Are you in the market for a new tablet? Have you thought about an iPad before, but couldn’t justify dropping $500? If you answered yes to either of those questions, we’ve got some good news for you.

MacRumors sounded the alarm this morning that Apple has lowered the price on its refurbished iPads. The tablet that started it all has been available through at $399 for a while now, but the price dropped another $100 bucks over the weekend…

If you’re not someone who rushed out to get a $99 HP Touchpad, you’ll be happy to know that Apple has also placed discontinued tablets on a fire sale. Consumers looking to score a refurbished iPad can pick one up from for just $299.

This is by far the lowest price that Apple’s ever offered on the hit tablet, and even though it’s refurbished, is still a solid deal. The recycled iPads come with the same warranties as new ones do, and include a new battery and back. $300 for an iPad? Where do I sign?

UPDATE: Aaaaaand Apple is sold out of the 16GB model at $299. You can get the 32GB model at $399. Still a great deal.

  • Jeremy

    Sold out. It’s stated in the article on MacRumors also.

  • MALdito

    I’ll hold out for when they’re free…

  • Christopher Williams

    it still says $399 here.

  • Christopher Williams

    forget my LAST Post. That’s a 32GB not..16GB.

  • Jon Garrett

    $300 for a USED tablet that will be 2 models behind in a few months? are you serious.

  • Pig

    An original iPad, refurbished, newest iOS with no untethered jailbreak possible? Lmfao. Wouldn’t pay $5 for it.

  • Frankie

    The TouchPad sounds like a better deal

  • I would take a touchpad over this. $299 is too much for a 1G refurb. If it was $199 I would consider it.

  • Bill

    I agree. Bull$hit price.. 199 would be ok.

  • If you ever used an iPad 2 you would not want to buy an iPad 1 no matter what the price.

  • babe

    if it 4.3.3 or lower, yes why not. ifaith can save it shsh

  • leon

    the price went back to $399?

    • leon

      ok that is the wifi+3G…..
      wifi only @ $299