Best Buy trims $50 off 3rd-gen iPad, kicks in $75 gift card

The special one-day offer is good for both the 32GB and 64GB Wi-Fi versions of Apple's third iPad.

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iPad buyers can score a decent deal on a 3rd-generation model through Best Buy, but the offer is good only for today.

The retailer is selling the 64GB Wi-Fi-only black version for $649 and the 32GB Wi-Fi black and white variants for $549. Both prices are $50 off the original retail price for the 3rd-gen model, which Apple discontinued after introducing the 4th-generation iPad.

Apple does offer refurbished editions of the third iPad, selling the 64GB Wi-Fi model for $549 and the 32GB Wi-Fi model for $469.

But Best Buy has sweetened its deal by throwing in a $75 gift card with each iPad.

The offer is part of the retailer's "Deal of the Day" promotion, which means it expires the end of today. Each customer is limited to just one iPad. And they're available only online with no in-store pickup, however, shipping is free.

Buyers shopping for an iPad now face an array of choices, including the iPad 2, the 3rd-generation model, the 4th-gen model, and the iPad Mini. But with its Retina Display, the 3rd-gen edition at the right price is still a good option.

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