Apple’s opening their stores early tomorrow; 8:00 a.m. to make sure they can get the new iPad into the hands of the faithful. Never one to be outdone, Wal-Mart is opening their doors eight hours earlier.
According to an e-mail we received from their PR firm…
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 iPad 16GB Wi-Fi models will be available in black or white for $499. The iPad2 is currently priced at $399.
Lines may have already formed, so hopefully you’re in one. If not, you may want to call first to make sure your local Wal-Mart will be participating.