Best Buy employee auction site loaded up with discounted iPad 2's ahead of iPad 3 launch

Best Buy employee auction site loaded up with discounted iPad 2's ahead of iPad 3 launch

It looks like Best Buy is trying to offload some iPad 2 inventory on their internal employee auction website ahead of the iPad 3 launch. Offering internal employees reduced prices isn't an uncommon practice among retailers in the lead up to product refreshes from Apple, as some retailers offered the first-gen iPad at lower prices both internally and at retail stores before Apple officially announced the iPad 2 last year.

The iPad 3, which is expected to be announced on March 7th and to ship sometime soon thereafter. Expected features include high-resolution Retina display, quad-core Apple A6 processor, and possible 4G LTE support. (We'd also dearly love better cameras.)

Along with case leaks, constrained supplies, and tons of rumors, consider this just one of the many signposts that we see along the way, alerting us to the iPad 3 event, and release, coming up ahead.

Andrew Wray

Andrew Wray is a Salt Lake City, Utah based writer who focuses on news, how-tos, and jailbreak. Andrew also enjoys running, spending time with his daughter, and jamming out on his guitar. He works in a management position for Unisys Technical Services, a subsidiary of Unisys Corporation.

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Best Buy employee auction site loaded up with discounted iPad 2's ahead of iPad 3 launch

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This is really nothing new. The site has been loaded with these things for awhile now. BestBuy, at least the one I visit, has had a boat load of these returned open box units sitting around at various times.

I got a white 16gig in October for 459.99 at bb, sold as open box but still had plastic on it so I'm guessing it was a mistake? Still I'll wait I'll shipping shortages die out before I sell the 2 for the 3, hoping by may should be able to walk in and walk out...

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