T.J. Maxx Offering 16 GB Wi-Fi iPads for $399?

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    Engadget reports that it has received word that discount department store chain T.J. Maxx is carrying the 16 GB Wi-Fi iPad in at least some of its stores, notably pricing the devices at $399.99, nearly $100 off of Apple's price.
    Based on the images presented, the offer appears to be legitimate, but it is unclear how the retailer is able to offer the iPad at such a low price.


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    Warehouse club chain Sam's Club recently began carrying the iPad in a number of its stores, offering Wi-Fi models at a $12 discount from Apple's prices and Wi-Fi + 3G models at a $20 discount.

    Article Link: T.J. Maxx Offering 16 GB Wi-Fi iPads for $399?
     
  2. NebulaClash macrumors 68000

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    Hmm...seems kinda sketchy. Since when does Apple allow such a big discount? Worth investigating, but I'll bet it's either a mistake or else they have like three iPads they will sell at this price and that's that.
     
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    These must be iPeds, from computer manufacturer Epple.
     
  4. ajones46 macrumors 6502

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    Somethins fishy. I ain't buyin it. And just looiing at that the sale poster. No where ih it does it say Apple iPad.
     
  5. tripjammer macrumors 6502a

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    Hmmm I will have to find out...getting the lowend model Ipad is the way to go since the Ipad 2 is coming out in April or May 2011...

    Spend the least about of money...

    16Gb is enough for apps...
     
  6. qawes macrumors 6502

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    Sure they are brand new? Not refurbished or open-box?
     
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    I was about to run out and get one, but then I realized I already had an iPad. :mad:
     
  8. Escheel macrumors newbie

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    scratch and dent?

    Maybe they a refurbished?

    Eric
     
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    Cool, iPads, purses and kitchenware all in one place!
     
  11. iPhoneHome macrumors 6502

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    See.. New Jersey has more to offer than Jersey Shore
     
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    And I'm guessing grown adults will wrestle for the 1 iPad each store will have.
     
  14. kup1986 macrumors member

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    Just called my local store. The lady on the phone said they carried accessories, not the iPad itself. I'm in Ohio; what Ohio stores are reported as carrying it?
     
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    As if. I do all my electronics shopping at Dress Barn and this won't change a thing. Nice try, TJ Maxx!
     
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    Columbus Henderson Rd and the Easton store have them.
     
  18. qawes macrumors 6502

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    I wish they were at this price where I live, I would buy it in a second, even the 16GB wifi model.
    Here at my local shop, the 16 GB model with warranty is 800$, and I kid you not.
     
  19. mikerr macrumors regular

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    Apple product sells for less than RRP shocker...

    It's sad (for the consumer) that this is news.
     
  20. sanford macrumors 65816

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    Nope. Not at all. My wife works for TJX Inc. They're almost certainly refurbs. They'll come in a plain box or something. A couple or three years ago a different TJX retail brand chain did the same thing with a large stock of refurb Sony PSPs, selling them for $100, about half off the then-current price.

    If it's advertised, it's legit. TJX retail brand chain stores do not sell knockoffs or trademark-violating lookalikes. They tend to buy from the manufacturers themselves, not distributors, and the overwhelming majority of all their products are popular brand names. In fact, that's the hook for all TJX retail brand stores: Popular, pricey brands at lower prices.
     
  21. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    Either way if this is a black friday special I can't wait to see the YouTube videos. Should be some good wife/gf on wife/gf cat fight action.
     
  22. Don Kosak macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I'm betting on refurbs as well.

    Has anyone bought one yet?

    If it's not refurb, I may run out tonight and pick up a 2nd iPad for my son to play with instead of using mine. (I ~need~ mine. :D)
     
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    The Clarksville Tennessee store has them.
     
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    So are they new or refurbs. I don't remember ever seeing refurbs there before -- assuming new. Maybe they bought them off the back of a truck in NJ. Ha.


    They sell more than clothing. Predominantly clothing, but they have a few gadgets and housewares. Why are they selling the iPad on the cheap? To get people into the store.
     

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