The super Walmart Deal Blogger, Paul, over at I heart the Mart, shared a little bit of news with all of us last night!
Here it is… in short form:
Head on over to your local Walmart, NOW (through Wednesday) and put the Black Friday items on your Layaway. Then, show up on Friday (during the sale times of the items) and have the items price adjusted AND pick up/pay for your items during that time to GUARANTEE Black Friday pricing!
This means that if Walmart has that Black Friday item on the shelf RIGHT NOW, for purchase, you would be able to place it on layaway NOW and pick it up on Black Friday for the Black Friday sales price. You will need to pick up/pay for the item during the time(s) that the item is on sale. Most Layaway Departments won’t open until 9am, so any item that is on Black Friday pricing BEFORE 9am, may not be on sale after that. You can try, but there are NO guarantees.
There is a TON of speculation going around about this, so please, realize that YMMV on this deal. But Paul from I Heart The Mart had an exclusive interview with a corporate employee of Walmart who has said this:
- For items already on layaway, will Walmart price match those items if they have now gone on sale for Black Friday?Items that have been put on layaway then are paid off on Black Friday will be sold at Black Friday pricing (i.e. If you place a LG Blu-ray player on layaway today and payoff the purchase on Black Friday, you will pay the $38 Black Friday price).
You need to keep in mind that MOST of Walmart’s Black Friday items that are on sale on that day have special packaging and are NOT on the shelves right now.
Also keep in mind that Walmart WILL BE Price-Matching other local stores for Black Friday items as well!
So, what are your thoughts on this? I am not sure I will be taking advantage of this because it’s so fresh and new… I will have to wait a little bit more to see if any other concrete information pops up! How about you?