The new deal, found here on eBay, comes from a reliable vendor, so we'd assume the deal is safe. The deal is for a 32GB WiFi-only iPad, and it is priced at $479, which is $120 off the current MSRP for the device. You can buy either the black or white model.
California residents, sadly, must shoulder sales tax for the deal. The listing does not indicate that sales tax will be charged for residents of any other state, however.
The deal comes via eBay from bluetekusa. Bluetekusa has an average positive feedback rating of 99.4 percent, over 50,209 deals, at the time of this writing. With this many deals, there is no way that a 100 percent positive rating can be kept, so we'd assume this deal is as safe as can be.
These are, as noted the fourth -- or current -- generation iPads, which will be superceded once Apple starts shipping the iPad Air (on Nov. 1, 2013).
The following specifications are for the fourth-generation WiFi-only iPad.
Height: 9.50 inches (241.2 mm)
Width: 7.31 inches (185.7 mm)
Depth: 0.37 inch (9.4 mm)
Weight 1.44 pounds (652 g)
802.11a/b/g/n Wi‑Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz and 5GHz)
Bluetooth 4.0 (the latest, with power saving)
9.7‑inch (diagonal) LED-backlit Multi‑Touch display with IPS technology
2048 x 1536 resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi) or Retina display
Dual-core A6X processor with quad-core graphics
1.2MP Facetime camera
5MP rear-facing camera with 1080p HD video recording
You should take note of the return policy. Bluetekusa has a 14 days money back or item exchange guarantee. Customers pay the return shipping. According to the listing, a 15 percent restocking fee may apply. The listing does not elaborate on why a restocking fee would be required -- or not.
The iPad 4s will be shipped from Long Island in New York state. Shipping is free, although expedited shipping is available. Expedited shipping costs $12.99 and $7.99 for each additional fourth-generation iPad. It's not clear, though, what expedited shipping really means (two day, three day, etc.) and -- at least to our address in California -- the delivery estimates are identical.
There are limited quantities available and 102 have been sold, at the time of this writing.