Examples of items on sale tomorrow morning include a Sanyo 50" plasma HDTV selling for $998 and an Acer laptop PC selling for $348. While a $350 laptop was in the mix last Black Friday, a large 50" plasma TV for under $1,000 is quite a new entry for low prices on big flat-panel HDTVs. Customers will surely be lining up for that one.
Another interesting sale angle here are HD DVD movie titles for under $15. Generally, the higher-quality HD DVD format sells for $27 to $30 at Wal-Mart (as opposed to $10 and $19 for regular DVD titles), so HD DVD fans may be lining up at the doors as well to score cheap-o high-def movie titles.
Wal-Mart is at it again, folks -- chopping the prices on popular products in perfect Black Friday fashion -- just a little under a month early. It's quite a treat to see four of the five items listed here coming from the consumer electronics department. Perhaps Best Buy, Inc. (NYSE: BBY) merchandising execs can commence with pulling out their own hair right about now. That, or responding with similar price cuts -- if they can.