When it comes to Black Friday 2015, Walmart’s ads have been highly anticipated for a long time now. While everyone was expecting great deals on 4K TV doorbusters, and Walmart’s PS4 and Xbox One bundles were predicted to be good, what is the most surprising about the leaked Walmart ads is one new game changer: the retail giant plans on offering the “majority of Black Friday deals” on Walmart.com for the first time ever.
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In a related report by the Inquisitr, the official Sam’s Club Black Friday ads have been released online. In addition, Best Buy released its ads and Sears’ Black Friday ads also leaked recently, although the latter store’s doorbusters focused on appliances, clothing, and hardware instead of electronics, video games, and toys.
Walmart’s Black Friday Hours Begin On Thanksgiving Day — And That’s A Good Thing!
Based upon information from the leaked ads, Walmart’s Black Friday sales start at 12:01 a.m. PST on Thanksgiving morning online and at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Day in-stores. According to online shopping expert Brent Shelton of FatWallet, what stands out about the announcement is that there is no hours listed for Black Friday itself.
“There is no mention of anything on Friday, just Thursday, and no more tiered time doorbusters like years past with almost everything is available online ahead of store openings,” explained Shelton. “[It] appears Amazon and Ebay have definitely had some influence.”
In short, while most Americans hate attending Thanksgiving Day sales, now it’s just a matter of taking a quick break from eating turkey to order online. It is possible the final official announcement may be slightly different, but FatWallet says a leaked Walmart press release claimed that even 4K TV doorbusters may become available for purchase completely online.
“This includes popular items like TVs and video game consoles,” Shelton said. “Walmart also said that they have a massive inventory of their hottest Black Friday items. Being able to purchase a big-ticket item online well before the in-store sale starts is a no-brainer; why wait in line for hours on end when you can purchase that hot TV doorbuster from your couch?”
Here some of the specific deals being offered online.
- Samsung 60″ 4K Ultra HDTV for $899.99 ($800 savings)
- RCA 7″ Tablet 16GB w/ Keyboard for $50 ($20 savings)
- Dell Black 15.6″ Intel i3 Laptop for $279 ($120 savings)
- 7′ My First Trampoline for $89.99 ($90 savings)
- Star Wars Stereo Gaming Headset for $29 ($31 savings)
There are other ways that 2015 Black Friday shopping will become easier with Walmart. The updated mobile app will provide tutorials, ratings, reviews, and even store maps highlighting the physical locations of the most popular products. Printed copies of these maps will be available in-store, but the Walmart app will update on November 17.
The company also says they will feature Walmart’s One-Hour Guarantee on select items from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on November 26, Thanksgiving Day. In order to purchase a high-demand product in-store, you will need to secure a wristband or guarantee card. Even if your Walmart store runs out of the 2015 Black Friday deals, customers will still be able to purchase at the Black Friday price before Christmas.
“Remember that these items have a limit of one per customer, per item,” Shelton said. “You will need a guarantee card or wristband in order to get in on these deals, which means you should plan on being in line early if you have your heart set on them.”
Walmart’s Black Friday TV Deals
As per usual, most of the better deals are in the electronics department, including 10 Black Friday TV deals. Based upon the fully leaked Walmart Black Friday ads, there are 10 TV deals in total (this article has arranged them from cheapest to most expensive).
- Roku 32″ Class Smart HDTV for $125
- 40″ Class LED HDTV for $149 (brands vary by store)
- Samsung 32″ LED HDTV for $198
- Roku 55″ LED HDTV (price not listed due to screenshots of the leaked ads)
- 55″ Class LED HDTV for $269 (brands vary by store)
- Samsung 40″ LED HDTV for $298
- Hisense 55″ 4K TV for $448
- LG 55″ 4K Ultra HD TV For $698 ($300 savings)
- Vizio 70″ LED HDTV for $898
- Samsung 55″ Class Curved Smart 4K Ultra HD TV for $998 ($200 savings)
The electronics section of Walmart’s Black Friday ads also has deals for HDMI cables, speakers, Blu-Ray players, and other home theater equipment.
Walmart PS4 And Xbox One Bundle Deals For Black Friday
Ever since Sony and Microsoft dropped their prices, it was believed that most retailers would offer video game bundle deals at the $299 price point. As predicted, Walmart’s PS4 bundle deal is $299 and includes Uncharted. Walmart’s Xbox One bundle with Gears Of War is also $299, but it also comes with a free $30 Walmart gift card.
There are also more than 100 video games many starting at $8, while NBA2K16, Madden ’16, and FIFA ’16 for Xbox One come at $27 each ($32.88 savings). Even the newly released Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3 is marked down to $29. For those needing extra Xbox One or PlayStation 4 controllers, both are marked down to $39 each.
The Best Black Friday Sales At Walmart
There are a large variety of other Black Friday deals, ranging from clothing, cameras, and toys to electronics like tablets, iPads, and laptops. FatWallet’s sister site, BFAds.net, has provided a list of some of their favorite Black Friday deals.
- 50″ 1080p LED HDTV – $269.00
- 40″ 1080p LED HDTV – $149.00
- Nabi Nick Jr. Kids Android Tablet – $79.00
- Samsung 55″ 4K LED Curved HDTV – $998.00
- Assorted Blu-rays & DVDs – From $1.96
- Logitech M325 Mice (Assorted Colors) – $8.88
- HP 15.6″ Windows 10 Laptop – $199.00
- Fitbit Flex Wristband – $59.00
- Roku TLC 32″ 720p Smart HDTV – $125.00
- Select Small Kitchen Items – $9.72
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