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At Wal-Mart, Black Friday starts at midnight

The retailer's leaked ad features midnight bargains and a second sale that begins at 5 a.m.

By Karen Datko Nov 15, 2010 3:21PM

This post comes from Melinda Fulmer of MSN Money.


Wal-Mart is apparently hoping its two-tier Black Friday sale will get shoppers camping out long enough to forgo their trips to other retailers.


The discount giant's Black Friday ad, leaked over the weekend, shows two distinct sales. One set of deals -- for toys, clothes and other goods -- starts at midnight as Thanksgiving Day comes to an end. A set of electronics doorbusters rolls out at 5 a.m. Friday.


Are these bargains steep enough to have shoppers camped out at their stores much earlier than they've ever done before? Maybe.


The circular does show some great deals on everything from TVs to laptops to video games, including:

And there are a few good deals on toys, clothes and small appliances, such as:

But some shoppers on bargain sites such as were irritated.


"That dual sale will make it tougher to get everything," said "drsketch" on Slickdeals.


And it's not clear if shoppers will have to camp out at midnight to get first-in-line wristbands for the doorbuster merchandise at 5 a.m.


Wal-Mart is hoping to get the jump on rival discounter Target, which will not open its doors until 4 a.m. Black Friday. (It has an online-only sale on Thanksgiving Day.)


However, Wal-Mart's midnight sale isn't the earliest start to the traditional beginning of holiday shopping. Sears will open early Thanksgiving morning, and Toys R Us will open at 10 p.m. on turkey day.


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Dec 2, 2011 10:43AM
I like slickdeals, but is seems to be to hectic. Found a better site that I like to use for coupons called ontimedeals
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