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Walmart's Black Friday Deals Target Gamers: Worth the Wait?

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Thanksgiving is still two weeks away, but Walmart is getting a head start in advertising its biggest bargains. Their online Black Friday preview ad boasts 29 pages of deals for $100 flat screen TVs, $200 sound systems, $50 cameras, and $200 laptops. But the clincher, as always, will be their game consoles.

At 10:00 on Thursday, November 24, Walmart will start selling a 4GB Xbox 360 console with a Kinect add-on for $200 -- about $100 cheaper than the current retail price -- and it will come with an addition $50 in store credit. They'll also be rolling out a limited edition blue Wii console for $100 (about $50 off retail) and a $200 PlayStation 3 with a two-game bundle including "LittleBigPlanet 2" (the system by itself runs for about $250).

There's also a good selection of cheap games for $10, $15, and $28. The $28 games are the most attractive, including "Batman: Arkham City," "Battlefield 3," "Gears of War 3," and "Call of Duty: Black Ops." ("Modern Warfare 3" is notably missing from the lineup, but you can't win 'em all.)



Note: Some of the ads are marked for 12:01 a.m. on November 25, but most of it is marked for 10:00 p.m., a couple hours before. Still, if you're going to suffer the wait, you might want to double-check with your local store before you go.
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  • WilliePierce 2011/11/11 16:12:22
    No
    WilliePierce
    +7
    I typically buy my games used I get a better discount and get to see several reviews of the game before purchase

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  • shadowcat_2 2011/11/13 15:59:27
    Yes
    shadowcat_2
    IF I HAD a WalMart (near) o-p
  • asher 2011/11/13 07:46:27
    Yes
    asher
    definitely! i have been meaning to get an x box 360 anyways, so getting that plus a kinect add on for 200 and $50 in store credit means that i get Skyrim for about 10 bucks. definitely hitting that up
  • some idiot who thinks he kn... 2011/11/13 07:23:55 (edited)
  • Liz.Marie07 2011/11/13 06:07:53
    Yes
    Liz.Marie07
    My husband is going to go for the PS3. Good luck to him, it will be craziness.
  • the fuze 2011/11/13 04:01:00
    No
    the fuze
    +1
    No black friday deal is worth the sea of humanity and the waves of stupidity that flows with some of the people attending these "events".

    For those of you who do enjoy this activity, more power to you.
  • WhereIs... the fuze 2011/11/14 23:18:13
    WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA
    I don't shop on Black Friday, and I don't shop at Wal-Mart at all if I can help it.
  • David Cowie 2011/11/13 02:33:18
    No
    David Cowie
    obviously cant effectively comment as ALL the questions these days on S.H are targeted at people that live in the U.S.A - which is all good and fine but its discouraging for newer members to feel as involved if they live in the U.K or elsewhere
  • Kashee 2011/11/13 01:32:08
    No
    Kashee
    +1
    Black friday is a zoo.
  • Wizard Kashee 2011/11/13 02:37:11
    Wizard
    I agree. My involvement was mostly as designated driver, for whatever luck. I guess so I could drop an ex and her GF off at the line by the front door. I went in a couple of times over the last 15 years. It was a mess. I could not get what I wanted, sales bins were empty, and on 2nd thought, they were discontinues and bottom-of-the-line anyway. The store was crowded, but most of the instant sales are gone in the 1st hour.

    You might save $50...or you just might end up settling for an 'open box' item, because you feel you need to grab it. If I impulse grab an item, I usually regret it later.
  • Kashee Wizard 2011/11/13 02:41:33
    Kashee
    +1
    Nobody wants me to be their designated drive in a mess like that. They don't even want me to be their designated driver on a good day!
  • Wizard Kashee 2011/11/13 02:48:08
    Wizard
    On Black Friday - there is NO PARKING - so that is usually when I get drafted to drive and drop. But now they park across the street (wherever they can), and run across the street. It is a good thing many of those businesses with clogged lots do not open until 9 am. Me? I'd rather stay home and watch the Macy's Parade.
  • Kashee Wizard 2011/11/13 02:54:33
    Kashee
    Me too!
  • Chris Simmons 2011/11/13 01:27:04
    Yes
    Chris Simmons
    Yeah pretty kool
  • asheeey 2011/11/13 01:17:34
    No
    asheeey
    black friday shopping
    hell to the nizzy no!
  • Omni 2011/11/13 00:44:27 (edited)
    No
    Omni
    I don't have a game system like that. Well, I have a PS2 and a couple DS's, but no ps3's or xbox 360's. I really only game on my PC. My PC can handle the highest quality settings for any game at this point, so the gaming experience is much better than if I played the games on an xbox or a playstation (at this point, I'm eyegasming off Skyrim right nao :D). And because I game on my PC, I have no need to go out and buy the games from stores. I just download them. The deals Walmart has for BF seem good, but is it worth fighting over? Meh...
  • Catita 2011/11/12 23:17:31
    No
    Catita
    never go out anywhere on black friday, don't like the crowds, rude and aggressive people, this day brings the worst on people and is not an spectacle that I like to observe.
  • Soul Grinder 2011/11/12 22:22:09
    No
    Soul Grinder
    Battlefield 3 is that bad?
  • harasnicole 2011/11/12 22:21:44
    No
    harasnicole
    I prefer Game Stop, thanks. More quiet.
  • (>*~*)>Zombiecat<(*-*<) 2011/11/12 20:36:36
  • tebearcalvary 2011/11/12 19:09:27
    Yes
    tebearcalvary
    wtf i just bought battlefield 3 and now i see this
  • misterz 2011/11/12 18:25:51
    No
    misterz
    no
  • HendrixFan 2011/11/12 18:08:20
    Yes
    HendrixFan
    As a hardcore gamer, the deals are outstanding...I am actually in the market for a new PS3. Unfortunately, I don't want one bad enough to deal with all of the heathens and jackasses that I will surely encounter. I'll pay the extra 50 bucks for my PS3...it's not worth dying over. So to answer your question, yes it IS worth the wait...just not for me.
  • No
    ♥Bribri♥ ~Killjoy!~ IchLiebeDichCody(: {08.13.09}
    I don't do the whole "black friday" thing...
  • Gimmedap 2011/11/12 17:25:54
    No
    Gimmedap
    +1
    It's all I can do to go to Walmart on a Tuesday. I'd never go there on the weekend, never on foodstamp payday, and NEVER on black Friday.
  • Media Maven 2011/11/12 15:00:39
    No
    Media Maven
    I can't get over the Walmart tragedy that happened a couple of years ago...when an employee opened the doors to Walmart in queens only to be trampled to death. Is it really that serious? I have never physically experienced a Black Friday and I praise Cyber Monday!
  • I NEED A HORSE 2011/11/12 12:20:42
  • GoatHorns I NEED ... 2011/11/12 15:02:39
  • I NEED ... GoatHorns 2011/11/12 15:23:21
  • autumn I NEED ... 2011/11/13 20:35:15
    autumn
    No it will be the rabid shoppers who act like they do. No one forces a person to act a certain way.
  • I NEED ... autumn 2011/11/13 23:01:13
  • myhouseinthewoods 2011/11/12 11:29:32
    No
    myhouseinthewoods
    +1
    how about we stop skipping thanksgiving every year to go to greedyness
  • U Mad Bro? 2011/11/12 11:05:58
    No
    U Mad Bro?
    I have better places to spend my money.
  • Chris 2011/11/12 07:09:01
    No
    Chris
    +2
    I found a $70 bottle of cologne on Amazon for $28... just saying.
  • whimsycrat 2011/11/12 06:55:33
    No
    whimsycrat
    +1
    Nothing is worth any of that Black Friday Walmart, mall, shopping center nonsense. I will spend Black Friday morning catching up on my sleep, thank you.
  • melody_K whimsycrat 2011/11/12 16:15:06
    melody_K
    +1
    I went one year, basically because I was being a good house guest and joined in on the shopping. It was the most awful shopping experience I have EVER had. I will never do that again.
  • Phyl *In God i Trust* 2011/11/12 04:57:19
    Yes
    Phyl *In God i Trust*
    some times.
  • garyt212 2011/11/12 04:53:17
    No
    garyt212
    +3
    Nothing against Walmart, I think they are great, just don't like the Black Friday mayhem at any of the stores, whether it's Walmart or anyone else.
  • Mantic garyt212 2011/11/12 05:30:15
    Mantic
    Ditto. The herd trampled one of Wal-Mart's employees to death in '08, but I guess they figured that was just the cost of doing business...
  • Anariashki 2011/11/12 02:13:22
    No
    Anariashki
    +1
    I disapprove of the way Wal-Mart runs its business, so I don't shop there or in any of the similar stores. I probably pay more than people who do shop at these places, but since when is principle convenient?
  • Larry Kyle 2011/11/12 01:44:30
    No
    Larry Kyle
    +1
    Hate it, now I have to sit next to someone at work and listen to them tell other people how awesome this game is all day everyday day in day out.

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