The pre-Black Friday event was announced on WalMart's website. The sale will start in-store at 8:00AM local time on Saturday. It is unclear when online sales will start. According to the site, "online times may vary."
Most pre-Black Friday items available online as well as in-store
This pre-Black Friday event has some decent deals, for once. Many of these pre-Black Friday sales, as noted so far, have been tepid in terms of savings, at best. Here's what has already been announced as being part of the sale:
- Vizio 26" M260VA 720p LED HDTV for $198.
- Vizio 32" E320VL 720p 60Hz LCD HDTV for $298.
- Vizio 42" E420VO 1080p 60Hz LCD HDTV for $498.
- Vizio 47" E470VL 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV for $698.
- Vizio 55" 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV for $898.
- Compaq 15.6" CQ6-109WM Laptop w/Intel Celeron Processor, 2GB RAM, 250GB Hard Drive, Windows 7 Home Premium for $288.
- Sony PlayStation 3 320GB Console w/Move Bundle (includes PlayStation Eye camera, PlayStation Move controller and Sports Champions) and a $50 Walmart or Walmart.com Gift Card for $399.
- $50 iTunes Gift Cards for $35 (in store only, 2 per customer)
It is unclear if this pre-Black Friday event will have other items or not added to the list on Saturday, but the hope is it will. It's expected that the site will go live with the sale around 5AM EDT on Saturday (remember, Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday morning at 2AM).