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(Rumored) Black Friday TVs at Wal-Mart


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#1 cireafan  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 22, 2006 - 2:09 pm

Funai (Symphonic) will be the supplier of Black Friday TVs to Wal-Mart stores this year. They are currently busy making TVs in Malaysia right now for the Black Friday sale.

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Posted Sep 22, 2006 - 2:29 pm

Source?

#3 cireafan  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 22, 2006 - 4:05 pm

Source?

I just called Funai today about this. Wal-Mart will be carrying two brands, SV2000 and Symphonic, depending on the model.

#4 linda050103  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 22, 2006 - 5:33 pm

do you have any idea how much they will be, or the size of them?? I really want a tv this year

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Posted Sep 22, 2006 - 6:33 pm

I'm sure they will not be the only TV's being sold on BF at WM, time will tell.

#6 TheLegend  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 22, 2006 - 11:16 pm

They'll have several models.... They blitzed the 23" Durabrand tube model last year for $99 and my WalMart spent about 3 months trying to get rid of them all (after they dropped them to $88). But the 7" Durabrand portable DVD players and 15" Symphonic LCD TVs all went in about 30 minutes. So unless the TV is a flat screen or LCD, it's not going to be worthwhile.

#7 cireafan  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 23, 2006 - 6:06 pm

They blitzed the 23" Durabrand tube model last year for $99 and my WalMart spent about 3 months trying to get rid of them all (after they dropped them to $88).

It was a Symphonic brand, not Durabrand.

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Posted Sep 23, 2006 - 6:14 pm

Now, I am confused...one thread said no blitz this year and now this...I am really confused---LOL!! :confused:

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Posted Sep 23, 2006 - 6:15 pm

Now, I am confused...one thread said no blitz this year and now this...I am really confused---LOL!! :confused:


All of these things are just rumors right now.

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Posted Sep 23, 2006 - 7:35 pm


They blitzed the 23" Durabrand tube model last year for $99 and my WalMart spent about 3 months trying to get rid of them all (after they dropped them to $88).


Yep, our Walmart had them for months after. I don't know how long they got before they finally sold them all.

But the 7" Durabrand portable DVD players and 15" Symphonic LCD TVs all went in about 30 minutes.


Yep, the LCDs were sold very quickly. I only noticed them because they were right beside the computer last year.

So unless the TV is a flat screen or LCD, it's not going to be worthwhile.


I have my fingers crossed that they will have one or the other. We need a new tv for our room.

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Posted Sep 23, 2006 - 8:09 pm

They blitzed the 23" Symphonic tube model last year for $99 and my WalMart spent about 3 months trying to get rid of them all (after they dropped them to $88).


Fixed.

Yep, my supercenter still had them for $88 when I got one of them in June of this year. :D

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Posted Sep 23, 2006 - 9:12 pm

I am telling you... HDTV... 30" LCD... $588.... BET!

#13 f1rstclass  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 24, 2006 - 1:27 pm

I am telling you... HDTV... 30" LCD... $588.... BET!


You seem pretty sure of yourself!! Any "inside" information there??!!?!? :yup:

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Posted Sep 24, 2006 - 6:54 pm

Any idea on what brand that 30" lcd might be ?

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Posted Sep 24, 2006 - 10:04 pm

It was a Symphonic brand, not Durabrand.


Thanx for correcting it. :eek:

I originally had Symphonic in my post, but changed it right before posting and after looking at the 2005 ad listing ('cuz I couldn't remember the LCD brands). :yuck:

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Posted Sep 26, 2006 - 8:26 am

I would never buy a TV for BF from walmart, cheap cheap cheap and they've been handled like the crap that they are.

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Posted Sep 26, 2006 - 8:37 am

We got DD one of the Symphonic Walmart Tvs last year for Xmas and so far we haven't had any trouble out of it.

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Posted Oct 1, 2006 - 2:42 pm

I got one of the tv/dvd combos(Symphonic brand) last year from WM on BF and I absolutely love it. We have had no problems and for the price, it's great!

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Posted Oct 2, 2006 - 6:46 am

I got a 20" TV from Walmart on BF about 6 years ago and it's still working well. I also got a VCR at the same time. Can't remember the TV brand (it was the hot $98 deal) but I did get the Symphonic VCR. Both have done really well over the years, and just recently we got rid of the VCR, only b/c we don't have any more VCR tapes.

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Posted Oct 6, 2006 - 2:34 pm

I've bought TV's and DVD players at Walmart on BF and have never had any problems with them. I bought the first DVD's Walmart sold on BF years ago and it works better then the one I paid $400 for.

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Posted Oct 7, 2006 - 9:04 am

I've bought TV's and DVD players at Walmart on BF and have never had any problems with them. I bought the first DVD's Walmart sold on BF years ago and it works better then the one I paid $400 for.


Tell me about it I bought a DVD player for around $300 a couple of years ago and I have found a lot of Dvd's will not play right on it I am guessing because of copyright protection schemes. But the one that I bought at a Blitz for $30 or less worked with all the dvds right away. I was wondering if Wal-Mart is doing away with the Lay-A-Way this year for Black Friday what this will mean for the big ticket items. If you have to pay for it right then or at the least put it on credit what will the availability of high priced items be. Just wondering. Thank You.

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Posted Oct 8, 2006 - 5:14 am

With regards to electronics brought at Wal-Mart, I've always thought "You get what you pay for". I've brought several of the cheaper DVD players for the kids' rooms and it's been hit and miss. We're gotten players that are still going after 3 years and others that were done after 3 months. Not sure if I'd gamble on something larger.

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Posted Oct 9, 2006 - 8:57 am

I asked about layaway at my local Walmart and they said NO for BF :(

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Posted Oct 12, 2006 - 7:12 pm

I think we sold symphonics last year. Had a 23 inch non flat and a 20 inch dvd combo one. I havn't heard anything about tvs this year so far. Sure we will have more than 1 kind though.

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Posted Oct 13, 2006 - 7:31 am

I see people walking out the door with three or more tvs every year. It is rather shocking to watch them go. I remember when they did the DVD players and people were ripping the plastic off of them in a frenzy. Saw one lady fill up two carts with them and her son had 4 tvs set aside. Scary!

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Posted Oct 14, 2006 - 7:50 am

I see people walking out the door with three or more tvs every year. It is rather shocking to watch them go. I remember when they did the DVD players and people were ripping the plastic off of them in a frenzy. Saw one lady fill up two carts with them and her son had 4 tvs set aside. Scary!


It is scary to watch them go get all those deals I really think that they should limit the amount that people should be able to buy of the big items. Also when you see those people at the start running it just looks almost like a riot.

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Posted Oct 15, 2006 - 3:56 pm

Analog TV will be dirt cheap because will soon be going digital signal and than they won't be able to give away the old analog ones. if you still have an analog when signal changes to digital will need a converter box. Happy BF shopping and don't get run over. Crazy!!

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Posted Oct 15, 2006 - 6:02 pm

Tell me about it I bought a DVD player for around $300 a couple of years ago and I have found a lot of Dvd's will not play right on it I am guessing because of copyright protection schemes. But the one that I bought at a Blitz for $30 or less worked with all the dvds right away. I was wondering if Wal-Mart is doing away with the Lay-A-Way this year for Black Friday what this will mean for the big ticket items. If you have to pay for it right then or at the least put it on credit what will the availability of high priced items be. Just wondering. Thank You.

Layaway ends the week before Black Friday.:mad: The Final Day to make a new layaway is Nove 19th and the Final Day to pick up ALL Layaways is Dec. 8th. Yes you have to buy them out right or put them on the CC. I know they are going to offer a 90 day same as cash sort of deal and $20 cash back if you put $100 or over on the Wal-mart CC.:eek: But not sure exactly when they will be offering it.

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Posted Oct 15, 2006 - 6:04 pm

I asked about layaway at my local Walmart and they said NO for BF :(

Its ending for ALL Wal-marts..No more layaway. I wished they had looked at it as individule stores instead of as a whole.:mad: :mad: :mad:

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Posted Oct 15, 2006 - 6:05 pm

I would never buy a TV for BF from walmart, cheap cheap cheap and they've been handled like the crap that they are.


I agree with ya...




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