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US Department Store Cutting Price Of Apple iPad To $399

TJMaxx (not to be confused with TKMaxx) will apparently sell an Apple iPad, at least in the US, for as little as $399 or $100 less than Apple's official recommended selling price.

An Engadget reader found a huge poster in one TJMaxx store and it seems that stocks are being held back to coincide with Black Friday sales which start next week.

The price is, as you wold guess, for the cheapest 16GB, Wi-FI only version of the tablet. We're not sure whether this is an Apple-sanctioned fire sale (if not, heads may roll) or if other iPads will be included in the sales.

Now here's the kicker; TJMaxx is called TJHughes in the UK and guess what, we exclusively reported a few days ago that the discount department store was selling the 64GB Apple iPad 3G for £599.99, a £100 discount from Apple's official price.

TJHughes no longer carry stock of the 64GB 3G iPad for now. Will other sellers and high street stores (John Lewis, Best Buy et al) follow suit and slash their prices?