Black Friday is one week away, but retailers already are gearing up for the big holiday shopping season with pre-Black Friday sales that kick off a week in advance. Both Best Buy and Walmart are jumping on the early sales bandwagon with a handful of discounts on iPads, iPods and more.
Starting today and lasting for the next three days, Best Buy is reducing the price on all iPad Airs by up to $100 with the discount varying based on the model that is purchased. The best deal is on the 16GB WiFi-only iPad Air, which is available now for $319.
Best Buy’s discounts extend beyond the iPad to include the 13-inch MacBook Air for $899 ($100 off) and the fifth generation iPod touch 64GB, which is now priced at $249 thanks to a $50 discount. Also on sale are Beats Solo HD earphones, which are being sold for $99 ($70 off), iHome’s AirPlay Speaker for $49 ($150 off) and Ultimate Ears Boom speaker for $179 ($20 off).
Walmart’s pre-Black Friday sales begin on Friday, November 21 at 8AM with discounts on the iPad Air 2 and the iPhone 6. The 16GB WiFi-only iPad Air 2 will be available for $489 with a $100 gift card included with each purchase. The 16GB iPhone 6 will see a $20 discount, selling for $179 with a new two-year customer agreement. Each iPhone will include a $75 Walmart gift card. Walmart’s sale lasts until supply runs out.