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Steps away from new iPad

Hundreds of buyers lined up for hours, and in some cases overnight, as the Apple iPad went on sale in the U.S. and nine other countries. They did so even though Apple started accepting online orders a week ago.

At Apple's flagship retail store on New York's Fifth Avenue, the composition of the line, and the way many customers were paying for two iPads each with wads of cash, suggested that many of the tablets were destined to be resold abroad.

-- Msnbc.com wire services

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