It’s time once more to prepare for the onslaught of sales targeting Black Friday shoppers, those courageous souls able to lift themselves out of post Thanksgiving induced sleep to grab the most outrageous bargains. As a public service, we present a running account of Apple-related deals offered by retailers nationwide. We’ll be updating it through the week, so if you know of any deals we’ve missed, please let us know in the comments or better yet, email us!
Best Buy — All iPad 2 will be on sale, as well as $60-$200 off MacBook Pros and iMacs. An 8GB iPhone 4 can be had for $99.99 with 2-year activation with AT&T, Verizon or Sprint. The electronic retail giant is expected to also offer an 8GB iPhone 3GS for free, but only when you activate via AT&T. Are you looking for a deal on an Apple TV unit? Best Buy trims $10 off the regular $99.99 price. If you’re looking for an iPod but need to say you saved some money, the retailer is expected to sell the iPod nano and the iPod touch for $5 off the regular price. A 32GB iPod touch can be had for $294 or a fourth-gen 8GB model is expected to sell for $194.99, Meanwhile, an sixth-generation 8GB iPod nano is expected to sell for $124.99.
You’re likely to get deeper price cuts on accessories, such as an iPod touch case and charger for $9.99, $45 off. You can get a Memorex stereo docking station for your iPod, iPhone or iPad for $44.5, a $35 savings. An iPod/iPhone clock radio from iHome will sell for $59.99 or $40 the regular price. How about an armband, so you can take your iPhone 3G, 4 or 4S with you on exercise routines? Best Buy has a Rocketfish item for 50% off at $9.99.
Want some fun with your i-device? The retailer is selling a Helo TC Remote Control Helicopter that can be controlled with an app by the iPod, iPhone or iPad — just $34.99, or $15 off.
Target — The 8GB iPod nano will sell for $129, while the 8GB iPod touch is touted at $195. The retailer also is expected to offer Memorex’s Pure Play portable speaker for the iPod or iPhone for $29.99, $30 off the usual $59.99 price. Apple’s $25 iTunes gift card will sell for just $20, according to leaked Target Black Friday sales fliers.
Walmart — As the case with the other two big electronics retailers, Walmart offers a $195 deal on the 8GB iPod touch. In following the trend to place heavier discounts on accessories, the retailer offers the Sony Speaker Dock for the iPod and iPhone for just $49, while iPad users can choose between Belkin’s iPad Folio Cover that converts to a stand or Incipio’s iPad 2 Essentials Kit complete with screen protector, stylus, car charger and sync cable — both are just $15.
Staples — The office retailer has a number of steeply-discounted accessories for the iPod and iPhone. The Memorex mini shelf speaker for the iPod or iPhone is Black Friday priced at $19.99, for a $30 discount. iHome’s iPhone/iPod alarm clock that usually costs $99.99 is expected to sell for $59.99, a $40 discount.
There are dozens of stores participating in the Black Friday hoopla. We’ll keep you updated here as more retailers leak their Apple-related deals.