Walmart offers early discounts on electronics

Sharp pricing on key electronics items will be featured at Walmart this weekend as the retailer launches an early season holiday promotion billed as “The Amazing Walmart Electronics Event.”

The sale begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6 and continues through the weekend or until inventories sell through. To generate shopper excitement, Walmart is taking markdowns on Vizio brand televisions ranging from $198 for a 26-inch model through $898 for a 55-inch model and featuring a Compaq laptop with a 250GB hard drive for $288. Other featured products include a Sony PlayStation 3 bundle for $399 with a free $50 gift card or a $50 iTunes gift card for $35. There is a limit of two iTunes cards per person.

"We know our customers are starting their holiday shopping now, and they are looking for consumer electronics gifts that the entire family can enjoy together," said Gary Severson, Walmart’s SVP entertainment. "This is the first of many holiday savings events around the hottest consumer electronics gifts, and we are committed to continuing to offer families incredible savings on the best gifts they want throughout the entire holiday season."

The company said the majority of the featured prices will also be available on its website at www.walmart.com.