The best Black Friday deals in tech [Live blog]

The best Cyber Monday deals in tech [Live blog]


Cyber Monday live blog
More spectacular savings have arrived for Cyber Monday.
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Black Friday 2018 has been and gone, but that doesn’t mean the sales have disappeared just yet. Cyber Monday is here to help you pick up big products at bargain prices. You won’t find the best deals at the Apple Store, but that doesn’t mean you can’t save a small fortune on Apple devices.

Third-party retailers like Best Buy, B&H Photo, MacMall, and many more are offering big discounts on iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac — as well as all the accessories you’ll want to go with them. There’s plenty of discounts on other tech, too.

You’ll find some of the best deals right here in our Cyber Monday live blog — as well as some helpful tips on where to find more. All you have to do is bust out your credit card and shop!

How to find the best Cyber Monday deals

Finding Cyber Monday deals is easy. You’ve probably had a bunch of promotional emails delivered to your inbox already. But if you’re struggling, Cult of Mac is here to help.

We’ll show you where to find discounts on Apple devices and other tech, and highlight some of the best deals in our live blog at the bottom of this page. Here are some of the retailers you should be sure to check out over Thanksgiving weekend.


It’s rare that Apple discounts its products, but it is holding “four days of special offers” over Black Friday weekend, which will earn you a free Apple Store gift card worth up to $200 when you buy select products. Find more details below in the live blog.


Amazon famously runs some of the best sales in retail, so it goes without saying that you should visit today. Whether you’re shopping for electronics, homeware, tools, or clothing, Amazon will be offering discounts on it all.

Best Buy

Best Buy always offers great deals, and it has some big ones running for Cyber Monday, including hundreds of dollars off 4K TVs from the likes of Samsung and LG, laptops from Dell and Microsoft, and smart speakers from Amazon and Google.

Here are some of Best Buy’s best deals on Apple devices:

  • $150 off the latest iPad mini
  • Up to $150 off the 10.5-inch iPad Pro
  • Up to $100 off the 9.7-inch iPad
  • Up to $150 off the latest iPhone lineup
  • Up to $200 off the iPhone X
  • $60 off the prepaid iPhone SE
  • $200 off the 21.5-inch iMac
  • $200 off the 13-inch MacBook Air
  • Up to $250 off the MacBook Pro
  • $50 off Apple Watch Series 3
  • 25 percent off select Apple Watch bands

Best Buy’s sale began November 22 and runs through November 24, and you can take advantage of its discounts online and in-store.


Costco’s Cyber Monday sale is also shaping up to be a big one. Its biggest discounts will be $1,300 off a four-door refrigerator from LG and $1,000 off a 4-person spa from Aquaterra, but you’ll also save hundreds on tech and electronics.

Here are some of Costco’s best tech deals:

  • $70 off the 9.7-inch iPad Pro
  • $500 off the Dell XPS 14 with 4K touchscreen
  • $200 off the 32-inch LG Quad HD gaming monitor
  • $50 off the Fitbit Versa
  • $100 off the Acer 2-in-1 Chromebook

Costco’s sale also started on November 22, but many of its discounts are good online only while supplies last.


Target is another retailer that offers great deals on Apple devices and other tech. Its best ones include:

  • $250 gift card when you purchase an iPhone XS or XS Max
  • $150 gift card when you purchase an iPhone X or iPhone 8
  • $80 off Apple Watch Series 3
  • $150 off the latest iPad mini
  • $80 off the 9.7-inch iPad
  • 30 percent off select Belkin charging products
  • 40 percent off all OtterBox Symmetry cases
  • $80 off the 11.6-inch HP Chromebook
  • $50 off the Google Home smart speaker
  • $70 off the Nest learning thermostat


By now you will have noticed that the big retailers are offering similar deals on Apple products, but some of Walmart’s are a little more generous. Its best deals include:

  • $300 gift card when you purchase an iPhone XS, XS Max or XR
  • $400 gift card when you purchase an iPhone X or iPhone 8
  • $60 off a prepaid iPhone SE
  • $100 off a prepaid iPhone 6s
  • $50 off a prepaid iPhone 6
  • $80 off the 9.7-inch iPad
  • $50 off the Fitbit Versa
  • $24 off the Google Home Mini smart speaker

Cult of Mac’s Cyber Monday live blog

Lots of other retailers will offer big discounts on Apple devices and more over Thanksgiving weekend. We’ll be hunting down the best and we’ll include them all in our live blog below.

Note: On some of these deals, Cult of Mac might earn a small commission through an affiliate link. However, we pick our Black Friday deals strictly on their potential value to our readers.

Most of these deals are good for a limited time only, so act fast before the prices change!


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