previewed some of the discounts it plans to offer right after Thanksgiving next week.
Black Friday holiday weekend can account for roughly
10 percent of total holiday sales.
Some of the Wal-Mart deals appeared Friday on the
shopping site http://www.black-friday.net
They include a limited number of Nintendo's popular
Wii video console for $249.24 on Friday and
Saturday. The gaming system currently sells for an
average price of $290. A Samsung BD-P1500 Blu-ray
Player is listed for $198.00, while another one by
Magnavox will be sold for just $128.00. Blu-ray
movies are liste for $15-10. A Seagate FreeAgent
500GB External USB Hard Drive will retail at
Wal-Mart for $69.00.
U.S. Sales this holiday season are expected to be
the worst in years, as the worsening economic
climate forces many shoppers to cut out all but the
most necessary of purchases.
Wal-Mart's focus on low prices has been a winning
strategy in recent months, helping it to increase
es and win market share.
The retailer also plans to have special sales on its
website on Thanksgiving Day.