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More details on Wal-Mart's plan to open stores at midnight on Black Friday

November 15, 2010 | 12:58 pm

Like many retailers this holiday season, Wal-Mart plans to open its doors earlier on the day after Thanksgiving for the shopping extravaganza known as Black Friday.

On Monday, the nation's largest retailer said it would host an all-night "Open House" on Black Friday, with deals on toys, apparel and home items starting at midnight and the always-coveted electronics deals -- including those on HDTVs, laptops and gaming systems -- starting at 5 a.m.  

Wal-Mart said the earlier store openings -- which are scheduled to take place at most stores -- would help families "avoid standing in the cold waiting for stores to open," but it's also another aggressive move to grab sales during the all-important holiday season.

Here's a look at some of the Black Friday deals at Wal-Mart:

In-store deals on toys, home and apparel starting at midnight:

• Nintendo Wii – $199 with $50 Wal-Mart gift card
• Toy Story 3 DVD – $10  
• Zhu Zhu Pets – $4
• Hamilton Beach slow cooker, 5-quart oval – $9.97
• 500 thread count sheets from Beautyrest – full, queen, king – $19.88
• Shark steam mop – $36
• Wrangler jeans – $9
• Infant and toddler two-piece character sleepwear sets – $4
• Lego tubs – $15
• Power Wheels – $88 
• Bikes – starting at $29

In-store electronics deals starting at 5 a.m.:

• 15.6-inch HP laptop – $298
• Emerson 32-inch LCD HDTV – $198
• Sansui 19-inch LCD HDTV – $98
• Nintendo DS Lite (in multiple colors) – $89
• 15.6-inch eMachines laptop – $198
• Kodak C183 digital camera (14 megapixels) – $59
• Tom Tom GPS XL 335 SE 4.3-inch GPS – $79
• Magnavox Wi-Fi Blu-ray player with $10 free VUDU movie credits – $69

Wal-Mart said it would also offer online-only specials on Thanksgiving Day, and Wal-Mart stores will feature a Saturday in-store electronics savings event on Nov. 27.

Last week, Wal-Mart said it would offer free shipping on about 60,000 holiday items to online shoppers.

-- Andrea Chang

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