Are Walmart Black Friday Doorbusters Dead for 2015?
Walmart Black Friday doorbusters are a thing of the past if you believe the reports that arrived alongside the Walmart Black Friday 2015 ad, but that’s not the full story.
The devil, as they say, is in the details. The Walmart Black Friday 2015 doorbusters may not meet every definition of these deals, but there are still some very exciting deals that most shoppers will think about as a Walmart doorbuster.
Black Friday is November 27th and many deals start on Thanksgiving Day 2015 at Walmart and at other retailers. This year Walmart is making a bigger effort to avoid the disappointment that comes with limited quantity Black Friday deals.
This is something that we’ve seen from Walmart for the last four years with the 1 Hour Guarantee on a variety of items, and this year the company is prepared to make sure shoppers get more deals at Walmart.
Are Walmart Black Friday 2015 doorbusters really dead? Here’s what you need to know.
Walmart Black Friday Doorbusters Dead?
After the Walmart Black Friday 2015 ad release we quickly saw reports stating, “Walmart ditching doorbusters,” and other reports caution, “those doorbuster deals are gone.”
A doorbuster deal is a special price, available for a limited period. There are still plenty of those available at Walmart this year. The only thing that’s changed is Walmart wants to take the negativity out of this process.
Typical Black Friday doorbuster deals include only a few of the item in stock. This used to help get shoppers in the door and then up sell a more expensive item. Shoppers grew sick of this practice and with pre Black Friday deals and more shopping taking place online the patience for waiting in line for a chance at savings dropped off.
If you define doorbuster deals as insanely limited stock, long lines, varied times to line up and disappointment then yes, Walmart Black Friday doorbuster deals are dead.
However, for anyone who wants a good deal, with a lot of stock, available online and in store and some guaranteed in stock items for a limited time there are Walmart Black Friday 2015 doorbusters to check out.
Walmart Black Friday 2015 Doorbusters
“Our customers can count on us to deliver three things on Black Friday – we’re offering amazing prices, we bought deeper on the gifts they want, and we simplified the shopping experience in stores and online,” said Steve Bratspies, chief merchandising officer, Walmart U.S. in a press release about Walmart’s plans.
Instead of offering just a few of the hottest items this year and asking shoppers to come to the store for three or more sales events, Walmart is changing things up.
Many of the Walmart Black Friday doorbusters are available online at 12:01 AM Pacific on Thanksgiving Day and the in-store events start at 6PM local time.
Walmart has 1 million TVs on hand for Black Friday and over 15 million movies. “Walmart will never be the retailer that broadcasts a great price on Black Friday and then ends up only having a few in stock,” promises Bratspies.
Part of this is the 1 Hour Guarantee that includes huge tech deals that shoppers will get on Black Friday or get delivered by Christmas at Black Friday pricing if they are in line between 6-7 PM on Thanksgiving Day.
- iPad Air 2 Gold 16GB Wi-Fi for $399 ($100 savings)
- Beats Studio Headphones for $169 ($130.95 savings)
- LG 55” Class Smart 4K UHD TV for $698 ($300 savings)
- Xbox One 500GB Gears of War Bundle with a $30 Walmart Gift Card for $299 ($50 savings)
- 15” HP Touch Laptop for $249 (special buy)
In addition to these guaranteed offers, Walmart is planning a more streamlined shopping event that will make Black Friday safer. Limited stock items lead to rushes, fights and mobs. Walmart is using store specific crowd management and safety plans, store maps and wristbands for the hottest items.
From everything we’re seeing there are still huge Walmart doorbuster deals on HDTVs, tablets, game consoles and more — but you won’t need to fight over the items and if the plans come together the store won’t run out of stock as soon as the doors bust open.
Check out our Black Friday savings center to see the latest Black Friday 2015 ads and deals, including breakdowns of the best deals. you can find. You can see the full Walmart Black Friday ad in the iPhone or Android app.
Walmart Black Friday 2015 Ad
The Walmart Black Friday 2015 hours start online at 12:01 AM Pacific on Thanksgiving Day and in store at 6 PM local time on Thanksgiving. Make sure you check out the online Walmart Black Friday 2015 deals.
Today we are able to see the Walmart Black Friday 2015 ad, and it is available on the iPhone or Android before the general web. The ad includes over 300 Black Friday 2015 deals across a variety of categories.
Read: Are 1 Hour Guarantee Black Friday 2015 Deals Worth Buying?
Walmart confirmed the return of the 1 Hour Guarantee that promises availability of five big deals in the Walmart Black Friday 2015 ad. If Walmart runs out, shoppers who are in line at the right time will get an option to buy these items for delivery by Christmas. These deals include;
Check out more about the Walmart Black Friday 2015 ad to see the deals.