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Wal-Mart is taking a new approach to the sales this Black Friday. Sale prices will be in effect on certain items at certain times throughout the weekend. Wal-Mart has split the sales into three events. Event 1 will begin Thursday Nov. 24 at 10 p.m. and continue through Friday, Nov 25. The second sale, Event 2, begins at 12:01 a.m. Friday. Event 3 begins at 8 a.m. Make sure to check the circular before you head to the store, because the item you have on your list may not go on sale until the next day. Here are some of the sales that caught our eye and the Event in which they go on sale. ¿ Nintendo Wii for $99.96- Event 1 ¿ Xbox 360 with Kinect plus a $50 Walmart Gift Card for $199.96- Event 1 ¿ Bissell PowerForce Bagless Vacuum for $36- Event 1 ¿ 2-Slice Waffle Maker for $2.84- Event 1 ¿ Sportcraft Champion Table Tennis Table for $67- Event 1 ¿ Select Blu-Rays for $5 ¿ Event 1 ¿ LG Blu-ray Player for $49- Event 2 ¿ Samsung 32¿ 720p LCD for $278- Event 2 ¿ Amazon Kindle for $79 ¿Event 2 ¿ Kodak C1450 14 MP camera for $49 ¿ Event 2 ¿ Compaq Presario 15.6¿ AMD Dual- Core Laptop for $198 ¿ Event 2 ¿ Samsung 43¿ Plasma 720p TV for $398- Event 3 ¿ Samsung Smart Blu-ray Home Theater System for $198- Event 3 Also be sure to check Wal-Mart¿s website for special online sales
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Old Navy is opening its doors on Thanksgiving Day at 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. to start its 3 day store-wide sale early. Black Friday sales begin at 12 a.m. The entire store is on sale from Thursday to Saturday, but certain discounts will only pertain to select days. Check your local flyer for exact store hours. Old Navy is also promising a free Kodak Easyshare Sport digital camera with every purchase of $40 of more to early bird shoppers!! ¿ Kids & Baby Wool-Blend Pea Coats for $19 (Friday Only) ¿ Adult Wool-Blend Pea Coats for $29 (Friday Only) ¿ Adult Blue Jeans for $15 (Friday Only) ¿ 50% off All Outerwear (Friday Only) ¿ Performance Fleece pullovers for $8 (Saturday Only) ¿ $10 off Coupon of any purchase of $50 or more (Thursday Only)
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Every year after the feast of Thanksgiving, a storm cloud of sales and marked down products called Black Friday comes. And every year there is a blizzard of potential bargain buyers scrambling and squeezing through store fronts to get the best products at the best prices. This ultimate day of bargain shopping is not for the "retail rookie." It takes planning and a coordinated attack plan. In order to prepare you for this November 25, we gathered some of the best bargains from the Black Friday circulars recently released by some major retailers in the area: Toys R Us, Old Navy, Wal-Mart, Target and more. Take a look and plan your Black Friday shopping extravaganza.