taken from ilounge...for anyone who wasnt able to pre order in time for friday, give it a visit you might get lucky. Currys, PC World stores to offer iPad in UK By Charles Starrett Senior Editor, iLounge Published: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 News Category: iPad Apple has signed an agreement with DSGi to sell the iPad in the U.K. at 139 Currys, PC World, and Dixons Travel outlet shops from launch, 60 days before rivals Comet, Tesco, John Lewis, and the Carphone Warehouse. The Times Online, citing an internal DSGi staff memo, reports that the iPad will go on sale at 9 a.m. local time Friday in 70 PC World stores, 28 Curry shops, 22 Dixons Travel outlets, and 19 combined PC World/Currys stores. The memo also said that [d]emand is expected to be high, mirroring what happened in the US, and added that a detailed list of which stores will be offering the tablet will be posted online this week. Apple began taking online iPad pre-orders, the initial allotment of which quickly sold out, on May 10 in the U.K., but otherwise only operates 27 of its own stores in the region, hence the need for a third-party retail launch partner in addition to the countrys Apple Premium Resellers.