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Wal-Mart customers who purchase an 80GB PS3 will instantly receive 10 free Blu-ray movies.

Customers will also receive five additional titles via mail-in rebate from Sony.

Wal-Mart's website shows the PS3 promotion
Wal-Mart to give customers 10 free Blu-ray movies instantly; five more come via MIR

If you thought that Wal-Mart and Best Buy’s $98 Toshiba HD-A2 HD DVD player was the last outrageous next generation format promotion that we'd see for a while, guess again. Whereas Toshiba, Wal-Mart and Best Buy successfully dumped the discontinued HD-A2 on the market, Wal-Mart's new promotion will take a slightly different approach.

According to a posting over at, Wal-Mart is having a Blu-ray promotion from 8AM this coming Saturday until midnight. Customers who come in to purchase a $499 80GB PS3 will be given ten Blu-ray movies for free -- instantly.

Keep in mind that the ten free titles from Wal-Mart are in addition to the five free titles that you can already receive direct from Sony via mail-in rebate. Unfortunately for the ultimate bargain shoppers, it appears that Wal-Mart's ten free Blu-ray promotion won't extend to the new entry-level $399 40GB PS3.

There's only one stipulation that customers have to adhere to in order to receive the 10 free movies: all titles must be priced below $30. Also, to ensure that stores don't run out of Blu-ray movies, Wal-Mart is taking some extra precautions.

“For those stores that carry BD already, additional titles are being sent in for the sale," according to Wal-Mart employee Vonscoot. "For those that do not have BD in their store (a small minority) product will be sent to each store specifically for this sale."

Vonscoot goes on to add that Saturday's Blu-ray promotion is one of four planned "Secret Sales" for the 2007 holiday season. There will be a link posted on Wal-Mart's site detailing promotion this Wednesday similar in fashion to Wal-Mart's last Toshiba HD-A2 promotion.

Updated 11/19/2007
Wal-Mart's website now shows the promotion for Saturday's Secret Sale.

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Not a bad deal at all.
By Locutus465 on 11/19/2007 10:53:55 AM , Rating: 2
But quite unfortunetly the 80GB PS3 is still well out of my price range. But for those of you who can afford it and don't already have a BluRay player, not a bad way to pick on up.

RE: Not a bad deal at all.
By AlexWade on 11/19/2007 3:49:00 PM , Rating: 2
It is a superb deal. Unfortunately, I can't afford $500 for a Blu-Ray player. So the effect of this deal will be less than the $100 HD-A2. And, do we know for sure Wal-Mart isn't going to sell a cheap HD DVD player too? I don't.

RE: Not a bad deal at all.
By Locutus465 on 11/19/2007 4:07:26 PM , Rating: 2
Also do we know walmart stores will play by the rules of the sale and actually wait till 8am to start selling? Got screwed out of the $99 HD-DVD player that way.. Showed up at 7:30 and was told they had already sold out at 7am... Fortunetly I still managed to get one at a not very well publisized CircutCity sale the same day for $130.

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