How to get the best deal on an Apple TV this Black Friday


The next version of Apple TV may allow you to take your viewing with you wherever you go. Photo: Apple
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blackfriday logoGreat Apple deals can be hard to come by on Black Friday, but here’s a nice exception: If you’re looking to get your hands on an Apple TV, Staples is having a killer deal, selling Apple’s set-top streaming media box for just $79, a $20 savings..

Staple’s deal is part of the electronics retailer’s Black Friday Blowout sale, and it’s actually one of the best deals on the Apple TV that you’ll find this year. As tech news site RazorianFly notes:

That compares to Target which will be selling the box for $89 through November 27-29, Best Buy who hinted the media streamer will be on-sale at $89.99 through November 27-29, Costco who will be selling Apple’s $99 box for $97.99 (including, a $15 iTunes Card), and RadioShack who will drop the Apple TV to $85 (through a $15 rebate) during the holiday period.

But while Staples might offer the best flat-out discount on the Apple TV, it still may be a better deal to buy the set-top box directly from Apple. Why? Because if you get an Apple TV from Apple before December 1, you’ll get a $25 iTunes Gift Card for free.

So what it comes down to is this. If you purchase a lot of apps and media through iTunes, you should buy an Apple TV from Apple for the equivalent of $74.99 this Christmas. If you’re buying an Apple TV for someone else as a gift, but don’t use iTunes or the App Store much, Staples is your best deal.

Via: RazorianFly


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