Best Buy chops older iPad prices as much as 30 percent

Walmart and MacMall are also offering price cuts on the iPad Mini and the larger iPad models. Plus: Discounts on the first-gen Kindle Fire and Acer's Iconia Tab A200.

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iPad discounts via Best Buy.
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Consumers looking to pick up an iPad will find discounts as high as 30 percent courtesy of Best Buy.

The retailer is offering the 16GB version of the 3rd-generation iPad $314, down from $449. The 32GB will run you $384, down from $549. And the 64GB edition is on sale for $454, down from $649.

The discounts also extend to the cellular flavors of the iPad 3, mostly with A&T but at least one with Verizon.

Consumers not interested in the iPad can also land a few discounts at Best Buy.

The first-generation version of Amazon's Kindle Fire is on sale for $99, down from $159. Acer's Iconia Tab A200 is available for $100 off the regular price, while an older Asus tablet is being sold at an $80 discount.

Buyers looking for an iPad Mini or fourth-generation iPad will find a few deals elsewhere.

Walmart is offering the the 16GB Wi-Fi version of the Mini for $299, a $30 discount off the regular price. MacMall is selling a variety of iPad Mini and iPad 4 models for as much as $40 off the retail price.

I've been thinking of getting my mom an iPad Mini for Mother's Day (shhh, don't tell her). So this may be a good opportunity to scoop one up.

(Via 9to5Mac and AppleInsider)