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TJ Maxx confirms $400 iPads; Marshalls stores joining in

updated 09:20 am EST, Fri November 19, 2010

No hints of price spreading to rivals

TJ Maxx has confirmed accounts that it is now selling the iPad. In a Twitter post, the company acknowledges that select locations are carrying the tablet at a base cost of $400. Those outlets aren't being advertised however, and each one only has a limited number of tablets in stock.

A sister chain to TJ Maxx, Marshalls, is now also reportedly carrying iPads, again for as low as $400. Several shops in Florida in particular are said to be carrying 16GB Wi-Fi iPads, and receiving shipments of 100 units per day over a three-day period. There is no word yet of Marshalls stores outside Florida carrying the device.

The $400 pricetag, nearly $100 less than the normal minimum for an iPad, may be a loss leader designed to lure people in during the holidays. Neither TJ nor Marshalls are known for their electronics, and the restricted stock may mean that sales aren't intended to last beyond the holidays, or possibly even Black Friday. No hints have emerged that other retailers might be considering radical price cuts.








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  1. fritzair

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    TJ Maxx in Bellevue, WA

    No iPad found here.

  1. climacs

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +3

    might as well wait

    for 2nd gen iPads anyway.

  1. andi*pandi

    Moderator

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    Odd move

    but I confess to being tempted to look at my local TJs.

  1. climacs

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    it's amazing

    what you can find at those stores, back where they keep the oddball electronics, foods and other kitchen/cooking stuff

  1. iphonerulez

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    It would be a no-brainer for any consumer to

    pick up a $400 iPad over some unknown brand Android tablet. It might be a smart draw for TJ Maxx and Marshalls. I wouldn't buy one, though. I'll wait and pay full price for an iPad 2.0 with a dual-core Cortex A9.

  1. gmsquires

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -2

    Only limited stores and locations

    I stopped by my local TJ's last evening here in SF Bay area and was told that only certain stores in Ohio, NJ, and Florida were going to have them.. This is a giant scam to draw traffic.

  1. ScottG

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    LOTS INSTOCK in Deptford, NJ 08096

    Deptford Crossing Plaza
    1800 Clements Bride Road
    Deptford, NJ 08096

    Has well over 500, I saw for myself stacks and stacks of them. I bought 5 of them, and you can get another 10% off the total bill if you open a credit account onsite.

    I spent a total of $2407.45 after paying NJ Tax of 7% and the the additional 10% off the total order for a new account. Which comes to $481.49 each which is even less then the price shown.

    I'm going to be the most popular person in my family when I give 5 of these to my family members. Thank you TJ MAXX for the best deal of the year.

  1. Fast iBook

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    NJ...

    The reason they are in NJ is because NJ has lots of warehouse and port facilities, if an order was canceled by costco, florida and NJ is where i'd look, they are not going to pay $$$$ to get them shipped far from the port cities.

    Ohio might have a costco distribution center or something, or maybe they left in a container by train before the order was canceled.

    - A

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