Catastrophic conditions in Japan are not stopping retailers to procure iPad 2 for early adopters by importing them from US well before time. Like in HongKong, US version of iPad 2 have now started appearing in stores in Japan’s Grey market which are being sold for more than double.
As reported, the price ranges from 79,800 yen to 138,000 yen for iPad 2 Wi-Fi 16GB (white / black), iPad 2 32GB (black), iPad 2 3G model is 64GB (white).
- Apple Wi-Fi 16GB iPad 2 79,800 yen (about $990)
- Apple Wi-Fi 32GB Black iPad 2 89,800 (about $1110)
- Apple Wi-Fi 3G 64GB White iPad 2 138,000 (about $1710)
Earlier, iPad 2 was expected to be released on March 25 (Friday) but due to the earthquake in northeastern Pacific Ocean, the release has been postponed. Even the new release date is undecided. The iPad 2 currently in circulation in Japanese market is being imported from USA and many retailers’ claims to have sold it on day one.
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