I think there is a GREAT chance that you will be able to find one in store somewhere, the amount of iPad's that Apple has shipped seems downright staggering according to all the reports I've read. I think Apple has finally figured out how to saturate the market on release, so that they are the ones making sales to people, and not scalpers. I think part of the idea was also to screw the scalpers into buying 5 of them that won't be worth anything ridiculous! The stores that will have them on the launch day: Walmart, Sam's Club, AAFES, Kmart, Circuit City... plus way more.. The logistics of deploying this many iPad's on the 16th is a feat on par with the iPad itself.