TJ Maxx repeats history with iPad 2 discount
TJ Maxx on Saturday acted on its recently rumored $399 iPad 2 promo. The 16GB Wi-Fi tablet costs $399, a full $100 less than it does officially, while supplies last. Stock is known to be low to start, if not already exhausted, and won't include every store.
Calls source of iPads into question
TJ Maxx is "not an authorized reseller" of the iPad, an e-mail from Apple CEO Steve Jobs is quoted as saying. The message comes in response to a person asking why a near $100 price difference exists between TJ Maxx's iPads and those sold by Apple and other official vendors. Some of the authorized iPad resellers in the US include Best Buy, Target, Walmart and Sam's Club.
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.
Well below normal retail price
At least some TJ Maxx outlets are now selling iPads, accounts say. Although a number of stores across the US have denied carrying any, some in Ohio, New Jersey and New York are claiming to have stock. One in Vernon, New York is said to be selling units for as little as $400, just shy of $100 below the standard price for a 16GB Wi-Fi model.