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#31 Brad  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 2, 2008 - 6:45 pm

if you remember last year, there may or may not have been a "preview" for certain forum members... my memory is a little hazy though ;)

#32 Doctor Gonzo  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 2, 2008 - 6:47 pm

Why did WM blow good coin to have some third-rate, garage operation law firm send out that waste-of-a-tree garbage? I have not bothered to go into a WM on black friday in 5 years now, and I'm sure this year I'll make it 6 in a row. WM really over-prides themselves with that cheap plastic crap they try to pass off as black friday bargains. Get over yourselves, wal-mart....

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Posted Oct 2, 2008 - 8:33 pm

C'mon guys, if your big BF deals are bathrobes, pj's, $5.00 toasters, and a Garth Brooks cd wouldn't you want to keep it under wraps as long as you could??? :tongue1:
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#34 bellastarr  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 2, 2008 - 10:00 pm

I'm not planning on there this year anyway so they can keep their ad. You would think they'd want the ad to be leaked, but I guess they don't want you to find out how crappy their "sale" is until the last minute;)

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Posted Oct 3, 2008 - 2:02 am

C'mon guys, if your big BF deals are bathrobes, pj's, $5.00 toasters, and a Garth Brooks cd wouldn't you want to keep it under wraps as long as you could??? :tongue1:


Hey, what else am I going to buy the people I don't like ! :sidesplit

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Posted Oct 3, 2008 - 9:49 am

they have to let it be released on the 24th because of people like me who get their walmart ads in the mail (I suspect I will get mine on the 25th we usually get them on the Tuesday before. I'm eager for their ad (despite the letter) now because I just found out tonight I need a new printer and you can always count of Walmart having them cheap on Black Friday)


Printer deals are around all year long. If you look hard enough, you may be able to get it for free or close to free. They are not concerned with losing money on the printer - they want you to pay for ink, the true money maker.

GO BRUINS!


#37 Brad  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 3, 2008 - 9:53 am

they have to let it be released on the 24th because of people like me who get their walmart ads in the mail (I suspect I will get mine on the 25th we usually get them on the Tuesday before. I'm eager for their ad (despite the letter) now because I just found out tonight I need a new printer and you can always count of Walmart having them cheap on Black Friday)


They are releasing it themselves on their web site on the 24th as well, so I think the timing is more because of that than the mailed copies.

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Posted Oct 3, 2008 - 10:01 am

In the Business Section of my newspaper today was this headline: "Financial crisis moves from Walls St. to the Mall. As stores start receiving holiday items, many are scrambling to attract scared shoppers. Holiday items are flowing into stores--and they are expected to be marked down immediately" I could go on and on and quote the lengthy two column article but guess what? Which store is the only store they talked about in this article?? Which world's largest retailer did they say is opening it's Christmas shops a week earlier this year to lure shoppers? This same store is also cutting prices on 10 most popular toys to $10 each. If you'd like to read the article, I think you could probably find it by googling the words "Wal-Mart is also cutting prices on 10 popular toys to $10 each". When you google it, you can get a list of the ten toys. But, they don't want us to get an early look at their ad?

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Posted Oct 3, 2008 - 10:20 am

In the Business Section of my newspaper today was this headline: "Financial crisis moves from Walls St. to the Mall. As stores start receiving holiday items, many are scrambling to attract scared shoppers. Holiday items are flowing into stores--and they are expected to be marked down immediately" I could go on and on and quote the lengthy two column article but guess what? Which store is the only store they talked about in this article?? Which world's largest retailer did they say is opening it's Christmas shops a week earlier this year to lure shoppers?

This same store is also cutting prices on 10 most popular toys to $10 each. If you'd like to read the article, I think you could probably find it by googling the words "Wal-Mart is also cutting prices on 10 popular toys to $10 each". When you google it, you can get a list of the ten toys. But, they don't want us to get an early look at their ad?


Sorry, I just saw someone talking about Wal-Mart and their $10 toys in another thread. Hope I didn't mess up by talking about it here.

#40 Reisch  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 3, 2008 - 6:27 pm

Another reason that we won't be shopping at Wally World this BF!

#41 SuperMommy  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 3, 2008 - 6:40 pm

Monday doesn't seem that bad though. It still gives you almost 4 days to prepare. It's not like you need a month.


Oh yes you do!!! Thanks to this wonderful site, I have my plan of attack figured out weeks ahead!!

Plus, it's the whole idea of what they are doing. They are just being stubborn. But then again, how does that differ from the rest of the year. I wish we had a Target here. They do tend to run a little higher on alot of things, but I would rather pay more. WalMart is a bully in the retail world.

I think they just want to build up anticipation for their ad because it's been nothing but a dissapointment for the last few years. :yuck:

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Posted Oct 3, 2008 - 6:45 pm

if you remember last year, there may or may not have been a "preview" for certain forum members... my memory is a little hazy though ;)



Seems to me others aren't previewed to PMs. Or maybe an opt-in thread that you have to be granted access to. :sleazy:

#43 Lanhawk  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 4, 2008 - 4:52 am

Well technically, their copyright laws only extend to scanning the actual ad. If I were to list the stuff, that does not constitute copyright violations. I mean the ace hardware ad was pulled but you can still see a listing of it here on the site. Besides you know some other site will put up the ad the minute it comes out. It must be getting close to BF once the fancy pant lawyers start sending out the 'warnings":yup:

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Posted Oct 4, 2008 - 3:56 pm

I agree, Wal-Mart hasn't had much to get excited about the last few years on BF. :tongue1:

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Posted Oct 5, 2008 - 2:48 am

Am I the only one who doesn't recall what happened last year with some going overboard according to Brad? I remember a lot of ticked off people, but I didn't follow that closely I guess. And I was so looking forward to Wal-Mart's ad- with 3 young kids they usually have the most of all the stores so I am forced to go there!

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Posted Oct 5, 2008 - 4:20 am

Well technically, their copyright laws only extend to scanning the actual ad. If I were to list the stuff, that does not constitute copyright violations. I mean the ace hardware ad was pulled but you can still see a listing of it here on the site. Besides you know some other site will put up the ad the minute it comes out. It must be getting close to BF once the fancy pant lawyers start sending out the 'warnings":yup:


It's a very fine line that has to be walked in regards to the ads because Brad has an affiliate account (I think?) with Walmart and can't risk losing it. That's how this board remains open year-round. (and some of us need our fix all year:))

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Posted Oct 5, 2008 - 10:08 pm

I wasnt going to shop there this year anyway... Target has earned my BF business since this happened last year.


Why is target.om autolinked anymore
"Nothing gives us more courage than the desire to avoid looking like a damn fool" - Dean Koontz

#48 guilliam  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 6, 2008 - 10:51 am

Why is target.om autolinked anymore


I think they stopped their affiliation with gottadeal last year when they posted their ad early. Brad, is that right?

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Posted Oct 6, 2008 - 10:55 am

Brad, A little off the subject but I have to tell you nice job on your predictions for this year.

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Posted Oct 6, 2008 - 6:51 pm

I wish there was a Target closer to us.:( I just about have to shop at WM. :mad:

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Posted Oct 6, 2008 - 7:55 pm

Why dont we all put together a letter and send it to the person that sent Brad the letter

#52 Brad  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 6, 2008 - 8:08 pm

Why dont we all put together a letter and send it to the person that sent Brad the letter


I'd strongly advise against this. The letter was sent by Walmart's legal representatives. Walmart is their client and they just do what they are told to do. They didn't make this decision, Walmart did, so please do not hassle them as nothing good can come from that.

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Posted Oct 6, 2008 - 8:20 pm

I'd strongly advise against this. The letter was sent by Walmart's legal representatives. Walmart is their client and they just do what they are told to do. They didn't make this decision, Walmart did, so please do not hassle them as nothing good can come from that.


Well that is poopie!!! LoL :gdpie:

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Posted Oct 6, 2008 - 8:39 pm

This info was posted here last year. Here is the contact info for Wal Mart in Bentonville, Ark. The link has email, phone and mail contact.

http://walmartstores.com/7663.aspx

Remember when you contact them be nice, clear, coherent and civil when you express your thoughts.

#55 Illinoismom  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 7, 2008 - 3:50 am

This info was posted here last year. Here is the contact info for Wal Mart in Bentonville, Ark. The link has email, phone and mail contact.

http://walmartstores.com/7663.aspx

Remember when you contact them be nice, clear, coherent and civil when you express your thoughts.


Not a good idea, as last year several people did not do this in a appropriate way and harressed, threatened a person at home which included scaring their child. although we all love seeing the ads early, Noone should do anything to jeaperdize Gottadeal as a site and we should just let it go

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Posted Oct 7, 2008 - 4:38 am

:yuck: Walmart apparently doesn't have a good ad yet again. Gee what a surprise :rolleyes: Meijer's has been getting my business for the past couple years over Walmart - so lets hope Meijer's ad is as good as it has been in the past. Also Target is awesome, but well there's really no point in going there on BF to get the deals, so they aren't in my mad dash.
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Posted Oct 7, 2008 - 4:59 am

I despise Walmart... I have written to the local paper last year and this year. Which probably doesn't help but at least makes me feel better.
:holiday09 Waiting on Black Friday :holiday12

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Posted Oct 7, 2008 - 1:49 pm

Not surprised at all. Anyway, their so-called deals are seldom worth the insanity experienced in their (already chaotic) stores...I don't think I've gone there on BF in about 2 years, and I wasn't planning to go this year either.

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Posted Oct 7, 2008 - 3:38 pm

Walmart is ahead of the game this year, party poopers :2stickpok

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Posted Oct 7, 2008 - 6:11 pm

Good so I can skip Wally World again this year on BF since they hold me in such contempt as a consumer. Don't bother calling them and do NOT call employee's homes people.




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