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Walmart to Offer New iPad Beginning at 12:01 AM Local Time

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As noted by Insanely Great Mac, Walmart has issued a statement announcing that it will be offering a "limited supply" of the new iPad beginning at 12:01 AM local time at its 24-hour stores in the United States. Walmart's sales will start eight hours before Apple's own retail stores open for business Friday morning.
If you want to be the first person amongst your friends and colleagues to have the new iPad, you will need to head to your local Walmart. Starting at 12:01 a.m. local time on March 16, a limited supply of the new iPad will be available at your local 24-hour Walmart. Other retailers' doors don't open until 8 a.m. local time, so you can get to work on time and beat the rush by coming to Walmart.

Several retailers in Australia also offered midnight sales of the new iPad, meaning that some customers have already been able to purchase the device. The teardown experts at iFixit were first in line at a Telstra store in Melbourne and have been dissected an LTE iPad over the past several hours.

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NameUndecided

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One of the most fun games to play at Wal-Mart is to count the people who aren't wearing shoes.

I think I'll wait a little longer after midnight.
 
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badtzwang

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I wonder if this is sanctioned by Apple. It doesn't sound like the sort of thing that Apple would allow.
 
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jeffereyj

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"If you want to be the first person amongst your friends and colleagues to have the new iPad"

massive eye-roll
 
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IsraelS

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...and most likely only available in the black, 16, wifi flavor. Don't be fooled. :rolleyes:
 
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jbachandouris

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I don't know why, but I feel weird about buying one at Walmart as opposed to the Apple Store or Best Buy.

You can't beat the time though: either shop up at Best Buy or Apple at 8AM or Walmart at midnight....tough choice...
 
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3N16MA

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One of the most fun games to play at Wal-Mart is to count the people who aren't wearing shoes.

I think I'll wait a little longer after midnight.

So you're that creepy guy standing next to the women's underwear staring at people.
 
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cxny

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"There are 3029 Walmart Supercenters nationwide, and most are open 24 hours"

100,000 iPads = 33 per store and I doubt they'll even get that many...
 
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WardC

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Thinking of going to Walmart at Midnight, grab a new iPad, then take it over to the Apple store to brag to everybody waiting in line. HAHA -- I have mine already, and it's not even 8am!!

"See? Retina Display..." I can just imagine the gasps, jealousy, and utter salivating of the iCampers.
 
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Atreyu25

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I don't know why, but I feel weird about buying one at Walmart as opposed to the Apple Store or Best Buy.

You can't beat the time though: either shop up at Best Buy or Apple at 8AM or Walmart at midnight....tough choice...

I called my local Wal-Mart, the employee didn't understand that an iPad isn't a Kindle. Then reported a 8:00AM release tomorrow. When asked to check with his superiors, he reported that they have a total of five black 16GB wifi iPads. Which is surprising, considering it truly is one of the largest stores in the region. :roll eyes:

And he mentioned something about an "armed guard" "keepin' em safe." When questioned about his shoes though, he had no response.

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Thinking of going to Walmart at Midnight, grab a new iPad, then take it over to the Apple store to brag to everybody waiting in line. HAHA -- I have mine already, and it's not even 8am!!

"See? Retina Display..." I can just imagine the gasps, jealousy, and utter salivating of the iCampers.

Someone did that to us with the iPhone 4 release. The general opinion was not favorable.

Plus you will get jumped. But hey if you want to do that sort of thing, go get jumped.
 
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iLukeJoseph

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I have been to my local 24 hour WM a couple of times this weeks and asked different employees about it. Every single one is clueless as all heck.
 
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WardC

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I was kidding, I have one coming via FedEx tomorrow morning, so I don't have to worry. White 64GB AT&T 4G model....so I think I will get my sleep tonight.
 
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Dionte

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I'm scared to wait in line at Walmart for a launch. I tried that one year and it was not a good experience. But on a regular day I love me some Walmart.
 
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