Radio Shack has informed us that the new iPad will be available for sale in their stores on March 16th. Now, if you want to assure yourself of a unit when that day comes, Radio Shack also told us that they are now accepting pre-orders starting today. To pre-order the new iPad, you simply need to purchase a $50 Radio Shack gift card which you can later use for paying up your new iPad when it’s available from the store. Radio Shack is allowing you to use its Trade & Save program to receive up to $350 for an iPad 2 and up to $175 on an original iPad. Both devices must be in good working condition before Radio Shack will accept them for trade-in. You can also use Radio Shack’s Shack Card when purchasing a new iPad or iPad 2 to receive a $50 mail-in rebate. The gig starts now and ends on March 31st. So there, if you’re short of budget but wanting to get the new iPad, you might want to check out Radio Shack’s deals.