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Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 03:17 pm PT (06:17 pm ET)

Best Buy slashes $75 off all iPad Air with Wi-Fi, 128GB Wi-Fi + Cellular models in one-day sale

Ahead of an expected refresh of Apple's iPad lineup, Best Buy on Wednesday announced a special one-day-only sale that takes $75 off all iPad Air with Wi-Fi models and the 128GB Wi-Fi + Cellular, bringing the cost of entry down to $425.

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Available through BestBuy's website, the 24-hour slasher sale applies to all Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + Cellular iPad Air models, from the entry level 16GB version to the top-of-the-line 128GB cellular model.

With the deal, a 16GB Space Gray iPad Air with Wi-Fi only drops from $499.99 to to $424.99, while the 32GB, 64GB and 128GB versions go for $524.99, $624.99 and $724.99, respectively.

For Wi-Fi + Cellular models, Best Buy is offering $100 off versions up to 64GB with a two-year contract. For example, a white 16GB iPad Air on AT&T goes for $529.99, while a 32GB Verizon version can be had for $629.99 and a 64GB model for $729.99. Best Buy is applying the one-day $75 discount to 128GB Wi-Fi + Cellular models.

In addition, Best Buy is allowing students to tack on the usual $50 discount to today's $75 price cuts, bringing Apple's iPad Air down to $374.99.

The sale is likely meant to clear out inventory ahead of an expected iPad lineup refresh coming this fall. Rumors reported earlier today claimed the so-called "iPad Air 2" will be getting a memory increase to 2GB of onboard RAM, while the second-generation iPad mini is to carry over the current 1GB or RAM.

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16GB White WiFi Only $392.49 sold out $397.00 $399.00 $399.99 $106.51
16GB Gray WiFi Only $405.50 sold out $397.00 $399.00 $399.99 $102.00
16GB White WiFi + AT&T $548.89 on order $529.00 $529.00 $629.99 $100.00
16GB Gray WiFi + AT&T $544.89 sold out $529.00 $529.00 $629.99 $100.00
16GB White WiFi + Verizon $562.54 on order $529.00 $529.00 $629.99 $100.00
16GB Gray WiFi + Verizon $549.89 sold out $529.00 $529.00 $629.99 $100.00
16GB White WiFi + Sprint $675.90 on order $529.00 $529.00 $597.99 $100.00
16GB Gray WiFi + Sprint $671.22 on order $529.00 $529.00 $629.99 $100.00
32GB White WiFi Only $472.49 sold out $449.00 $449.00 $449.99 $150.00
32GB Gray WiFi Only $478.85 sold out $449.00 $449.00 $449.99 $150.00
32GB White WiFi + AT&T $593.00 on order $629.00 $579.00 $579.99 $150.00
32GB Gray WiFi + AT&T $599.99 on order $629.00 $579.00 $579.99 $150.00
32GB White WiFi + Verizon n/a on order $629.00 $579.00 $579.00 $150.00
32GB Gray WiFi + Verizon n/a on order $629.00 $579.00 $579.00 $150.00
32GB White WiFi + Sprint $780.99 on order $629.00 $579.00 $729.99 $150.00
32GB Gray WiFi + Sprint $770.93 on order $629.00 $579.00 $729.99 $150.00
64GB White WiFi Only $551.29 on order $599.00 $699.00 $499.99 $199.01
64GB Gray WiFi Only $551.29 on order $599.00 $699.00 $499.99 $199.01
64GB White WiFi + AT&T $709.99 on order $729.00 $829.00 $629.99 $199.01
64GB Gray WiFi + AT&T $689.99 on order $729.00 n/a $629.99 $199.01
64GB White WiFi + Verizon $829.99 on order $729.00 n/a $629.99 $199.01
64GB Gray WiFi + Verizon $799.99 $624.00! $729.00 $829.00 $629.99 $199.01
64GB White WiFi + Sprint $815.00 on order $729.00 n/a $629.99 $199.01
64GB Gray WiFi + Sprint $859.99 on order $729.00 n/a $629.99 $199.01
128GB White WiFi Only $799.00 on order $699.00 $799.00 $699.99 $100.00
128GB Gray WiFi Only $799.00 on order $699.00 $799.00 $699.99 $99.01
128GB White WiFi + AT&T $788.88 on order $829.00 n/a $929.99 $140.12
128GB Gray WiFi + AT&T $879.99 $724.00! $829.00 n/a $929.99 $205.00
128GB White WiFi + Verizon $819.99 on order $829.00 n/a $929.99 $10.06
128GB Gray WiFi + Verizon $884.99 $924.00! $829.00 n/a $929.99 $44.01
128GB White WiFi + Sprint $939.00 on order $829.00 n/a $929.99 $0.00
128GB Gray WiFi + Sprint $965.79 on order $829.00 n/a $849.99 $39.01