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Wal-Mart Saturday Deal: Buy PS3, Get $100 Gift Card

These days, it's no longer Black Friday that marks the start of the holiday season; it's more like the day after Halloween. Retailers are always anxious to kick off the period of time that can make or break them, which is why they love to entice you early on with deals.

Deals, deals, deals. You gotta love 'em. And this weekend, you're going to want to head on over to the closest Wal-Mart and take advantage of several big specials that target the electronics lover in all of us. This Saturday at 8 a.m., the store is kicking off the first of what is guaranteed to be many holiday sales; check out what they're offering. The deal of primary concern to us is that $100 gift card you get with a purchase of the 80GB PlayStation 3. Just think- you can buy the PS3 and get 2 games almost for free, or maybe one game and one controller; multiplayer fun is an absolute must for some people, right? You can also get yourself a $30 gift card if you pick up the now-legendary PS2, priced at $130. And hey, if you want to complete the appropriate PS3 setup and take advantage of the Blu-Ray feature, there's a Sanyo 46" 1080p HDTV right there, for only $798! That's a hell of a price for any 1080p HD set, no matter how you slice it. So if you want to take advantage of a few very sweet deals before the holiday shoppers swamp the stores, get up early this Saturday.

By the way, the actual price of the PS3 hasn't changed for this deal - it's still listed at $399 - but it's that $100 gift card that matters. Who the heck only buys the PS3 and nothing else with it, anyway?

11/6/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (17 posts)

N a S a H
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 10:50:18 AM
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If they had this kinda deal here in Ireland with a shop like HMV or Zavvi, they'd sell 1000's.

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RustEDalex
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 10:54:14 AM
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A couple months ago they had this same deal but when I went to go buy one there was no more PS3s so I just bought the MGS 4 PS3 bundle at best buy

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RustEDalex
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 11:08:20 AM
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They also have the ps3 greatest hits games for twenty bucks. you can just buy all of those with the free hundred or save the gift card as a Christmas present for someone, if it doesn't expire by then

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WaR_HaWk
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 11:36:46 AM
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its time to get a second ps3

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Joe_III
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 12:05:16 PM
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A sanyo for 798? not bad, but its still a sanyo.

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Zorigo
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 12:47:24 PM
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those deals are great. now what the hell has the uk got. oh great, nothing. man. i love getting things cheaply though

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Xplicit
Saturday, November 08, 2008 @ 7:29:37 PM

+1, the UK is always left out in these kind of things :-(

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BigBoss4ever
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 1:46:51 PM
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I love the 46" LCD at only $798, tempted to switch out my small 32" Sony.

P.S. This is a great deal for anyone that has not purchased a PS3 yet, however, only one issue imo, the new PS3 does not have PS2 PS1 backward compatibility, which for me is important cuz I have to have it for my 100+ PS2 games. I feel lucky that I got the best 60G with the emotion engine.

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Joe_III
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 2:58:12 PM

but its a sanyo. you'd be better off with apex than sanyo. or polaroid even.

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Ping_506
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 3:02:48 PM
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does anyone know if this is in canada too

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pillz81
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 3:17:27 PM
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I wish I knew someone who doesn't have a PS3 yet so he/she could let me partake of the of half the $100 gift card as a token of appreciation.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 3:19:25 PM
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As a clarification, I believe all PS3s offer PS1 b/c; it's just the PS2 b/c that has gotten left behind.

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shaydey77
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 3:47:00 PM
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Yeah i have a 40 GB PS3 and it plays PS1 no bother.
America seems to get the best deals for everything..its so unfair..

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phade2blaq
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 7:05:14 PM
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I want my BACKWARDS COMPATIBILITY SONY !

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 11:48:50 PM
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I have an extreme distaste for Wal-mart, but even I couldn't turn this down if I didn't already have a PS3. Many people will convert from bricked XBoxes over this deal, a good call.

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Wage SLAVES
Friday, November 07, 2008 @ 3:30:38 AM
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Thanks for the News BEN I feel like you put this one up for me...Just tryin to feel special. But great deal!

My original was a launch 60 gb. Imma miss the bac-compatibility. : (



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Orvisman
Saturday, November 08, 2008 @ 11:43:29 AM
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Just bought two more PS3s... one for my wife's siblings for X-mas and a spare one for the bedroom so I can game when the wife is using the living room TV or so she can watch a movie while I'm in the living room.

Anyway, on a side note, with Wal-Mart giving out this $100 gift card (essentially $100 off the PS3), does anyone here think Wal-Mart or Sony lost money on this sale? This just goes to show you how much mark-up on the PS3 there is. Therefore, Sony can cut the PS3's price; they just choose not to!

I'm sure Wal-Mart will have a similar deal for the 360 in the coming weeks, too.

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