Officeworks has begun selling a selection of iPad models. For bargain hunters, that's useful for two reasons: some prices are lower than Apple, and the Officeworks Officeworks price match policy means if any other store offers a bargain, you can get it from Officeworks for that price less 5 per cent.
Officeworks is selling the 16GB iPad 2 and the current iPad with Retina Display, though the latter only comes in Wi-Fi models. You can order online, but have to pick up in an Officeworks store. Here are the Officeworks prices and the official Apple store prices for comparison:
|2 16GB 3G||$558||$569|
The prices for the 16GB Retina and Wi-Fi only iPad 2 are much lower; the discounts aren't as marked with other models. However, iPad sales from other retailers happen fairly regularly, so using the price match option to get an even cheaper deal shouldn't be difficult. Kogan, for instance, has the 16GB Retina model for $469 right now. Even when you add $20 for postage, that's cheaper, so Officeworks should price smatch that and take off 5 per cent for a total price of $464.55. (Note that the item has to be in stock at any online store and delivery charges will be included when calculating the competitor price.)