Original iPads running out of stock
Readers still considering an iPad 1 purchase better act quick; the official Apple online store is now sold out of certain refurbished models for online order.
As of this writing, the cheapest refurbished iPad 1 model is the 16GB Wi-Fi and 3G model for $479. While still under $500, the asking price is nowhere near the now sold out 16GB Wi-Fi only model, which was only $349 when it was available. The next cheapest model, the 32GB Wi-Fi only version, is now sold out as well.