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  1. Michael Essany's Avatar



    The iPad is about to get a lot closer to the masses. Expanding beyond the confines of the Apple Store and select Best Buy outlets,the largest retail giant of them all will soon stock and sell the iPad and its various models. “We anticipate being able to have the iPad later this year,” said Gary Severson, senior VP of entertainment for Wal-Mart’s U.S. stores.

    Having Wal-Mart sell the iPad is bound to give an enormous boost and jolt of exposure to the already over-exposed tablet to an entirely new and substantially larger potential consumer base. Of course, the only chief concern that this relationship between Apple and Wal-Mart provokes is whether or not Cupertino can keep up with the supplies needed to stock scores of Wal-Mart outlets across the United States.

    Since going on sale six weeks ago, the iPad - which has already sold in excess of one million units - has been plagued by supply issues both domestically and abroad. But as Apple endeavors to expand the presence of its products in the realm of large retail, maintaining substantial quantities of the iPad will likely remain a top priority for Apple in the coming months - especially with industry analysts maintaining that the iPad may sell between four and five million units in total for 2010 alone.

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    2010-05-13 05:06 PM
  2. elite_jounin's Avatar
    sweet! if wal-mart gets it then hopefully they will drop the price on them sooner. Not to mention it's easier for one to fall off the truck!...oh yeah FIRST!
    Last edited by elite_jounin; 2010-05-13 at 05:13 PM.
    2010-05-13 05:10 PM
  3. thetoothfairy's Avatar
    What doesn't go to Walmart! Good move though because there are Walmarts on every corner in every town.. lol
    2010-05-13 05:11 PM
  4. lolcats1's Avatar
    Not gonna lie.

    Walmart is the perfect place for a five finger diacount. Do not deny it.
    2010-05-13 05:24 PM
  5. adp's Avatar
    I wonder if they'll lower the price for those who are interested in iPad multitasking (using two iPads at a time)
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    2010-05-13 05:27 PM
  6. soulthoughts's Avatar
    I like this. Walmart is usually cheaper for this stuff. Their iphones are actually a couple of bucks cheaper too. Plus I know in my town they won't run out because so few people can afford one!
    2010-05-13 06:24 PM
  7. moon#pie's Avatar
    Save $5 and get crappy customer service. Sounds good to me!
    2010-05-13 06:27 PM
  8. TheDirtyDiddler's Avatar
    Oh, the evil!
    2010-05-13 06:44 PM
  9. extremzocker's Avatar
    Best Buy is coming to the UK... maybe Wal-Mart too one day.
    2010-05-13 06:44 PM
  10. adp's Avatar
    Best Buy is coming to the UK... maybe Wal-Mart too one day.
    The day Wal-Mart goes global will be the day competition ends in human history
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    2010-05-13 06:50 PM
  11. extremzocker's Avatar
    The day Wal-Mart goes global will be the day competition ends in human history
    why? - i dont know what Wal-Mart is like btw
    2010-05-13 06:52 PM
  12. scooby4's Avatar
    Lol im sure itll b behind glass....n maybe lazers 2....lol
    2010-05-13 07:21 PM
  13. robben10's Avatar
    I dont think it will be that cheap maybe it will be from lets say 900$ --> 899.99$.... Well unless theres a sell, that is my favorite part (Boxing day)

    It would be awesome!!!!
    2010-05-13 07:34 PM
  14. sziklassy's Avatar
    Save $5 and get crappy customer service. Sounds good to me!
    What on earth do you need?

    Buyer: I want this 32GB iPad
    Salesperson: Here you go. That will be $xxx.xx
    Buyer: Thanks! Bye!

    What more do you want? Who wants to have a conversation with the damn employee over their iPad purchase. If anything goes wrong with it you can always still take it to the Apple store under their warranty.

    For what it's worth Walmart does have crappy customer service, but I also don't need anyone to lick my @$$ out when I am making a purchase.

    I dont think it will be that cheap maybe it will be from lets say 900$ --> 899.99$.... Well unless theres a sell, that is my favorite part (Boxing day)

    It would be awesome!!!!
    They actually frequently knock off about $5 from their Apple products and take a bit of a loss, just so they can get you in the store. The average buyer doesn't walk into a huge store like that and just buy one thing.

    why? - i dont know what Wal-Mart is like btw
    Historically Walmart has basically detroyed all competition in its surrounding area. For what it's worth, WalMart already has gone global...
    Last edited by sziklassy; 2010-05-13 at 08:59 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
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    2010-05-13 08:59 PM
  15. Fallguy's Avatar
    A few Walmart Customers


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    2010-05-13 09:52 PM
  16. Markanthony3211's Avatar
    Great, there goes the iPad exclusivity, now everyones going to have one. The same thing happened with the iPhone, once Wal-Mart got it, within' the first week, everyone and their friends moms and aunts had one. But business wise, I guess this is a great move on Apples behalf, there sales are pretty much guaranteed to boost 10x.
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    2010-05-13 09:54 PM
  17. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
    Lmao at the pictures, wtf!
    I thought there was a Walmart here in the UK or is that Asda that is a part of the Walmart family..

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    2010-05-13 11:21 PM
  18. soulthoughts's Avatar
    The day Wal-Mart goes global will be the day competition ends in human history
    Like SB said. It's global already. They are the largest retailer in the world.

    Great, there goes the iPad exclusivity, now everyones going to have one. The same thing happened with the iPhone, once Wal-Mart got it, within' the first week, everyone and their friends moms and aunts had one. But business wise, I guess this is a great move on Apples behalf, there sales are pretty much guaranteed to boost 10x.
    Everyone may have one but none will be as cool as our jailbroken ones. A lot of my coworkers have iphones but only two have jailbroken ones. I jailbroke them both. Ours are way cooler than theirs.
    2010-05-13 11:52 PM
  19. timothyvanwing's Avatar
    [QUOTE=sziklassy;5243061]What on earth do you need?

    Buyer: I want this 32GB iPad
    Salesperson: Here you go. That will be $xxx.xx
    Buyer: Thanks! Bye! [/qoute]

    No, more like:

    Buyer: Hey can I have that ipad right there?
    Salesperson: Sorry honey, not my section, I don't have the key. Also, I get paid by the hour so i don't really feel like calling Betty on the radio. She probably just went to the toliet again for the third time this hour.
    buyer: Um, ok. *waits for betty*
    *betty finally comes*
    Buyer: hey, can i purc---
    *betty starts helping someone else with some sort of PS3 game.
    *waits*
    Buyer: Hey can I purchase your ipad right there?
    Betty: Sorry, but that one is for veiwing purposes only. Let me go to the back.
    *waits*
    *ten minutes later*
    Betty: Sorry, but were out of ipads, we will get our next shipment.

    Hahah, that's why I save five bucks and go to bestbuy...I like the atmosphere at bestbuy better too..
    2010-05-14 12:07 AM
  20. whereswaldo's Avatar
    apple products are available almost everywhere in canada
    Name? whereswaldo
    iDevice + Firmware? 32GB Black iPhone 4 iOS 5.0
    Computer + OS? Dell Inspiron 15R 2nd Gen i5, 2.3 Ghz, 750GB HDD, 8GB RAM Windows 7 HP
    Location? Toronto
    Found yet? No
    2010-05-14 12:20 AM
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