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Old 11-01-2007, 11:21 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Wal-Mart is holding a "secret" sale on Friday with some big deals for tech enthusiasts, including a $99 HD DVD player from Toshiba.

The Wal-Mart secret sales site forwards to a "holiday.ri-mart.com" domain, but company officials contacted Thursday confirmed the site was legitimate.

Five products are being offered at discounted prices: the Toshiba HD-A2 HD DVD player for $98.97; a Sanyo 50-inch plasma HDTV for $998; an Acer laptop with 1 Gbyte of RAM for $348; selected HD DVDs for $14.96; and a Fisher-Price NASCAR ride-on toy for $144.72.

Typically, the holiday season starts on "Black Friday," or the day after Thanksgiving. But a Wal-mart spokesman said that there was no reason to hold to a fixed date. "Basically what it is is that we don't think that shoppers need to to wait until after Thanksgiving to receive low prices," he said. "We're Wal-Mart, and we're about saving shoppers money."

Secret Wal-Mart Sale Includes $99 HD DVD Player - Yahoo! News (broken link)
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Old 11-01-2007, 11:30 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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Thanks for the heads up, I was going to stop by to pick up a few things tomorrow but I think I will give it a miss because I am sure they will be VERY busy.
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Old 11-03-2007, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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In some states, though, laws prohibit businesses from selling things at below cost.
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Old 03-10-2008, 10:56 PM
 
Location: Southern South Carolina
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the link that you provided is broken
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Old 03-11-2008, 02:27 PM
 
Location: North Adams, MA
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The HD DVD format has been discontinued, and they will not be releasing any more movies in that format. It is all Blu Ray now.

Sometimes a WalMart "bargain" is just a way of liquidating a losing product. Without telling you of course,

Caveat emptor.
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Old 03-11-2008, 04:00 PM
 
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Well, in this case, the sale was 4 months ago (check the post dates), so it's pretty hard to blame Walmart for not seeing into the future.
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Old 03-12-2008, 10:54 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Upstate NY!
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Glad to see, I'm not the only one who's out the $98. But hey, the 5 free HD-DVDs were nice...and I can still use it for regular DVDs until I get Blu-ray.
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Old 03-12-2008, 11:48 PM
 
Location: California
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It sorta sucks for people who just bought that top-of-the-line HD DVD player only to have the rug pulled from right under them after they discover HD DVD will be discontinued. Good thing I never bought one
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Old 03-13-2008, 05:57 AM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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Originally Posted by StillwaterTownie View Post
In some states, though, laws prohibit businesses from selling things at below cost.
Yep. Gotta drive over to Alabama!
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