Best buys for ipads are on ebay. Example: BARELY USED with extras of iPad dock, and leather case for $601 plus $20. for shipping. Should not be too old to still get Applecare. Store price about $700.
For low 100Ks you can get a Lamborghini Gallardo, much more reliable than the mid 80's designed Ferrari.
This is my first Apple product, but I seem to recall a big to-do about the iPhone dropping in price by about $100 not longer after launch; I figured that would happen with the iPad as well.