CLEVELAND -- Back-to-school bargains are everywhere and for those of you shopping for tablets, today is your day. I told many of you to hold off for very good reason: The best tablet deals we'll see all dropped overnight.
The price points you'll see below reflect Black Friday caliber reductions that repeat late this year. Keep in mind that a $129 (reduced to $65) tablet is not going to replicate what an iPad does, but it does bring you incredible bang for your tech buck. I had the chance to spend at least two months with every tablet deal below.
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50% off Android 4.1 Zeepad, 4 GB RAM + $5 shipping
Features: Netflix, email, Skype, Facebook and Twitter-ready. Generous 4 GB of RAM, front and rear cameras.
Why we like it: The most bang for your buck that you'll ever find in an Android tablet. Reviews of this tablet are excellent.
$40 off Kindle Fire HD 16 GB tablet + free shipping
Why we like it: This tablet does everything an iPad Mini does at a fraction of the cost. If you can afford a tablet at this price point, this is one of the top contenders on the market.
Refurbished 16 GB Apple iPad Mini for $289 + free shipping
Why we like it: The units look brand new, with new screens, outer shells, batteries and great bang for your buck.
*Apple sometimes had refurbished units for $10 less, but they have depleted their stock