If you still want to get an original iPad then you might want to check your local Verizon Wireless store.
When the iPad 2 was announced a couple weeks ago, the original iPad went on sale. Apple reduced the price by $100, which meant you could get an iPad with Wifi and 16GB Flash for only $399.
Verizon went one better, and it reduced the price of its remaining iPads by $200. If you’re lucky, you can get an iPad 16GB Wifi for only $299. Prices are only good in store, and you might want to check call before you go.