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Walmart Fires CE Holiday Salvo

Bentonville, Ark. – Walmart will launch the first in a series of CE
holiday sales events on Saturday.

This weekend’s “Amazing Walmart Electronics Event” includes reduced
pricing on Vizio TVs, a Compaq laptop and a Sony PlayStation3 Move bundle, plus
discounts on iTunes gift cards.

“We know our customers are starting their holiday shopping now,
and they are looking for consumer electronics gifts that the entire family can
enjoy together,” said Gary Severson, entertainment senior VP for Walmart U.S.
“This is the first of many holiday savings events around the hottest consumer
electronics gifts, and we are committed to continuing to offer families
incredible savings on the best gifts they want throughout the entire holiday

Discounts on Vizio TVs will include:

  • $100 off a 26-inch 720p LED model, sale price

  • $50 off a 32-inch 720p LCD model, sale price

  • $50 off a 42-inch 1080p LCD sale price, $498;

  •  $100 off a 47-inch 1080p, 120Hz LCD, sale price $698,
  • $200 off a 55-inch 1080p, 120Hz LCD, sale price $898.

The Compaq laptop, on sale for $288,
features 2GB of RAM, a 250GB hard drive, a 15.6-inch display and an Intel
Celeron processor.

The Sony PlayStation3 offer includes a 320GB console with Move
Bundle and a $50 Walmart gift card for $399.

Walmart will also offer $50 iTunes gift cards for $35.

The sale items will be available while supplies last, and most will
also be offered online at, the discounter said.