We have been seeing quite a few sales on iPads since Amazon and Apple made nice and started selling Apple devices from Amazon! Yes, there is a new iPad coming out at the end of this month or so but it will definitely not cost $249! Plus, this current edition iPad is still a really great deal with good internals and Apple Pencil support. If you are looking for an iPad deal, check this out.
Deal Alert: Latest 9.7″ iPad on Sale for $249
Link: Deal on iPad – $249 (this is an affiliate link)
They actually have all three colors on sale this time (which can be selected through the link above) as well as both storage options. The one above is for the 32GB and this one is for the 128GB (which is on sale for $329). Personally, if you can deal with cloud storage, the $249 would be the best deal since it is not that big of an outlay for a great tablet and you could still flip it later this year for probably around $200 if you felt you wanted the newer one due to come out.
If you wanted something a little beefier on the display and internals side of things, they do have some deals on current iPad Pro models as well (though not as good on the cheaper storage options as a couple of weeks ago). The new iPad Pros are amazing in both feel and experience and if you want something that is really future-proof, that is the model to get.
If you wanted something with cellular capabilities, those models are all on sale as well (for $80 off on the regular 9.7″ iPad). Having owned LTE-equipped iPads, I would never buy one without that function, thanks to how I travel and how perfect Google Fi is.