Wal-Mart to Start Black Friday Deals Earlier Than Ever

by Nate Wooley | November 8, 2012 10:33 am


Wal-Mart’s (NYSE:WMT[2]) eagerness to get its Black Friday holiday sales event started is reaching a new level this year[3].

The discount retailing behemoth will launch its “post-Thanksgiving Day” super-sales starting at 8 p.m., two hours earlier than last year’s launch. Some of the specials available at 8 p.m. include $10 video games and discounted home appliances.

Customers will also have a Wal-Mart guarantee. People in line between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. are guaranteed to get discounted purchases of three items, an Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL[4]) iPad 2, a 32-inch Emerson (NYSE:EMR[5]) LCD TV, and an LG Blu-ray player.

After those 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. specials, the stores will return to regular pricing until 5 a.m., when other Black Friday deals will begin.

Wal-Mart isn’t the only big-name retailer looking for a quick start to Black Friday. Sears (NASDAQ:SHLD[6]) is also opening at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Here are some other major retailers that will get started a bit later:

More on retail and sales:

  1. [Image]: https://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Walmart-register-check-out.jpg
  2. WMT: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=WMT
  3. a new level this year: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/08/walmart-blackfriday-idUSL1E8M826P20121108
  4. AAPL: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=AAPL
  5. EMR: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=EMR
  6. SHLD: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=SHLD
  7. KSS: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=KSS
  8. M: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=M
  9. BBY: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=BBY
  10. Best Buy Gets Aggressive, Plans to Match Amazon’s Prices: https://investorplace.com/2012/10/best-buy-gets-aggressive-plans-to-match-amazons-prices/
  11. Bad News if Crocs Are on Your Christmas List: https://investorplace.com/2012/11/bad-news-if-crocs-are-on-your-christmas-list/
  12. If Your Kid Wants LEGOs for Christmas, Better But ‘Em Now: https://investorplace.com/2012/11/if-your-kid-wants-legos-for-christmas-buy-em-soon/

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