Walmart launches Black Friday barrage early, $69 Blu-ray player, $89 DS Lite

Sick of waiting outside in the cold on the wee hours of Black Friday, only to get trampled on the way in to the store when the doors open? Walmart has a better solution: they'll open the doors at midnight. Yes, the sales start at the first minute of Black Friday, and the full list is after the break, but to get the really good stuff you'll have to hang around until 5:00am. That's when a Magnavox Blu-ray player (presumably the oft-discounted NB500) will go for $69, with $10 in VUDU credits thrown in for good measure. Or, you can get yourself a Nintendo DS Lite for $89, which is a very solid deal. Sure, it doesn't do 3D, but who says games need depth?

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Walmart Announces this Season's Biggest Savings with an All Night 'Open House' on Friday-After-Thanksgiving

Open House Savings Begin at Midnight with Deals on Toys, Apparel and Home Items Followed by Must-Have Electronics Event Beginning at 5:00 a.m.

BENTONVILLE, Ark., Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Walmart (NYSE: WMT) announced today that most stores will open their doors at midnight* to welcome families who want to get an early start on Christmas shopping on the Friday after Thanksgiving and avoid standing in the cold waiting for stores to open. Starting at 12 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 26th*, shoppers can head to the Walmart Open House for big savings on popular toys, apparel and home goods. Then, beginning at 5 a.m., Walmart will kick off its electronics event, including incredible prices on HDTVs, laptops, gaming systems and cameras. Customers can find pricing updates by becoming a fan on Facebook at or by visiting starting tomorrow.
"New for this year, Walmart is inviting customers to come at midnight for great savings on items like toys, pajamas, denim and small kitchen appliances and then stay for incredibly low prices on hot electronics, like HDTVs, computers and video games at five a.m.," said Stephen Quinn, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Walmart U.S. "Giving families easier ways to save is important and offering great savings in our stores earlier this year – starting at midnight – is one way to make that happen."
Walmart continues to work closely with electronics suppliers, in particular, to secure some of the strongest allocations of products that will be top-sellers among customers. This season's holiday inventory is packed with some of the most sought after brands from pajamas and denim in apparel to HDTV's, laptops and GPS devices in consumer electronics. Below is an example of the best savings of the season.
In-Store Electronics Savings Starting at 5:00 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 26 while supplies last:

In-Store Savings on Toys, Home and Apparel Starting at Midnight* on Friday, Nov 26 while supplies last:

More Ways to Save Online and In Store will once again offer online-only specials on Thanksgiving Day, and Walmart stores will feature a Saturday in-store electronics savings event on Nov. 27. More information will be shared in the coming days.
* Except as prohibited by local law. Please check your local store for confirmation of store hours.
** The Nintendo Wii offer and Toy Story 3 DVD will be available in stores starting at midnight on Nov. 26, while supplies last. The additional Electronics savings will be available in stores at 5am while supplies last.
About Walmart
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT), or "Walmart," serves customers and members more than 200 million times per week at more than 8,600 retail units under 55 different banners in 15 countries. With fiscal year 2010 sales of $405 billion, Walmart employs more than 2.0 million associates worldwide. A leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity, Walmart ranked first among retailers in Fortune Magazine's 2010 Most Admired Companies survey. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting and on Twitter at Online merchandise sales are available at and
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