Editor’s Note: We will be updating this post with more deals as we find them, so make sure to check back later. Also, if you see a deal we missed, let us know in the comments and we’ll add it!
Here we go again – the big retailers are starting to preview their Black Friday sales to whip us all into a frenzy. Target, Best Buy, Amazon, and Walmart, so far, have stepped up early to let potential shoppers know what, exactly, they can expect to find at each respective online or brick and mortar store this holiday season. Here’s what’s in store (pun totally intended) for you. We’ve also started rounding up the online store specials for this most festive retail season of the year, as well.
Target has sales that start on Thanksgiving Day itself, this year on Thursday, November 22, and last through Saturday the 24th. So, more of a Black Weekend-ish thing, but you get the drift. All the sales that pertain to us Apple fans are available both online and at retail stores, so however you want to do it, you can.
If you buy an iPad at the regular price, you’ll get a $60 Target gift card, which you could then spend on cool accessories and the like. iPad Smart Covers are on sale for $34.99, saving you $5 off the original price. You can also save $20 on a pair of Beats Solo HD on-ear headphones, until supplies run out, making them $179.99.
Target also has the iPhone 4S on sale with no contract for $499.99, or the iPhone 4 without a contract for $399.99. Both are available for Virgin Mobile. You can get a $20 gift card when you purchase a new iPod nano 16 G for $149.00. If you grab a fourth generation iPod touch for $195, you can get a $40 Target gift card, as well.
Walmart has their own Black Friday sales scheduled, too, as well as a flyer online. Their sale starts as early as 8 pm on Thanksgiving Day, November 22nd and lasts through 11 pm the following day, November 23rd. You can pick up an iPad 2 for $399 and get a $75 Walmart gift card to go along with it. Walmart is offering Beats by Dr. Dre Solo HD headphones for $179.95, a Sony Speaker Dock for iPHone for $48.88, and a kid-friendly iFrogz Boost Speaker for iPhone for $19.88.
Electronics retailer Best Buy has created a Black Friday Preview collection, which you can head over to right now. You can get an iPod touch for $5 off the typical $299 retail price, and then receive a $50 Best Buy gift card. There’s also a 16G iPhone 4S for $99.99, an 8G iPhone 4 for Free, you can get $40 – $60 off an iPad 2 or 4, a free @0 gift card with $149 16G iPod nano, $100 iTunes cards for $80, $10 off Apple TV, $175 off an Apple MacBook Air 13.3″, and $165 off a MacBook Pro 13-inch laptop, all on an Apple-specific Black Friday Best Buy promotional page.
Amazon has a couple of Apple-friendly deals leading up to their own Black Friday sale, though there’s not an iPad to be found in the deals section; go figure. What they do have, however, is the ION iCade Arcade Cabinet for iPad for $69.25, down from the typical $129.99 price.
There are also a bunch of iPad cases on sale, like the OtterBox Defender Series Case for iPad 2 and up, for $48.41, instead of $89.95, the Kensington Apple iPad 2 (and up) KeyFolio Pro Performance Case for $56.99, instead of $99.99, and the Griffin GB02534 Survivor Extreme-duty Military case, in a survival shade of pink, apparently, down from $79.99 to $35.18. There are a ton more, as well.
Office Depot has some good deals on accessories for iPads and the like, including 20% off Echo UnLtd earbuds, which are regularly $20 – $30. There are also a few price drops on iPAd keyboards, like the Targus Versavu Keyboard case for $20 off the regular $99.00 price. There are also cases from Cyber Acoustics and M-Edge on sale, as well $20 off a 1 terabyte USB 3.0 external hard drive from Western Digital, dropping the price to $79.99. The retailer is also expected to have a buy two, get $15 off sale on 3 packs of $10 iTunes gift cards, making $60 worth of iTunes cards cost only $45. That’s a pretty good deal.
Costco is having a Black Friday sale both online and at its warehouse stores around the country. At Costco.com, you can get $5 off the Juice MG3 Micro stereo speakers, making them $19.99, or $20 off a pair of Wolverine wireless stereo speakers for $99.99. There’s also a Seagate 3 TB USB 3.0 backup hard drive for $99.99 after a $40 off discount, and $50 off an ImageBox Photo, Film and Slide Converter that’s Mac compatible, making it $59.99. There’s also a passel of iPad accessories for up to 15% off, including cases, mounts, stylii, and bags.
At the warehouse, you’ll find a Sony Portable Speaker for iPad for $15 off, $10 off iHome Portable Mini Speakers, as well as the above Seagate 3TB hard drive for $99.99. w00t!
There are a ton of special deals this week from individual vendors of iOS and Mac products, as well. We’ll do our utmost best to keep this list updated, so you can find all the best deals right here on Cult of Mac.
Lantronix has the easy-to-configure xPrintServer on sale for 20% off when you use the code ’20OffBlackFriday’ between November 23 and November 26 at the Lantronix website.
Need a mount for your iPad or iPhone? Bracketron will give you 40% off these accessories when you use the code ‘Friday’ between November 23 and November 26.
How about bluetooth or AirPlay compatible speaker? The AQ Audio Smart Speaker is offering free shipping from November 23rd through the 27th, with the code ‘Friday.’ Exogear is offering their products, like the waterproof bluetooth speaker, the ECOXBT, for 25% off with free shipping from the 28th of November through the 8th of December. Just use the code ‘BF25off’ to get this deal.
The BearExtender Mini is on sale starting tonight at 11:59 pm through tomorrow at 11:59 pm. You get this Wi-Fi range extender USB plug for Mac for 40% off when you purchase the bundled accessories, like an extension cable, extra antenna, and soft mini case.
The makers of Pogo stylus and Fling mobile gaming controllers, Ten One Design, are offering discounts of up to 70% off stylii and other cool stuff, plus free shipping, from November 23rd through the 26th. They’ll also be announcing deals on Twitter, at @TenOneDesign, on the 24th and 25th of November. You won’t need a code for this one – it’s just automagical.
Want more stylus deals action? Check out GoSmart, with its buy two, get one free offer for GoSmart stylii, starting at 3 am on Friday, November 23. The code here is WERSMART, in case you were wondering. Because we are.
Got an iPad mini? Fancy a sweet day-planner-esque cover for it? booq has your back, and not only because it’s spelled with a lowercase ‘b.’ The purveyor of fine cases, bags, and backpacks is offering 10% off plus free FedEx delivery for any order between November 23rd and November 25th. Use the code ‘BFP12’ to get the special deal.
This story is developing; stay tuned as we continue to add all the hot Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals we can find as we find them.