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  • Wal-Mart Confirms iPad Arrival This Friday



    The wait is over.

    For months, consumers have been told that Apple's popular tablet device would be stocked on Wal-Mart shelves sooner rather than later. But without a clear initial time frame, many assumed that the holiday shopping season would be in full bloom before the iPad would arrive at the nation's largest retailer. But it now appears that the reports published here last week by MMi's Wiley John Wright are true and that the iPad is headed for Wal-Mart this week.

    On Monday evening Wal-Mart announced that hundreds of its stores will begin carrying all six iPad models this Friday, October 15th. All 2,300 Wal-Marts, however, will not stock and sell the iPad until November. In anticipation of the grand roll out this weekend, many shoppers have already reported seeing the iPad placed next to other Apple devices carried by Wal-Mart indicating the big day is just around the corner.

    Since its release earlier this year, the iPad has slowly become somewhat of a retail darling, with Walmart, Target, and Best Buy helping to promote and move units of the tablet, even in the face of virtually no competition within the tablet marketplace - a situation, however, that will soon be a thing of the past.

    Wall Street Journal
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Wal-Mart Confirms iPad Arrival This Friday started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 11 Comments
    1. JLick's Avatar
      JLick -
      Was only a matter of time...
    1. photec2's Avatar
      photec2 -
      thats a dope Wall-Mart. The ones around me are ghetto
    1. mastaryan's Avatar
      mastaryan -
      Boost their sales to reduce their current inventory just in time for Christmas. Then the 1st Q of next year release an iPad 2 with FaceTime and all the other wonderful things that we want.
    1. tjb5099's Avatar
      tjb5099 -
      They have been on the shelves since last Friday....I have pictures from the store I work at, I am electronics at WalMart and most stores have them on the shelves already.

      ~Tim
    1. Rob2G's Avatar
      Rob2G -
      Quote Originally Posted by photec2 View Post
      thats a dope Wall-Mart. The ones around me are ghetto
      They are "ghetto" here too.
    1. EskimoRuler's Avatar
      EskimoRuler -
      Quote Originally Posted by bigdaddyrob2g View Post
      They are "ghetto" here too.
      is there a non ghetto Wal-Mart
    1. Waleed786's Avatar
      Waleed786 -
      Quote Originally Posted by EskimoRuler View Post
      is there a non ghetto Wal-Mart
      LOL I doubt it..but that's how they keep their prices low
    1. Turb02's Avatar
      Turb02 -
      ...and its not even a super wal-mart. I wonder why it took so long
    1. Finn*'s Avatar
      Finn* -
      i wass pissed when i hearrd they weere the saamee prricees.
    1. russian711's Avatar
      russian711 -
      All the wal-marts around me are new and dope!
    1. thurman's Avatar
      thurman -
      Quote Originally Posted by tjb5099 View Post
      They have been on the shelves since last Friday....I have pictures from the store I work at, I am electronics at WalMart and most stores have them on the shelves already.

      ~Tim
      Not all stores will be traited for them. It is based off of iPhone sales. If store has strong sales in iPhone contracts then they will sale ipads. If not on to the next store.