I know this isn’t much notice but thought I’d share this info here.
Thought this was a nice find to share.
Ok this is just absolutely nuts. $99 for a Toshiba HD DVD player and $348 for a 1GB Acer Laptop supposedly this Friday at Wal-Mart and it isnâ€™t even Black Friday yet. This is being advertised as the â€œSecret in-store specialsâ€ ri-walmart.com site which Iâ€™m not 100% sure is Wal-Mart operated but a whois.org search says itâ€™s registered to â€œWal-Mart storesâ€.
I guess itâ€™s not really such a â€œsecretâ€ anymore if youâ€™re reading about it here. If thatâ€™s the case, thereâ€™s a good chance people will be camped out for 24 hours in front of Wal-Mart. Heck for all I know people might be lining up there now and I thought the $170 Sears deal with the Toshiba HD-A3 bundled with 7 HD DVD titles was already outrageous. If this $100 HD DVD is for real and if there are no sub-$250 Blu-ray set-top players this, Iâ€™m starting to think the High Definition format war is all but over.
Speaking of laptops, the Asus Eee $299 4 GB Flash 512 MB RAM 7â€³ LCD model is now selling for $399 at full retail cost at Newegg. But thatâ€™s a full $100 higher than we were led to believe and we see these outrageous deals with 1GB laptops and large screens selling for $348. I would say thereâ€™s no point in buying an Eee unless they can get the price down to what they originally promised unless you absolutely need an ultra-small notebook.
If I were to take a guess based on last yearâ€™s experience, you wonâ€™t be able to buy one of these laptops unless you show up today no later than 4:00PM with some sleeping bags and get ready to wait 16 hours. Then again Wal-Mart might have more of these in stock and fewer people know about this pre-Black Friday deal so itâ€™s possible you only have to line up 12 hours ahead of time. You can count me out but I would do it in a heartbeat if I were still a starving college student.