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Walmart to start Christmas sales early with a $200 Xbox 360 on Thanksgiving

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 11 Nov 2011 14:34 User comments (9)

Walmart to start Christmas sales early with a $200 Xbox 360 on Thanksgiving Walmart is hoping to jumpstart the Christmas shopping season a few hours early this year by starting their Black Friday sales at 10PM on Thanksgiving.
Black Friday is traditionally the most profitable sales day for US retailers. Many people consider it the official start to holiday sales, and the majority of Americans don't have to work that day, being the Friday after a national holiday.

Over the last few years, many retailers have opened their doors early in the morning on Black Friday, offering even bigger discounts for as little as an hour or two to the earliest shoppers. This year Walmart continues that trend, but the sales will start on Thursday evening.

Between 10PM and midnight on Thursday they will be offering an Xbox 360 4GB with Kinect Console plus a $50 Walmart gift card for $199.96 and an assortment of DVDs with prices starting at $1.96.

At midnight their sale will include:

  • A Samsung 51" class (50.7" actual) Plasma TV for $498
  • An Emerson 32" class (31.5" actual) LCD TV for $188
  • A Sansui 19" class (18.5" actual) TV for $98
  • An LG Blu-ray Player for $49
  • A Philips Wi-Fi Blu-ray Home Theatre for $178
  • An 8GB iPod Touch for $195
  • A HP laptop with a 15" display and AMD Dual-Core processor for $248


The ongoing sale for the rest of the weekend will be feature a Vizio 42" 1080p 3D LED backlit HDTV with Wi-Fi for $598.

As much as anything else, the early sale is likely in response to Internet retailers, many of whom have started their sales on Thursday to take advantage of the fact most businesses are closed that day.

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9 user comments

111.11.2011 22:44

Yeah, everyone listen to Respect the Bird. Don't go shopping on Thanksgiving, it's the only time of the year when you can be thankful. Luckily we already had thanksgiving in October, so I will come across the border and get all of your good deals while you're eating turkey.

211.11.2011 22:53

spammer spammed.

312.11.2011 0:10

Target is doing this as well... I saw an ad that says blue wii is for sale only at walmart but there's an ad from sams club that says blue wii console only at sams club, weird. My birthday is on Thanksgiving this year NOV24th and I'll be getting myself the 160gb PS3 holiday bundle comes with more stuff than the 4gb Gears of War bundle even though they allow people to get it at midnight.

412.11.2011 10:04

Only question this that when these products go on sale (with the exception of the XBOX 360 of course) will they break down in a year or less? Think about it, in order to get new products, they will sell their garbage for less and at a hit for a minor loss, it the trick of the trade when it comes to retail store conglamorates like Wal-Mart, Target, Best Buy, etc., just sayin.


Chance prepares the favored mind. Look up once in a while and you might learn something. - BLUEBOY

512.11.2011 10:29

Originally posted by blueboy09:
Only question this that when these products go on sale (with the exception of the XBOX 360 of course) will they break down in a year or less? Think about it, in order to get new products, they will sell their garbage for less and at a hit for a minor loss, it the trick of the trade when it comes to retail store conglamorates like Wal-Mart, Target, Best Buy, etc., just sayin.
So everything on sale for black friday will all break down? point of the sale is to get it for cheap.

612.11.2011 13:38

Eh if you've ever endured the insanity of one of these sales it just isn't worth it. This would be more of a story if these items were going to be available online...


Just my $0.02,

dEwMe

714.11.2011 12:27

Originally posted by dEwMe:
Eh if you've ever endured the insanity of one of these sales it just isn't worth it. This would be more of a story if these items were going to be available online...

My small town shouldn't bee too bad, bad, but not too much so. And it's later at night which will help. I'll definitely hop on this, I don't particularly want an XBox just because I already have a PS3, but $200 with a $50 gift card and the Kinect seems like a good deal and worth it. Looks like I might actually get to play Halo 4 and GTA V.

Originally posted by xaznboitx:
Target is doing this as well... I saw an ad that says blue wii is for sale only at walmart but there's an ad from sams club that says blue wii console only at sams club, weird. My birthday is on Thanksgiving this year NOV24th and I'll be getting myself the 160gb PS3 holiday bundle comes with more stuff than the 4gb Gears of War bundle even though they allow people to get it at midnight.
Probably because WalMart is a subsidiary or whatever of Sam's Club. Sam's Club merchandise is WalMart merchandise. And kudos choosing a PS3 ^.^ Just realize that free network means a more shoddy network, PSN only pushes like 6 Mb/s or something.

817.11.2011 18:45
dogman50
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Originally posted by snardos:
Yeah, everyone listen to Respect the Bird. Don't go shopping on Thanksgiving, it's the only time of the year when you can be thankful. Luckily we already had thanksgiving in October, so I will come across the border and get all of your good deals while you're eating turkey.
yea come over and get the good deals but be sure you go back with your good deals dont stay
And bring plenyt of peso's cause you know the value of the peso toward the almight dollar. U.S. Dolla bill ja ja ja

917.11.2011 19:29

Originally posted by dogman50:
Originally posted by snardos:
Yeah, everyone listen to Respect the Bird. Don't go shopping on Thanksgiving, it's the only time of the year when you can be thankful. Luckily we already had thanksgiving in October, so I will come across the border and get all of your good deals while you're eating turkey.
yea come over and get the good deals but be sure you go back with your good deals dont stay
And bring plenyt of peso's cause you know the value of the peso toward the almight dollar. U.S. Dolla bill ja ja ja
My post doesn't really make sense anymore because the spam post before it was removed.

Why would I want to stay in the U.S? The only reason to cross the border in the first place is to get better deals.

By the way I'm in Canada, where your "almighty dollar" was worth less than ours for a few months recently and is still worth a very similar amount. We don't use pesos here.
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