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Wallmart 70" TV Chances

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:22 am
by Indy_Hawkeye
I have never been to a Black Friday event before. This year I will be going to Walmart to hopefully get a 70 inch Vizio TV that is on sale. We are having our Thanksgiving dinner early which is the priority; however, I should be able to get to Walmart at 5:00. Any thoughts on my chances to get this TV? Thanks for your input

Re: Wallmart 70" TV Chances

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:50 am
by teknoge3k
Indy_Hawkeye wrote:I have never been to a Black Friday event before. This year I will be going to Walmart to hopefully get a 70 inch Vizio TV that is on sale. We are having our Thanksgiving dinner early which is the priority; however, I should be able to get to Walmart at 5:00. Any thoughts on my chances to get this TV? Thanks for your input


It really depends on your area. 5pm is a little late to get to Walmart for a 6pm sale (assuming the TV is at the 6pm sale, I didn't look)


Edit: I just went and looked at the ad, and it's an 8pm sale. You should probably be good unless you live in a big city.

Re: Wallmart 70" TV Chances

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:57 am
by ikey2
teknoge3k wrote:
Indy_Hawkeye wrote:I have never been to a Black Friday event before. This year I will be going to Walmart to hopefully get a 70 inch Vizio TV that is on sale. We are having our Thanksgiving dinner early which is the priority; however, I should be able to get to Walmart at 5:00. Any thoughts on my chances to get this TV? Thanks for your input


It really depends on your area. 5pm is a little late to get to Walmart for a 6pm sale (assuming the TV is at the 6pm sale, I didn't look)


Edit: I just went and looked at the ad, and it's an 8pm sale. You should probably be good unless you live in a big city.



Still it is up in the air since people that go to the 6pm might be after that as well and some of those people will show up around 2pm or earlier.

Re: Wallmart 70" TV Chances

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:59 am
by teknoge3k
I think most people will be going after that TV that'll be a paperweight in 3 months.

Re: Wallmart 70" TV Chances

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:25 am
by newkirk32
5pm, I think you aren't going to get it. I am sure they are not going to have many of the TVs since this is a special BF model and it is a higher ticket item.

I got my 70 inch at the Sam's sale this weekend, and 3.5 hours before the sale, all the TVs were gone, and I live in a city with 2 Sam's clubs within 20 mins of each other.

The TV was what people were coming to the Sam's store for, and everyone that did not get the TV there, was going to try and get it at Wal-Mart, and they said they learned their lesson and will line up early for it.

Plus, you also have the people that wanted to get the TV at Sam's but wanted to wait inside. I am thinking the crowd for the TV is going to be huge, as the demand for the TV was a complete surprise to the management at Sam's. They kept on insisting that since it was $1,000, it was too high priced to be popular, they were wrong. The first person was in line at 11am for the 7pm sale. I think you would want to get there by noon to guarantee you get that TV if you want it bad enough.

Another thing with the TV, make sure you have adequate transportation for the thing. No, it will not fit in your car. You will need a truck and two people as this thing is heavy and awkward.

Re: Wallmart 70" TV Chances

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:50 am
by rcsort
I plan on getting there around noon for this. Last year I arrived 6 hours early and all the tickets for the 60" tv were gone. Does anyone know if they will allow you to bring a small camping type chair to sit in?

Re: Wallmart 70" TV Chances

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:57 am
by ikey2
rcsort wrote:I plan on getting there around noon for this. Last year I arrived 6 hours early and all the tickets for the 60" tv were gone. Does anyone know if they will allow you to bring a small camping type chair to sit in?



mine will not allow it but other have said in the past they brought all kinds of stuff.

Re: Wallmart 70" TV Chances

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 1:03 pm
by bfshoppermom
rcsort wrote:I plan on getting there around noon for this. Last year I arrived 6 hours early and all the tickets for the 60" tv were gone. Does anyone know if they will allow you to bring a small camping type chair to sit in?


Our store allows the folding chairs. But if yours doesn't - go get a flat top cooler or something to that effect off the shelf when you arrive and just sit on it while you are waiting.

Re: Wallmart 70" TV Chances

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 1:52 pm
by bfaddict
i've seen a lot of people go to the camping area and get folding chairs to sit in lol

Re: Wallmart 70" TV Chances

Posted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 12:44 am
by stacykay4
Thanksgiving morning (8 or 9 am start), check the website. Over and over. If it says out of stock, keep refreshing every 5 minutes.

Hmm, I just checked website and it says in stores only. So maybe it won't be like last year :(

Re: Wallmart 70" TV Chances

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:44 am
by TitansFan
newkirk32 wrote:5pm, I think you aren't going to get it. I am sure they are not going to have many of the TVs since this is a special BF model and it is a higher ticket item.

I got my 70 inch at the Sam's sale this weekend, and 3.5 hours before the sale, all the TVs were gone, and I live in a city with 2 Sam's clubs within 20 mins of each other.

The TV was what people were coming to the Sam's store for, and everyone that did not get the TV there, was going to try and get it at Wal-Mart, and they said they learned their lesson and will line up early for it.

Plus, you also have the people that wanted to get the TV at Sam's but wanted to wait inside. I am thinking the crowd for the TV is going to be huge, as the demand for the TV was a complete surprise to the management at Sam's. They kept on insisting that since it was $1,000, it was too high priced to be popular, they were wrong. The first person was in line at 11am for the 7pm sale. I think you would want to get there by noon to guarantee you get that TV if you want it bad enough.

Another thing with the TV, make sure you have adequate transportation for the thing. No, it will not fit in your car. You will need a truck and two people as this thing is heavy and awkward.


I also got this same TV at Sam's Club VIP event. It was a very popular item. I got in line 2.5 hrs before the event was to start and I was 6th in line and everyone in front of me was getting one. It's a two person loading/unloading job. I had to lay mine down in the bed of my pickup truck, but they don't recommend that. I installed it this weekend and calibrated it with some settings I found on Cnet. It has a very nice picture. It's currently $1,299 on Vizio's website with free shipping.