Walmart to start selling new iPad at 12:01 am tonight

Apple stores will start selling the new iPad in stores at 8 am and there are probably already lines forming. Walmart sent out an email that they will start selling them just after midnight tonight.
Written by Matthew Miller, Contributing Writer

My new Verizon LTE 32GB iPad is on its way to me via FedEx and my plan is to go into work and then head home early to collect my new device. I just received the following email from a PR agency below that gives me another alternative to pick up an iPad early and start my day with the new iPad. Then again, if the people going to Walmart for the new iPad are anything like the ones who stampede the store on Black Friday it will be much safer to stay away from the rabid Apple fans.

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.

The email also just stated the pricing for the 16GB WiFi models so I asked if other models would be available. I want the Verizon LTE one and if that is an option I may just head on over late tonight to see if I can get one. Last time I went on the hunt and found my iPad 2 at Walmart I ended up buying the 64GB AT&T 3G one even though I had initially planned to just get the 32GB WiFi one.

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