Apple manages to keep tight control over the value of their products, and even without Apple’s help, it’s rare to find a current-generation iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad on any kind of decent sale. Well today is one of those days that we actually see such a deal pop up.
Online merchant Rakuten (formerly Buy.com) currently has listed the iPad mini for sale at the price of $299.99. Not only that, but the online dealer will ship it to you for free as well. Interestingly, the site lists the original price as “$339.99 + Free Shipping.” They of course have taken $40 off of their ten-dollars-more-than-normal price to bring the total down to $299.99. I would recommend grabbing one while you can. (more…)