-in-1 charging kit for any USB item + free shipping
88% off 2-pack Apple USB charging sync cable + free shipping
Works with all recent generations of the iPad, iPhone and iPod.
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