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Jeremy Lawton

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Does anyone have any idea yet when wal-mart is planning on going 50% off on everything? Is it the day before christmas like it usually always is, or is it going to be before christmas? It seems like lots of stores this year are going on sale before christmas for some reason. Can anyone give me an idea at what to possibly expect? Thanks!

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Jeremy Lawton wrote:

Does anyone have any idea yet when wal-mart is planning on going 50% off on everything? Is it the day before christmas like it usually always is, or is it going to be before christmas? It seems like lots of stores this year are going on sale before christmas for some reason. Can anyone give me an idea at what to possibly expect? Thanks!

I think it's the day before, but they could change and make it before.. :shock::shock::shock: Doh!

Expect to be suprised. I have been at least making a quick run through Wal-Mart every other day. Starting today I'll check everyday just in case they decide to start before.

Typically they don't go on sale until the day after unless they have a huge amount left then they might drop it on Christmas eve. That would be a decision at an individual store only. So you just have to keep visiting.

I have also checked the three closest Wal-Marts and HD's to me to decide which one I will go to on the day after based on there current inventory of the stuff I want.

Larry

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I have started cchecking daily as well. They have quite a bit left and have a few items I would really like to have...

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Yeah, ive been trying to check daily, but its hard when i don't get off work until 6, if i dont try and hit the stores the day after really early the big selection but be gone because the lights around here are disappearing quickly even at full price, 50% is just going to make it all be gone in the blink of an eye.. but i'll have to see what happens..i was thinking day after but we'll see.

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Walmart goes 50% off the day after Christmas, however, some items have already been marked down about 30% . (This may be store specific though) Most of the current mark downs are items like the wire frame deer, snowman, Christmas trees, etc.

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Yes, I have noticed that also, but at one of the wal-marts here they have like an over stock on icicle lights i guess and have them marked down to $4.50 per box for white wire clear ones and also green wireclear ones, If im not able to find any blue left once menards goes 48%-50% off I may have to go and get them instead so i can have color changing icicle lights next year.

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As of 2 days ago that is all that was left on the shelf in 100ct minis. I have not been back in. I got the last reds that they had.

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oh..hmm, well im trying to get a good amount of BLUE.. thats why i am asking, i just bought myself a bunch of multi tonight, so i think im good with that for quite a while.

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