As we get closer and closer to Black Friday it is the case that a growing number of Americans are looking for iPad sales so they can make a Christmas gift purchase for their loved one. At the present time it does not look as if Apple is going to offer any major discounts on the iPad but there could be free shipping for those that order online. Unfortunately, this item is selling so well that Apple has no real reason to discount the product. Each and every month the sales numbers for the Apple iPad are quite impressive as Apple has hit a niche that was not touched before April of 2010.When Black Friday rolls around it could be the case that Americans can buy the Apple iPad from retailers such as Best Buy, Target, WalMart and other electronics stores. It is already the case that some retailers are offering the iPad but it is not being offered at any discounts. For the men and women throughout the world that are looking at this item as a Christmas gift idea it might be a good idea to accept that it is going to be very hard to find this item on sale or at a steep discount.Once option that many consumers have is to purchase a used iPad but when buying any type of used electronics it is very important to do research and make certain that you are buying from a trusted source. If you receive your Apple iPad before Christmas and you find that it does not work there is very little you can do if you made the purchase from a source that has no credibility and cannot be trusted. With this in mind be very careful if you plan on buying an iPad on Craigslist or eBay this holiday shopping season.There is very little argument to be made that this piece of technology has truly made life easier for many people. Instead of having to carry around a laptop it is now the case that humans can use this tablet device for almost anything a laptop will do. There are even accessories to add to the iPad to make it even more like a laptop. By getting a stand and keyboard accessory there is very little that would be different when comparing an iPad to a MacBook or any type of netbook that is currently on the market. To make it even more attractive, you can often find an iPad at lower rates.