Black Friday has really changed. I’ve been covering it IN DEPTH for the last eight years, and each year, this cat-and-mouse game between retailers and consumers has a different winner. This year, retailers have the upper hand because of something called “deal-staggering.” I’ll get to that in a second. But if you know the tricks, you can still land great deals – even on rarely-discounted Apple products.
The Best Apple Deals Are Not Always At The Apple Store
Apple has its one sale of the year on Black Friday, but you won’t find the best deals at the Apple Store. They’re in the big-box retailers:
· iPad Mini $299 at Walmart – How is this a deal? Because they give you a $100 gift card when you buy the device.
· iPad Air $479 at Target – same story: the savings come when they hand you a $100 gift card with the purchase.
· iPhone 5C $45 at Walmart – plus, they give you a $75 gift card. You actually make money on the deal!
· iTunes Gift Cards – Get a card valued at $100 for just $85 at Best Buy.