Walmart selling iPads?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by troop231, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. troop231 macrumors 603

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2010
    #1
    When will this happen? I could see them sell a bunch over time.
     
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

    thegoldenmackid

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2006
    Location:
    dallas, texas
    #2
    Impossible to say. I'd say not for at least six months.
     
  3. troop231 thread starter macrumors 603

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2010
    #3
    Our local Walmart completely overhauled the electronics section, they moved the video games over to the right, removed the glass panes that protect the games, and individually put each game in its own plastic security case.
     
  4. boss1 macrumors 6502a

    boss1

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2007
    #4
    Walmart won't carry them. I'm still surprised they carried the iPhone but at $97 dollars it does fit in line with Walmart's "Low Cost" branding.

    iPad is a bit pricey. I'm not saying Walmart won't carry it. I just personally doubt it until the price drops.
     
  5. troop231 thread starter macrumors 603

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2010
    #5
    I can still see them carrying it maybe around Christmas time
     
  6. CocoaPuffs macrumors 68010

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2008
    #6
    Some very useless information posted in this thread, such as how the local walmart has rearranged their furniture :).
     
  7. troop231 thread starter macrumors 603

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2010
    #7
    Lol I don't like the redesign at all
     
  8. doug in albq Suspended

    doug in albq

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2007
    #8
    Employee at my local walmart said they will not be carrying the iPad because it is too costly of an item.
     
  9. Silvereel macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2010
    #9
    I've never looked at Walmart's PCs, but don't they run something near the cost of the iPad? And what about video game consoles?
     
  10. SPNarwhal macrumors 65816

    SPNarwhal

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2009
    Location:
    illinois
    #10
    yeah, walmart sells HP laptops that run about 500 or so,
    i don't think the ipad would be out of the question for selling.

    they sell the 64gb iPod Touch which is about 400,
    so selling an ipad should be totally fine by walmart standards.
     
  11. Nash Bridges macrumors regular

    Nash Bridges

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2010
    Location:
    San Francisco
    #11
    Walmart is a great distribution outlet for Apple. There are 673 Best Buy stores that are selling iPads. How many Walmart stores are there in the US and in the rest of the world?
     
  12. gillybean macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2008
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    #12
    Just got back from a Walmart and they have some laptops in the $500-$700 range, which is what the iPad costs too.
     
  13. Sleazy E macrumors 65816

    Sleazy E

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2009
    Location:
    Disneyland
    #13
    If tis gonna happen it will happen before christmas
     
  14. rdowns macrumors Penryn

    rdowns

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2003
    #14
    12 posts and not one, Walmart will bring down Apple's upscale image post. Man, this board is slipping. :D
     
  15. Argo macrumors member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2007
    Location:
    Manchester, UK
    #15
    I'd love to see the iPad in Walmart. Mainly because i work for one of their companies and i'd get discount :p

    knowing them though, i just can't see it happening. It's too much of a "premium" item.
     
  16. avaloncourt macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2007
    #16
    That's not exactly a reputable source. When you asked the person in electronics was he working the the garden department the day before or the paint/hardware department the next day?
     
  17. Mac N Tosh macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2009
    Location:
    SouthShore
    #18
    Apple hasn't made enough to stock their own Apple Stores..How on earth would they be able to stock a zillion Wal-Marts
     
  18. troop231 thread starter macrumors 603

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2010
    #19
    Sell them as DIY kits you have to assemble :p
     
  19. Karnivore macrumors 6502

    Karnivore

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2010
    #20
    Makes complete sense for Walmart to carry it since thay have retail presense just about anywhere compared to Apple stores and Best Buys. It will save Apple a ton of money on logistics and advertisement alone.
     
  20. nippyjun macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2007
  21. silverblack macrumors 68030

    silverblack

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2007
    #22
    Exactly, and without wifi :)
     
  22. troop231 thread starter macrumors 603

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2010
    #23
    Ethernet ftw :p
     
  23. Battlestar macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    May 9, 2010
    Location:
    Boston
  24. openendstraight macrumors regular

    openendstraight

    Joined:
    May 5, 2010
    Location:
    La Vegas
    #25
    Are you drunk, or do you just have a short memory.
     

Share This Page