iPad Question about buying at 24 hour Walmart

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  1. JFC macrumors member

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    I'm wondering if I can buy one tonight at midnight at a 24 hour Walmart.

    Has anyone done this in the past? Does Walmart have to wait until 8am to begin selling them?
     
  2. blco02 macrumors member

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    I bought the iPad 3 at Walmart at 12am on release day. No issues. 5 other people in line with me.
     
  3. protoxx macrumors 6502

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  4. polygoo macrumors member

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    Really? Hm I might need to try this
     
  5. TAI182 macrumors regular

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    I just called my local Walmart, and they confirmed the midnight launch for $479.
     
  6. jpcarro macrumors 6502

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    Are you West coast?
     
  7. Macalway macrumors 68000

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    Cool

    Did they mention stock quantity or details?

    We should call around and collect some intel on this. I'm not going to a Walmart and leaving empty handed. It would be too humiliating :D

    If they have serious stock this is the way to roll
     
  8. b166er macrumors 68020

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    When the iPad 2 was coming out I happened to be in Walmart at midnight for an unrelated issue. But yeah there was one guy waiting in line, screaming at the clerk because he wouldn't sell it to him 15 minutes early. So yeah, they sell them right at midnight. Not sure which configurations they would have right away.
     
  9. nostresshere macrumors 68030

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    Based on some other postings on this same topic (scroll down), I am going to bet Walmart does not have 128, and maybe not have 64
     
  10. TAI182 macrumors regular

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    No, I'm in the Chicago suburbs.

    All I asked is if they had any 16GB silver models, and they do.
     
  11. Macalway macrumors 68000

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    Right, so that's out.

    Oh Snap, that means I have to wait almost 12 hours!!! :D

    It's also kinda fun going to my local Walmart. They are rather laid back, especially late at night :D
     
  12. forza69 macrumors 6502a

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    Just called my nearest 24-hour Walmart and it looks like they'll have it for a midnight release as well but the associate of course wasn't sure and the manager was out at lunch. Do you guys know the rerun policy for Walmart? How long it is and if there's a restocking fee?
     
  13. ticalnza macrumors newbie

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    I called a 24-hour Wal-Mart. They won't be selling at this one until tomorrow at 8AM. I'm on the West Coast.
     
  14. nostresshere macrumors 68030

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    Here you go, from the walmart website
    http://help.walmart.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/9
     
  15. guzzlamiamor macrumors member

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    I just called mine in the midwest and the associate didn't even know there was a launch. After holding for a few minutes he was unable to find his manager and asked me to call back. He did say he didn't even see the delivery yet.
     
  16. sjperformance macrumors 6502

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    This is my case too. Called 3 walmarts in Miami and nobody knew anything. I'm going to dolphins-bengals game tonight which starts at 8:30. Give or take by the time that game finishes it will be late. Then I have to drive 30 mins south to my house. If its close to 12 I will stop at the walmart on my way home...there's actually 2 of them on my way home.
     
  17. papa8706 macrumors 6502a

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    Called my east coast walmart and she said they had 4 ipads, some being 16GB wifi but not sure on the colors. Told me I could come at midnight. Never know how much they really know. Just hoping I don't get there and it doesn't ring up till later tmw
     
  18. bobright macrumors 601

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    Why aren't the 32GB on sale but the 16GB are?!? Ridiculous were here giving them MORE money and get the short end of the stick
     
  19. shadow puppet macrumors 6502

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    Because they can? Who the heck knows. I'm guessing due to the demographic that shops at Walmart, they chose to discount the 16GB. Or by doing so, get folks in the door and let impulse buying take over even if at a non discounted price.
     
  20. FrankySavvy macrumors 65816

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    So its confirmed that Walmart is only discounting the 16gb?
     
  21. kycophpd macrumors 6502a

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    Just called the local Wal-Marts in Louisville area. All 5 I called said 8am release time, they will not be selling any prior to that.
     
  22. Macalway macrumors 68000

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    Really?

    What a bunch of dicks. So Louisville has dicky Walmarts

    I'll need to remember that :D
     
  23. uberpooter macrumors member

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    Mind if I ask where on the west coast? I'm in Orange County SoCal and trying to gather intel..
     
  24. kycophpd macrumors 6502a

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    When you put it that way, yes we do!! ha

    I am just going to wait til midnight and hopefully order to pick up in store. Have to work in the AM and have a chiropractor appointment at 10 so hopefully Apple will be my lunch stop.
     
  25. Kauai macrumors 6502a

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    In Southern OR here and my local walmart said they would have some 16GB ready for sale at Midnight.

    I go to work at 5AM so I guess I'll try and get up a little earlier than usual. ;)
     

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