Big box retailers Target, Walmart and Best Buy have released their Black Friday ads. All three are offering the same $249 deal on the fifth-generation 9.7-inch iPad. You can save $80 on a 32GB model at any of the three locations starting as early as 5pm on November 23rd. Here are the rest the big three's Black Friday Apple deals:
Updated: With the correct price.
It looks like $249 will be the going rate for the fifth-generation iPad on Black Friday. Both Target and Walmart will be offering the latest 9.7-inch model for $80 cheaper than its suggested retail price.
Walmart has released its Black Friday ad with sales from November 23rd to 24th. Black Friday begins in Walmart stores starting at 6pm. Other deals include an iPhone 6 for only $129, discounts on gaming consoles like the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, DVDs as low as $1.96 and more.
Black Friday is only a few weeks away which means hundreds of retailers will soon be releasing their ads with tons of deals. The first big retailer out of the gate is Target. The big box retailer has just released a 36-page circular with deals on everything you can imagine, including Apple products.
Not to be outdone by Walmart, Best Buy has launched its own pre-Black Friday sale one day early and is offering up to $100 off on select iPad Air models. Customers can save $80 on the 16GB Wi-Fi model and $100 on the 16GB Wi-Fi + Cellular model via Bestbuy.com. This isn't the best Black Friday iPad deal we have seen, considering you can nab a 16GB iPad Air 2 for $489 and receive a $100 gift card with your purchase from Walmart starting tomorrow. It is up to you if want to nab an iPad now or risk missing out during the week and a half long Black Friday frenzy.
Other Best Buy Apple deals include the fifth-generation iPod touch for $249.99 ($50 in savings) and Solo HD Drenched Beats for $99 headphones ($70 in savings). Best Buy is dropping the price of the iPad Air by $100 and the iPad mini 3 by $75 for its actual Black Friday sale.
Walmart today announced that it will be rolling out some of its Black Friday deals one week early starting Friday, Nov. 21 at 8:00 a.m.. The retailer will also match some of its competitions Black Friday deals on 40-inch LED HDTVs, LEGO sets and more. One deal that popped up on Walmart.com is a PlayStation 4 bundle with Grand Theft Auto V and The Last of Us for only $399.99. This is a great deal considering the console itself retails for the same price, so you're basically getting two games for free.
As for Apple products, Walmart shoppers will be able to nab a 16GB iPad Air 2 for $489 and receive a $100 Walmart gift card with their purchase. Walmart is also giving away a $75 gift card with the purchase of an iPhone 6, and the new Apple smartphone will be available for only $179 with a two year service agreement on Sprint, AT&T or Verizon. The iPhone 5s will be on sale for $79 with a new contract.
Staples has released its Black Friday ad with tons of deals on electronics, offices supplies, stationery and more. The sale begins on Nov. 27 at 6pm and continues on Black Friday, Nov. 28, at 6am. Customers can save up to $80 on the iPad and $20 on Apple TV. Other Apple-related deals include 10% off all Beats headphones and savings on iTunes gift cards worth $50 or more.
Walmart, Best Buy and Target have also listed their Black Friday circulars with deals on the iPad and iPhone. Walmart customers can nab an original iPad mini for as low as $169, and Target is giving away a $140 gift card with the purchase of an iPad Air 2. Most of the Black Friday sales are kicking off on Thursday, November 27 and will be running all weekend. There are different sales on different days, so make sure you check each individual retailer's Black Friday websites before planning your shopping schedule. You can find links to Walmart, Best Buy and Target's Black Friday ads here.
Walmart, Best Buy and Target have posted their Black Friday sales previews and all three retailers are offering different deals on Apple iPad models. Here's a look at all of the upcoming iPad sales this November.
Walmart customers will receive a free $30 gift card when they purchase a 16GB iPad mini model for $199. The original iPad mini is normally $249. The 16GB iPad Air will also be available for $397, with a $100 Walmart gift card. These deals are being offered during different Walmart Black Friday "Events" at different times and days starting on November 27, 2014. You can visit Walmart.com to find the Black Friday event schedule for your local brick and mortar location.
Apple's iPad and iPhone were the go to devices for Black Friday shoppers this year. More than three-fourths of all mobile traffic to online retailers during Thanksgiving and Black Friday was generated by Apple devices.
"The iPad dominated tablet traffic at 88.3 percent followed by the Barnes and Noble Nook at 3.1 percent, Amazon Kindle at 2.4 percent and the Samsung Galaxy at 1.8 percent", according to IBM's 2012 Black Friday Report.
Apple is one of the few retailers holding an actual Black Friday sale on Black Friday. I think Walmart's sale started the day Halloween ended, or maybe that's when they started playing Christmas music in the stores... I can't remember.
9to5Mac published an early look at Apple's Black Friday sales circular. There are plenty of discounts on MacBooks, various Apple accessories and the iPad. The image is kind of blurry, but it looks like you can save $40 to $60 on an iPad depending on the capacity. (16GB, 32GB, 64GB).