Some of what Wal-Mart will be offering has leaked out to the masses and the deals seem to be great, if the rumors are true. Over at CNN/Money they are claiming that Wally-World will be offering the following deals:
According to the circular, Wal-Mart’s so-called doorbuster deals offered between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m. ET will include a 50-inch Samsung plasma HDTV ($798), Magnavox Blu-ray player ($128), Xbox 360 ($199) sold with free Guitar Hero III Legends of Rock game and wireless guitar, HP Pavilion desktop computer ($398) and a UniFlame gas grill ($175).
In addition, Wal-Mart’s Black Friday ad shows a GE microwave for $25, children’s clothing priced between $4 and $8 and a variety of toys, including a Hannah Montana doll for $10 or less.
Wal-Mart spokeswoman Melissa O’Brien declined to address the leaks from the Black Friday sales circular, saying only that “we plan to share the facts directly with customers on Monday, Nov. 24th.”
Well Melissa that’s no way to get the public excited by playing the wait game. :-)
The Samsung 50″ Plasma most likely will be a 720p model but still is a great price. I also received a correction in my assumption that the extended warranty offered by Wal-Mart required you return the product to the store. I received this from reader Werewolf:
Bit of a correction:
I work for a Wal-Mart in electronics.
Wal-Mart’s extended warranty IS in-home *if* the original warranty is as well.
“Qualified products, mirroring the manufacturer’s warranty, receive convenient in-home or on-site service.”.
I was told by a Wal-Mart employee via a warranty brochure that there was no in-home repairs. Obviously he was wrong. :-(