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

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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31 months ago
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.
Rating: 39 Votes
31 months ago

what's wrong with black?!


You don't go back.
Rating: 34 Votes
31 months ago

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.
Rating: 29 Votes
31 months ago
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.
Rating: 27 Votes
31 months ago

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


what's wrong with black?!
Rating: 19 Votes
31 months ago

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


That is what some some people legitimately want and/or need...
Rating: 15 Votes
31 months ago
To those of you who will go pick one up at Wal-Mart at midnight, maybe dont go alone, bring a friend, dont flaunt your new iPad in the parking lot..there is crazier people than us out there....
Rating: 15 Votes
31 months ago
So I wonder if they will 2 or 3 units at each store?
Rating: 13 Votes
31 months ago

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.
Rating: 13 Votes
31 months ago
Apple just got 1-up'd. :D
Rating: 12 Votes

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