Mariela Pacheco, coordinator of Corporate Affairs for Walmart. File photo, La Republica
Mariela Pacheco, coordinator of Corporate Affairs for Walmart. File photo, La Republica

(QCOSTARICA) If you have you been putting off Christmas shopping, today, Friday, November 4, is your day, as Walmart has its “lowest prices of the year day” today, with some 3,500 items with up to 60% off regular prices.

Yes, Virginia, Christmas shopping comes early in Costa Rica and Central America, as the sale applies to all Walmart stores in the region.

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“The electronics department will have products with a price up to 50% lower than regular and general merchandise and textiles will have a reduction of 60%,” said Mariela Pacheco, coordinator of Corporate Affairs for Walmart.

TV screens, laptops, household items, audio, appliances, cell phones, cameras, tablets, video games, among others, are part of the products on sale today.

Last year, the retailer said it sold some 300 containers of merchandise throughout Central America, this year expects to sell about 400 containers.

For night owls or those too busy working during the day to earn to buy, Cemaco and Jugeton is the place, since their sale doesn’t start until 9:00pm and goes to midnight.

Dubbed “noche de pijamas” (pyjama night), the Cemaco retail chain offers discounts of up to 70% regular prices; Christmas stuff is discounted only 20%. For customers actually wearing pyjamas they will receive an additional discount of 5%.

At Jugeton (the toy store) “Pantuflinoche” (night in slippers), the store offers discounts up to 80%, open this Friday until midnight.

Source: Larepublica.net, La Nacion