If you have been kicking yourself for missing out on all those great iPad Black Friday sales here's your chance for redemption! Best Buy is offering discounts on all iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 models. You can save $50 on all iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi models or $100 on any cellular model with a new two-year agreement with Sprint, Verizon Wireless or T-Mobile. Although it does not look like all T-Mobile models are available online.
The iPad mini discounts are based on storage starting at $50. So you can save $50 on all 16GB models, $75 on all 64GB models and $100 on all 128GB models. These deals apply to both the WiFi-only and cellular versions in any color.
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, 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.
Not to be outdone by Target, Best Buy is also offering the original iPad mini for only $199. That's $100 off the normal suggested retail price for Apple's 7-inch tablet. Just like Target, this deal is in-store only and does not apply to Best Buy's online store.
Best Buy is also offering a great deal for customers looking to buy a 4G LTE iPad Air. You can nab any cellular model iPad Air at the same price as the Wi-Fi only equivalent, as long as you are willing to agree to a new two-year contract with Verizon Wireless. This deal is similar to T-Mobile's Operation Tablet Freedom, which allowed users to upgrade their Wi-Fi only iPad model to any cellular model.
Best Buy keeps rolling out the deals on Apple products and the prices just keep getting better and better. This time the electronics retailer is offering up $200 off on select iPad models. You can save up to $100 on Wi-Fi only iPad Air models via Bestbuy.com, or up to $200 on cellular models at participating Best Buy locations.
The cellular model offer is in-store only and requires a 2-year agreement with AT&T, Sprint or Verizon Wireless. You can read the rest of the fine print by hitting the Bestbuy.com link above.
Don't forget, you should always call ahead to make sure your local Best Buy is participating location before you make any ill-advised trips. This sale ends on March 8, 2014.
Best Buy is holding a two-day sale for all iPad Air models and first-generation iPad mini models. The sale begins on Friday and ends this Saturday (01/25/14). You can save $50 on any iPad Air, and $30 on the original iPad mini. In addition, Best Buy is offering between $10 to $75 in credit for almost any electronic device you trade in. This includes laptops, digital cameras an so on... Certain tablets, gaming systems and mobile phones will nab you the highest amount.
The electronics retailer also has a variety of mobile phone deals running through February. You can get a Samsung Galaxy S 4 for free from Verizon on Friday and Saturday, and free through AT&T until Saturday, February 2. The 16GB iPhone 5s and 5c are $50 off and the 32GB models are $100 cheaper through February.
So far it looks like Target will have the best iPad deal on Black Friday, unless you're looking for an older model. Shoppers who buy an iPad mini after Thanksgiving will receive a $100 gift card from Walmart, and Best Buy will be offering $100 off the 16GB iPad 2. Meanwhile, Target is offering the 16GB iPad Air Wi-Fi model for only $479, and they're tossing in an additional $100 gift card to sweeten the deal. If you count the free gift card, you can nab the latest iPad for $379, compared to paying $299 for an iPad 2.
Other Walmart Black Friday deals include $75 gift cards with the purchase of the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s. Walmart also has the best deal on the iPhone 5c which will be $45 until December 1st, and the iPhone 5s is $189 with a two-year contract.
Best Buy will also be offering discounts on 32GB iPod touches, 16GB iPod nanos, all MacBook Air models, and select Pro models.
Best Buy is now offering up to $200 in credit for used iPads. The deal excludes first-generation tablets and the iPad mini. Your second-generation and third-generation iPad also must be in working condition, meaning no water damage or a cracked displays, to qualify. Trading-in your old iPad to Best Buy will allow you to nab a fourth-generation Apple tablet for as low as $299. The new iPad trade-in program will run until August 3rd.
However, don't forget that Tim Cook promised Apple fans new products this fall. Apple is expected to launch a new iPhone, a new "budget" iPhone, a new 9.7-inch iPad, and a rumored iWatch. So you may want to hold onto your Best Buy gift card to use on an iPad 5 or iPhone 5S.
Three listings in Best Buy's online and internal store databases were discovered showing new iPad model SKUs and pricing for unknown products that are coming soon. The listings pictured below have since been removed from both the internal database and the Best Buy website.
Pricing and SKU numbers don't match up with current iPad models in the store. For example, the $699.99 64GB iPad has an SKU number of 9811424, while one mystery "unreleased product" with the same price is identified as SKU 1945674. All three of the new SKUs are labeled APPLE IPAD SKU WIFI.