Apple Retail Stores Mistakenly Discounting iPad 2 By $200
Apple had announced a discount of $100 on iPad 2 at the event in which they announced the launch of third generation iPad (known as The New iPad or iPad 3), last week.
The New iPad going to be offered by a number of retailers including BestBuy and RadioShack.
However, according to a tipster, Apple retail stores are also offering the discounted iPad 2. However, in the case of the West Farms Apple Store in Connecticut, Apple had discounted at least one Wi-Fi + 3G 32GB iPad 2 (White, AT&T) by $200. The receipt has been shared on this page. Store employees added an extra $100 discount to the already discounted iPad 2 by mistake.
The 32GB iPad 2 presumably dropped from $729 to $629 following Apple’s announcement. However, it sold for $529. This is the new price of the entry level 16GB Wi-Fi + 3G iPad 2. The customer was surprised. It was likely a mistake on Apple’s part because the employee did not notice the discount that had already been applied.
However, one may wonder how Apple is offering a special promotion on Wi-Fi + 3G iPad 2 models (other than the 16GB model) leading up to the new iPad launch on 16 March 2012. Apple had never mentioned the 32 or 64GB iPad 2 during its event.
Source: 9TO5 Mac