Walmart is not doing any playing! They need to keep the customers happy, and they will do that by opening up doors at 8pm on Turkey Day (two hours sooner than last year), but with “Black Friday” sales.They’ve already announced the pricing for a Vizio 60-inch smart TV with built-in WiFi, the iPad 2, and Nikon digital cameras. Go ahead and drop down bottom for more.


The retail giant revealed its Black Friday ad and plans Thursday, two weeks before Thanksgiving. The news isn’t so much the deals themselves, (though there are a few headliners, including a Vizio 60-inch smart TV with built-in WiFi for $688, and an iPad 2 plus a $75 Wal-mart gift card for $399).

The bigger story is the timing. This year, Walmart will open its doors for Black Friday shopping at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving – a full 2 hours earlier than last year. And to keep early-bird shoppers in the stores, deals will be introduced in three waves: 8 pm for toys, video games and gaming systems, home, and apparel; 10 p.m. for name-brand electronics, including Nook e-readers, Nikon cameras, and Samsung HDTVs; and 5 a.m. Friday for the rest, including jewelry, tires, and a few extra TVs.

Additionally, Walmart is offering a guarantee on three of the more popular items, including the iPad 2, for customers in line at the stores between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m.

“If any of these items happen to sell out before 11 p.m. local time, Walmart will offer a Guarantee Card for the item which must be paid for by midnight and registered online,” read Walmart’s press statement. “The product will then be shipped to the store where it was purchased for the customer to pick up before Christmas.”

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