John Paczkowski

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Best Buy Slashes iPad 2 Price by $50 Ahead of iPad 3

With the debut of the next iteration of the iPad nearly upon us, some of Apple’s big-box retail partners are starting to clear out their iPad 2 inventory in preparation for its arrival.

On Sunday, Best Buy began offering an unusual $50 discount on all iPad models, dropping the price of the entry level Wi-Fi-only iPad to $449.99, and the price of the high-end 64 gigabyte Wi-Fi+3G device to $779.99.

And Best Buy isn’t the only retailer looking to clear out iPad 2 stock ahead of a refresh. Earlier this month, Meijer, a regional big-box retailer in the Midwest, knocked $70 off the 16GB iPad 2 with Wi-Fi, dropping its price to $429.

Meaty discounts, both of them, but better to offer $50 or $70 off now than be forced to hand out even steeper discounts after the iPad 3 debuts.

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik