If you're in the market for a BlackBerry PlayBook, head on over to Best Buy and have a look at the sale they are currently running. As pointed out in the forums, from now until Monday you can buy a 16GB PlayBook for $449 and a 32GB or 64GB for $549. We have also heard rumor in the forum of Staples sending out emails through internal sales reps offering the PlayBook at 50% off for 2 days only (Sept. 7th and 8th). This means 16GB for $249, 32GB for $299, and 64GB for $349. If you have a Staples business account, you may want to contact your representative and see if this offer is available for you as well.

So now the speculation begins. Why the deep discounts on the PlayBook? Are retailers trying to clear out stock of the wifi version to make room for that elusive 4G model? Is it prep work for the PlayBook 2.0 relaunch? Is a sale ever really just a sale? Sound off in the comments, and let us know if you find any other great deals on the PlayBook.