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Will The iPad Save Christmas for Retailers?

Target becomes the latest retailer to start selling iPad.

NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- Retailers are looking to cash in on

Apple's

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success with the iPad, as

Target

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becomes the latest retailer to stock the device.

The discounter said on Friday that it will begin selling the 16-, 32-, and 64-gigabyte and Wi-fi + 3G models on Oct. 3. The device will be priced starting at $499.

Shares of Target are gaining 2.1% to $54.90 on the news.

Wal-Mart

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and

Best Buy

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made similar announcements over the past several months.

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