Viking Direct is currently selling the Apple iPad at a heavily discounted price, with a 16GB Apple iPad with Wi-Fi coming in at just £357.81 - a bit of a bargain when you consider the Apple Store is selling them for £429.

Spotted by the good folk at ITProPortal, the iPad offer extends right across Viking Direct's range of iPads which also means you can pick up the all singing, all dancing 64GB 3G iPad for £582.99 - a £116 saving on Apple's price of £699.

ITProPortal also suggests that the offer is slightly puzzling as Viking Direct's parent company in the US has not applied any discount to the Apple product, as is the case with other major online retailers. So it's possible it's a mistake.

However, at these prices it might well be worth a go. And if you do stump for the iPad deal, be sure to let us know how you got on in the comments box below.

UPDATE: prices are in fact exclusive of VAT, so discount is not as staggering as first thought. Title has been amended and apologies for the mistake.

Thanks to Pi for pointing it out.