Apparently some T.J. Maxx and Marshalls spots are selling 16GB WiFi iPads for just $399 starting this week. Yes, you read that right—that first number's a 3. This is a good deal, people! Updated.
While the savings spree isn't exactly 100% official, reports have been cropping up that T.J. Maxx and Marshalls locations across the country are carrying iPads (random) for the low low price of $399.99 (even more random). T.J. Maxx's Twitter confirmed that the sale's going on at some "unadvertised" locations:
At this point, it's not clear if this is just a limited thing or if it will expand to all locations, but if I had to guess I'd say it's the former. No one's quite clear how or why T.J. Maxx is shaving a cool $100 off the iPad's price tag, but I doubt anyone's complaining about it either. As details are a little sketchy at this point, it's probably worth calling your local T.J. Maxx or Marshalls before you race over to see if they have any in stock. But still, very much worth calling your local T.J. Maxx and racing over to buy one. [MacRumors and Engadget]
Update: Unsurprisingly, Steve Jobs says that T.J. Maxx is not an authorized reseller. So where'd they get all these iPads? Who knows. 9to5Mac throws Costco, who had trouble selling iPads, out there as one possibility.