Walmart takes Black Friday seriously. Like, really seriously. This year is no exception, and looking through Walmart's Black Friday deals right now, you can tell stores are going to go insane on Thanksgiving.
Walmart has provided a list of all its biggest discounts already, even though Black Friday is still weeks away. The headline deals include some truly stupid savings on TVs, a couple cool gadgets that would look good under a Christmas tree, and a whole lot more.
Let's start with the TVs. The blockbuster deal here is a 55-inch Philips Smart 4K TV for $298, which is a very small amount of money to pay for something so big and with so many pixels. I actually own the 65-inch version of that same TV, and while the picture isn't anything to write home about, it's still a great TV for watching movies, and the smart features mean easy YouTube and Netflix. But really, for the price, it could call you names every time you turn it on and still be a great deal.
There's other TVs that are going to be available, with most of the best deals on lower-end panels. There's a 60-inch Vizio for $398 and a 50-inch 4K Samsung for $398 as well.
Video game consoles are also seeing good prices, with the PS4 Slim 500GB Uncharted 4 bundle set for sale at $249 (and a $30 gift card), and the Xbox One S White 500GB Battlefield bundle for $249. Those are equal with the best prices we've seen for console bundles.
Drones are another category that Walmart is going big on, with the DJI Drone Phantom Standard 3 for $369, Promark 3D Virtual Reality HD Drone for $99, and Sharper Image Video Drone for $30.
More than just the price, though, Walmart execs are promising widespread availability on the best products. Steve Bratspies, the CMO of Walmart, said that “we’ve secured significant availability of these items. We pride ourselves on not being the retailer who advertises a great price and then only has a few available.”
To help curtail some of the mad rushes through stores we've seen, Walmart will be using wristbands for some of the more in-demand items. Customers can get a wristband for an item from an associate, then go find the thing, and make it to checkout in two hours.
Sales will begin online at 12.01AM ET on Thanksgiving morning, with physical stores opening at 6PM local time on Thanksgiving Day.
Sales aren't only limited to Black Friday, though. In the runup to the event, Walmart will be offering some exclusive sales through the Walmart app. Good deals include a 65-inch Hitachi 4K TV for $599, and the Xbox One S 500GB Minecraft Console with an extra controller for $279.
The full list of headline sales is below:
· 11 Televisions including 4K Ultra HDTVs, such as a Phillips 55-inch Smart 4KTV for $298 (special buy) and a Samsung 50-inch Smart 4KTV for $398 ($230 savings). Other television offers consist of a Vizio 60-inch HDTV for $398 (special buy), a 40-inch HDTV for $125 (special buy) and 50-inch HDTV for $225 (special buy).
· Toys including the toy of the season, Hatchimals, for $48.88,
· Drones including the DJI Drone Phantom Standard 3 for $369 ($130 savings), Promark 3D Virtual Reality HD Drone for $99 (a Walmart exclusive at a $49 savings) and Sharper Image Video Drone for $30 (special buy).
· Connected Home items such as the Nest 3rd Generation Learning Thermostat for $199 ($50 savings) and Nest Cam for $149 ($50 savings).
· Video Game Consoles and Games like the PlayStation 4 Slim Uncharted 4 500GB bundle for $249 ($50 savings) plus a $30 gift card and the Xbox One S White 500GB Battlefield bundle for $249 ($50 savings). Walmart will also offer nearly 90 video games starting at $8.
· A $99 iPhone 5s 16GB on Straight Talk Wireless ($50 savings).
· 10 Laptops and Tablets including the Samsung Chromebook 3 for $119 (special buy), HP 15.6-inch Touch Laptop for $249 (special buy) and iPad Mini 2 32GB for $199 ($70 savings).
· More than 750 DVDs and Blu-ray Movies starting at $1.96.
· Fitness Wearables including the Fitbit Charge 2 for $129 ($20 savings), Fitbit Alta for $99 ($30 savings) and Fitbit Flex 2 for $69 ($30 savings).
· Pajamas and Slippers such as $4.75 Licensed Kids Pajamas and $7 Ladies’ Novelty Character or Emoji Slippers (special buy).
· Home and Outdoor Favorites including $9.76 kitchen appliances (special buy), Hotel Style 1,100 Thread Count Sheet Set for $25 (special buy), Hotel Style Down Alternative Comforter for $20 (special buy) and Pioneer Woman 27-piece Porcelain Enamel Nonstick Cookware Set for $89 (special buy). Walmart will also offer a Blackstone 2-Burner Propane Griddle or Expert Grill 4-Burner Propane Grill, available for $99 each (special buy).
· A 14-foot Trampoline Combo (includes mini ball and hoop) for $159 (special buy).