Apple Black Friday Preview: Where to Find the Best Deals
By Jared Newman
PCWorldNov 23, 2010 8:10 am PST
If you’re looking to score a cheaper iPad or MacBook this Black Friday, the Apple Store might be able to help, but don’t forget about authorized Apple retailers as well.
Apple began teasing Black Friday deals on its website, but hasn’t announced any specific discounts. The ad shows images of every Apple product line, including iPhones, iPads, MacBooks, iMacs and Apple TV. Deals will be available both online and in stores starting at 8 a.m.
Keep in mind, however, that Apple usually doesn’t cut the price of its iOS products, instead offering big discounts on related accessories. For deals on iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches, you’ll probably have to visit an authorized reseller.
Radio Shack and Target are both offering $15 gift cards with the 8GB iPod Nano, but Target is also cutting the base price to $145, a $5 discount.
As for the iPad, TJ Maxx is already selling the 16GB model for $399, a discount of $100. I haven’t seen any other iPad deals come up, but perhaps the Apple Store will have its own price cut to match. You can definitely count on discounted cases and keyboards. MacMall, for example, is now selling a Kensington Bluetooth keyboard and iPad case for $75 instead of $100.