As Thanksgiving approaches, thoughts of turkey, stuffing and gravy are pushed aside as shoppers contemplate getting the most out of the Black Friday deals. Football games are bombarded with ads announcing ‘Doorbusters’ deals only available at the crack-of-dawn o’clock. Best Buy is one of the most popular places for Apple enthusiasts to pitch a tent and stay awhile in the hopes of saving money. Walmart and Target are not far behind in the race for a deal.
Best Buy has announced several Black Friday options that can be found at bestbuy.com. Best Buy’s ‘Better Way to Black Friday’ lists sales you can take advantage of now and later, staggering the deals throughout the shopping season.
Early Gifters Get the Deals- online shoppers can benefit from online savings starting now and going through Saturday.
Apple-MacBook Air- 13.3” Display-4GB Memory-128GB Flash Storage $924 with free shipping.
Apple-iPad Air with Wi-Fi starting at $499-$929-a wide variety of iPads are offered.
Thanksgiving Night- features the next wave of deals. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., Thursday November 28th.
Apple iPad 2 with Wi-Fi 16G for $299 after savings, save $100
Apple-MacBook Pro with Retina Display-13.3 inch Display-4G
Apple-AirPort Extreme save $20
Apple-TVs have been discounted by $15
iTunes $100 gift cards are available for $85
Midnight Mystery Doorbusters-Amazing deals can be found online starting at 10 p.m., November 28th at BestBuy.com/Mystery. Promises to be worth the wait. Deals are available in stores starting at midnight on Black Friday, November 29th.
Best Buy does not have an exclusive on Apple deals; Target has announced their Black Friday sales as well. Not to be outdone, Target has several iDevices at extraordinary prices.
Target Gift Cards-
iPad Mini Wi-Fi 16 GB, $299 plus a $75 Target Gift Card with purchase
iPad Air Wi-Fi 16 GB, $479 plus a $100 Target Gift Card with purchase.
iPad Air is a savings of $20 over the Apple Online Store. However, last year Apple discounted the iPad with Retina Display $41 indicating similar savings may appear again this year. The discounted prices are available from Thursday, November 28th through Saturday, November 30th. Stores hours begin at 8 p.m. Thursday night.
Best Buy and Target are not the only deals in town. Walmart has recently announced their Black Friday Apple deals.
iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c purchases receive a $75 Walmart Gift Card
iPad Air purchases receive a $100 Gift Card
The Apple Online Store also off discounts. While this year’s deals have not been announced, a list of last year’s deals may give you an idea of what Apple has in mind this year.
iPad (with Retina display): from $458 save $41
iPad 2 from $368 save $31
iPod Touch (5th gen) from $268 save $31
iPod Touch (4th gen) from $178 save $21
iPod nano from $138 save $11
MacBook Pro (with Retina Display) from $1,598 save $101
MacBook Pro from $1,098 save $101
MacBook Air from $898 save $101
AirPort Express Base Station (MC 414) $88 save $11
AirPort Extreme Base Station (MD 031) $158 save $21
Time Capsule $278 save $21
Apple Magic Mouse $58 save $11
Magic Trackpad $58 save $11
Apple Wireless Keyboard $58 save $11
As Black Friday looms in the distance and bargain hunters gear up for the annual Running of Shoppers, retailers continue to announce deals. Check newspaper ad and online sites for any last minute additions stores may announce. Good Luck! And Happy Shopping!
By Deborah Baran