T.J. Maxx and Marshalls Sell 16GB Wi-Fi iPad at $399

Update9to5Mac recently shared a communication from Steve Jobs confirming that TJ Maxx is not an official Apple retailer. It was also hinted by 9to5Mac that the iPads might have originated from Costco, although this seems improbable given that the wholesale club had previously parted ways with Apple due to disagreements over the tablet.

Additionally, the TJ Maxx Twitter account provided updates on the sale dates: the iPads are available now, as of the weekend of 11/19 — not the following weekend, which coincides with the traditional Black Friday shopping frenzy. TJX has not disclosed which locations have the iPads in stock, so shoppers will need to investigate locally.

Likely the most attractive deal related to Apple this Black Friday will be found at T.J. Maxx and Marshalls, both subsidiaries of TJX Companies, Inc. They are offering the basic 16GB Wi-Fi iPad model for just US$399, which is a full $100 less than the usual retail price.

This was confirmed by T.J. Maxx today via Twitter following initial reports by Engadget.

For those aiming to secure one of these discounted iPads, it will take more than just the willingness to queue up hours before the store opens. Fortune will also play a crucial role. T.

J. Maxx indicated via Twitter that only a select few, undisclosed stores will carry the 16GB Wi-Fi iPad, and stock will undoubtedly be limited. Just how limited? Only T. J. Maxx has the details, but a Mac Rumors forum user reported that Marshalls locations in Florida are expected to receive 100 iPads daily throughout the three-day weekend.

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