Halloween decorations went up in mid-September. Now, day after Thanksgiving sales have started in early November.

Wal-Mart announced last night that it was rolling back prices 15 to 30 percent in order to give holiday shoppers a little present — to kick start them into shopping now for holiday gifts.

Really, this is a little retail therapy for the mega-company that is doing everything it can to increase same store sales (which were puny last month). The $4 prescriptions have been a solid move, and are now marching across the country, and price reductions of 15 to 30 percent on all electronics doesn’t hurt either.

Read the release and decide for yourself if you want to shop today or watch a college football game on TV: www.walmartfacts.com/articles/4575.aspx

Nov. 4, 2005