. MacRumors points to a single Sina Weibo user who posts what is purported to be iPad 3 cost premiums over the iPad 2s currently on the market (above). If true (and it seems a stretch at this point that Chinese locals would have US prices), it would be the first time that Apple has deviated from its original price matrix. There has been talk that Apple will keep its iPad 2s in circulation at a reduced cost, thereby making another tier of product. Best Buy is currently selling iPad 2s for $50 off across the board for instance and there have been several sales on specific iPad models with increasing frequency. Apple charges $419 currently for an iPad 2 refurb.