iPad $299 Clearance at Verizon
This is probably all over the forums but I just saw this at hot-deals.org:
Thursday, March 24, 2011 last update: 4:26pm (EDT)
* Verizon Wireless - HOT! - iPad Generation 1 Wifi 16GB $299, 32GB $399 in-store
Available at Verizon Wireless stores nationwide today is the Apple iPad Generation 1 Wifi 16GB model for $299 (in-store only, not online, not by phone). Also the 32GB is available for $399, and the 64GB for $499. No limit. This is a clearance, since the new iPad 2 is available and sold in the same stores.
This was confirmed both in-person and by phone at in 3 US cities before this post. Store reps may hold one for you if you call in advance.
Update (4:15pm EDT, 1:15pm PDT): Apple just sent a memo to Verizon Wireless stores, asking them not to allow telephone holds on the product. Stores are now selling them on a first come, first serve basis. As you can expect, the 16GB versions are sold out at most stores or already spoken for to those who called and reserved one earlier. Most stores still have 32GB iPads for $399.
Newbie like me? Did you know you can just reboot your NookColor off an Android SD card and leave the stock Nook system untouched?