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Wal-Mart Turns Up Holiday Savings; Turns Down Prices on the Coolest Electronics

BENTONVILLE, Ark., November 3, 2006 – Wal-Mart continues to brighten the holidays for families everywhere with significant price rollbacks on nearly one hundred of the season’s must have electronics—the second set in a series of price cuts on thousands of key gift, entertaining and holiday goods.  Key merchandise --  rolled back at Wal-Mart in the month of November through December 31-- includes High Definition Televisions, digital cameras and cell phones.

While gathering to watch hot new releases such as “MI3,” “Cars” or “Over the Hedge,” families will be thrilled with the crisp picture, vibrant colors and superior sound of a new HDTV.  Top television prices rolled back include the Panasonic 42” HD plasma TV (was $1,794/now $1,294) and the Polaroid 37” LCD HDTV (now $1,297/will be $997) and the RCA 32” LCD HDTV (was $997/now $847).

“Wal-Mart recognizes that Mom wants to get the perfect gift for the best value,” said Gary Severson, senior vice president and general merchandise manager Electronics, Wal-Mart Stores. “We’ve lowered prices so that families can afford to get and give more of the best brands and technology in electronics this season.”

Families will enjoy game time and find it easier to capture special holiday moments with rollbacks on products like Madden 2007 (was $49.00/now $37.88), and the Kodak C875 digital camera (was $298.77/now $249.64). And, for those spending this Christmas far away from their loved ones, home is just a phone call away with rollbacks on the Cingular C139 prepaid phone (was $29.98/now $19.97).

According to the Consumer Electronics Association, electronics will account for more than one-quarter of all holiday gifts this year. At Wal-Mart, shoppers can save nearly $400.00 when they purchase the Polaroid 37" LCD HDTV ($997.00), Panasonic mini DV camcorder ($268.76), C875 Kodak digital camera ($249.64), Lexmark z600 printer ($134.44) and Net 10 1600 prepaid phone ($39.98).

“From iPods to the soon to be released PS3 GameSystem, to the newest HDTV’s, we have all the coolest electronics at the best value,” says Severson. “Wal-Mart helps people shop sensibly while they embrace the technology craze this holiday season.”

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