The leaks were real. This weekend, Walmart is kicking off pre-Black Friday deals, including a $199 Xbox 360 Arcade that comes with a free $100 gift card, effectively dropping the price to $100. Other deals are just as good:

• $298 HP Notebook Computer – 3GB memory, 160GB hard drive, Windows 7 Premium
• Sharp 1080p HDTVs – 42" for $498, 46" for $698 (120 Hz), 52" for $898 (120 Hz)
• Panasonic 46" 1080p plasma HDTV for $788
• Xbox 360 Arcade Console $199 with $100 Walmart Gift Card (for use on future purchases;
minimum store quantities are at least 10 per store)
• $148 Sony Blu-ray player (model #BDP-S360)
• $29 Magnavox Upconvert DVD player (model #DP170MGXF, 1080p)

The sale starts at 8 a.m. Nov. 7 (that's a Saturday) and lasts, to some extent, through Nov. 13. But it appears these doorbuster deals won't last beyond the first day.


Also of note, "Walmart will feature select 12-pound turkeys for less than $5, helping families serve a complete Thanksgiving meal for eight this year as low as $20." Limit two turkeys per customer. [Walmart]