According to SmartMoney, this may be the best option with the many loyalty programs, rewards and return options available at other retailers. For instance, Target store credit card holders and Best Buy loyalty members can save $35 and $15, respectively, on the purchase of the new $700 iPad3.
Websites like Ebates.com will give customers, who use their sites to find a retailer, a percentage cash back from the their purchases.
Other perks of choosing different retailers are their return policies. Some offer longer return periods than Apple’s 14 day allowance. Target allows more than 3 times that with 45 days for tablet returns.