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Walmart Black Friday 2012

Walmart's Black Friday Tech Deals

Walmart's Black Friday plans are moving full speed ahead — starting just after turkey has been eaten on Thanksgiving Day itself, despite online petitions for retailers to give the holiday back to their employees. The big-box retailer even has three phases of sales for major shoppers to scoop up deals: phase one begins Thanksgiving Day at 8 p.m., with another round of deals being introduced at 10 p.m., and more home-good sales at 5 a.m. on Friday.

Online shoppers won't even need to wait for Cyber Monday, as a selection of electronics will be listed at sale prices on Thanksgiving. For early prep, take a look at the tech products sure to attract a crowd over the holiday.

Apple Products

  • Buy a 16GB WiFi iPad 2 for $399 and get a $75 Walmart gift card.
  • On walmart.com Thanksgiving Day there will be an iPod touch and accessory kit for $175; no specifics on the storage of this product, but likely an older model 8GB at this price level. If in store, opt for a 16GB iPod touch for $195.

Gaming Consoles

  • Part of the Thanksgiving Day 8 p.m. phase, the store has an exclusive all-white glossy 4GB Xbox 360 and wireless controller bundled with a Skylanders Adventure Starter Pack for $149.
  • Starting Thanksgiving Day online, purchase an Xbox 360 value bundle including Kinect for $249 along with the choice of two value (meaning, not Halo 4) games.
  • For $199, pick up a 250GB PlayStation 3 and controller, plus the Uncharted Dual Pack and Infamous Collection.
  • The basic white Nintendo Wii console will be $89.
  • In mobile gaming, $100 will buy Nintendo's DSi XL in midnight blue with camera and touchscreen.

Cameras

  • Find the 16MP 6X zoom Nikon S3200 Digital Camera for $69.
  • For $100, the Samsung Smart ST195 Digital Camera has 16MP and 10X zoom and records 720p HD video.
  • FujiFilm's S4250 Digital Camera with 14MP, 24X zoom, and 720p HD video is $139.
  • Nikon has two cameras on sale at Walmart's Black Friday weekend, first of which is the J1 Digital Camera ($399) with 1080p video recording and a three-inch touchscreen back. If an SLR is more your speed, the 10.2MP D3000 Digital Camera with 18-55mm lens kit will be $449.

Read on for a list of Walmart's tablet and TV selections.

Tablets

  • The Nook 8GB tablet is $100 starting Thanksgiving Day at 10 p.m.
  • A 4GB Ematic seven-inch tablet on Android 4.0 is $49 online Thanksgiving Day.

TVs

  • Walmart's lowest-priced television of the weekend is the Orion 24-inch 720p HDTV for $78.
  • Emerson's line of budget-friendly screens are available throughout the weekend: 32-inch LCD 720p HDTV ($148), 40-inch 1080p LCD HDTV ($198), and 50-inch LCD HDTV ($298).
  • Looking for a whole lot of TV for the living room? The $688 Vizio 60-inch LED Smart TV with built-in WiFi might do the trick.
  • Samsung is representing big with a collection including a 32-inch HDTV ($248, $50 off), 43-inch Plasma HDTV ($378), 46-inch Smart LED HDTV ($598, $200 off), 50-inch LED 1080p HDTV ($698), and 51-inch Plasma HDTV ($478, $50 off).

Of course, other major retailers are getting in on the Black Friday game — check out Target's deals.

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