Black Friday 2013, The retail industry certainly hopes you enjoyed your Halloween, but now that it’s over, it’s evidently already time for tinsel and Santa.
Walmart is among numerous stores who have already rolled out Christmas displays and deals, upping the ante on holiday shopping from the outset of November.
The world’s largest retailer is pulling forward by nearly a month seven big deals on items like TVs and tablets that were originally reserved for the day after Thanksgiving and so-called Cyber Monday.
Shoppers will be able to purchase the items online starting shortly after midnight Friday. At the same time, Walmart.com will be pushing another 300 holiday deals on its website, from toys to home decor.
The seven deals include a 42- inch JVC LED TV for $299, a savings of 36 percent, and a 10-inch XELIO tablet for $49, a 51 percent discount. The items will be available while supplies last.
Wal-Mart declined to say whether it would be repeating the discounts during the Thanksgiving weekend.
Meanwhile, Target’s website is already encouraging shoppers to sign up for emails about Black Friday deals. Sears, in the meantime, has a prominent button instructing shoppers on how to make sure they receive gifts by Christmas eve.