Walmart is gearing up for Black Friday 2016 with deals featuring brand names like Apple and HP and products ranging from drones to iPhones to big HDTVs.
The retailer will open stores on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 24), with online deals will start just after midnight on Thanksgiving. Sensitive to possible criticism of having people working on the holiday, Walmart points out that store associates will be served dinner and receive a 25% discount on goods.
Here's a sampling of Walmart Black Friday deals:
*No money down for any Apple or Samsung smartphone on AT&T Next or Verizon Device Payment plans, plus you get a $250 Walmart gift card. Phone activations begin at 9pm on Thanksgiving night.
*50-inch LED HDTVs from Class Element and Emersen (who?) for $225
*Netgear AC1750 802.11ac wireless router for $89, rather than the usual $129
*Apple iPad mini 2 tablet for $200, which is $70 off the regular price for this 32GB device
*Wanna really cheap out? RCA 7-inch Android tablet for $28 instead of the usual $50
*Samsung 11.6-inch Chromebook laptop for $119. Boasts Intel Celeron dual-core processor and 16GB of storage expandable to 2TB (does anyone do that?)
*PlayStation 4 Slim Uncharted 4 500GB bundle for $249 ($50 off) plus a $30 gift card or Xbox One S White 500GB Battlefield bundle for $249 ($50 off)
*DJI Drone Phantom Standard 3 for $369 ($130 off) or Promark 3D Virtual Reality HD Drone for $99 ($49 off)