YAHOO.COM - In what is often seen as a bellwether for holiday sales pricing, Walmart has released its Black Friday ad, and TVsonce again feature prominently. This year, Walmart will open its doors for Black Friday shopping at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving—2 hours earlier than last year—and it will roll out sales serially, with toys and video-game bargains kicking off, then TV and other electronics going on sale at 10 p.m.For those who always seem to miss out on doorbuster specials because the limited supplies run out before they get a chance to buy, Walmart says it will guarantee the availability of three of the specials—a $148 32-inch Emerson TV, the AppleiPad 2 (plus a $75 gift card, for $399), and a $38 LG Blu-ray player—for customers in line at the stores between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m.
Should any of those items sell out before 11 p.m, customers in line will get a Walmart Guarantee Card that promises to have the item shipped to the store for pickup before Christmas. But the item has to be paid for by midnight and registered online, the company said in a press statement. We've already reported on Black Friday sales ads fromAmazon, Best Buy, and Sears. Like those companies, Walmart is featuring a good number of TVs in its Black Friday ad, ranging from a 24-inch Orion-brand 720p LCD TV for $78 to a 60-inch Vizio 1080p LCD TV for $688. click here to read more