Black Friday: Walmart to Open at Midnight and a Sneak Peek at the Deals

Walmart is coming out all guns a blazing and clearly intent on blowing away its competition this Black Friday. The retailer will be open at midnight, the technical start of Black Friday 2010, and is offering free shipping on all online orders and its ad has been leaked, revealing deep discounts and doorbusters on products even from top tier brands.

No matter how hard it tried, Walmart couldn't or wouldn't keep its Black Friday 2010 ad under wraps until Nov. 21 as it promised. Instead, reveals hundreds of items at pretty enticing prices, including doorbusters on brands like Sony, Samsung, KitchenAid and Apple.
Apple's 8GB iPod Touch will still cost $225, but you'll get a $50 gift card with the purchase. Blu-ray players, HDTVs, cameras and camcorders from the likes of Sony, Samsung, Canon and Nikon are all on sale, and the KitchenAid classic stand mixer is priced at $149 compared to its current price of $199.88.

There are literally hundreds of popular DVDs and video games on the list, toys by the dozen, and home goods galore.

Doorbusters are only partially identified, and CNN Money is reporting that a select number will be available at midnight on Black Friday with the remainder from 5 a.m. to 11 a.m. Black Friday morning. The most coveted items, like TVs and larger kitchen appliances, will be off limits until dawn. Not all Walmart stores will open at midnight, but a Walmart spokesman told CNN Money that most would.

Walmart isn't the only retailer pushing the boundaries of Black Friday shopping. Many Sears stores will be open Thanksgiving Day and Toys R Us will start its holiday sale at 10 p.m. Thursday and remain open all night.

Let the sales begin...
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