iPads are the gotta-have gadget, but they don't necessarily come at a gotta-have price. $299 for a 16 gigabyte iPad mini with Wi-Fi isn't so bad, but if you want a large iPad with more storage, you could end up at $929 for a 128 GB iPad Air with Wi-Fi and cellular connection.
There has to be a way to cut some of those costs, right? Well there are. You just need to know a few tricks, including where to look and when.
And wouldn't you know it, now is the perfect time to start looking. There are rumors that the iPad Air 2 will be released in November and it's going to be one of the hot-ticket items come Christmas time.
And with Apple set to debut the iPhone 6 and the iWatch on September 9, retailers will need to clear room on the shelves for these shiny new gadgets. That means discounted older models of any Apple gadget.
In fact, Walmart recently slashed the price of the iPhone 5c to under $1! I'm sure there will be similar deals with the upcoming iPad, too.
If you want to buy an iPad cheap, you will want to grab an older model. Not only will you not find the iPad Air 2 discounted anywhere once released, but new models tend to have bugs and kinks to work out, so buying an older model means fewer headaches for you.