bfaddict - it's exactly as crys27 said. I want to check out at 6pm, but the item I want doesn't go on sale until 8pm. I have a ton of stuff to grab at Target, so I need to be there as soon as I can to get in line, as last year we had a ton of city folk at our Target in the sticks with a line of over 2000 people and I couldn't even get in the door until 2 hours after their opening time.
I wouldn't be so hung up on trying to get the Walmart item early, after all, it's only a cheap tablet, but it's the only thing on hubby's Christmas list this year and no one else is going to get it for him. Would he be happy with the $39.99 generic tablet from KMart? Sure he would, but it's not the one he really wants. It's like ordering filet mignon and settling for chipped beef.
But I may not have anything to worry about after all. I got a surprise visit from my wonderful brother this morning, who asked me the best way to get that cheap 32" TV that Walmart has at 6pm. I told him my strategy, and asked him if he would mind sticking around to pick up a guarantee card for the tablet for me. He said he would, however, he doesn't drive, so we have to get my dad on board with the plan, just to be the driver, and we both should be golden. Hopefully.
I'll still keep everyone informed if I need to go the other route of working around things.