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 for discounts that are expected to drop as low as $199 on the original iPad 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

Was: $499
Now: $419

Accessory deals:

70% Off Dicotta sling bag with stand for all iPad generations

Was: $99
Now: $29.77

Use code OFFERSCOM for free shipping

This very popular case works with all iPad generations andis expected to work with the new iPad, as well as many tablets.

44% off leather case w/ kickstand for Apple iPad 2

Was: $19.99
Now: $11.39

Coupon code: IPADPROMO

78% off CCM capacitive stylus pen for iPad

Was: $24.95
Now: $5.45

50% off 3-in-1 charging kit for any USB item + free shipping

Was: $19.99
Now: $9.95

88% off 2-pack Apple USB charging sync cable + free shipping

Was: $49.99
Now: $5.99

Works with all recent generations of the iPad, iPhone and iPod.

If there's a deal you want me to research or a question you have, I'd love to hear from you. Send an email to

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