The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday that Walmart will begin selling iPads at “hundreds of stores” throughout the United States this week, ramping up to more than 2300 locations by the time the holiday shopping season gets under way in late November. Devices can be purchased through the retailer’s Website, but will be available only through in-store pickup.
But Walmart and other retailers may be at a bit of a disadvantage to Target in attracting iPad buyers. While all the major retailers are selling the device at standard Apple prices—$499 for the basic 16GB Wi-Fi-only model—Target will offer its customers a discount. Starting Sunday, holders of Target store credit cards will be eligible for a five percent discount on an iPad purchase, taking $25 off the purchase of the 16GB model.