“The chain, which operates 3,600 stores across the U.S., recently confirmed long-simmering rumors that it would add the hot-selling tablet to its inventory starting Oct. 15, joining rival Target as the only other mass merchandiser to stock the device,” McDougall reports. “Like Target, Wal-Mart will not sell the iPad over the Internet. Orders can be placed online, but shoppers will have to pick up the device at one of the retailer’s brick-and-mortar outlets. The iPad can also be purchased directly from in-store locations.”
McDougall reports, “The iPad’s blockbuster sales rate is beginning to eat into PC sales, partly at the expensive of Apple rival Microsoft. Research group NPD recently released a survey that found 13% of iPad buyers would have purchased a PC had the iPad not been available.”
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