- Walmart will offer a third round of weekly pre-Black Friday CE price
promotions beginning this Saturday.
The latest offers
include a 26-inch 720p Vizio LCD TV for $248, down from $347, and a $40 gift
card with purchases of the select "Hero" gaming packages, including Band, DJ
and Guiter Hero 5.
The promotions are
good from Nov. 21-27 while supplies last, and are only valid in stores.
Friday deals included a $100 gift card with the purchase of select BlackBerry
devices and a two-year contract, and discounts on Sharp 1080p 120Hz LCDs in 42-,
46- and 52-inch sizes.
has confirmed several day-after-Thanksgiving CE doorbusters to CNNMoney.com, which
appeared on a leaked Black Friday circular. The promotions include a Sanyo
50-inch plasma 720p HDTV for $598, a Magnavox Blu-ray player for $78 and a TomTom
PND for $59.
Many CE retailers
have started their holiday promotions early this year, including Sears, which
is running doorbuster deals each Saturday through Christmas; Best Buy, which this month unveiled a
15.4-inch Acer laptop for $250, its lowest advertised price for a notebook computer; and hhgregg, which is
presently offering a 42-inch Panasonic 720p plasma TV for $550.
on season-long promotions suggests "there will less emphasis on Black Friday and
Cyber Monday than in years past," observed Ted Vaughan, a partner with
accounting and consulting firm BDO Seidman.