Guide To Black Friday Apple Bargains: Cheap MacBooks, iPods and Accessories Galore



Here’s a guide for finding the best bargains on Apple-related gear during the infamous Black Friday sales on November 27. We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of gear from leaked photos of sales flyers and descriptions of sales.

The bargains include a 2.26 GHz MacBook + $150 gift card at Best Buy for $999.99 ; a 32GB iPod Touch + $30 Gift Card for $295.00 at Target; and a Sony Speaker Dock Clock Radio For iPod/iPhone for $79.99 at Office Depot.

We’ll continue to update this guide as more retailers announce their Black Friday offerings in the run up to the big day.


Radio Shack’s “Shack Friday” begins Thursday at 10 a.m. for most store, 5:30 a.m. Friday.

iPod touch (8GB w/$20 gift card) – $199.99
iPod nano (8GB w/$15 gift card) – $149.99

Gigaware Car Charger for the iPod – $10 (regularly $24.99)
Gigaware High Power Docking Speaker for iPod – $49.99 (regularly $99.99)
Gigaware Crystal Skin for iPod touch – $10 (regularly $24.99)
Gigaware Laser-Etched Skin for iPod touch – $10 (regularly $19.99)
Gigaware Retractable Rapid Home Charger for iPod/iPhone – $10 (regularly $39.99)
iPod Accessory Kit – $30 (regularly $97.95)
iLive Sound Bar with Dock for iPod – $69.99 (regularly $99.99)
iLive 2.1 Home Theater Upconverting DVD System with Dock for iPod – $99.99 (regularly $159.99)
iHome Computer Stereo Speakers w/Dock for iPod – $29.99 (regularly $59.99)

Target – iPod touch and iPod nano Highlight Black Friday Bargains


Looking for an iPod touch or iPod nano? This might be the Black Friday stop for you. Target also promotes gift cards with each iPod purchase.

Apple 32GB iPod Touch With Free $30 Gift Card – $295.00
Apple 8GB iPod Nano With Free $15 Gift Card – $145.00

Office Depot – Docks, Clocks and Cases


Along with the usual assortment of netbooks and PC do-dads, Office Depot will use Black Friday to push assorted Apple items, as well. While the choosing is sparse, there might be a deal perfect for a stocking stuffer.

Ed Hardy iPhone Faceplates – $24.99
XtremeMac InCharge Auto Charger for iPhone – $13.99
XtremeMac Tuffsheild Three Pack Screen Protectors For iPod Or iPhone – $10.49
XtremeMac Tuffwrap iPhone Case – $13.99
Ativa Speaker Dock For iPod PF112 – $19.99
Memorex Docking Clock Radio For iPod – $34.99
Sony Speaker Dock Clock Radio For iPod Or iPhone – $79.99

Best Buy – iPods nano and iPod touch


Best Buy opens at 5 a.m. Friday. In an attempt to prevent last year’s scenes of people crushed rushing to grab doorbuster items, the electronics retailer said it will hand out tickets 2 hours before the Black Friday opening. Although not marked as a doorbuster, many Apple fans likely will make a bee-line for a 2.26 GHz MacBook selling for $999.99. Here are the Apple-related items Best Buy is promoting:

MacBook – $999.99 + $150 gift card (13.3-inch screen, 2.26 GHz Core 2 Duo, 2 GB RAM, 250 GB HD.)
8GB iPod 5th Generation Nano (Black) + Wall Charger & Case – $159.97
8GB iPod 5th Generation Nano (Blue) + Wall Charger & Case – $159.97
8GB iPod 5th Generation Nano (Pink) + Wall Charger & Case – $159.97
8GB iPod 5th Generation Nano (Purple) + Wall Charger & Case – $159.97
8GB iPod 5th Generation Nano (Silver) + Wall Charger & Case – $159.97
Apple 8GB iPod Touch 3rd Generation w/$30 Gift Card – $199.99
Power Pack for iPod/iPhone – $19.99
3 $10 iTunes Gift Cards – $25.00
DLO Jam Jacket for iPhone – $9.99
iHome Portable Alarm Clock Speaker iPod Dock – $39.99

Apple – iPod, iPhone and Mac Discounts Rumored


Unfortunately, Apple Stores will not be offering 25-30% discounts on their line of iPods and Macs Nov. 27. The Black Friday promo leaked to the Boy Genius Report is fake. See the home-made desktop graphic used to make the ad. However, if we do get  wind of sales at Apple stores, we’ll post the details here.

MacMall – MacBooks, iMacs, iPods, Minis and more


This online retailer has many Mac-related items ready for Black Friday, no matter if your are looking for a laptop, desktop or an iPod. Here are some of the Black Friday items reportedly set to go:

Apple 13.3″ MacBook Air 1.6GHz, 2GB RAM, 120GB Hard Drive – $1149.99
Apple 13.3″ MacBook Intel Core 2 Duo 2.26GHz, 2GB RAM, 250GB Hard Drive – $934.99
Apple 13.3″ MacBook Pro Intel Core 2 Duo 2.26GHz, 2GB RAM, 160GB – $1099.99
Apple 21.5″ iMac Intel Core 2 Duo 3.06GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB – $1129.00
Apple Mac mini Intel Core 2 Duo 2.26GHz, 2GB RAM, 160GB – $579.98

Apple Time Capsule 500GB (1st Generation) – $194.99

iPod Classic 120GB Silver – $219.99
iPod Touch 8GB – $177.99
MacAlly Peripherals Bella Protective Leather Case for iPhone 3G/3GS – Black – $12.99
Speck Products PixelSkin for iPod touch (2nd & 3rd Generation) – Black – $13.34
Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 for Mac – $65.99
Apple Software Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard – Single User – $24.99
Aspyr Media Star Wars Empire at War – Mac – $45.99
Intuit QuickBooks 2010 for Mac – $178.99
Roxio Toast 10 Titanium for Mac – $78.99

Walmart – iPods, Routers, Flash Drives, Printers and HDTVs


Walmart has a wide variety of Black Friday specials, ranging from iPods, Belkin routers, a number of flash drives, plus the popular HDTV. Here is what the retailer is rumored to offer:

Sandisk 4GB SDHC Card – $8.00
Sony 4GB Memory Stick – $20.00
Sandisk Cruzer 4GB USB Flash Drive – $8.00
Apple 8GB iPod Touch w/$50 iTunes GC – $195.00
Sony iPod Speaker – $69.00
Belkin N 150 Router – $29.00
HP Deskjet F2430 All-In-One Printer – $25.00
Kodak ESP5250LE Wireless Printer – $99.00

Emerson 32″ LC320EMFX LCD 720P HDTV – $248.00 *
Emerson 42″ PL-P42W-10A Plasma 720P HDTV – $448.00 *
Flat-Panel TV Stand – $89.00
Philips Large Fixed TV Mount – $69.00
RCA 46″ LCD 1080p HDTV (Online Only) – $688.00
Samsung 32″ LN32B360 LCD 720P HDTV (Saturday) – $398.00
Samsung 40″ LN40B500 LCD 1080P HDTV (Saturday) – $598.00
Samsung 42″ PN42B400 Plasma 720P HDTV (Saturday) – $548.00
Samsung 46″ LN46B500 LCD 1080P HDTV (Saturday) – $848.00
Samsung 50″ PN50B400 Plasma 720P HDTV (Saturday) – $698.00
Sansui 19″ HDLCD1909 LCD HDTV – $128.00
Sayno 50″ DP50719 Plasma HDTV – $598.00
Sony Bravia 32″ KDL32L504 LCD 720P HDTV – $378.00
Sony Bravia 40″ KDL40S504 LCD 1080P HDTV – $598.00
Sony Bravia 46″ KDL465504 LCD 1080P HDTV – $798.00

Dell – Inspiron Netbooks with Atom Make Perfect Hackintoshes


Although Dell sells mostly PC-related gear, the large crop of Atom-based netbooks makes ripe picking for a hackintosh. An Inspiron notebook with Intel’s Atom could be the perfect candidate. Below are Dell Black Friday items of interest to Mac fans:

Dell 10.1″ Inspiron Mini 10V Netbook w/Atom 1.6Ghz Processor N270 – $249.00
Fujifilm FinePix A170 10.2 Megapixel Digital Camera – $59.99
Kodak EasyShare C180 10.2 Megapixel Digital Camera w/Kodak P820 8″ Digital Picture Frame- $99.99
Sharp 42″ 1080p LCD HDTV (Model # LC42SB45UT) $599.00
Sony Bravia 40″ 1080p LCD HDTV (Model # KDL40V5100) $989.00

Kmart – The stop for iPod accessories, cameras and more

The front page of Kmart's Black Friday Ad.
The front page of Kmart's Black Friday Ad.

If you’re searching for iPod accessories or deals on cameras and TVs, Kmart might be the place to be Black Friday. The stores open at 6am and offer a number of Mac-related products, including earbuds and assorted docks. Also hot this year: deals and more deals on HDTVs.

iHome Dock – $9.99
iHome PC Accessories – $9.99
Sony Earbuds – $4.99

Kodak C180 10.2MP Digital Camera Bundle – $79.99
Samsung SL40 Digitial Camera – $79.99
Sony W180 10.1MP Digital Camera – $99.99

Element 26″ LCD HDTV (Model # 26LE30Q) – $249.99
Panasonic 42″ 720p Plasma HDTV (Model # TC-P42C1) – $549.99
Sony Bravia L Series 32″ Class 720p LCD HDTV (Model # KDL32L504) – $379.99

Kohls – Assorted iPod Gear and Electronics

Kohls opens at 4am, Friday, Nov. 27
Kohls opens at 4am, Friday, Nov. 27

The Kohls department store includes some Mac-friendly items, including gear for your new iPod and other electronics. Topping the list might be in-ear earbuds that are “iPod-compatible” for just $10.

2XL In-Ear Headphones iPod Compatible – $9.99
iHome Clock Radio – $49.99
iHome Clock Radio And Audio System – $89.99
iHome Portable Speaker System – $29.99
iLive Home Music System – $79.99
BYO By Built 10″ Netbook Sleeve – $9.99
0-50% Off Entire Stock Of The Sharper Image Products – 10-50% Off
5-Day Wireless Weather Forecaster – $59.99
BYO 10″ Lunch Bag – $9.99
Charging Station Complete With Power Strip – $18.99
Digital Photo Viewer 3.2″ LCD, 500 Pictures, Rechargeable Internal Battery – $24.99
Discovery Expedition Entertainment Projector – $79.99
Entire Stock of Portable Karaoke Systems – $59.99
HMDX Speaker-On-The-Go – $9.99
Indoor/Outdoor Wireless Speakers – $79.99
Negative Scanner – $59.99
Panimage 7″ Digital Photo Frame 512MB Internal Memory AR – $29.99
Robot Bank – $29.99
USB Video Camera – $39.99
Wooden Music Center w/Recordable CD Player – $179.99

Macys – USB Turntable, Digital Photo Fram

Macys opens at 5a.m., Friday, Nov. 27
Macys opens at 5a.m., Friday, Nov. 27

Are you looking for a USB turntable able to convert your vinyl into MP3s? Maybe you want to give the folks a digital photo frame so they can view your iPhoto pics? You might want to drop by Macy’s Black Friday doings and see what’s on the shelves.

Innovative Technology USB Turntable (After Rebate) – $49.99
Pandigital 10.1″ Digital Photo Frame (After Rebate) – $49.99


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